What’s Bothering You?

Conditions We Treat

There are many reasons why we start to move differently, move less, experience pain, or lose our ability to perform the way we would like. Maybe after pregnancy returning to activity came hand in hand with leaking urine… so it was just simpler to do less. Perhaps an old sports injury has changed movement patterns and now things feel effortful with exercise. Perhaps you are recovering from surgery. Or maybe over time there has been a gradual layer upon layer of compensations, and no matter how much you try, it’s really difficult to get back to doing the things you love. 

Whether you are in pain and simply want your pain to go away, you have an injury and want to optimize your recovery, or whether your goal is to jump higher, run faster, or throw further, the Synergy Team can help you.

ConnectTherapy & the Thoracic Ring Approach provide our therapists with a whole person framework to assess and treat our patients. This means that not only will we will do an assessment of all painful or symptomatic areas, we will also perform a thorough whole body movement assessment that allows us to determine where the true underlying causes of your symptoms are. We call these areas your “Drivers”.

Because ConnectTherapy is a model that integrates knowledge from many sources, and considers all different systems and regions of the body, it can be applied to treat many different problems and conditions. Some examples of conditions we treat at our North Vancouver clinic include:

  • Injuries related to a car accident (post-MVA)
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain, Persistent Pelvic Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Running-related problems
  • Groin pain, FAI (femoroacetabular impingement) syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA, separation of the abdominals)
  • Non-optimal “core” function and poor abdominal recruitment
  • Peri- and Post-natal problems
  • Incontinence, urgency, painful intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS), rectal dysfunction (for both women & men – see information on our Healthy Pelvic Floor program)
  • Post-Prostatectomy problems
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Rotator cuff problems, loss of shoulder control/ subluxation
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Knee & Ankle ligament sprains
  • Tendinopathies – hamstrings, Achilles, and other regions
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Concussion
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) / Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Symptoms related to Autonomic Dys-regulation – for example, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in certain regions of the body)
  • Post-surgical rehab
  • Functional Neurological Disorder

For Infants, Kids & Teens

  • All Sports injuries
  • Growth and development related pain
  • Torticollis & head shape (plagiocephaly/brachycephaly)
  • Gross motor delay in kids and infants
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Gait abnormalities including toe walking & in-toeing
  • Chronic pain including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Functional neurological disorder (often referred to as conversion disorders)