OPEN! RISE Sports Physiotherapy Clinic 1-519-756-7473
The RISE Centre is proud to open RISE Physiotherapy and Sport to serve its members and the surrounding community. RISE Physiotherapy and Sport is dedicated to its clientele, including sporting enthusiasts. RISE has hired Chris Dunn, Registered Physiotherapist, who has dedicated his career to rehabilitating high level athletes that include an array of professional and amateur level. Chris’ commitment to safely and effectively rehabilitating athletes is now available to you at the RISE Centre.
RISE Physiotherapy and Sport is built for the athlete in you. Located in a freshly renovated clinic with brand new equipment, RISE is prepared for your needs.
A note from Chris Dunn, Registered Physiotherapist
It is of utmost important for athletes to begin managing their injuries within the first 24-48 hours. Doing so can help accomplish what you want…getting back into the game! RISE Physiotherapy and Sport has the knowledge and equipment to begin managing your injuries during this short but important window in your body’s natural healing processes.
Rehabilitating high-level athletes from sporting injuries requires a special focus and attention to detail. Athletes require a very specific rehabilitation program, so that coaches, parents, and athletes are all on the same page. If you have a sporting injury, you need to seek out the correct professionals experienced with your injury, and managing all of the additional needs that athletes require.
Chris Dunn, Registered Physiotherapist
Chris brings his unique experience from one of Canada’s top sports medicine centres, to serve the RISE Centre and the surrounding Brantford area. He has rehabilitated some of the highest level athletes Canada has to offer. This array of athletes includes olympians, professional athletes, national carded athletes, university varsity athletes, marathoners, and many more. If you have a sporting injury, you deserve to work with Chris for not just physiotherapy, but also a safe return to sport plan.
Chris graduated from Bethune-Cookman University (Daytona Beach, Florida) in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education. Chris, growing up in Hamilton, found his way to Florida by way of a golf scholarship. Chris went on to complete his post-graduate Masters of Physiotherapy degree at The University of Western Ontario in 2011.
Chris has continued to advance his training in the field of physiotherapy. Chris is certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and in TMJ Rehabilitation through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute. Chris also continues to pursue advanced levels of training in manual therapy. Chris is a certified First Responder through Sport Physiotherapy Canada, and has completed golf specific medical training through the Titleist Performance Institute.
Chris believes in not only rehabilitating the injury itself, but also its cause. Many people suffer from recurring injuries, and if you dig deep enough, there are often other treatment goals that need to be targeted to complete the rehabilitation process. Chris enjoys helping rehabilitate people of all ages and skill levels with a variety of manual therapy techniques, soft tissue release techniques, and therapeutic exercises.
Injuries treated frequently include:
- Sporting injuries
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder/elbow/wrist pain
- Rotator cuff and/or labral tears
- Tennis/golfers elbow
- Carpal tunnel
- Hip/knee pain
- Knee ligament/meniscal tears
- Ankle/foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- TMJ pain
- Pre and post-operative surgery (knee, hip, shoulder, etc)
- And many more
Treatments may include:
- Manual therapy (hands on treatment)
- Video analysis of functional and/or sport related movement
- Soft tissue release
- Trigger point release
- Therapeutic exercise
- Return to sport/exercise protocols
- Ultrasound therapy
- Ice and heat therapy (full body ice tubs on site)
- Therapeutic taping
- And many more
As illustrated in Chris’ profile he has spent several years working with some of the highest level athletes in Canada, ranging from olympians to professional athletes. He has also worked with amateur and junior athletes of varying ages and abilities!
One of the keys to rehabilitating sport specific injuries is looking up or down the chain of muscles and joints to determine if there may be a “root cause” to the injury. For instance, many sport related knee injuries can often be caused by muscular imbalance or dysfunction at the hip level. Sport rehabilitation should address both problems to give the athlete the best chance of recovery and avoidance of re-injury in the future! This type of rehabilitation also “unlocks” the body for improved performance!
Sport specific treatment options:
- Full body screen
- Video analysis of sport specific movement
- Manual therapy
- Myofascial release therapy
- Ultrasound and/or acupuncture
- Sport specific rehabilitative exercise
- Return to sport protocol
- Therapeutic taping
- And more