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Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Examinations in Downtown Dartmouth

At Brian Sutherland’s practice, operating out of a convenient location in downtown Dartmouth, we offer:


Why should you see Brian Sutherland?

If you have one or more of the following conditions, you could benefit from his approach:

  • Whiplash injury (acute or chronic)
  • Spinal pain (neck or back)
  • Nerve pain, including sciatica
  • Headaches, including TMJ (jaw) pain
  • Concussion (acute or persistent)
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Environmental illness
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Nausea
  • Balance difficulties
  • Chronic pain or recurrent injuries


About Your Physiotherapy Examination

A thorough—but gentle—assessment of your condition will usually be performed on your first visit. This assessment will consist of an interview, as well as a physical examination, including touch, in order to determine whether you have a condition that Brian can help you with.


The physical examination may have two parts. It will usually consist of a conventional orthopaedic physiotherapy examination to assess your posture and breathing, as well as to see how well you move. A second component may include a holistically oriented (whole person) examination. This light touch approach will examine your body’s fascial/connective tissue systems. Trauma-related pulling, compression or twists can often be identified at a location that is different than where you hurt. As much as possible, the purpose here is to identify the cause of the dysfunction and pain from a mechanical and fascial standpoint.


All of this information will be put together in order to establish an overall clinical picture.

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