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Tara Clark

Tara Clark

Biographical Info

Tara is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she completed a four-year Honours degree majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2010. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2013.

Committed to continuing her education, Tara has completed courses in soft tissue release, McKenzie Method, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), concussion management, Functional Dry Needling, and earned her certification in Acupuncture from the McMaster Medical Acupuncture Program.

Tara is a competitive athlete who has participated in everything from sprint distance triathlons, to full marathons. Previously, she was a competitive dancer and choreographer at both the regional and national levels.

She believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through fitness and activity and wants to help and guide her patients towards achieving their functional goals.

Email Address tclark27@me.com

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First Name Tara

Last Name Clark

What Services Tara Clark Offers?

  • Physiotherapy services to include
    • Joint/spinal mobilizations, including The McKenzie Method and Mulligan Concept Manual Therapy Techniques
    • Soft tissue release
    • Electrotherapeutic modalities 
    • Exercise prescription 
    • Medical acupuncture
    • Functional Dry Needling 
    • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
    • Concussion rehabilitation  
    • Orthopedic device and brace prescription 
  • Conditions treated
    • Sprain/strains
    • Fractures
    • Post-operative conditions to include the spine, hip, knee, and shoulder 
    • Nerve related conditions to include carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and thoracic outlet syndrome
    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Workplace injuries
    • Running related injuries 
    • Headaches
    • Vertigo 
    • Concussions 

Tara Clark’s Ideal Clients.

 

  • Athletes
    • Runners
    • Cyclists
    • Triathletes
    • Swimmers
    • CrossFit 
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball 
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer
    • Football
    • Rugby  
    • Dancers
    • Gymnasts 
  • Individuals who are:
  • Looking to return to activity/sport after suffering an injury 
  • Post-surgical patients (hips, knees, shoulders, spine) looking for a fully comprehensive rehabilitation program 
  • Suffering with chronic pain and are looking for pain management strategies and treatment
  • Looking to return to ideal function after being involved in a motor vehicle accident or workplace injury
  • Past Physiotherapy patients and did not have positive results 
  • As young as 6 years old, up to the geriatric/senior population 

 

 

Profession Registered Physiotherapist

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Tara Clark

Top reasons why athletes don’t report concussion

https://completeconcussions.com/2019/01/09/top-reasons-athletes-dont-report-concussion/ While education and awareness is growing, many athletes still do not report concussion. There are up to 3.8 million concussions in sport in the US each year. But, these numbers are likely an underestimation because more than 50% of all concussions are not reported to an authority figure.[1] We have the same problem in […]

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Is Concussion Baseline Testing Right for You & Your Team?

https://completeconcussions.com/2018/10/17/concussion-baseline-test/ The simplest definition of a concussion baseline test is a series of physical and cognitive tests that measure healthy brain function before a sports season starts – and prior to an injury. In the event of a concussion, the results of these tests can be used as a comparison to help your healthcare provider […]

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Neurofatigue: Why am I so tired?

https://completeconcussions.com/2019/08/26/neurofatigue-why-am-i-so-tired/ The reason behind concussion and persistent fatigue One of the main symptoms people seem to struggle with after sustaining a concussion is ‘neurofatigue’. That feeling you get when even after a good night’s sleep you can’t seem to muster up the energy to tackle the day like you used to. Some days even the […]

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Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 5th international conference. Berlin

https://completeconcussions.com/2017/04/28/consensus-statement-concussion-sport/ For the concussion world, the release of the international consensus statement on concussion in sport is an important milestone. We have made significant progress in the past four years since the release of the last statement, and we applaud the Concussion In Sport Group (CISG) for consistently providing expert-based approaches and recommendations for sport-related […]

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Ontario passes concussion safety bill ‘Rowan’s Law’

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/ontario-passes-concussion-safety-bill-rowans-law-1.4564465 The Canadian Press · Posted: Mar 06, 2018 3:20 PM ET | Last Updated: March 6, 2018 Ottawa high school student Rowan Stringer died at 17 on May 8, 2013 when she was tackled hard during a rugby game. On Tuesday, Ontario passed concussion safety legislation designed to protect amateur athletes and educate coaches […]

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Prediction of Running-Induced Achilles Tendinopathy

https://www.physio-network.com/prediction-of-running-induced-achilles-tendinopathy/ Written by: Dr Ebonie Rio Background and Objectives Injury risk prediction is often touted as a panacea for sports medicine. It is tantalising to think we may be able to predict those at greater risk of sustaining an injury, and particularly an injury such as Achilles tendinopathy which is often persistent and affects training […]

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Plantar fasciopathy (AKA plantar fasciitis)

https://www.physio-network.com/plantar-fasciopathy-aka-plantar-fasciitis-important-research-by-michael-rathleff-2/ This is a blog by @MichaelRathleff With an introduction by Tom Goom @TomGoom Originally posted on the Running Physio blog – enjoy! Plantar fasciopathy can be a nuisance to treat and, to date, we’ve had little high quality evidence to guide us. Today’s blog represents an exciting new direction in treating this stubborn condition. For some time we’ve […]

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Exercises for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

https://www.physio-network.com/exercises-for-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-aka-shin-splints-2/ Blog post by Tom Goom – Physiotherapist  United Kingdom It’s easy to talk generally with rehab, ‘strengthen x,y and z’, improve movement control etc but we don’t often expand on what exactly this means. Today’s blog is a brief look at an exercise programme I used recently for a patient with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and […]

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How ‘Prehab’ Exercise Could Make Surgery Recovery Easier

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/how-prehab-exercise-could-make-surgery-recovery-easier-1.4457405 Anyone who has undergone major surgery understands that the invasive procedure can be tough on the body, with most patients undergoing rehabilitation to get back into shape. But a bourgeoning field of science suggests that shifting rehab to prehab – that is, exercise before surgery — can make recovery smoother. Pre-operative conditioning has caught […]

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Is Dopamine More Powerful Than Opiates?

Written by: Mike Studer, Physical Therapist https://www.physio-network.com/is-dopamine-more-powerful-than-opiates/ Rehabilitation is more than movement science. The APTA-endorsed Movement System approach foundationally recognizes the concept that how we choose to move is shaped by our physiology, our experiences (observations of others, past success or failures), perceptions, and the task at hand. Over the last 5-8 years, rehabilitation has […]