- Physiotherapy is a health care profession directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function.
- Physiotherapists are university-educated, regulated health professionals whose extensive training includes anatomy, physiology and the effect of illness or injury on various body systems. We are able to provide a diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of injuries and conditions and are trained to assess and improve functional movement and to relieve pain.
- Physiotherapists provide valuable health care for people throughout their life – from birth to retirement and beyond. We help to prevent and treat sports injuries, restore and increase range of motion in joints, increase co-ordination, and help injured individuals return to work successfully. Physiotherapists promote optimal health by encouraging their patients to improve and increase control over their own lives.
- Your initial appointment will include a thorough evaluation by a Registered Physiotherapist and a consultation with you to discuss the findings of the evaluation and to establish mutual treatment goals.
- An individualized program will be developed to meet your needs and goals and may consist of hands-on manual therapy, pain relieving treatments such as modalities, biomechanical taping and specific exercises. Your program will also include a thorough educational component.
- Manual therapy is a hands-on approach used to restore mobility and function and to reduce pain. Manual Therapy often involves mobilization and/or manipulation of stiff or fibrotic joints. It also incorporates soft tissue treatment with the ultimate goal of maximizing the body’s functional mobility. Specific exercises are utilized to maintain the restored range of motion and function.
- Your physiotherapist may use one of several different kinds of machines to speed up the healing process and relieve pain. Options to treat inflammation and/or pain may include:
- Interferential Current
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Our philosophy is based on active participation in treatment, therefore exercise will be an integral part of all treatments.
- Physical balance in terms of strength and flexibility is vital for joint stability and postural alignment. An individualized, condition-specific exercise routine will be designed to achieve personal and treatment goals. Your physiotherapist will also provide an exercise program for you to continue by yourself. This is key to preventing a recurrence of your injury.
- Education is another key to prevention. We will help you to understand how injuries occur and what makes you vulnerable.
- Your physiotherapist will provide a clear explanation of the anatomy involved, the stages and factors affecting healing and the factors to be addressed to ensure a successful recovery.