Physiotherapy is a regulated healthcare profession in Canada that addresses physical injuries and dysfunctions through various assessment, treatment and prevention approaches. Physiotherapists employ a range of specialized techniques, skills and anatomical knowledge to address a person’s impairments and dysfunctions and maximize function and potential. Popular techniques and approaches include manual therapy, modalities, acupuncture and exercise prescription. Prevention strategies include education, exercise, and improving proper posture and ergonomic efficiency to avoid return for therapy for the same issue.
Common conditions treated but not limited to:
- Muscular and ligament injuries (Sports injuries or overuse or accidents)
- Joint dysfunctions (Degenerative or movement disorders)
- Discogenic pain (Low back pain or Sciatica)
- Correction of muscle imbalances
- Myofascial release
- Poor posture or poor ergonomics
- Post fracture rehabilitation
- Post Motor vehicle accident rehab
- WSIB(Work related injuries)
- Headaches of cervicogenic origin (arising from neck)
- Acute and chronic pain of musculoskeletal origin
Physiotherapy is the study of normal and abnormal movement. Hence, physiotherapists can help for most injuries whether it is from sports, a sudden trauma like a car accident, or even work related. Moreover, physiotherapists can help you maintain an optimal level of fitness and health.
Physiotherapists are evidence-based, regulated professionals trained to assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions. Specifically, physiotherapists deal with muscles, joints, and nerves.
The first step involves an assessment to determine the actual ‘cause’ of the problem. This is followed with a treatment plan that usually involves pain relief using various modalities. Once the ‘painful’ condition under control, the next step involves stretching and strengthening techniques to restore normal movement. Additionally, ongoing patient education helps speed the recovery process and an independent exercise program help maintain optimal health.
Benefits of physiotherapy include: pain relief; restoring optimal movement and strength; prevent future dysfunction. The goal of physiotherapy is returning one’s normal, functional movement using various treatment techniques such as modalities, manual stretching, patient education, exercise prescription ultimately achieving long-term results and a healthy lifestyle!
Physiotherapy treatment techniques vary and can include: modalities such as ultrasound, electrical current (TENS, IFC), heat, ice, acupuncture; manual stretching; manual traction; myofascial/massage release; patient education, therapeutic exercise program.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Physiotherapist, call 905-623-8388 today!