What is Physiotherapy?
As a health care profession Physiotherapy focuses on movement along with active participation to restore, maintain and maximize strength, physical function and independence. Your Physiotherapist will take your medical history and complete a physical assessment, provide a diagnosis of your current condition and create an individualized, goal based treatment plan to meet your needs.
What can a Physiotherapist help me with?
Here are some of the conditions that a Physiotherapist can assist you with:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Sports related injuries
- Preoperative and postoperative surgical rehabilitation (example: Knee replacement)
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Acute injury
- Post fracture
- Nerve injury
- Injury prevention (example: Fall reduction)
- Workplace injuries (WCB)
- Motor vehicle accident recovery (MPI)
- And MORE!
If you are unsure if physiotherapy is a treatment option for you contact our clinic for more information.
During your appointment the Physiotherapist may include, but is not limited to, some of the following in your treatment plan:
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Individualized home exercise programs
- Manual therapy
- Joint mobilization
- Neural gliding
- Application of ice/heat
- TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
- NMES (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation)