What is Physiotherapy:
Physiotherapy is a health care profession with a proven, evidence-based approach, directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function.
This gets done by, managing or eliminating pain, improving mobility and strength and returning the patient to a normal level of function.
In many cases it can also help patients avoid surgery and return to work, sports, activities and their normal lifestyle much more quickly.
What is a Physiotherapist:
Also known as Physical Therapists, Physiotherapists have a detailed understanding of how the body works and are specially educated and trained to assess and improve movement and function, and to relieve pain. Physiotherapists promote good health by encouraging their clients or patients to improve and increase control over their own lives. They provide valuable health care for people throughout their life – from birth to old age.
There are more than 18,600 physiotherapists licensed to practice in Canada.
What can Physiotherapists do?
- Help with movement, strength, endurance and other physical abilities
- Prevent and treat injuries and pain of any muscle or joint
- Restore and increase range of movement in joints
- Increase co-ordination
- Manage and correct disability and physical function
- Get you back on your feet after surgery or hospitalization through Rehabilitation
- Education to restore movement and reduce pain
- Pre- and post-natal exercises and back care
- Education in devices such as canes, crutches and wheelchairs
- Help you to return to work or sport successfully
- Implement scientific knowledge through assessment of the condition, environmental factors and lifestyle
Treatment techniques and modalities we use:
- Advanced Manual mobilization and Manipulation of joints
- Muscle Energy Techniques for joint alignment and muscle imbalances
- Athletic Taping for stability, alignment, posture correction and muscle activation
- Electrotherapy like Ultrasound, Interferential Current, TENS and EMS for pain, swelling, inflammation and muscle training
- Specific soft tissue, Trigger point pressure and Myofascial release therapy
- Cryotherapy for Acute injuries like ankle and knee sprains
- Dry Needling and IMS
- Specific Exercise therapy
- Spinal Traction