Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with an in-depth knowledge of how the body works. They possess specialized hands-on clinical skills used to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. The benefits of physiotherapy treatments is to decrease pain, improve joint mobility, improve cardiorespiratory function, restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well-being in order to allow you to do your everyday activities. Physiotherapists provide manual therapy, personalized therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, modalities and provide essential education about the body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence, and how to avoid or prevent bodily harm. Our physiotherapists provide evidence based treatments at home, long term care homes and in clinics for acute, chronic pain and self management as well as prompting health and wellness.
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your first visit will begin with a physiotherapist sitting with you to understanding your condition. We know that no two patients are alike even if they have the same condition. We take the time to take a detailed medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. During this assessment the physiotherapist will ask questions about your symptoms, previous medical history and other relevant health information. You can tell us about any unique needs you have and any concerns you have too. The physiotherapist will perform a physical exam related to your symptoms and may ask you to perform certain movements and exercises. On the basis of this we will chalk out your goals, find the best approach to treat your condition and devise a personalized treatment and care plan.
- Manual (hands-on) therapy
- Mechanical therapy (McKenzie)
- Therapeutic exercises including stretching and strengthening
- Application of heat and ice including cold/compression therapy
- Therapeutic modalities including ultrasound, lazer, shockwave, and IFC
- Joint mobilisation or manipulation
- Myofascial Release
- Techniques to improve heart and lung function and cardiac conditioning
- Chronic Pain self-management techniques
- Return-to-work therapy
- Education about your condition, treatment plan and prognosis for getting better.