Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with an in-depth knowledge of how the body works. They possess specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. The benefits of these treatments are to decrease pain, improve joint mobility, and improve cardiorespiratory function. It restores, maintains, and maximizes your strength, function, movement, and overall well-being to allow you to do your everyday activities. Physiotherapists provide manual therapy, personalized therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, and modalities and 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. In addition, our physiotherapists provide evidence-based treatments at home, in long-term care homes, and clinics for acute and chronic pain and self-management, as well as promoting 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 understand your condition. No two patients are alike, even if they have the same situation. 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 record, and other relevant health information. You can tell us about any unique needs you have and any concerns you have too. Next, the physiotherapist will perform a physical exam related to your symptoms and may ask you to perform specific movements and exercises. Based on 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 mobilization 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.