What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is an Allied Health modality focused on treating musculoskeletal, neurological, and respiratory injuries and disorders, as well as preventing injury and promoting overall physical health and well-being
Physiotherapy aims to restore function to the body by promoting its natural healing processes through the use of various techniques, including exercise prescription, manual therapy, electrotherapy, and therapeutic tools and equipment like ultrasound and cryotherapy.
A key component of physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment planning of musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions. Physiotherapists are trained to evaluate the body’s movement patterns, muscle strength, range of motion, and proprioception, which allows them to identify areas of dysfunction and develop a treatment plan to address these issues.
Physiotherapy is important in the promotion of mobility and function. Physiotherapists work closely with patients to help them regain strength and movement following injuries or surgery. Through the use of exercise therapy and other techniques, Physiotherapists support patients in regaining function and mobility.
Physiotherapy is also used to identify areas of weakness or imbalance. Physiotherapists can develop personalized exercise programs that can help prevent injuries and improve strength and flexibility.
When should I visit a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapy is beneficial for anyone experiencing musculoskeletal, respiratory, or neurological conditions, chronic pain, injury, or anything that’s generally impacting your physical functioning and daily living.
You might visit one of our Physiotherapists if you are experiencing any of the following:
– Chronic pain
– A recent or recurring injury
– Pelvic floor dysfunction
– Challenges with movement and mobility
– A desire to improve athletic performance
– Post-surgery rehabilitation
– Breathing dysfunction or difficulties
– Neurological disorders
– Balance and coordination challenges
– Running concerns
– Weight lifting or muscle imbalances
– Rotator cuff issues
What should I expect from a physiotherapy appointment?
Physiotherapists are primary healthcare providers and are able to independently diagnose and treat musculoskeletal concerns. Our team of Physiotherapists work collaboratively with your healthcare team to ensure you receive the highest quality care.
A physiotherapy appointment typically involves a comprehensive assessment of a client’s condition, followed by a treatment plan to alleviate pain, restore movement, and promote overall physical well-being. Following a client’s initial assessment and treatment plan, the Physiotherapist will closely monitor the client’s progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan if needed. They will also provide education on proper body mechanics, ergonomics, and other strategies to prevent further injury and promote good health.
Our Physiotherapists provide a range of treatment options and have expertise in:
– Pelvic Health (Male/Female/X)
– MVA (motor vehicle accidents)
– WCB Claims
– Long COVID
– Respiratory care
– Shockwave Therapy
– Medical Acupuncture
– Functional Dry Needling
– Spinal Manipulations
– Torticollis Training
– Concussion Training
– Advanced Vestibular Rehab
– TMJ Training
– FootMaxx Orthotics
And much more.