What is Physiotherapy and How Can We Help?
Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, helps restore movement and function by physical methods such as specific manual therapy, therapeutic exercise prescription, and modality treatment. Your physiotherapist will help diagnose your condition, provide hands-on treatment, and develop a safe and customized treatment or exercise program geared towards reaching your goals. Our team of experienced physiotherapists have extensive training in a variety of techniques to help you regain motion, reduce pain, or achieve specific health and fitness goals through physical therapy.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health profession that is concerned with getting our client’s moving again. We help clients with injuries, pain, stiffness, weakness and other issues with movement. It does not matter if the client’s are a senior that just had surgery or an athlete injured or a toddler with cerebral palsy. Getting the client to move is where it all begins.
Physiotherapists are university trained and excel in injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention, exercise prescription and rehabilitation. We have the capacity to assess musculoskeletal (muscles, joints, ligaments and bones) injuries and design an evidence based treatment plan. This helps our clients get back to their normal lifestyle as soon as possible. Through education, we teach our clients, give them the skills required to take care of their bodies and minimize the risk of reinjury.
Different types of physiotherapists?
There are many different types even though we all get the same training. Post graduate training is where the choosing of the pathway occurs. There are orthopaedic, neurological, cardiorespiratory and sport physiotherapists to name a few and I will describe each one and what they do.
Our most common requests are related to:
- neck pain
- tennis elbow
- low back pain
- iliotibial band syndrome
- hip dysfunction
- knee dysfunction
- post surgical total knee and hip replacements
- post surgical hip fracture
- post surgical spinal surgery laminectomy with and without fusion/instrumentation (if the surgeon puts metal/screws in the back)
- running injuries
- post-natal care