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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession focused on assisting patients dealing with pain or movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps people to restore function, increase strength, and reduce pain through manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and education.

Physiotherapists can help alleviate muscle and joint pain. If you are suffering from an ache or pain that is preventing you from enjoying physical activities, then contact us for an assessment. One of our qualified physiotherapists will help identify the cause of your problem and work with you to manage it.

What do physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists use safe and effective treatments to help clients achieve their specific goals–whether that be to reduce pain, improve sleep, or return to work or sport. Physiotherapy is also committed to injury prevention and promotion of overall wellness. If you are beginning a new activity, job, or sport, physiotherapy can help you start that new chapter in your life safely through education and injury prevention strategies.

Physiotherapists specialize in correction of movement function disorders. What this means is that a physiotherapist will start any treatment with a postural assessment to identify root causes of problems. The goal of physiotherapy is to reduce pain, maximize healing, and rehabilitation with the focus on function. Physiotherapists have many tools that they use to help provide the most effective treatment and often prescribe specific therapeutic exercises to help overcome muscle imbalances that could be contributing to your health issues.

Physiotherapists may also use soft tissue techniques, acupuncture, or other modalities as part of your individualized treatment plan.

When should I see a physiotherapist?

Since physiotherapists specialize in treating movement and pain disorders, you should make an appointment with a physiotherapist any time you are suffering in this way. If you are living with chronic pain, or if you’re recovering from an injury, you could benefit from being treated by a physiotherapist.

What do we treat?

Here is a list of the common disorders that physiotherapists are qualified to treat:

  • Low back pain
  • Knee and hip osteoarthritis
  • Poor balance/dizziness/concussion
  • Muscle sprains/strains
  • Numbness
  • Jaw Pain/TMJ disorders
  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder rotator cuff injuries & tendinitis
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Carpal tunnel

Tools include pain relieving modalities such as:

  • Neuromuscular stimulation
  • Low level laser therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Interferential current
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling

All of which also help to maximize your own body’s healing process.

This list is not all inclusive, if you suffer from a lack of sleep, unexplained aches or pain, chronic headaches, or are wondering if you are on the right exercise program to achieve your goals, please feel free to contact the clinic. Our therapists will be happy to answer any questions you may have to help you move better, feel better, and live better!

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