Physiotherapy is a health care profession dedicated to working with people to identify and maximize their ability to move and function throughout their lifespan. Patients do not need a referral to book an appointment with a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists are primary care practitioners. Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore function of multiple body systems.The profession is committed to health, lifestyle and quality of life. This holistic approach incorporates a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and aids. Specifically, physiotherapists improve clients’ quality of life by:
Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness.
Preventing disease, injury, and disability.
Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.
Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance.
Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.
Like chiropractors, physiotherapists are licensed to assess and develop a treatment plan of non life threatening injuries from an automobile accident or other motor vehicle accident (MVA).
Symptoms & conditions commonly treated by Physiotherapy
Motor vehicle accident (MVA) injury, auto injury, sports injury , whiplash , post-surgical rehabilitation , strains, sprains , ACL / MCL / PCL / LCL injuries , gait retraining , post operative pain and rehabilitation, headache, migraine, jaw pain, TMJ syndromes, nerve pain, foot and ankle pain, hip pain, knee pain, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, chronic or acute musculoskeletal pain, tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, achilles tendonitis.
Growing pains in muscles, bones and joints , postural problems including curvature of the spine , cerebral palsy, spina biﬁda , muscular dystrophy, cystic ﬁbrosis , developmental delays
Osteoporosis, vertigo, concussion, lymphedema, urinary incontinence parkinson’s, stroke
Stress management, wellness maintenance, low energy, improve joint mobility, improve circulation, improve immune system functioning, increase lymphatic drainage, reduce tension within muscles, pregnancy and labour support