Physiotherapy is a treatment modality to restore, maintain, and make the most of one's
mobility, function, and well-being.
Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness.
Our physiotherapists can help you on your way to optimal function and movements.
What to Expect
First time seeing a physiotherapist?
Whether you are dealing with an injury, chronic pain or poor mobility, seeing a physiotherapist can bring benefit to how you function everyday. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after an accident or surgery, but a referral is not required.
Your session will be detailed and individualized to what you need. Our physiotherapist will go through an initial consultation where they will get to know about your current and past medical history. They will do an assessment and provide a treatment plan that aligns with your goals.
You may be referred to a physiotherapist assistant for further guidance on your movement and strengthening exercises.
Physiotherapy is an effective treatment method which includes manipulation, exercise, and massage. Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability.
Here are some examples:
Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton.
Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis
Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength.
Our registered physiotherapist may perform soft tissue techniques with their hands and/or tools to breakdown scar tissue, release muscular tension, to optimize muscle length and mobility. This therapeutic technique is will help relese tension, decrease pain, and improve blood circulation for optimal lymphatic flow.
Acupuncture needles may be used to perform intramuscular stimulation on affected areas of muscle tightness. Our trained physiotherapist will insert the acupuncture needle into a trigger point of the shortened muscle to stimulate the tightened muscle. This process causes the muscle to reset and relax, resulting in decreased pain and improving your ability to regain mobility.
Kinesiology Tape (KT) can be used to when deemed appropriate by our trained physiotherapist. It may help improve muscular firing and contraction patterns, help decrease pain and muscle spasm that may occur after injury, or provide additional support and stability to a specific joint or site of injury.
A progressive exercise program to regain flexibility, strength and function will usually be recommended. It will involve exercises designed to improve movement and increase strength in a specific part of the body by retraining muscle stability, core strength with a focus on functional movements for daily tasks.
You may be referred to one of our physiotherapy assistants to aid in your exercise programs for a detailed and hands-on exercise program.