Physiotherapy is an area of medicine that deals with physical ailments that affect people each day. Registered physiotherapists have a university degree in Physical Therapy and have completed national examinations. Their focus is to evaluate and restore a person’s function and body performance, regardless of activity level. This is achieved through treating the symptoms, educating the patient as well as preventing further injury by exercise. Every physiotherapy treatment is based on each individual patient’s medical history, a complete injury assessment and prognosis for recovery. Our physiotherapist has experience treating patients with a number of different musculoskeletal conditions and is certified in Level A, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.
Because each injury is uniquely different, each person’s plan of management will too be treated differently. A potential injury could include strain or sprain injuries, post-surgery treatment, tendonitis and many others. Most treatment plans will include a session with the physiotherapist, a number of stretching and strengthening exercises as well as therapeutic modalities. Modalities generally include therapeutic ultrasound to reduce inflammation, Interferential Current or IFC to relieve muscle tightness, Trancutaneous Electrical Stimulation or TENS to reduce pain, Laser therapy to help promote circulation in the effected area among a number of other modalities. The stretching and strengthening exercises are given for the general area of injury to help promote muscle strength and balance while preventing future injury reoccurrences.