How it works
Physiotherapy involves using a variety of strategies to help you function at your optimal potential. Physiotherapists work in partnership with individuals of all ages to identify and treatbarriers impeding overall function. Physiotherapists work collaboratively with patients to identify goals and develop treatment plans. Physiotherapists treat most conditions across all systems and are involved in health prevention, intervention and promotion. We use conservative management to provide symptom relief . And work with patients to restore and maximize their movement and function. Physiotherapists are direct access providers that can use their assessment and evaluation skills to determine a clinical diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Fundamental to a physiotherapists approach is an appreciation of your role in your own care. Physiotherapists work with you to integrate your care into your lifestyle. They are skilled in providing treatment, preventative advice, rehabilitation and care for people with short or long-term impairments and will develop a full treatment plan to suit your unique needs and to lead you to self management.
Physiotherapists are university-educated, regulated health professionals that play an important role within your health care team.
What to Expect
When you see a physiotherapist, they will complete a thorough assessment that includes your health history, evaluation of symptoms, movement patterns, strength, range of motion, reflexes, sensation while including your goals and expectations in their evaluation andtreatment.
They will also examine relevant imaging, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment, the physiotherapist develops a diagnosis and works in partnership with you to plan individualized goals and treatment programs
Physiotherapists promote independence, including emphasis on how you can help yourself. For example, you may be shown exercises that you can do between treatment sessions and how to set goals to achieve result. Where appropriate, physiotherapists also advise care-givers on how they can help you.
What can Treatment Involve
Treatment mayinclude soft tissue mobilization, various connective tissue techniques, myofascial release, mobilization of joints, joint manipulation and mobilization of neural tissue. All our therapists have and continue to received extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy.
A careful selection of specific exercises to reverse the patient’s particular limitation that allowed for an injury to occur in the first place.
A close look at the mechanics of human motion, looking for optimal and efficient movement with a goal of collecting information to help the patient to reverse those insufficiencies to achieve greater ease with movement.
Is the use of electrical energy in the treatment of impairments of health, including controlling pain, treating neurological disease and even used to speed up wound healing. Electrotherapies can include but are not limited to Neuro musculature electrical stimulation, Interferential current and ultrasound.
Ultrasound is a modality that delivers sound waves that transmit energy into the tissues. Physiotherapists use ultrasound to treat inflammation, control pain, help to heal fractures, deliver medication into tissues, break up scar tissue formed after an injury and treat surgical scars.
Helping the patient become aware and understand their symptoms and impairments, and what we as a team can do to help improve their symptoms. Your physiotherapist is there to assist you in your recovery journey. Open communication and collaboration are paramount