What is physiotherapy treatment?

Physiotherapy treatments are a combination of various techniques and methods that are customized based on the patient’s needs and expectations. The objective of physiotherapy treatment is to help the patient alleviate their chief complaint, which is typically some sort of pain and discomfort from an accident, injury, or chronic painful condition, such as arthritis.

This is accomplished by focusing on specific services that will help alleviate that pain, improve functioning, and help strengthen the body. At Physiotherapy First, our physiotherapists do not just focus on the initial symptoms of the pain and discomfort but also treat the root causes for the pain and discomfort.

Physiotherapy treatment and services can involve using one or more of the following methods:

  • Manual manipulation of the muscles, soft tissues, tendons, and skeletal system.
  • Exercise therapy that targets the affected areas of pain and discomfort.
  • Hot and cold therapy treatments to help improve circulation, promote healing, and address problems with swelling and soreness.
  • Massage therapy treatments to target specific areas of the body to aid in healing and recovery.
  • Other forms of treatments and therapies based upon the needs of the patient such as acupuncture, custom orthotics, ultrasound, and so on.

What should you expect during you initial physiotherapy consultation?

Your initial consultation allows our physiotherapists to obtain a better understanding of your pain and discomfort. A comprehensive examination is performed to determine what types of physiotherapy treatments and services would best meet your needs. During the examination, we may perform some tests, like testing the range of motion.

After the examination, our physiotherapists prepare a customized treatment plan that will focus on the treatments and services that will best help reduce your pain and discomfort, promote healing, and target the underlying causes for the pain.

If you have questions about your treatment plan, we are happy to answer your questions during the consultation visit. If you are satisfied with the treatment plan, we may begin treatment the same day.

How often will I need physiotherapy treatments and services?

The length, duration, and frequency of appointments will depend on the extent of your pain and discomfort. Initially, regular visits every other day, or even every day may be recommended. The reason we encourage you to keep these appointments is each treatment session helps aid in your recovery and the healing of the body.

As you become stronger and your body heals, your appointment schedule is adjusted to reflect your current needs and objectives.

How does physiotherapy treatments and services benefit me?

The primary benefit you will gain from physiotherapy treatments and services at Physiotherapy First is alleviating your pain and discomfort. As your body beings to heal the pain subsides, you will start to gain other benefits that can include, but may not be limited to:

  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Stronger Muscles and Soft Tissues
  • Strengthened Immune System
  • Better Circulation
  • Lowered Risk of Future Injuries in the Same Location
  • More Energy
  • A Sense of Well-Being
  • Harmonious Functioning of Body Systems
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What conditions can be treated using physiotherapy treatments and services?

There is a wide range of conditions that can be treated non-invasively using physiotherapy treatments and services. Some of the more common ones include:

  • Sport Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle Strains and Sprains
  • Soft Tissue Pain and Discomfort
  • Neck Pain
  • Car Accident Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tension and Migraine Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back Pain
  • Torn Ligaments and Tendons
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Workplace Accident Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Torn Muscles, and Much More!

Why should I consider physiotherapy treatments and services to other options?

The reason you should consider physiotherapy treatments and services to other medical options is physiotherapy offers non-invasive, non-surgical, and natural treatments and services. Many types of conditions can be resolved naturally using physiotherapy rather than surgery.

Furthermore, unlike most other medical options, physiotherapy not only helps resolve the chief complaint of pain and discomfort but also targets the underlying causes to help you become stronger, healthier, and reduce the risks of re-injury in the future.


Will health benefits plans cover the costs of physiotherapy treatments and services?

Many health benefits plans, as well as auto insurance, and WSIB will often cover the costs for your physiotherapy treatments and services. We are happy to review your insurance options to determine which one is the most appropriate for your particular situation and cause of injury and pain.

Can chiropractic care be used with physiotherapy treatments and services?

Yes, it is quite common for people receiving chiropractic care at Physiotherapy First to also receive physiotherapy treatments and services. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive and quality care to ensure you receive the best treatment plan, treatments, and services to help you feel better faster and reduce your level of pain and discomfort.

Should I continue physiotherapy treatments and services after I am healed?

Some of our patients receive ongoing physiotherapy treatments and services after their initial complaint has healed. The reason they decide to continue treatments and services is to continue to promote better health and overall well-being.

For further information about physiotherapy treatments and services in Brampton, or to schedule an initial consultation with one of our physiotherapists, please feel free to contact Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today! We would be happy to discuss your health benefits plan coverage, answer any questions you may have, and help you feel better.


Riya is a resident physiotherapist with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy. In addition to her expertise in physiotherapy, she is also a certified personal trainer. Her passion lies in helping patients achieve their optimal physical health and well-being through personalized care and rehabilitation techniques. Outside of her professional life, Riya enjoys cooking and gardening, which allow her to explore her creativity and unwind. She is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care to all her patients, ensuring they receive the best possible support on their journey to recovery.
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