A great physiotherapist devises a treatment plan that is customized to an individual’s condition, goals and abilities. All of our Physiotherapists are registered with the College Of Physiotherapists of Ontario. They are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in their specific area of practice. The most common goals are to eliminate pain, improve function and optimize performance. This is achieved with a treatment plan that addresses the root cause of the condition, and by providing treatment in the form of manual therapy, exercise prescription, physical modalities, lifestyle modification and education. When physiotherapy is done well, it has a very powerful effect on the patient’s condition.
The role of a physiotherapist is to help people improve or maintain their physical function. Physiotherapists also promote fitness, health and wellness. In Ontario, they are primary health care practitioners, meaning you don’t necessarily need a referral to consult with a physiotherapist. Physiotherapists utilize their knowledge about the body and musculoskeletal system to help assess and treat physiotherapy patients. Treatment can vary depending on the specific training of the physiotherapist, but usually involves hands-on clinical skills, exercise advice and various clinical modalities like soft tissue treatment and acupuncture. Physiotherapy is developed within the sciences of movement and looks at the function of multiple body systems to restore or enhance function. We focus on what works, and we deliver it with precision in a way that patients fully understand and can easily apply.
There are many different reasons to see a physiotherapist. Some of the more common injuries have been listed below; neck pain, back pain, sprains, strains and chronic pains. Generally speaking though, a physiotherapist is a great person to consult with regarding different aspects of your overall health. For example, some people who are interested in exercising but aren’t sure which activities are safe for them consult with a physiotherapist to get some guidance. Another reason might be general stiffness; physiotherapists are able to offer hands on treatment to restore mobility, but they can also suggest stretches and exercises that might be helpful.