What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery of pain and restriction of movement. 

How can Physiotherapy help you?

Your Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist can:

  • Relieve or reduce your pain
  • Provide you with strategies to best manage your injury or condition
  • Help you to recover quicker and hasten your return to your normal activities
  • Improve your flexibility, muscle strength, quality of movement, proprioception and coordination
  • Assist you in achieving exercise or functional goals
  • Improve your fitness
  • Help you to prevent future injury recurrences
  • Prescribe exercises to do at home, work in the gym to enhance your recovery

Reasons to have Physiotherapy?

  • Back pain or neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Repetitive strain injury 
  • Long-term recovery of an injury 
  • Sports Injury or Work-related Injury 
  • Wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle pain 
  • Fractures/ dislocations 
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Muscle strain, tear or ruptures 
  • Nerve pain 

What can I expect at physiotherapy?

Your session will be unique because it is all about you and your particular needs. In general, here’s what happens:

  • Conduct a physical exam and evaluation of a person’s movement, flexibility, muscle and joint motion, and performance, including finding out about their health history
  • Give a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care with short and long-term goals
  • Perform physical therapy treatment and intervention
  • Give self-management recommendations, including exercises a person can do at home