– more than just recovering from a broken leg!
Physiotherapy (PT) addresses the illnesses or injuries that limit a person's abilities to move or function. PT promotes, maintains, or restores health through physical examination, an individual's history and incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies to establish a management plan.
Physiotherapists have varied knowledge which permits them to treat a wide range of conditions such as fractures and sprains, arthritis, pre/post-surgical issues, stroke and brain injury/concussion, Multiple Sclerosis, dizziness and balance issues, pelvic conditions, cancer-related issues, chronic pain, hand or foot issues, etc
A treatment plan commonly contains prescription of specific exercises; manual therapy; mechanical devices; education, electrophysical modalities (which include heat, cold, electricity, sound waves); assistive devices, and dry needling and acupuncture (using one or more thin, sterile needles).
Physiotherapy can help you to reduce pain and regain your movement after your injury (workplace/ car accident) so that you can get back to work or school; or help you deal with your illness or disease to prevent further problems. You will probably be taught simple exercises and stretches to practice at home. Remember that your involvement is important so make sure you keep up your home program and come for regular appointments.
What to expect for the first visit
The physiotherapist will discuss your medical history, your needs, and goals. Then the PT will conduct an assessment on the area where you are experiencing discomfort. Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.
Our physiotherapist can work with people of all ages struggling with an injury. We have a special interest in working with people with neurological conditions and can deliver the PoNS therapy.
Most physiotherapy services are covered by private health insurance either partially or in full.