What is a Physiotherapist?

A Physiotherapist is a university educated health care professional dedicated to working with people to improve their quality of life, by promoting mobility, strength, overall health and wellness. If you are suffering from physical pain that is limiting your daily activities, or preventing you from participating in any active event, a physiotherapist can help determine the root cause of your symptoms and develop an individualized treatment plan to get you back to your normal function and peak performance!

How do Physiotherapy treatments work?

Based on an initial Physiotherapy assessment, the physiotherapist constructs a patient-specific treatment plan, which may include a combination of the following options:

– Manual “hands-on” therapy
– Active therapeutic exercise therapy
– Electrotherapy
– Ultrasound treatment
– Posture education
– Ergonomic education
– Gait training
– Orthotic, bracing recommendation
What conditions do Physiotherapists treat?

Common conditions include, but are not limited to:

– Low back pain and neck pain
– Shoulder, rotator cuff tendinitis
– Osteoarthritis in the hip or knee
– Sciatica
– Fractures
– Repetitive sprains/strains
– Motor vehicle accident injuries
– Work-related injuries
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