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Our Thornhill Physiotherapy Program
Physiotherapy is an important and critical aspect of rehabilitation. Whether you were injured in a car accident, playing sports, received an injury at work, or had an accident at home, physiotherapy can help you. There are a lot of misconceptions about who physio is for and what exactly physiotherapists do, so when it comes to our Thornhill physiotherapy program, here’s some things you should know.
Physiotherapy can assist you while healing from a muscle injury, or after an injury has healed. Not only does your physiotherapist want to ensure you can move normally and use your body normally again, but they want to ensure you are strong enough to do so. Muscle damage can happen in a car accident, or be the result of a fall, or even a repetitive strain injury. In any case, your Thornhill physiotherapy specialist can make the healing process less painful through a variety of treatments, and make sure the injured muscle is strong once it’s healed.
Whenever you have surgical work done on a joint, or other major mechanical aspect of your body – like your back – physiotherapy is required. Range of motion (ROM) is something few think about regularly, but it refers to the movement a joint has. Surgery on a finger, for example, can leave knuckles stiff and tendons tight, preventing you from fully extending your finger, which can make tasks like driving, drinking a beverage or picking up small objects difficult. Getting your full range back is something your Thornhill physiotherapy clinic can help you with.
Back And Neck Pain
A massive portion of society deals with chronic neck and back pain, as if it’s a normal, everyday fact of life. Few people realize that there are causes of this pain, and oftentimes it can be fixed. Common culprits include bad posture, to improper bending/lifting habits, and even more complex causes like a bulging spinal disc, an incorrect gait stemming from a chronic knee issue, or nerve damage. A trained Thornhill physiotherapist is qualified to assess and address all of these issues.
Education And A Game Plan
Part of the reason so many of us sustain injuries is because we are unaware of the positions and activities that are bad for us, or that our body is not designed to endure for long periods. Not only will your Thornhill physiotherapist teach you about your injury and its cause, but they will be able to give you a set of exercises to keep the injured area strong in the future, helping to stave off future injuries. They can teach you the right way to use your body in order to protect it and ensure it lasts you a long time.
Physiotherapy is as much about pinpointing a problem as it is about healing it. Our Thornhill physiotherapy professionals will spend a good deal of time talking to you, measuring your strength, testing your ability to do certain tasks, and reading the biomechanical signs and symptoms you are displaying to determine exactly what is wrong. Once they are sure of the problem, they will design a treatment plan tailored to you. It will help reduce pain, increase your strength, and give your body the help it needs to heal quickly and properly.