Physiotherapy has proven to be effective in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, stroke and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. It offers those afflicted with tools and techniques to acquire and maintain an optimum level of function and pain free living.
Physiotherapy treatment can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, acupuncture and electrical modalities such as TENS or ultrasound. Some additional techniques used include:
Physiotherapy is the treatment of preference for many who suffer from pain whether in the back or neck, or joint pain such as hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows or shoulders.
Physiotherapists work in partnership with individuals of all ages to break down the barriers to physical function whether that means working with patients pre and post surgery, helping people come back from illness and chronic disease, injury, industrial and motor vehicle accidents and age related conditions.
When you see a physiotherapist, he or she will complete an extensive assessment that may include your health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation and cardiorespiratory status. In addition, the physiotherapist examines relevant xrays, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment the physiotherapist establishes a diagnosis and works in partnership with you to develop individualized goals and treatment programs.