What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health profession that uses various forms of treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, education, and through the use of modalities.
When Should I See a Physical Therapist?
Individuals who are suffering from an injury, suffering from chronic pain, or post-surgery. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy, but a referral is not required to seek treatment from a physiotherapist.
What do Physiotherapists Treat?
Physiotherapists primarily treat musculoskeletal injuries from trauma, repetitive strain, or from chronic illnesses. Physiotherapists can also treat the following, but are not limited to: lung disorders, neurological conditions, maintenance or post-surgery from cardiovascular conditions, and pelvic disorders.
What to expect at your first session:
Your initial session with your physiotherapist will involve obtaining background information in regards to your injury, and assessing your functional mobility and strength. You and your physiotherapist develop a treatment plan that can involve the use of various modalities, education, and exercise to help you reach your goals.