What is Physiotherapy?


Physiotherapists are health care professionals who aid in helping people restore and maintain functional movement. This is done by incorporating both hands on manual therapy with therapeutic and functional exercises. A physiotherapist is trained to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability. Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation, as well as prevention of injury, and promotion of health and fitness. Seeing a physiotherapist can help you become stronger and more flexible, reduce pain, prevent injury, and continue doing the activities that are important to you.

Conditions Treated:

  • Spinal pain and injuries (e.g. neck and back strains, herniated disc)

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Sports injuries (e.g. ligament tears or muscle strains)

  • Musculoskeletal problems (e.g. frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, jumpers knee, etc.)

  • Motor vehicle accidents (e.g. whiplash)

  • Nerve injuries (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica)

  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation

  • Biomechanical problems (e.g. “flat feet”)

  • Arthritic conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease)

  • Work-related injuries

  • Any many more...


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