What To Expect
Your first visit with the physiotherapist will involve a one-hour assessment. Your health history will be discussed and a physical exam including movement testing will be performed. The information gathered will identify the tissues and movement patterns that contribute to the pain and dysfunction. A rehabilitation plan will be established including hands on treatment, therapeutic exercise prescription and education to promote recovery and return to function.
Subsequent treatments last up to 45 minutes, with 30 minutes of direct time with the therapist. Interventions include manual “hands on” therapy, therapeutic exercise, and often application of modalities such as acupuncture or current. The treatment plan established after the initial assessment will determine which interventions are used in order to reduce pain, and achieve the rehabilitation goals.
Physiotherapists are university educated health care providers with advanced training in assessing and treating impairments that effect mobility and physical function. Physiotherapy interventions include a combination of hands on treatment, therapeutic exercise and education to help reduce pain, promote healing, and restore mobility and physical performance.
Physiotherapists will commonly treat conditions that are acute such as motor vehicle injuries like whiplash, and sports injuries such as sprains and strains. They provide pre and post surgical rehabilitation such as with knee and hip replacements. They will treat many chronic conditions such as occupational and work injuries. These can include chronic neck, back and sciatic pain. Physiotherapists will also provide education and consultation for exercise and training programs to promote wellness.
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