If you are unable to travel to a clinic, suffer from an injury that limits your mobility, are a senior citizen, have been involved in a car accident or simply want the convenience of having therapy in the comfort of your home we will come to you!
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession directed at assessing, evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function. Physiotherapists as health care professionals are predominantly concerned with the rehabilitation of physical injuries, disabilities and the promotion of increased mobility, functional ability, quality of life and improved range of motion. They accomplish this by completing a thorough examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical assessment. A successful in home physiotherapy treatment involves the communication between the therapist, patient, their family members and other health care professionals that make up a team focused on achieving a patient’s goal.
Physiotherapy is performed by a Physiotherapist and on occasion services will be provided by a physical therapist assistant (PTA) or Kinesologist acting under the direction of the Physiotherapists treatment plan. Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage therapist and Acupuncturists will often work together in conjunction to provide treatment for patients. In some cases, Kinesologist and PTA’s may provide physiotherapy services.
Physiotherapists diagnose and treat patients of all ages, from infants to senior citizens, who suffer from health problems or other medical-related conditions, disorders, or injuries that may limit their ability to work, or move and perform functional activities as well as their daily lives. Physiotherapists will take a through health history of a patient and complete a physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a treatment plan. A Physiotherapists treatment plan commonly includes prescription of exercises as well assisting with specific exercises, manual therapy, postural education, physical manipulation and other modalities such as ultrasound and TENS. It is the goal of a physiotherapist to work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing a treatment plan for healthier and more active lifestyles.
There are 5 primary types of Physiotherapy we specialize in: Orthopedic, Sports injury, Geriatric, Neurological and Pediatric.
What can Physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapy can help restore normal body function. As well as treat: a specific injury or illness, muscle strains and tears, joint sprains, loss of movement in a joint, chronic pain and weight loss.
Our Physiotherapists are trained in the treatment of pre and post-operative orthopedic procedures, arthritis, acute and chronic sports injuries, back and neck pain, fractures, sprains, strains, spinal injuries and amputations.
Our Physiotherapists see many senior citizens for conditions that include: osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, balance disorders, cancer, hip and joint replacement and incontinence.
Our Physiotherapists often treat individuals who have a neurological disorder or disease that include Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, brain injury, cerebral palsy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury and stroke. Common injuries associated with neurologic conditions include impairments of activities of daily living, ambulation, balance, movement, muscle strength, loss of functional independence and vision. A good Physiotherapist can address many of these impairments and aid in restoring and maintaining function, slowing disease progression, and improving quality of life.
What to expect: A Registered Physiotherapist will provide a complete assessment focusing in on your main concerns, which may be pain or loss of function.
What happens next?
Based on the assessment findings and a discussion with the patient based on their goals for recovery, a treatment plan will be developed and therapy will begin. Assessments take approximately an hour to conduct and therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. You will be fully informed as to the type of treatment you will be receiving and how it will benefit you.
Extended health coverage
Most extended health plans have coverage for Physiotherapy and as all services provided will be under the care of a Registered Physiotherapist you will be reimbursed by your plan. Please check with you carrier to see if you require a physician’s prescription for reimbursement, as well as to determine your coverage.
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