WHAT IS IT?
Physiotherapy is an effective form of holistic treatment for a wide range of conditions by way of using manual therapies, exercise programs, and electrotherapy techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis, sports injuries or back pain), neurological conditions (such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries) and cardiothoracic conditions (such as emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis). Physiotherapy is also an effective way to speed recovery after many different types of surgery.
While physiotherapy aims to treat a specific ailment, it also addresses the factors that contribute to the cause, an approach that lessens the risk of the injury happening again. Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and ultimately aims to improve or restore function of multiple body systems; it draws upon different movement therapies to tailor a treatment according to one’s particular needs; these include:
- Manual – such as stretching, massage, manual resistance training, joint and spine mobilization and manipulation
- Electrotherapy – such as ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and laser therapy
- Exercise – such as muscle strengthening, cardiovascular training, posture retraining, and stretching
WHO IS IT FOR?
Physiotherapy is for anyone who is seeking personalized, holistic treatment for improving or healing an illness, injury, or disability, or for those who wish to discover the full potential of their movement abilities.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?
Physiotherapy treatments vary according to the specific ailment being treated and the type of physiotherapy being applied. It is important to discuss aspects of treatment with your physiotherapist before it begins, so you know exactly what to expect.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Physiotherapy sessions may take 60 to 90 minutes.
ARE THERE IMMEDIATE SIDE EFFECTS?
There are no known side effects associated with physiotherapy; however, to best understand how this change in your lifestyle may affect you, it is best to consult with a licensed physiotherapist or doctor.
WHAT ARE ANTICIPATED RESULTS?
The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore movement and normal body function in cases of illness, injury, and disability; it also aims to improve your general well-being. More specific results include: targeted pain relief and relaxation, improved blood circulation, improvement or optimization of physical performance and functional independence, prevention of disease, injuries, and disabilities; improved movement of targeted parts of the body; more efficient fluid drainage from targeted parts of the body; optimized mobility, physical activity, overall health, and wellness
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?
It is uncommon that a condition be resolved after only one physiotherapy session. Based on your specific condition(s), your physiotherapist will best able to recommend a course of treatment; the suggestion may be anywhere from every day for a week, to once a week for an extended amount of time.
WHO SHOULD GIVE ME THIS TREATMENT?
Physiotherapy services should be performed by licensed physiotherapists or trained individuals working under a physiotherapist’s direction and supervision.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$150 – $400 per session.
Physiotherapy and physical therapy serve the same function…only physiotherapy goes deeper into the causes of injury or pain…
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