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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy SessionMany people may be of the opinion that physiotherapists mainly work with joint and sports related injuries, but they are wrong. Physiotherapists are well trained health professionals who provide a variety of individual treatments for people suffering from many different kinds of physical problems. The cause of these conditions could be injury, disease, illness and/or ageing. Whatever it may be a physiotherapist’s goal is to improve their patient’s quality of life.

A broad range of treatments can be implemented by your physiotherapist to improve strength, stamina, balance and exercise tolerance. Treatments could include; therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, heat therapy, cryotherapy and joint manipulation. Your physiotherapist will combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with their specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat any symptoms of illness, injury or disability.

A physiotherapist takes care of patients in all phases of recovery, from initial diagnosis through the healing and preventive stages of recovery. Physiotherapy may be the only treatment you require, or it may work well in conjunction with other treatments such as massage, acupuncture or chiropractic. Your physiotherapist will recommend the treatment plan they feel is the best. Please feel free to ask questions.

Common Conditions Treated by Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists can treat a wide variety of medical conditions, depending on their specialty. Conditions that can benefit from physiotherapy treatments are:

  • Hand therapy for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive use injuries, and texting thumb
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents injuries such as concussion, dizziness, vertigo and whiplash
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction such as back pain, frozen shoulder, arthritis, rotator cuff tears, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
  • Sports-related injuries, such as: concussions; sprains and strains; overuse injuries such as tennis elbow, and golfers elbow;  and running injuries such heel and foot pain or tendonitis.
  • Post-op physiotherapy, such as post joint replacements, post fracture, and post reconstruction surgergies.
  • Women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence and lymphedema
  • And many more!

The Many Benefits of Physiotherapy Treatment

  • Improved mobility and movement
  • Pain management with reduced need for pain killers
  • Recovery from injury or trauma
  • Maximization of sports performance through strengthening specific parts of the body and using muscles in new ways
  • Management of age-related physical conditions
  • Avoiding surgery
  • Improved balance
  • A physical therapist can advise individuals about the benefits specific to their personal medical history and their need for treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

Physiotherapy Session
What can I expect on my first visit?
On your first visit you will undergo a physical exam and evaluation, which would include your health history and certain testing procedures. These tests might include; muscle and joint motion, evaluation of your posture, and your movement and flexibility. From this your physiotherapist will determine a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care and short and long term goals. You will then receive physiotherapy treatment based on that evaluation and diagnosis.

Will I receive treatment on the first day?
Yes, your physiotherapist will perform an initial assessment and then proceed with treatment.

Will I get exercises and a home treatment plan?
Your physiotherapists will determine if that is recommended and if so you will receive instructions and recommendations on the work you are to do at home.

Do you offer direct billing?
Yes, we direct bill through most major benefit plans. Any treatment costs that are not covered will be billed back to the patient within 3 weeks of treatment. You will be notified via email, phone, or letter by the Accounts Manager if needed.

Do I need a doctors referral?
Some patients are referred to a physiotherapist by their doctor, but other seek therapy themselves. Either way is acceptable to come see a physiotherapist.

Fifth Avenue Place Chiropractic & Massage offers exceptional care with a personalized treatment plan to suit your needs. If you are suffering from pain or have recently experienced an injury, our physiotherapist will ensure you get back to the activities you enjoy and love. Book an appointment today!

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