What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is healthcare for the prevention or treatment of injury or disease through physical means. Its goal is to enhance your life through improved health and fitness, by encouraging you to take charge of your health and teaching you techniques for recovery, pain relief, injury prevention, and improved physical movement. A physiotherapist is a recognized expert in physical rehabilitation.
What Happens During the First Visit?
The physiotherapist will perform an assessment on the patient and establish a diagnosis for their physical dysfunctions. The assessment is extensive and includes evaluation of pain and movement patterns, muscle balance, joint function, cardiorespiratory status, reflexes, sensation and the patient's lifestyle and work. In addition, the physiotherapist examines relevant x-rays, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment, the physiotherapist then either plans an appropriate treatment program and carries out that program, or, refers the patient to another professional.
The goal of the physiotherapist is to improve quality of life through maximizing a patient's movement and functional ability. They believe that the best way to achieve this is by encouraging independence and having patients participate as much as possible in the process of getting better. In this way, the patient's focus is on regaining confidence and returning to their usual way of life, not on their sickness, pain or physical impairment.
What Types of Treatment Are Included in a Follow up Session?
Physiotherapy treatment can include manual therapy, acupuncture, electrical modalities, exercise, core stabilization, work hardening, as well as education and home exercise. Emphasis is placed on what the patient can do for him/herself and on the prevention of future injuries or disability. The physiotherapist promotes independence and facilitates patients taking responsibility for their rehabilitation.
What Are Physiotherapists Effective in Treating?
- Sport Injuries
- Post surgical rehabilitation
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Posture Re-alignment
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Falls prevention
- Arthritis improvement
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
And much more.
What Is The Cost For Physiotherapy Services?
|Initial Assessment 45 - 60 mins||125.00|
|Follow Up Treatments|