PHYSIOTHERAPY INFO SHEET
Physiotherapy is a regulated health care profession focusing on prevention and/or treatment of injuries. Physiotherapy is a drug-free, active therapy provided by a university educated physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy services are used to treat various injuries involving the:
Low back, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, foot.
Physiotherapy is also used in the management of:
Diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis, post stroke, post surgery and neurological conditions by promoting health, fitness and independence.
What to expect:
1) The physiotherapist will start the assessment by asking questions related to your health and injury.
2) Next, the physiotherapist will perform a physical assessment including, but not limited to: range of motion, strength, reflexes
3) Based on the information the physiotherapist finds, he/she will make a clinical diagnosis
4) Based on the diagnosis the physiotherapy will work the client to set goals and create an appropriate treatment plan to return the client to activities of daily living.
5) Treatment can include but is not limited to: hands-on manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise, electrical modalities such as TENS or Ultrasound and education.