As regulated health care professionals, Physiotherapists assess, treat, and help prevent a wide range of medical conditions and injuries. We work at restoring or maintaining our clients’ lifestyle and normal activities, whether it be at work, sports, or home. With strong community roots, our practitioners have a unique understanding of the lifestyle and activities common to residents of the Kawarthas and Central Eastern Ontario.
Physiotherapists focus on:
- Prevention of injury or illness
- Rehabilitation from injury, illness, or surgery
- Optimizing health and promoting healthy lifestyle choices
- Enhancing performance in sports, at work, or in day-to-day activities
The approach taken by your Physiotherapist will depend on the nature of your injury, problem, or circumstances, as well as your goals. Beginning with a comprehensive assessment, the treatment strategy is developed based on the your unique goals, impairments, and functional challenges assessed during the initial appointment. Communication is a key component of every appointment, with an emphasis on education about the source of the problem as well as the rationale behind the recommended treatment approach.
Approaches to treatment may include some or all of the following:
Exercise: is typically a part of all treatment strategies. Personalized programs usually include a combination of stretching, strengthening exercises, stability and aerobic conditioning.
Manual Therapy: hands-on treatment such as joint mobilizations and manipulations as well as soft-tissue techniques designed to decrease pain, restore movement and improve function.
Acupuncture: used to relieve both acute and chronic pain. Many Physiotherapists are certified in this technique and adhere to the highest regulated standards for practice and safety.
Mechanical and Electrical Modalities: used to relieve pain, muscle spasms, inflammation and swelling, promote wound healing, and increase movement and strength. Examples include hot and cold interventions, mechanical cervical and lumbar traction, ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation (TENS), interferential current (IFC), muscle stimulation (EMS), LASER and electro-acuscope treatments.
Education: All clients are provided education regarding their condition as well as important information and strategies to assist in self-management and prevention of further injury.