What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy involves diagnosing and treating dysfunctions, and acute and chronic injuries. Physiotherapists use manual techniques such as soft tissue and joint mobilization, passive and active stretching, muscle activation and energy techniques, and rehabilitative exercise under the sports medicine model of care.
What conditions can physiotherapy treat?
A physiotherapist is well-trained at assessing injuries to the muscles and joints of the body, including muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendon tears, and chronic repetitive injuries. Physiotherapy can also be key in reducing healing time and easing the acute symptoms caused by whiplash injuries, surgery, slip and fall accidents, sports injuries, and other disruptions in mobility.
What are the benefits of physiotherapy treatment?
The main goal of physiotherapy is to restore proper bodily function, speed up recovery from injuries and reduce the risk of further injury.
Some key benefits of physiotherapy are:
- Reduction or elimination of pain
- Recovery and prevention of sports injuries
- Improvement in balance and mobility
- Avoid or reduce the need for surgery
Our Physiotherapy Approach
All physiotherapy sessions at Anatomica are one-one-one with an experienced practitioner and registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Your physiotherapist will assess your range of motion, strength, and mobility and perform special testing as needed to determine the cause of your condition.
Your physiotherapist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan. This can include: manual therapy, soft-tissue release, remedial exercise therapy, kinesiotaping, mobility work, stretching, strengthening, home care and prevention techniques.