What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a regulated health care profession that focuses on physical health. Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat individuals to restore function after an injury. An example of this would be increasing the range of motion in your knee and strengthening your knee so that you can climb stairs without pain. Physiotherapists can also work to prevent you from becoming injured, by evaluating how you move and strengthening different muscles to fix muscle imbalances.
Physiotherapists are trained to rehabilitate many different kinds of injuries such as:
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Low back pain
- Disc herniations
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Post surgical rehabilitation
- Tennis elbow/golfers elbow
- Carpal tunnel
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain including rotator cuff tears
What can I expect from Physiotherapy at CareWell?
At CareWell Health Group, you will be seen one on one by the physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will take a detailed history and develop a treatment plan that will optimize your recovery time. During the initial assessment the physiotherapist will take time to educate you about your injury and how to prevent it from happening again. Some of the methods that our physiotherapists may use to treat you are as follows:
- Exercises for pain reduction, range of motion, and increasing your strength
- A home exercise program to help speed up your recovery
- Manual therapy including mobilizations, stretches and soft-tissue release
- Modalities to relieve pain such as Acupuncture or TENS
- Referral to our other CareWell healthcare providers for Medical input and referral for specific investigations or specialists if needed
Each treatment with your physiotherapist after the first assessment will continue to be one-on-one and will be approximately 20 minutes in length