Physiotherapy: is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity of the human body by a variety of physical methods including but not limited to: heat treatment; exercise, postural, gait, balance and coordination re-training; and manual manipulation and/or mobilization of tissues and joints.
Key results of all physiotherapy:
Commonly treated conditions:
Physiotherapists provide so much more than simple injury rehabilitation. At the heart of their work is an understanding of how and why movement and function of the body take place. If you have a limited range of motion or pain that is keeping you from moving like you want, physiotherapy can be the answer. Physiotherapists work with both athletes and everyday folk to relieve pain, restore movement, and improve performance.
Physiotherapists use many hands-on techniques, and modalities in the management of dysfunction and pain disorders. The essence of all treatment plans revolves around restoring motion and physical function. Physiotherapists are trained to assess injuries of muscles and joints and to establish effective treatment routines.
Physiotherapists in Canada have a masters degree in physiotherapy (PT) and are required to write and pass a Physiotherapy Competency Examination to qualify for registration within their province of practice.
At Avalon Laser Therapy, your treatment begins with a full assessment that will consider your health history, previous therapy and a clinical assessment of your injury. The assessment will take an hour. Depending on the findings, your treatment plan typically includes education about your condition and preventing further injury, laser therapy and an exercise program to improve range of motion and strength in the area.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO A PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT/ TREATMENT?
Wear comfortable clothing and bring sneakers or running shoes. Your therapist will need to check your full range of motion in the area of injury so come prepared for a workout to ensure you can move through the visit comfortably.
DO I NEED A PHYSICIAN’S REFERRAL?
It depends on your insurance provider. Our physiotherapist does not require a physician referral to treat you, but some insurance providers require a physician referral in order to cover or pay for your treatment. We recommend that you call your insurance provider to determine if a physician referral is required.
WILL THE EXERCISES HURT?
Discuss this and any other concerns with your physiotherapist. Careful direction, education and diagrams will be provided to assist you. One on one training on the correct execution of the exercises will be provided. Exercises can also be tailored to meet your present capabilities.
Not sure? You can always schedule a FREE 15 minute phone consult to discuss your needs.