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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy
 

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals that know a lot about how the body moves and works. They have the ability to assess and diagnose diseases or disorders that are related to physical dysfunction. Most people think of physiotherapists when they injure a body part, but they are actually qualified to do much more than that. Physiotherapists can treat and prevent injury OR pain. They can help to rehabilitate injuries, relieve pain, maintain function, AND prevent pain or injuries from occurring. They also have the skills to help you enhance the function and mobility that you already have. Your physiotherapist can help improve your balance, strength, flexibility, function, and overall mood. The manual therapy and home programs they provide can help to decrease pain, improve joint mobility and strength, restore physical function, and prevent future injuries and pain.

Our physiotherapist is qualified to treat symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). She is clinically experienced in the use of the Hallpike and Epley’s maneuvers. These are commonly effective and efficient treatments for BPPV. She uses these techniques in addition to various techniques of soft tissue release, craniosacral therapy, and muscle energy techniques to address any other possible contributing structures.

Examples of conditions that our physiotherapist can help you with:
• ankle sprains
• foot pain and plantar fasciitis
• knee injuries and knee pain
• hip pain and tightness
• back and neck pain
• carpal tunnel syndrome
• dizziness, vertigo, and BPPV
• fibromyalgia
• pelvic pain and dysfunction
• pregnancy and postnatal
• sports injuries
• headaches or migraines
• chronic or persistent pain
• temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) and jaw pain
• post-surgical rehabilitation, pain management and scar tissue management
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Arthritis
• osteoporosis

Your First Appointment

Your first appointment will begin with an extensive assessment of your health history and current complaints. The physiotherapist will then assess your body and how it looks when it’s resting and when it’s moving. Your physiotherapist will take a holistic look at various parts of your body to make sure that all possible causes of your symptoms are considered. As they say, the knee bone really is connected to the hip! Depending on your reason for seeking physiotherapy treatment, you may also consent to have your physiotherapist perform an internal pelvic assessment to determine your pelvic muscle function and soft tissue tension.

After a thorough assessment, your physiotherapist will work with you create a treatment plan that will help to maximize your strength, function, and movement, while decreasing your pain. An emphasis will be placed on creating a plan that integrates the goals and concerns of the patient as well as what your physiotherapist has found in assessment. This plan can change based on new findings as your treatment progresses or based on input from the client at any time. Your treatment might consist of a variety of different treatment techniques, including, but not limited to:

• therapeutic exercises to strengthen, stretch, and prevent further discomfort
• relaxation and stress management techniques

  •   mindfulness
  •   yin yoga
  • meditation
  • body re-mapping
  • breathing techniques

• education
• ergonomic advice
• internal pelvic physiotherapy
• soft tissue release

  • myofascial release
  • nerve mobilization
  • scar tissue release
  • dermoneuromodulation

• osteopathic techniques

  • advanced strain-counter-strain

• craniosacral therapy
• visceral manipulation
• muscle energy techniques
• acupuncture
• chronic or persistent pain management techniques

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