Physiotherapy & The Profession:
Physiotherapy is a non-invasive and drug free health care practice that helps in prevention & treatment of physical impairment. Physiotherapists assess and treat patients of all ages, who suffer from any physical pain or limitation. Physiotherapy can also be helpful in health promotion and disease prevention.
Physiotherapy is the treatment of preference for many doctors who refer their clients for conditions such as: headaches, neck and back pain, tendonitis, spinal disc injuries, sciatica, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint injuries, stroke, myofascial pain, and repetitive strains. Also, injuries sustained in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), Work related Injuries (WSIB), and sport related injuries.
Who Can Use The Title Physiotherapist?
In Ontario Physiotherapists are considered a primary care health practitioner. They are required to graduate from a University Physiotherapy Masterâ€™s Program (or equivalent), pass Ontario competency exams, and register with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to become a Registered Physiotherapist (RPT). Only then the title physiotherapist can be used and practiced. Since physiotherapist are primary care practitioners; people have direct access to physiotherapy services without the need for a physician referral.
Physiotherapy At Physioflow:
Whether you suffer from a minor backache, recovering from an ACL surgery on your knee, or regaining strength after a stroke, our therapist can help. Your treatment program starts with an initial physiotherapy assessment. During your initial assessment our therapists will complete an extensive assessment that will include your health history, evaluate your pain, range of motion, movement patterns, strength, flexibility, reflexes, sensation, and cardiorespiratory status. In addition, your physiotherapist examines any relevant X-rays, MRI's, Ultrasound reports, laboratory tests, surgical notes and accident reports you may have. Based on the assessment findings your therapist establishes a diagnosis and works with you to develop a personalized treatment program.
At PhysioFlow we are committed to provide you with the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment. We have invested in the latest rehabilitation technology and engage our therapists in the latest seminars in the rehabilitation field. Your physiotherapy treatment may include, but are not limited to, the following interventions:
- Manual therapy & Joint mobilization
- Condition education & home exercises
- Electrical Stimulation
- Laser Therapy
- Shockwave Therapy
- Spinal Decompression
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Therapeutic & sports specific exercises
- Personalized strength and conditioning programs