Physiotherapy 

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What is Physiotherapy 

Physiotherapists work with clients of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. Whether it’s pain management and rehabilitation from an acute injury like a sprained ankle or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist can help. But physiotherapy is not limited to rehabilitation of injury and the effects of disease or disability. A physiotherapist also provides education and advice for health promotion, disease, and injury prevention.

Physiotherapy treatments can include:

  • Personalized exercise programs designed to improve your strength, range of motion, and function

  • Massage

  • Dry needling/IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) 

  • Joint mobilization and manipulation to reduce pain and stiffness

  • Hot and cold packs and modalities to relieve pain, reduce swelling, speed up the healing process, improve movement and function

  • Airway clearance methods to assist people with breathing difficulties

  • Skin and wound care

  • Management of incontinence including pelvic floor re-education

  • Functional activity and tolerance testing and training

  • Work and occupational re-training and return to work planning

  • Prescription, fabrication, and application of assistive, adaptive, supportive, and protective devices and equipment

  • Environmental change, focusing on removing barriers to function

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