physiotherapy

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and functioning when someone is affected by an injury, illness or disability. It involves physical and manual therapies that eliminate pain, regain range of motion and improve impaired functioning caused by a number of conditions including arthritis, back pain, knee and shoulder pain, strains and sprains and much more.

Physiotherapists take care of patients in all stages of healing, from initial diagnosis through the restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Physical therapy may be a standalone option, or it may be supported by other treatments, such as chiropractic care and/or massage therapy.

A personalized physiotherapy plan can help patients get back to their prior level of functioning while also helping to prevent further injury to the affected area.

During an initial session, your physiotherapist will seek to gain a full understanding of what is causing your discomfort by providing a full examination. It is a good idea to bring any relevant documentation with you as you will likely be asked a few questions regarding your medical history and general health at the start of a consultation.

After your initial visit, your physiotherapist will look over their findings and outline a proposed treatment plan. Patients who train with a physical therapist will often be given simple home exercises. These exercises usually aim to improve muscle strength and flexibility in the affected area.

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