What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a form of health care that prevents, identifies, corrects and alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction.
The primary objective of physiotherapy is to promote optimum health and function. It is one of the oldest healthcare professions, and an important part of total health care. Physiotherapists are key members of the healthcare team. They work in close co-operation with physicians, psychologists, educators, and a variety of health care professionals.
Key Physiotherapy Benefits
Four systems in the body allow us to move – the musculo-skeletal, the connective tissue, the neurological and the cardio-respiratory systems. A problem in one system often leads to problems in the others and results in pain, weakness or limited movement.
What do Physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapists focus first and foremost on resolving pain, stabilizing an injury or condition and keeping it from getting worse.
Then we focus on restoring strength, movement and function as much as possible.
Our ultimate goal is to enable our patients to manage their own physical well-being independently.
Physiotherapists test and measure the functioning of the musculo-skeletal, neurological, pulmonary and cardiovascular systems; and treat physical problems caused by illness, injury or birth defect. While much of physiotherapy is rehabilitation from injury or illness, physiotherapists prefer to practice preventive health care.
The sooner the treatment of an injury or condition begins, the better.
Early intervention prevents a condition from becoming chronic, keeps muscle and other soft tissue structures from weakening through disuse, speeds healing and, above all, increases the chances of full recovery.
Our services involve:
We use a variety of integrated assessment and treatment strategies that are based on the work of physiotherapists around the world. In addition, your initial consultation is free and we offer evening and Saturday appointments with direct insurance billing (some restrictions may apply).
Call us at 416-633-6858 for a free consultation.