What is physiotherapy?

Conventional physiotherapy treatment consists of treatment for any condition or injury following trauma, incorrect use or repetitive movement of an area of the body. Inflammation resulting from injury can lead to edema, pain, or loss of function. Injury can affect muscles, tendons, articulations and bones.

Physiotherapy is indicated for any of the following conditions: sprains, strains, tendinitis, bursitis, tears, tenosynovitis, shin splints, fractures, arthritis, postural problems, headaches and migraines.

How does physiotherapy help?

The focus of treatment is to effectively manage symptoms, and find appropriate intervention to resolve the condition. During the treatment period, the physiotherapist will educate the patient about the condition, and teach appropriate functional strategies. Treatment intervention for pain managagement typically includes manual therapy, electrotherapy, such as ultrasound, interferential current, TENS, iontophoresis, Russian current, as well as physical agents (whirlpool, paraffin bath, heat, ice). The patient will learn appropriate exercises to gradually regain strength and function during the rehabilitation phase.

Treatment objectives are based on reducing pain and swelling , increasing muscle flexibility, improving joint mobility, and regaining optimal function.  The goals are to improve muscle strength, endurance, balance, and stability, and to address articular and muscular dysfunction.