Physiotherapy (also called Physical Therapy) specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions related to the body’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and joints.
During your treatment, practitioners will use examination techniques which include a thorough understanding of your history, an assessment of your posture, movement, and specific orthopedic, bio-mechanical, or neurological tests for the areas involved with your injury or complaint. They will discuss the results of the findings with you before proceeding with treatment and finally will give you home care that may include exercises, stretches, or movement modifications. Treatment techniques often involves the use of multiple strategies including soft tissue therapy or massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling, shockwave therapy, cold laser therapy, and exercise.
The following is a list of some of the most common conditions our physiotherapists treat:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Nerve entrapments (including sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.)
- Sprains (ligament injuries)
- Strains (Muscle injuries)
- Tendonitis (including knee pain, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, etc.)
- Plantar fasciitis (or other foot pain)
- Joint pain
- Disc Herniations
- Post surgical rehabilitation/Post fracture rehabilitation
Do I need a doctor’s referral to seek physiotherapy services?
You do not need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy.
However, if you are going to use your health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, the insurance provider sometimes may ask you for a doctor’s referral (please check your benefits plan to make sure!)