What does a physiotherapist do?
Physiotherapists are experts in human movement. They take time to determine an injury’s underlying root cause in order to provide an accurate diagnosis, thorough treatment, and long-lasting positive results. Physiotherapists use their skills to restore mobility, function, and wellbeing, and to prevent any future recurrences of the issue.
At Huronia Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Clinic, our highly skilled clinicians are trained in a variety of specialized treatment techniques such as manual therapy, exercise-based therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, and more. Our physiotherapists provide one-on-one treatment in both private physiotherapy rooms and in an open gym environment. A complete physiotherapy treatment program will usually consist of education, manual therapy, and exercise prescription. The therapist may also use modalities to reduce pain and increase rate of healing; such as radial shockwave therapy, ultrasound, LASER, or electrotherapy.
What can physiotherapists treat?
Physiotherapists are qualified to treat a broad range of conditions that include, but are not limited to:
- Acute or chronic injuries
- Repetitive injuries
- Sports injuries
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Ankle sprain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Frozen shoulder
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Ligament injuries (ACL/PCL)
- Ligament injuries (MCL/LCL)
- Low back pain
- Meniscal tear
- Neck pain
- Patellar femoral pain syndrome
- Piriformis syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shin splints
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- TMJ pain
Our physiotherapists can treat any injury or chronic pain that impacts how you function on a day-to-day basis.
What should patients expect upon their first visit?
- Patients will provide the physiotherapist with information regarding their medical history, family history and current symptoms.
- Patients will undergo a physical assessment. This usually includes an examination of range of motion, strength, posture, joint mobility, and other specific tests.
- Patient will receive a diagnosis and an explanation of the physiotherapist’s findings.
- Patient will receive individualized, person-centered treatment.
- Patients can book follow-up appointments to continue with their individualized treatment plan.