What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a type of therapy that helps to restore and maintain functional movement. It also helps to decrease pain and improve overall health.
Physiotherapists are trained in manual therapy which means they use their hands
to provide different treatment techniques.
These may include joint mobilizations (moving your joints), massage, and stretching. Along with manual therapy physiotherapists may utilize other modalities to help with recovery such as
heat, ice, ultrasound, interferential current, TENS, and neuromuscular stimulation. Physiotherapists are also highly trained in exercise prescription and provide exercises to be completed at your therapy session and home.
Here are some treatment techniques our physiotherapists utilize:
- hands on joint mobilizations and soft-tissue techniques
- core training
- interferential current
- neuromuscular stimulation
- thermal agents (heat, ice)
- advice, modifications and recommendations to your current daily
routine as it relates to your condition
Home Exercise Prescription
- a specific exercise program for your presenting condition
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is hands-on manipulation of soft-tissue to help improve overall well-being.
Massage of soft tissue
may include muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue .
There are different massage therapy techniques
that can be used including deep tissue, swedish, trigger point release, myofascial release, and relaxation.
Massage therapy can help to reduce stress and anxiety, decrease pain, rehabilitate soft-tissue injuries, and improve overall health.
Trigger point release
Active Rehabilitation Program:
The active rehabilitation program is an individually designed
exercise program to help rehabilitate your soft-tissue injuries.
A comprehensive exercise routine is established consisting of strengthening, stretching, core training,
functional exercises, postural exercises, education, and home exercises.
The goal of the program is to help return you to your pre-injury occupation and activities.