What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a drug-free health care practice. Physiotherapists work in partnership with individuals of all ages to break down the barriers to physical function whether that means working with patients pre and post surgery, helping people come back from illness and chronic disease, injury, industrial and motor vehicle accidents and age related conditions. Physiotherapists also play an important role in health promotion and disease prevention. Physiotherapy is the treatment of preference for many who suffer from pain whether in the back or neck, or joint pain such as hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows or shoulders.
What Conditions do Physiotherapists Treat?
Physiotherapy is a very diverse profession, physiotherapists are trained to treat a plethora of conditions. A physiotherapists primary focus is to restore and rehabilitate the circulatory and musculo-skeletal systems. A physiotherapist can treat:
- Muscular Aches.
- Stiffness in the Muscles.
- Sprains and Strains.
- Muscle Tears.
- Back and Neck Pain.
- Headaches and Migraines.
- Sprains and Strains.
How Can Physiotherapy Help You?
Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual's ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Physiotherapy is one way to successfully push physical limitations to secure the better function.
- Decreasing pain.
- Improving joint mobility.
- Increasing strength and coordination.
- Improved cardiorespiratory function.
Our physiotherapist will work closely with you, and often with other healthcare professionals, to ensure that your health goals are met. Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals that play a significant role in health promotion and injury and disease prevention. Your physiotherapy plan will involve education, exercise, and manual therapy components. Depending on your condition, this may include mobilization, manual therapy, work hardening, techniques and modalities to reduce pain, acupuncture, corrective techniques to improve heart and lung function and cardiac conditioning, demonstration of therapeutic exercise, and education about your condition, treatment plan and prognosis for getting better. By combining the principles of evidence-informed practice, evaluative skills, clinical and professional judgment.
What Physiotherapy Treatments Are There?
- Physiotherapy Taping.
- McKenzie Method.
- Heat & Cold Therapy.
- Soft-Tissue Release
- Interferential Current (IFC).
- Strain and Counterstrain.
- Joint Mobilization.
- Active Release Technique.
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS).
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NEMS).
- High Voltage Simulation.
- Laser therapy.
- Muscle Energy Techniques.
- Joint Manipulation.
- Soft Tissue Mobilization.
The hands-on care physiotherapists provide varies from person to person with a focus on the individual needs and personal health and lifestyle goals of the client. Your physiotherapist assessment may include measures of:
- Body Functions.
- Strength and Weakness Testing.
- Observed or instrumented Analysis of Gait.
- Posture and Balance.
- Joint Range of Motion.
- Functional Movement.
Physiotherapy in Mississauga
Physiotherapists in Mississauga are licensed to practice by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. There are approximately 7,000 licensed physiotherapists in the province. While physicians are referred to as MDs and nurses as RNs, physiotherapists or physical therapists are often referred to as PTs. The professional titles in Ontario for this leading rehabilitation health care professional are physiotherapist or physical therapist.
Physiotherapy has proven to be effective in the treatment and management of arthritis, diabetes, stroke and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and a range of respiratory conditions offering those afflicted with tools and techniques to acquire and maintain an optimum level of function and pain free living.
Physiotherapy at MyHealth Care Centre
A large amount of patients attend their physiotherapy appointment expecting treatments such as heat therapy, ultrasounds and exercises to be done. That being said, physiotherapy covers a much broader scope than just those treatments. Physiotherapists at MyHealth Care Centre tackle problems by pinpointing the muscle that is causing the problems and finding reasons why a muscle is not functioning properly relative to the body. For example, if an individual experiences quadricep pain, physiotherapists at MyHealth Care Centre will address the hamstring per say to relieve the quadricep pain.
A unique strand of physiotherapy that physiotherapists at MyHealth Care Centre is manual therapy. Manual physical therapy is delivered through the hands instead of a device or machine. It involves skilled movements with the hands to manipulate joints and soft tissue in order to improve range of motion, inflammation, modulate pain and many more benefits.
At MyHealth Care Centre, our most important goal is to allow individuals to live life pain free and have a good sense of control over their health. This in addition to the advanced techniques MyHealth Care Centre has to offer will allow patients to maximize their quality of life as well as allow them to experience life to their fullest.
We invite you to discover physiotherapy at our Mississauga physiotherapy clinics.