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.
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.
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.
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.