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.
How Does Physiotherapy Help?
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 health care 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. 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.