What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are movement specialists. The profession of physiotherapy plays a significant role in treatment of injury and disease and in health promotion. Physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. All physiotherapists are university educated and registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
If you suffer from an acute or chronic injury, pain, limited mobility, or are looking to begin a safe exercise program, our physiotherapists can help you.
-Neck pain and headaches
-Lower back pain
-Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
-Foot and Ankle pain
-Pre- or post-operative rehabilitation
-Episodic conditions (inflammatory arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease)
Manual therapy refers the use of 'hands-on' treatment techniques to restore motion, manage pain and promote healing. Techniques include joint mobilization and manipulation, trigger point release and muscle energy techniques.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into target tissues to promote healing. Acupuncture comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine and our physiotherapists use acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal disorders within the scope of physiotherapy practice. The goals of acupuncture are to decrease pain and stimulate healing.
Exercise therapy is an important part of Physiotherapy. Your therapist will provide you with an exercise program to address your specific condition and stage of healing. Your exercise program will change over time as your condition improves. Exercise therapy is an important part of your overall rehabilitation program.
Dry needling is a treatment technique that uses (acupuncture) needles inserted into muscles with the goal relieving muscle pain and tension. Dry needling is also referred to as intramuscular stimulation, or IMS.
Dry needling is a technique that is much more aggressive than acupuncture and you should expect muscle soreness after a session of dry needling.