Physiotherapy For All Conditions & Every Age
If you are coping with physical limitations, painful injuries, chronic conditions or sport-related problems, physiotherapy can offer you the relief you are searching for!
At pt Health, we know how much an injury or condition can affect your quality of life. Our primary aim is to help you get well and stay well. Our compassionate and professional staff are eager to help you achieve your health care goals. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation or for more information on how physiotherapy can benefit you or your loved ones.
Physiotherapy is an effective and evidence-based regulated health care profession. Physiotherapists assess, restore, and help patients maintain an ideal level of physical function and health. Physiotherapists are health professionals who are specifically educated to deal with the musculoskeletal components of the human body. Because of their knowledge base and clinical skills, a physiotherapist is an essential part of the rehabilitation process for people with muscle, joint and nerve pain or dysfunction.
Physiotherapists provide services in hospitals, clinics, sports facilities, schools and workplaces. A physiotherapist focuses on pain relief in their initial treatment Preventing an injury or condition from worsening is the first step. The next step is to restore strength and stability and to improve flexibility and mobility. In order to do this, physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises. In addition, they educate patients about their body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence and how to avoid or prevent bodily harm.
A physiotherapist’s main goal is to aid patients in moving affected body parts, restoring their functional abilities and helping to prevent the onset of further dysfunction or disability. Through a series of therapy programs and prescription exercises, physiotherapists are able to help people achieve long term results and ultimately a healthy lifestyle!
It is important to seek physiotherapy quickly after an injury or a disorder as results improve with early intervention.
Physiotherapy treatments assist seniors, athletes, auto injury victims, injured workers and those recovering from child birth and surgery. In addition, conditions such as arthritis, stroke, heart conditions, lung diseases, neurological conditions, spina bifida and cerebral palsy can be successfully treated by physiotherapists.
Through physiotherapy, many patients are able to recover unrestricted movement which promotes the kind of physical independence necessary for a normal lifestyle or work. When it comes to assessing and treating people with movement problems, the services of a physiotherapist are often essential.
If you would like to talk to a pt Health physiotherapist to help determine if physiotherapy is a suitable choice for your health care goals, contact us today for a no-obligation appointment and one of our highly trained and skilled professionals will contact you.
Over 90% of patients stated physiotherapy relieved their pain according to a survey done by Marktrend Research Inc. in 2001.
Do we need a doctor’s referral to seek physiotherapy services?
You do not need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy. However, if you are going to use your health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, the insurance provider may ask you for a doctor’s referral.
How can I be sure that physiotherapy is right for my health problem?
Physiotherapy focuses on removing the cause of the problem as opposed to superficially treating the symptoms. This process may take some time, but the results are often more permanent with less chance of the disorder returning.
What can I expect on my first appointment with a physiotherapist?
Although each clinic's approach to intake, assessment and therapy do vary, generally speaking your physiotherapist will ask a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. Your physiotherapist can then carry out your assessment. The physiotherapist will examine you physically and discuss the findings, the cause of the problem, and suggest a solution that can effectively treat your health problem.
How long does each physiotherapy session last?
The first appointment usually takes about an hour for a full assessment. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required. Subsequent physiotherapy treatments can be twenty to thirty minutes in length.
What treatments are used by physiotherapists?
The treatment administered by physiotherapists varies and can range from exercise, manipulation, stretching, and soft tissue massage among other therapy options. At times, ultrasound electrotherapy or acupuncture may be also used. Electrotherapy is the usage of electrical energy to accelerate the healing process, reduce inflammation, muscle spasm and pain.
pt Health therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies and in some cases Veterans Affairs and Medicare - such as OHIP (Ontario), Alberta Health Care and Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia). Not sure if you're covered? No problem. We can help you find out (and usually within the hour). Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461.
At pt Health we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.
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The APA found that exercise as therapy delivers greater benefits if the exercise is intensive and monitored by a health professional and tailored for specific needs.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2004 conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial of 160 outpatients with acute or subacute low back pain. Patients were randomly allocated to a reference group and an experimental group. The reference group was treated with the “stay-active” concept. The experimental group received manual therapy in addition to the stay-active concept. At baseline, the experimental group had somewhat more pain, a higher disability rating index and more herniated disks than the reference group. Results showed that - after five and 10 weeks - the experimental group had less pain and a lower disability rating index than the reference group.
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