Physiotherapy Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy involves evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a range of diseases, disorders, and disabilities using physical means. Physiotherapy is a health profession considered within the realm of conventional medicine.
Physiotherapy can manage and prevent many physical ailments caused by sport and work related injury, illness, disease, and long periods of inactivity. Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment and management of a variety of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems.
What should I expect with Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy begins with an assessment of the patient’s condition. This assessment includes a medical history review and a physical examination. Often, the medical history review is considered a subjective examination, while the physical exam is considered objective. Both elements are important to successfully examination and treatment of the patient. The assessment stage may involve diagnostic tests to better evaluate the condition of the patient and develop an effective treatment plan.
Treatment is guided by the findings of the assessment. Based on the unique needs of the patient, various physiotherapeutic treatment methods are employed. Such methods may include musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary physiotherapy techniques.
How can Physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapy can help in a number of ways:
- Address physical problems associated with back pain, arthritis, repetitive strain injury etc.
- Attend to sports injuries and provide advice on prevention and recurrence
- Treat neck and back pain and other joint injuries
- Maximize your mobility if you have a neurological disorder such as stroke, spinal cord injury or Parkinson’s disease