WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Physiotherapy is a health discipline that addresses a variety of health problems that can affect muscles, joints, bones,  the respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological systems.

The physiotherapist is responsible for assessing the patient’s condition, inform the client about existing problems and develop an individualized treatment plan with the approval and involvement of the latter. If necessary, a communication link is established with the multidisciplinary team involved with the patient in order to optimize the management of their condition.

Physio treatments have the purpose to effectively relieve the symptoms of consultation and optimize the physical capacity and the participation of people in activities of daily life, work and leisure.

TREATMENT TECHNIQUES

  • Manual techniques: mobilization, friction, muscle relaxation techniques
  • Exercises: mobility, flexibility, strengthening
  • Electrotherapy : electric currents and ultrasound.
  • Physical agents: ice, heat
  • Education

WHO IS IT FOR?

It  is appropriate in the case of individuals suffering from:

  • Back, neck or head pain
  • Postural problems
  • Sprains,
  • Muscle injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents or work related injuries
  • Balance problems
  • Decrease or loss of autonomy
  • Motor vehicle accident

LINKS

 Canadian Physiotherapy Association www.physiotherapy.ca