Physical Therapists or ‘physio’ examine individuals of all ages to develop or maintain a care plan with participation and input from the client. In many cases this is done without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medication and the impact of their side effects. Repeat activities, previous injuries and learned movements can all lead to muscle tightness, joint restrictions and impaired movement patterns. The body mechanics will move through the path of least resistance, avoiding the tight and restricted areas to favour using other areas that ultimately leads to overusing and new complications.
Physical Therapists educate clients on how to prevent or manage their condition so they will retain long-term health. In addition, they work with clients to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Moving forward, the overall goal is to help the body move better, reduce pain, and to restore or increase the flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. This has proven to also have a positive psychological impact throughout all aspects of life. Physical Therapists will provide the equipment required to perform treatment in addition to using items in the client’s personal environment.
Physical therapy can benefit many conditions some of which include:
Sports Injuries (ie: sprains, strains and muscle tears)
Post Surgical (ie: Hip replacement, knee replacement)
Muscle and Joint Pain (ie: back pain, shoulder and neck pain, osteoarthritis)
Neurology (ie: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis)
Work Related Injuries
Injuries due to Motor Vehicle Collisions
✓ Fractures ✓ Joint Replacement ✓ Post Stroke ✓ Palliative Conditions ✓ Chronic Pain ✓ Chronic Sports Injuries ✓ Back Pain ✓ Post Hospitalization or Surgery ✓ Motor Vehicle Accidents ✓ Athletic Injuries