Physiotherapists

Sarah Symmes

Sarah Symmes

FCAMPT
Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
Sara Gusev

Sara Gusev

Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
Natalie Diez d'Aux

Natalie Diez d'Aux

Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson

Physiotherapist
London, ON
Mr. Paul Godlewski

Mr. Paul Godlewski

PT
Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
Dave Zelibka

Dave Zelibka

Physiotherapist
London, ON
Meagan Bennink Bennink

Meagan Bennink Bennink

Physiotherapist
London, ON
Tricia McBride

Tricia McBride

Physiotherapist
London, ON
Andy Lefebvre

Andy Lefebvre

Physiotherapist
London, ON
Mrs. Sanya Tasic

Mrs. Sanya Tasic

Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
Angela Growse

Angela Growse

FCAMPT
Physiotherapist
London, ON
Robyn Rubinger

Robyn Rubinger

Physiotherapist
London, ON
Jim Millard

Jim Millard

Physiotherapist
London, ON
Miriam Granek

Miriam Granek

Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
Deidre Pretlove

Deidre Pretlove

PT, BPE, BScPT
Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
Kubet Weston

Kubet Weston

Physiotherapist
London, ON
Mike Major

Mike Major

BSc Kinesiology, MSc Physiotherapy (PT),
Physiotherapist
Kitchener, ON
Aayushi Agarwal

Aayushi Agarwal

Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
Marcela Nitola

Marcela Nitola

Physiotherapist
North York, ON
Kara Newland

Kara Newland

Physiotherapist
Toronto, ON
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From arthritis to back pain after a car accident, physiotherapists treat a wide range of conditions. A physiotherapist can help you manage your illness, disability or injury through manual therapy, exercise, movement and advice.

Here are 10 physiotherapy treatments by local physiotherapists commonly use:

1. The assessment: Before you can begin, your physical therapist will do an evaluation. You may not think of this as a typical treatment, but it's an integral part of creating a physiotherapy plan to get to the root of the problem.

2. Manual therapy: This is a modality that local physiotherapists  Canadian use for many injuries. This hands-on approach refers to many things, including therapeutic massage and assisted stretching and exercise.

3. Ultrasound: Physiotherapists use ultrasound for connective tissue injuries. Ultrasound uses sound waves to generate heat deep in the body, loosening up tissues so they’re better prepared for exercise or manual therapy.

4. Ice: Best for injuries with swelling and inflammation, ice treatment constricts blood vessels, which can reduce and even prevent inflammation after a soft tissue injury.

5. Heat: Best for injuries involving muscular spasms and tightness, heat therapy can increase mobility and decrease pain following soft tissue injuries.

6. Traction: This is a physiotherapy modality that’s often used for disc herniation. If you’re experiencing back pain, traction involves separating your vertebrae to reduce the compression on disc cartilage.

7. Range-of-motion exercises: You’ll do some assisted exercises and exercise at home. Physiotherapists will recommend exercise after virtually any injury. Your local  physiotherapist will show you strengthening exercises based on your condition and current health.

8. Functional electrical stimulation: If you’re trying to restore muscular strength, your physiotherapist may recommend electrical stimulation, also called ESTIM. The athletic physical therapist will apply an electrical stimulus to causes contractions of the muscles, hopefully restoring movement and function.

9. Laser: Your physiotherapist may use a low-level laser for muscular or connective tissue injuries to reduce inflammation, pain and muscle fatigue.

10. Kinesio taping: This flexible, colourful tape is applied to the skin to stabilize muscles and joints while you undergo physiotherapy treatment. It will stay in place while you’re doing range-of-motion exercises. If you have a disability, injury or illness, your physiotherapist can help you customize a safe and effective treatment plan.

Talk to your family physician if you'd like more information on physiotherapy treatments.

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  • Before you can begin, your physical therapist will do an evaluation. You may not think of this as a typical treatment, but it's an integral part of creating a physiotherapy plan to get to the root of the problem.

  • Manual therapy is a modality that physiotherapists use for many injuries. This hands-on approach refers to many things, including therapeutic massage and assisted stretching and exercise.

  • Physiotherapists use ultrasound for connective tissue injuries. Ultrasound uses sound waves to generate heat deep in the body, loosening up tissues so they’re better prepared for exercise or manual therapy.

  • Ice is best for injuries with swelling and inflammation, and constricts blood vessels, which can reduce and even prevent inflammation after a soft tissue injury.

  • Heat is best for injuries involving muscular spasms and tightness, and can increase mobility and decrease pain following soft tissue injuries.

Adherence:
Adhering to your medications, prescribed exercises or lifestyle changes (such as dietary changes, smoking cessation, reduced alcohol consumption, etc.) is essential to improving health outcomes successfully. Compliance to any prescribed treatment is the number one thing you can do to ensure positive changes and optimal treatment outcomes.

 

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