Physical therapy (or physiotherapy), often abbreviated PT, is a health care profession which aims the physical treatment and management of disease or condition which enables people to reach their maximum potential.
Physiotherapists are primary healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives.
Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy. Physiotherapy is covered by most Extended Health Care Plans.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our physiotherapists.
Certified Athletic Therapists, CAT(C), assess injuries and conditions, uses contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, stretching, exercises, and supportive strapping procedures to promote an environment conducive to optimal healing. Athletic Therapists use a variety of skills to create a rehabilitation program suited for each individual. An AT also focuses on preventing injury with different strengthening and proprioceptive exercises. Whether you have an active lifestyle or an injury that affects your daily routine, an Athletic Therapist can be of help to you.
We teach our patients’ special “blueprint” exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
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