Physiotherapists, also known as Physical therapists, typically have degrees in medical science. Registered Physiotherapists, licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, evaluate orthopedic and neurological conditions that affect movement. Many years of training go into a physiotherapy evaluation of your joints, muscles, coordination, walking, and balance. This allows us to pinpoint the exact mechanical problems of your knee and hip joints.
What can Physiotherapists Do?
Physiotherapists are experts in hands-on treatments such as massage, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization and much more. In addition to gentle hands-on therapy, a physical therapy session involves specific exercises that target aﬀected areas, rebuilding flexibility, strength and coordination. Finally, a Physiotherapist teaches you how to take care of your body with an exercise plan, walking or running techniques, and body mechanics for long-lasting results.
What are the Benefits of Physiotherapy?
With physiotherapy, there is no cracking or popping, no injections, no pushing through pain. Physiotherapy evaluates how your joints move and function. Our evaluation process easily pinpoints the root cause of your problem. Then, through an individualized plan of specific, gentle hands-on techniques and therapeutic exercises, we restore your joint flexibility, strength, posture and coordination. Imagine, your sore muscles soothed, your joints moving freely, walking easily, and feeling strong. Imagine being able to easily bend down, stand or walk comfortably, without fear of your knee or hip hurting. All this can happen with trying physiotherapy first. Physiotherapy is also beneficial for treating sports injuries, arthritis, shoulder pain, dizziness and vertigo, and prehab/rehab recovery.
Before trying other aggressive medical procedures, you should always try physical therapy first with a certified Physiotherapist. Many studies point to the fact that trying physiotherapy first, achieves much higher results and costs significantly less than other forms of treatment. In the rare instances that more invasive procedures are required, physiotherapy is an important part of your recovery and helps you return to work, play and living a pain-free life. Contact us today for a free physiotherapy consultation. If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, reach out to our Bowmanville advanced physio treatment Centre. Our certified Bowmanville Physiotherapists have treated numerous shoulders and rotator cuff cases and helped patients recover completely. Make an online appointment here or call us at 905-233-4374.