Physiotherapy is a health care profession which provides services to individuals in order to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. It includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.
Physiotherapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. Physiotherapy involves the interaction between physiotherapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy utilizes an individual’s history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan, and when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies.
Initially, you will be assessed by one of our Pysiotherapists to determine your physical problems, functional abilities and the treatment you require. This allows you and the Physiotherapists to set therapy goals. The approximate number of treatments you require will be determined by the Physiotherapist upon initial assessment. All appointments must be made to make your appointments convenient to your schedule and appointments may vary in time depending on extent of injury and number of injured areas.
Physiotherapy may be covered or partially covered by many employee extended health care benefits. Individual insurance providers may or may not require a physician’s referral.