Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession which views movement as being central to health and well-being. Physiotherapists aim to identify and maximize pain-free movement by health promotion, preventive advice, treatment and rehabilitation.

Core skills used by Registered Physiotherapists include Manual Therapy (such as McKenzie and Mulligan Methods), Joint Mobilizations, Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, Therapeutic Exercise and the application of modalities including Laser Therapy and Acupuncture.

An initial assessment determines the nature, cause and aggravating & alleviating factors associated with the injury. An assessment will also identify the physical impairments that need to be addressed and aid in formulating the most efficient treatment plan for a rapid recovery.

physiotherapyTreatment Protocol

  • The initial visit will determine the course of treatment
  • Typical treatment frequency is 2 visits per week until resolution
  • Treatment length can be 30-60 minutes based on findings

Registered Physiotherapist

Registered physiotherapists are required to first complete an intensive University Degree Program and then continue for an additional 2 years within the Faculty of Physiotherapy.

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An applicant must pass a vigorous national examination to be registered with The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association to practice physiotherapy in the province of Ontario. Once registered, physiotherapists are required to maintain their ongoing competence (i.e. the knowledge, skills and judgment required by a physiotherapist).

physiotherapy 2Benefits of Physiotherapy

  • Relief of pain
  • Improve range of motion and joint movement
  • Increase muscle strength and core stability
  • Regain flexibility and the removal of scar tissue and adhesions
  • Relax muscle spasms
  • Reduction of disc bulges
  • Return to sports and activities of daily living