Are you looking for effective Physiotherapy Vancouver?
Physiotherapy works for many injuries. You may have recently broken an arm, hurt yourself in a sports injury, or been involved in a car accident. A physiotherapist understands how to help your body heal properly so that you can get back to your regular activities. Physiotherapy Vancouver sports medicine clinic will give you the personal physio care that you desire.
What is physiotherapy ?
Physiotherapy Vancouver (aka Physical Therapy) is a primary health care professional which focuses on assessing, diagnosing and treating symptoms of illness, injury or disability which affect mobility. The human body is a complex system made up of hundreds of bones and joints as well as miles of muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia and nerves all working in balance.
What is a physiotherapist?
When accident or illness affects your body, your Physiotherapist, a university-trained medical professional, can reduce pain and restore mobility. Have confidence that your health and mobility is in good hands with a physiotherapist Vancouver. Physiotherapists (aka Physical Therapists) are primary health care professionals who diagnose and provide hands-on treatment and exercise prescription to address movement dysfunction.
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What does physiotherapy actually do to help my body recover from an injury?
Physiotherapists plan and implement individual treatment programs to prevent physical disabilities. Movement dysfunction is any alteration in normal body kinetics that limits effective or efficient body performance.
Movement dysfunction may be due to pain, congenital anomalies, disease processes, accident or injury, enforced inactivity, problems secondary to aging, or psychological or social stress.
The dysfunction may be manifested in actual or potential impairment related to neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, respiratory or cardiovascular systems.
Physiotherapists are university graduates of an accredited Canadian or International Physiotherapy program and registered with a provincial regulatory college. In Canada, Physiotherapy programs are only found as divisions of accredited medical faculties and must adhere to the highest standards of academic excellence
What can I expect at my physiotherapy treatments?
Physiotherapists treat the whole body. By integrating targeted therapeutic strategies, interventions, methods and techniques, your Physiotherapist will assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. The hands-on care physiotherapists provide varies from person to person with a focus on the individual needs and personal health and lifestyle goals of the client.
Your Physiotherapist assessment may include measures of body functions, strength and weakness testing, and observed or instrumented analysis of gait, posture, balance, joint range of motion, and functional movement. Your physiotherapist’s therapeutic treatment plan will involve education, exercise, and manual therapy components.
Depending on your condition, this may include mobilization and manual therapy techniques, modalities such as ultrasound or various electrical stimuli to reduce pain and inflammation, acupuncture, corrective techniques to improve heart and lung function and cardiac conditioning, demonstration of therapeutic exercise, and education about your condition, treatment plan and prognosis for getting better.
By combining the principles of evidence-informed practice, evaluative skills, clinical and professional judgment, your Physiotherapist will work closely with you, and often with other health care professionals, to ensure that your health goals are met.
Do Physiotherapists all practice the same?
With ongoing clinical research Physiotherapists continue to develop and apply new techniques to prevent and treat physical injury and disorder.
Since the techniques and areas where Physiotherapy can be applied are increasingly diverse, many Physiotherapists will focus their practices on one or more specific clinical practice areas.
All Physiotherapists do have specialized training in basic and biological sciences (i.e. human anatomy, physiology, pathology, immunology, endocrinology, genetics, and pharmacology to name a few).
Physiotherapists are also educated in the psychosocial sciences, including cultural anthropology, cognitive and behavioural sciences, social science, learning and education. Thanks to this broad health science training,
Physiotherapists are equipped to tackle the causes of physical health problems, deliver evidence-informed care, actively engage and inform you on all aspects of treatment, and release you in good health as quickly and as therapeutically possible. However, focusing on specific practice areas often allows a physiotherapist to optimize their effectiveness and your outcome.
Specific practice areas at Urban Active Sport Therapy Clinic include:
Sports Physiotherapy Sprains, strains, ligament tears and other athletic injuries are a factor in most sports. Physiotherapy benefits from sport specific exercise, taping, bracing, ultrasound or other eletrotherapeutic modalities, acupuncture and icing or heating ensure professional and casual athletes stay in the game without risking more injury. Learn more about a physiotherapist downtown Vancouver.
Orthopaedics/Manual Therapy For low back pain, neck, knee and shoulder injuries, tendonitis or any other joint or muscle problems, an orthopaedic or manual therapy physiotherapist can help restore strength, comfort and activity.
Geriatric/Chronic Care Physiotherapists help people with arthritis, heart disease, stroke, or problems getting around by helping joints stay flexible, improving balance, preventing falls and helping manage pain and chronic conditions.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Vestibular rehabilitation aims to reduce symptoms of peripheral vestibular dysfunction such as dizziness, gaze disturbances and balance impairment. There is strong evidence that patients with peripheral vestibular dysfunction can achieve significant improvement in symptoms by following well-designed vestibular rehabilitation programs such as those designed and monitored by Physiotherapists.
Sports Massage Benefit from a sports massage downtown Vancouver service to release nerve tension and chronic pain. The experienced hands of an RMT downtown Vancouver will help relieve your pain and help you get back to feeling good.
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