Physiotherapy Services; At Orthodynamic Physiotherapy Clinic we offer a wide variety of services to suit your specific needs. We use the most up to date evidence to offer you tailor-made treatment plan working with you to reach your treatment goals. Contact us
Our Physiotherapists offer a wide variety of treatment options to suit your individual needs. Each Physiotherapist has specific skills and expertise developed over years of clinical work. We use the most up to date research and guidelines to offer you specific treatment goals and management.
Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being by addressing the underlying physical issues, Treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.
A common question for people that have never visited a physiotherapist is the very basic question of “What is Physiotherapy?”. Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion/fitness. The profession employs a holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle and engaging them in their own treatment.
As professionals, physiotherapists are experts at providing physiotherapy treatment for:
- Preventing injury and disability;
- Managing acute and chronic conditions;
- Improving and maintaining optimal physical performance;
- Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability;
- Educating patients to prevent re-occurrence of an injury.
Patients may be referred to or seek assistance from a physiotherapist for a variety of health issues and receive valuable assistance.
Physiotherapists offer treatments relating to the following conditions:
- Cardiorespiratory: providing support, prevention and rehabilitation for people suffering from diseases and injuries that affect the heart and lungs, such as asthma.
- Cancer, palliative care and lymphedema: treating, managing or preventing fatigue, pain, muscle and joint stiffness, and deconditioning.
- Incontinence: managing and preventing incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Women’s health concerns: addressing health issues surrounding pregnancy, birth, post-partum care, breastfeeding, menopause, bedwetting, prolapsed, loss of bladder or bowel control.
- Musculoskeletal: preventing and treating clients with musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain.
- Neurological: promoting movement and quality of life in patients who have had a severe brain or spinal cord damage from trauma, or who suffer from neurological diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
- Orthopedic: helping patients prevent or manage acute or chronic orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis and amputations.
- Pain: managing or preventing pain and its impact on function in patients.
You do not need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy. However, if you are going to use your health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, the insurance provider may ask you for a doctor’s referral.
Physiotherapy focuses on removing the cause of the problem as opposed to superficially treating the symptoms. This process may take some time, but the results are often more permanent with less chance of the disorder returning.
Although each clinic’s approach to intake, assessment and therapy do vary, generally speaking your physiotherapist will ask a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. Your physiotherapist can then carry out your assessment. The physiotherapist will examine you physically and discuss the findings, the cause of the problem, and suggest a solution that can effectively treat your health problem
The first appointment usually takes about an hour for a full assessment. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required. Subsequent physiotherapy treatments can be twenty to thirty minutes in length.
The treatment administered by physiotherapists varies and can range from exercise, manipulation, stretching, and soft tissue massage among other therapy options. At times, ultrasound electrotherapy or acupuncture may be also used. Electrotherapy is the usage of electrical energy to accelerate the healing process, reduce inflammation, muscle spasm and pain