Physiotherapy is a health care discipline specializing in the prevention and treatment of physical injury and impairment. Physiotherapists combine a broad range of “hands on” skills with a detailed knowledge of anatomy and body mechanics, to help relieve pain and restore movement.
Physiotherapists obtain their degrees at accredited Universities or Colleges. Most programs are now Masters or Doctoral programs. To become a Registered Physiotherapist, one must pass national exams before being licensed to practice by provincial regulatory bodies.
Throughout their careers, physiotherapists stay abreast with the latest trends and techniques through ongoing continuing education.
What do Physiotherapists Treat?
Physiotherapists deal with a wide range of acute and chronic problems including:
What Happens When a Physiotherapist Sees You?
The overall goal of physiotherapy is to help one return to a previous level of comfort and function in as few visits as possible.
The process is as follows:
3) interferential current
4) spinal decompression therapy
6) craniosacral therapy
Throughout the treatment process there is a lot of instruction on how to manage problems through a home exercise routine.
Is Physiotherapy Covered by Insurance?
Most Extended Insurance and Automobile Insurance plans cover physiotherapy fees. WSIB also provides funding for workers injured on the job, as long as they have approval and a valid claim number.