May is physiotherapy month! We at PRIME physiotherapy are a staff of highly trained, skilled and enthused therapists who are here to get you back to the think you love to do. To start off the month, today’s blog post is talking about what physiotherapists can do for you. We are ultimately here for you! Helping you achieve your goals!
Physiotherapists in Ontario are direct access practitioners. This means that you do not need a referral from your family doctor to come and see us. That being said, some insurance companies may require a referral from your family doctor for coverage. This is something you should look into before booking your assessment appointment. So the first step in the path to achieving your goals, is booking your assessment appointment. This assessment appointment at our clinics is an hour long and is dedicated to figuring out what your goals are and how we can help facilitate them. During the assessment appointment, your physiotherapist and you will spend a portion of time talking about what brought you in that day, what you are feeling, what you do for work and what you do recreationally. We want to know about you, not just your injury. The second half of the appointment is where we get you moving. We use specific objective examination skills to determine the causes of whatever ailments you may be having. This may include active movement, a gait analysis (where we watch you walk), a strength assessment and so on. From here we determine a plan of care to get you to your optimal functioning.
A physiotherapist can help you with a number of different injuries including but not limited to:
· joint pain (knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain)
· muscle strains (muscle spasm, back spasms, quad strains)
· ligament sprains (sprained anklels)
· Back, neck, joints pain
· Hip, knee replacements
· Carpal tunnel syndrome
· Herniated disc
· Muscular conditions
· Muscle imbalances
· Sports injuries
· Postural correction
· Cardiovascular rehabilitation
· Post surgery rehabilitation
If you have any of these conditions or in general need help getting back to the things you love to do, please let our team help you. To celebrate physiotherapy and how much we what we do, we are going to share everyone’s personal story about why they became a physiotherapist or why they love what they do.
Remember to live balanced, live well and be you at your PRIME.
Amanda Homen D.P.T., B.Sc.Kin