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Physiotherapy at Price Chiropractic & Fitness
Physiotherapy, or physical therapy, is a health care profession which assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being.
Physiotherapists have an in-depth knowledge base of how the body works, as well as specialized manual skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of injury, illness and disability. Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation, as well as pre-habilitation, or prevention of injury and promotion of health and fitness. Physiotherapists often work in teams with other health professionals to help meet an individual’s health care needs.
Meet Stefan, Physiotherapist
Your physiotherapist, Stefan, will use his advanced knowledge of how the body works and moves to perform a detailed assessment to diagnose your condition and look for any contributing factors to your symptoms. The techniques used by your physiotherapist are selected based on the combination of factors found in the assessment. Each treatment technique creates its own physiological effect in the body including:
- Improve muscular motor control to improve biomechanical function
- reduce compression on nerves and blood vessels to reduce symptoms and increase circulation
- reduce compressive load caused by muscle shortening that leads to wear and tear on the joint surface
- restore lost motion of the joints of the body
- correct any muscle imbalances that may be contributing to your condition by developing an individualized exercise program to stretch, strengthen or relax involved muscles
- stimulate optimal tissue healing of tendons, muscles, and ligaments
- educate on self-treatment and preventative measures
- reduce pain by creating pain blocking stimuli and releasing bodily chemicals (endorphins) that help relieve pain
- improve the flexibility and mobility of muscle, fascia and nerves
- prepare the body for a return to activity
Orthopedic Rehabilitation is the assessment and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions (including back and neck pain, fractures and sprains) caused by repetitive “wear and tear,” a sports injury, fall, car accident or surgery. The problem can be acute or chronic. Active exercise therapy, soft tissue release and joint mobilizations are the focus of treatment, to allow you to regain muscle strength, flexibility, balance and full movement and function. Teaching correct postural alignment and core stabilization are also essential components of successful rehabilitation.
Prehab to Surgery
Pre-habilitation or “prehab” is treatment prior to an upcoming surgery. Learning specific exercises to strengthen your body prior to surgery will help reduce your recovery time significantly.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a type of physiotherapy that utilizes special maneuvers and customized exercises to relieve vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance and/or imbalance.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
SFMA is an advanced movement-based diagnostic system used to clinically assess the fundamental movement patterns in people with musculoskeletal pain. While everyone will benefit from SFMA, it can be especially beneficial if you are recovering from an injury, not recovering as quickly as you would like or have a chronic problem that hinders your physical activities. SFMA is also a powerful tool to predict potential injuries in athletes and “weekend warriors.”
We ask you to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so that you can complete your intake paperwork, including a health history. You should also bring a list of your prescription medications to this session.
During your appointment we will take a detailed history of your health concern and assess your functional limitations – that is, what can’t you do now that you want to be able to do? What causes you pain? What makes the pain worse? We will then proceed with assessing your movement, range of motion, strength and complete specific diagnostic tests. Your diagnosis will be explained and the proposed, customized treatment plan discussed with you. This first appointment usually takes 45-60 minutes.
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