Rehabilitation helps people who are affected by injury, illness, over-use, or
age-related changes through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and
So What Is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is performed by Physiotherapists who specialize in restoring movement
and biomechanical function of their clients. They apply manual therapy and therapeutic
exercise to strengthen the body. Patient educating is a primary directive of
physiotherapy, which allows patients bodies to stay strong and prevent further injury.
Physiotherapists are trained in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal,
neuromuscular and cardiothoracic problems that affect our ability to function normally.
Some conditions commonly treated by physiotherapists include:
- Acute and chronic neck and back pain, sciatica, and disc injuries
- Joint pain & body aches
- Soft tissue injuries, including muscle strains/tears and tendon/ligament
sprains, bursitis and tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints
- Headaches & migraines
- Sports injuries
- Pre and post-operative orthopedic conditions
- Repetitive stress injuries such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel
- Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident
- Nerve impingement resulting in tingling, weakness and numbness in the
arm(s) or leg(s)
- Arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,
- Degenerative conditions including degenerative disc disease, spinal
- Post-operative rehabilitation including arthroscopic
knee/shoulder/hip/ankle surgeries, and total joint replacement.
What To Expect At Your First Rehabilitation Appointment
Te first step is to book your initial appointment to assess the root cause of the
problem. It begins with an assessment of your condition, cause of injury, a review of
your medical history as well as a neuromusculoskeletal physical examination. After this
is complete we can accurately assess the cause of the problem and apply the appropriate