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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapist assisting a patient exercise with a exercise band in a physiotherapy clinic

Physiotherapy involves the use of mechanical force and movements (biomechanics or kinesiology), manual therapy, exercise therapy and electrotherapy to help you restore, maintain and maximize strength, function, movement and overall well-being.

Physiotherapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through diagnosis, examination, prognosis, physical intervention, and patient education. Our experienced physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises and provide essential education about the body, helping you determine the cause for impaired movement, educating you on how to restore mobility & independence and how to avoid or prevent bodily injury.

Why physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy provides ultimate relief from ailments and also prevents many injuries. You can visit a Physiotherapist for the following reasons:

  1. Reduce or eliminate pain
  2. Improve physical movement
  3. Avoid surgery
  4. Recover from a stroke
  5. Improve balance
  6. Manage diabetes and vascular conditions
  7. Manage age-related issues
  8. Manage heart and lung disease
  9. Manage women’s health issues

 

Physiotherapy infographic: Techniques, How it helps, medical history.

 

How to prepare for a physiotherapy session?

Prior to your physiotherapy session, there are certain things you need to check off the list. Make sure that you are clear about your symptoms. Also, make a note of any medications you take and surgeries you went through. Do not forget to carry the medical reports of all your previous diagnoses. This makes the process easy. Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes, which gives easy access to the areas that are hurt or injured. It is always helpful to take a friend or family member along and reach the clinic early so you have time to prepare.

What to expect at the physiotherapy clinic?

The initial physiotherapy session will last more than an hour. Hence, it is important to come prepared for this and to approach the treatment with the required calmness. During the first visit, the physiotherapist aims to gain a proper understanding of your problem. Based on your treatment goal, the therapist will tailor a treatment plan. The treatment approach differs according to the individuals and their needs. The number of sessions needed will depend on the severity of the problem.

What are the physiotherapy techniques used?

  • Soft tissue technique works on your muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues. This technique involves direct physical action, which aims to relieve you from pains and injuries.

     

  • Muscle stretching techniques lengthen your muscles. This improves flexibility and lets you experience better movement in your joints.

     

  • Physiotherapy instrument mobilisation uses a mechanical instrument to loosen your tight muscles and relieve you of pain immediately.

     

  • Active release technique breaks up adhesions. This manipulation helps in free movement of muscles, joints and nerves.

What to do after physiotherapy treatment? 

After the treatment, you can continue doing the exercises suggested by your therapist. Make sure the exercises are of low intensity and do not cause much stress.

Results

Physiotherapy is not just about treating injuries and enhancing your movement. It is about an improved lifestyle. It helps you prevent injuries and promotes an active lifestyle.

 

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Don Valley Health & Wellness
Physiotherapy & Sports
Rehabilitation Centre

658 Danforth Avenue
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4J 5B9

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Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre offers physical therapy services such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, and acupuncture. We also have 2 Naturopaths and a Chiropodist on staff full-time. We have orthopedic devices such as custom orthotics and shoes, TENS units, braces/splints, and compression socks/hosiery.

Don Valley Health & Wellness provides a focused team approach to your overall health care from qualified, caring staff conveniently located on the corner of Pape and Danforth in East York, the Danforth Village, in Riverdale, next to Withrow Park and can be reached either by Pape Avenue or Danforth Avenue.

All services and products are covered by extended health insurance plans, motor vehicle accident insurance claims, plus WSIB claims.