Physiotherapy is the assessment, management, and restoration of physical function for individuals with mobility limitations and injuries, and those seeking to improve athletic performance.
What Do Physiotherapists Do?
Physiotherapists specialize in the assessment and restoration of physical function and movement using a range of manual and exercise therapy techniques.
In addition to rehabilitative services, physiotherapists focus on injury prevention, helping their clients maintain general health and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.
Ontario physiotherapists must be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. This organization establishes the ethical guidelines and standards of practice for all practicing physiotherapists.
Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to help patients optimize their mobility, including:
- Joint mobilization
- Joint manipulation
- Muscle stretching
- Muscle strengthening programs
- Neural mobilizations
- Soft tissue techniques
Tears, Sprains, and Strains
Soft Tissue Injuries
Overuse & Repetitive Strain Injuries
Car Accident Injuries
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
Herniated Discs (Bulging Discs)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)
Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial epdicondylitis)
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Knee Ligament Injuries (MCL/LCL/ACL)
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Neck Pain / Whiplash
TMJ Dysfunction (Jaw pain)