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What is a Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a primary care, client-centered health profession, which provides strategies to prevent and manage various types of pain and physical conditions. It can help you to improve your overall function, improve participation in daily activities as well as in sports.
Physiotherapists must maintain high standards of practice, and they must be registered by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO) to practice. To find out more about the CPO, you can refer to the College of Physiotherapists website
What conditions do they treat?
Physiotherapy focuses on you and your specific needs and helps promote fitness and general health. Some common physical conditions that physiotherapy can help with: Neck/Back pain, Joint pain, Sports injuries, Arthritis, Muscle strains and sprains, Postural problems, Repetitive stress injuries, Vestibular disorder (e.g., dizziness, vertigo) & Post-Operative Rehab (joint replacements, tendon repairs)
What are the treatment types?
Physiotherapy treatments are drug-free, individualized and problem-focused. Some are: Pain-relieving modalities, therapeutic exercises (strength, mobility, flexibility, endurance, postural), Techniques to help improve joint mobility and function (to restore its normal mobility), Balance training, Stability exercises, Gait training, Taping techniques & Education.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
No, we do not require a referral from your doctor to see us. Your extended health care provider may require you to have one when submitting your claim to them. You will be responsible for submitting all your receipts to them for reimbursement. Physiotherapy is covered under most extended health plans. Please check with your insurance provider
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