Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy is a health care profession for the prevention or treatment of injury or disease through physical means. The goal of physical therapy is to enhance your life through improved health and fitness, by encouraging you to take charge of your health and teaching you techniques for recovery, pain relief, injury prevention and improved physical movement.
Physiotherapists are recognized experts in physical rehabilitation. They are specially educated to assess and improve movement and function, and relieve pain.
Registered Physiotherapists provide a variety of treatments for musculoskeletal injuries including therapeutic modalities such as Ultrasound, Cold therapy, Acupuncture, Interferential Current (IFC), and Microcurrent, as well as manual treatments like joint manipulation/mobilization, soft tissue techniques, stretching, exercise prescription, and rehabilitation. Physiotherapy uses a wide range of assessments and treatment techniques for problems in joints, nerves, muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
We start with an examination to find the underlying cause of symptoms and then proceed with the most effective treatment techniques. This usually includes specific advice and exercises for home which help avoid the problem recurring and assist in recovery. As manual practitioners, we can help facilitate the body's own healing mechanisms by removing barriers that inhibit recovery and optimize the healing response.
What we Offer In your Appointment with the Physiotherapist:
- You work one on one with the Physiotherapist creating a rehabilitation program that is individualized to meet your goals
- You will be assessed AND treated in the first session
- You will be educated on your injury and learn how to move better
- You will receive advice and exercises for home to help treatment to be more effective and to help avoid recurrence
- You will receive the time and care you need with each appointment
- Physiotherapists are licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario as one of 24 health care professions under the "Regulated Health Professions Act".
Educational Requirements for Physiotherapists:
Physiotherapists must complete a university degree in an accredited physiotherapy program. As part of their education, registered Physiotherapists have completed courses in areas such as anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics. Physiotherapists are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours in addition to classroom learning
Dynamic Heath Therapy offers one of the most well equipped Physiotherapy clinics in Keswick. Our Physiotherapists work along side our Osteopath, Kinesiologists, Registered Massage Therapists and other health care professionals making Dynamic Health Therapy one of the most comprehensive injury clinics in the York Region Area.