educated in providing non-invasive
treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and muscle-related pathology.
licensed in BC by the College of Physical Therapy.
As well as prevention,
physiotherapists advise and prescribe treatments
and exercises throughout their client's lifespan.
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A physiotherapist can recommend exercises to
strengthen specific muscles, stretches to lengthen short or tight
muscles, and ways to mobilize certain joints. Sprains, strains,
tears, and other athletic injuries play an important role in most
Because your health is subject to your physical activity your
physiotherapist will help you to enhance your mobility and stay in the
game without risking more injury.
During your first visit your physiotherapist
your physical condition and will identify your specific needs
in order to determine a program of rehabilitation maintenance and to
An ergonomic assessment helps you to determine
the most functional position for work, for example, how to sit
in front of a
plan and reeducation
After having assessed your needs your
set goals with you. You will work on your pain or motor problems, and
your treatment may include recommended exercises and postural education.
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are over 2000
physiotherapists licensed to practice in British Columbia.
areas of expertise do physiotherapists have?
Medical acupuncture uses needles at specific
points of the body for
pain relief and treatment of different physical disorders and systemic
Physiotherapy for animals.
Physiotherapy treats more than a hundred types
of joint inflammations
from tendonitis to osteoarthritis.
This category covers the healing and
prevention of cardiovascular
disease, heart attacks, and lung diseases. Asthma, emphysema, and
bronchial conditions, as well as bypass surgery and heart attack
recovery are dealt with by physiotherapists through optimizing heart
and lung function. It's the branch of physiotherapy that helps people
maintain a healthy level of fitness and energy.
Complements traditional physiotherapy
treatment through techniques such
as Biofeedback, Craniosacral Therapy, Feldenkrais Method, Healing
Touch, Visceral Mobilization, Hellerwork, and Myofacial Release.
evaluates and so1ves postural problems and work-related injuries such
carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, and low back pain.
treats age-related conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis. heart
disease, stroke, immobility, and pain, and improve balance.
injury or disease of the hands, arms, or shoulders using
exercise, manual therapy, and splinting.
Therapy in water-based environment.
A technique using acupuncture needles that is
based on scientific
knowledge of neurophysiology to release tight bands of muscle. (For
more information about IMS please visit Dr. Chan Gunn’s
website at http://www.istop.org/)
assess and treat work-related physical issues and recommend workplace
safety techniques and methods of injury prevention.
nervous system conditions and injuries including head and spinal
cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson's, and cerebral
musculoskeletal injuries or pains (muscle, joint and tissue
problems) including fractures, back and neck pain, arthritis,
osteoporosis, TMJ, amputation, and burns.
children under 16 with orthopaedic, neurological and respiratory
conditions, developmental delays, burns, and conditions such as
cerebral palsy, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, and muscular dystrophy.
Physiotherapy for the terminally ill.
Physiotherapy treats sprains, ligament tears, and other athletic
injuries using techniques including taping, bracing, laser, ultrasound,
electrotherapy, sport-specific exercise, and training program
Physiotherapy treats incontinence, bladder and bowel control,
constipation, vaginal / rectal pain, or recovery from prostate surgery
through muscle reeducation, stimulation, and biofeedback.
Evaluation and treatment of balance disorder.
Treatment of breast cancer recovery, pre- and post-natal conditions,
osteoporosis, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
you with pain relief and management
you maximize your physical abilities at any age
partner to get healthier
is an effective and cost efficient approach to pain
relief and the restoration of your mobility and functioning.