Physiotherapists assess, manage, prevent and treat conditions that affect musculoskeletal (muscles and bones) and nervous systems. Movement and function can be threatened by injury, aging, illness, disease, inactivity or environmental factors. Physiotherapy helps restore this movement and function to reduce pain and inflammation.
At North Ajax Rehab & Sports Injury Clinic we believe in the effectiveness of hands-on therapies. Most of your time with your physiotherapist is spent one-to-one. Your therapist uses specific, scientifically proven hands-on techniques.
What to Expect
The Initial Assessment
Our therapists initially analyze your injury, disease or disorder. A thorough assessment determines the cause of your symptoms. The assessment involves discussion, taking measurements, administering special tests of impairments and functional limitations. We’ll talk about what causes your pain, what activities you would like to perform, and what difficulties you have.
Although you may feel some pain in the assessment process, it should be very similar to the pain you experience regularly. We are looking for the cause of your pain. The assessment itself does not hurt.
The Diagnosis and Plan
Based on the findings of your initial assessment your Physiotherapist develops a plan. They explain the elements of the treatment strategy including:
- What therapies will be most supportive of your recovery.
- How many visits you can expect to make to North Ajax Rehab clinic.
- How long your recovery is likely to take.
Your Physiotherapist regularly reviews your progress and adjusts your treatment if required.
Types of Treatments
- Manual Therapy - involves joint mobilization and manipulation
- Fascial Mobilization
- Injury specific exercise
- Injury specific education
- Thermal Agents - (i.e. paraffin wax, moist heat packs)
- Low Level Laser
- Exercise Ball Routines
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Muscle Stimulation