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About Physiotherapy

About Physiotherapy

What does a Physiotherapist do?

A Physiotherapist is a health professional trained in identifying and treating physical impairments that limit an individual's ability to function or reach their physical performance goals.  Physical impairments may be the result of injuries (i.e. sport or motor vehicle accidents) or the result of neurological problems, developmental abnormalities, or degenerative changes.

 

How does a Physiotherapist treat a patient?

A person's Physiotherapy treatment may consist of, but is not limited to:

  • joint mobilizations
  • muscle/myofascial release techniques and stretches
  • protective taping and bracing
  • muscle re-education
  • stability and strength training
  • ultrasound, interferential, heat, cryotherapy, and hot paraffin was application
  • education

 

Do all therapists have the same training?

Although all licensed therapists will hold a diploma or degree in Physiotherapy, different therapists have different areas of skill, depending on post-graduate training.  At Prairieview Physiotherapy Angela Leer and Charlene Knorr have post-graduate training in manual orthopedic Physiotherapy.

 

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