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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy uses physical techniques to improve your movement, reduce your pain and stiffness, speed up your healing process and increase your quality of life. All physiotherapists in Alberta must be registered with College of Physiotherapists of Alberta. They must be qualified, have insurance and be continuing their education. You can check if your physiotherapist is registered

The job role of the physiotherapist

The role of a physiotherapist is extremely varied with no two days being the same. He/she (Chinook Physio ) may have to assess the physical condition of a patient in order to diagnose problems and implement a treatment plan, or alternatively they could also be re-training patients to walk, or helping others to cope with crutches, walking frames, or wheelchairs. He/she (Chinook Physiotherapist) will also be responsible for educating their patients and their families, (as well as the community at large) to prevent injuries and to help those people lead healthy lifestyles. In some instances the physiotherapist ( Chinook Physiotherapist) may be asked to plan and put in place community fitness programmes. Finally, physiotherapists ( Calgary Physiotherapy) can also issue sick leave certificates should it be deemed necessary to do so.

During the course of their career a physiotherapist of Physiotherapy Calgary will treat all manner of people including children with cerebral palsy, premature babies, pregnant women, people undergoing rehabilitation, athletes, the elderly (to try and get them fitter), and those needing help following heart disease, strokes, or major surgery.

Types of physiotherapy

Physiotherapy ( Calgary Physiotherapy ) can be an effective treatment for a plethora of conditions and any one of these treatments can help lessen the recovery time after a variety of surgeries.

Physiotherapists ( Calgary Physio) can specialise in a number of different areas including sports medicine, children's health (paediatrics), and women's health and within these parameters there are three different areas of practise. These are:

  • Musculoskeletal which is also called orthopaedic physiotherapy and is used to treat conditions such as sprains, back pain, arthritis, strains, incontinence, bursitis, posture problems, sport and workplace injuries, plus reduced mobility. Rehabilitation following surgery is also included within this category.
  • Neurological- This is used to treat disorders of the nervous system including strokes, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. It can also be used for rehabilitation following brain surgery.
  • Cardiothoracic is the name given to the treatment of used asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other cardio-respiratory disorders.

Types of therapies

  • Each individual's treatment is tailored to suit their specific requirements and a physiotherapist will choose from a wide range of therapies, including:
  • Manual therapies – These can include, joint manipulation and mobilisation (which includes spinal mobilisation), manual resistance training, and stretching.
  • Exercise programmes – such as muscle strengthening, posture re-training, cardiovascular stretching and training
  • Electrotherapy techniques – which consists of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), laser therapy, diathermy, and ultrasound.

In many cases an injury can be caused by other underlying factors. It could be that constant back pain is caused by repetitive work related activities, bad posture, being over-weight, or even adopting the wrong technique when playing a sport. Accordingly the physiotherapist ( Calgary Physiotherapy and Chinook Rehab Centre Physiotherapist) not only treats the back pain but addresses the other factors too. This holistic approach of Chinook Rehab Centre Calgary Physiotherapyaims to reduce the risk of the injury happening again.

Physiotherapists in Canada have trained in universities and, as mentioned earlier on, are registered. You don't need to be referred by your doctor but he may recommend a course of physiotherapy to help treat an injury or condition. Chinook Rehab Centre Physiotherapy Calgary can help you with a suitable physiotherapist near you.


What does a physiotherapist do?

A physiotherapist might:

  • massage areas of your body
  • manipulate your joints
  • stretch your muscles
  • give you exercises to do

A physiotherapist will assess your condition and help you with physical problems. These might have come about because of an accident or injury, or you might have had them most of your life.

Some physiotherapists treat children who have problems with their movement. They also show parents how to improve their child’s quality of life.

How can physiotherapy help me?

A physiotherapist can help treat many things, including:

They can also help you reduce the chance of future injuries.

Am I eligible for physiotherapy?

Yes, you can see a physiotherapist at any time. Just Google Chinook Rehab Centre, Physio near you or go to our website to make an online booking.

You don’t have to see your doctor before you see a physiotherapist. However, it is good to see your doctor to talk about options and to get a referral.

Tell your physiotherapist about any major health problems, past injuries, and how much exercise you do.

To find one, ask a friend. Ask your doctor. Or search for physiotherapists online typing Physiotherapy Calgary or click on

Cost of physiotherapy

Costs vary – check before you go. You can make use of our online booking system to have a time of your choice for physiotherapy or massage therapy, so that you don’t need make a call

Your Car insurance covers your accident injury treatment claims whether you are at fault or not and you don’t need a doctor’s referral. Your primary healthcare practitioner will be either a physiotherapist or chiropractor who treats you for your motor vehicle accident injury.

If you have private health insurance, it might cover physiotherapy. Check what your plan covers before you go. Chinook Rehab Centre, Physiotherapy Calgary is approved for providing WCB treatments as well when someone gets injured at work in Alberta.


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