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. https://www.physiotherapyalberta.ca/. They must be qualified, have insurance and be continuing their education. You can check if your physiotherapist is registered https://www.physiotherapyalberta.ca/physiotherapists
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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 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 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 not only treats the back pain but addresses the other factors too. This holistic approach of Chinook Rehab Centre Physiotherapy and massage Calgary aims 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 can help you with a suitable physiotherapist near you.
Physiotherapy focuses on correcting painful, symptomatic, or abnormal movements or functions. Our physiotherapist look at both the injured area and the areas that biomechanically and functionally contribute to the region of the presenting condition.
Our physiotherapy treatment involves the most appropriate and contemporary hands on techniques, including:
- soft tissue massage
- trigger point therapy
- dry needling
- muscle energy techniques
- mobility based facilitation techniques
This approach is linked and connected strongly with guided specific movement-based rehabilitations that retrain, activate, educate and strengthen specific areas of the body as needed. The most suitable treatment techniques and rehabilitation therapy is firmly decidedby assessment of your individual symptoms and goals. The combination of hands on treatment and rehabilitation facilitates recovery and empowers you to achieve your desired outcomes.
What does a physiotherapist do at Chinook Rehab Centre Calgary?
A physiotherapist might:
- massage or use graston on areas of your body
- manipulate your joints
- stretch your muscles
- give you exercises to do
- Acupuncture or Dry Needling
- Nerve mobilization and Neuro Kinetic Therapy
- Vertigo, Concussion and Jaw Pain Treatments
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.
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How can physiotherapy help me?
A physiotherapist can help treat many things, including:
- back and knee pain
- aches, sprains and injuries
- neurological conditions, like Parkinson’s disease
- recovery from broken bones
- rehabilitation after surgery
- developmental delays in children
- occupational health
They can also help you reduce the chance of future injuries.
Our approach to physiotherapy
Our physiotherapist is committed and passionate about sharpening the craft. We are continuously researching and learning to improve our skills in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of high level physiotherapy that aligns with the most current medical and scientific research
We show our full commitment to each and every patient. Since we listen, our physiotherapist and other professionals make great efforts to understand our client’s individual situation, circumstances, motivations and goals. That is why we offer a minimum of 60-minute initial appointments, and a minimum of 30-minute follow up sessions for all patients for physiotherapy. This is longer than industry standards, and allows time for more thorough assessment and diagnosis. We get an awareness when we talk about each client’s’ goals, motivations, as well as provide education and treatment with each appointment.
Physiotherapy is more than symptom relief at Chinook Rehab Centre. Our services give a holistic approach to your care. We consider all their injuries, pain, and other symptoms within the context of each presentation at the clinic. Our treatment and rehabilitation plan is tailored to facilitate your recovery.
This way of our dealing with our clients provide us with helping us to achieve your goals, motivations, aspirations and lifestyle, while fit in with any of your hesitations or limitations. We like to work together with each and every one of you to ensure that we educate you on your presentation and your understanding is key to your recovery and our success.
As part of our holistic method, we have two essential physio approaches to each patient’s treatment. This includes two key components of physiotherapy—the manual or “hands on” treatment, and the rehabilitation, or “movement based exercise/retraining”. This teamwork between our expert manual and rehabilitation physiotherapist provides an optimal environment for recovery.
Our manual physiotherapist provide hands-on treatment modalities to address any joint and tissue abnormalities that may be part of your presentation. This may present as tightness, trigger points (or knots), altered circulation, swelling, stiffness, nerve type symptoms, or muscle spasm and “guarding”.
Our rehabilitation physiotherapist provide movement-based retraining, education, stability, mobility, and strength-based exercises that specifically address your individual presentation and goals.
We work together to develop a management plan that fits your work, lifestyle, hobbies, and family commitments.
Effective physiotherapy can contribute to:
- Recovery from injury, by retraining your musculoskeletal system and nerve pathways.
- Alleviating pain, tension or symptoms within the body.
- Increasing mobility, stability and strength.
- Preventing future pain or dysfunction in areas predisposed to injury.
- Increased levels of fitness and performance through training of specific sports techniques.
An effective treatment plan is formed following the initial consultation, once all diagnostic information is gathered and a full assessment has been carried out. Working together with both the manual and rehabilitation physiotherapist, alongside the patient, ensures that we can achieve your optimal outcome of recovery and long-term wellbeing.
Am I eligible for physiotherapy?
Yes, you can see a physiotherapist at any time. Just enter our website at www.chinookrehab.com 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.
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 to 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 and massage in Calgary is approved for providing WCB treatments as well when someone gets injured at work in Alberta.
Direct billing for Physiotherapy: Chinook Rehab Centre Calgary does direct billing for most insurance companies.
Physiotherapy, Chinook Rehab Centre
Physiotherapy at Chinook Rehab Centre is located on 5940 Macleod Trail in SW Calgary, offers Physiotherapy in that can help relieve your pain and other symptoms from a wide variety orthopedic and neurological conditions. Our highly qualified and experienced physiotherapist implements evidence-based kinesiology, electrotherapy, shockwave modality, exercise prescription, joint mobilization/manipulation, Neurokinetic therapy, Nerve mobilization, Myofascial release techniques, Active release techniques, trigger point release, k-taping,acupuncture, TMD (Jaw treatments, Vertigo Treatments etc.
Conditions Treated Include:
- Chronic or Acute Pain
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Cartilage Damage
- Gait Disorders
- Physical Impairments of Musculoskeletal, Cardiopulmonary, Neurological and Endocrinological Origins
Physiotherapy works to improve your physical functions through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, rehabilitation and patient education.
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Physiotherapy Calgary Personalized Assessments:
Each patient receives a personalized assessment of your overall health and pain levels. We provide in-depth, one-on-one physical examinations and assessments designed to identify and treat the root cause of pain and dysfunction.
We provide assessments on numerous elements such as:
- Neuro Muscular Skeletal
- Tempero Mandibular Joint
Your practitioner will listen attentively regarding your pain and mobility restrictions, gathering all possible information, and provide you with a detailed diagnosis. You then receive a comprehensive recovery plan that combines effective treatments to help you get better in fewer appointments.
Your questions are answered, and you receive education about your condition. For the longer-term, you have access to a home rehabilitation program to help prevent recurrence and continue your long-term health and wellness.