Physiotherapy offers a wealth of advantages and is a cornerstone of rehabilitative medicine.
It aids in recovery and rehabilitation from injuries and surgeries, improves mobility and balance, and enhances muscle strength and endurance.
In addition, it helps manage chronic conditions such as arthritis and back pain, reduces the risk of recurring injuries, and promotes better posture and body mechanics. By focusing on restoring functionality and optimizing quality of life, physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in any holistic approach to health and wellness.
Treatments are covered under extended health care benefits.
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Aids in the recovery process following surgeries, including joint replacements, fractures, and heart surgery, by restoring strength, mobility, and endurance.
Helps regain function, movement, and independence following a stroke, focusing on restoring balance, coordination, and muscle control.
Treats and prevents a wide range of sports injuries, from sprains and strains to tendonitis and stress fractures, facilitating quicker recovery and safe return to activity.
Addresses developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders in children, like cerebral palsy and spina bifida, to improve motor skills, strength, and balance.
Assists older adults in managing age-related conditions like osteoporosis, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease, optimizing their mobility, function, and overall quality of life.
Supports patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis, by teaching breathing exercises and techniques to clear the airways.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on restoring and improving movement, function, and overall well-being. It can benefit individuals of all ages and can help with a wide range of conditions, such as musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, chronic pain management, and neurological conditions.
At Alternative Link you do not need a doctor's referral to begin sessions with a physiotherapist. However, do check with your insurance provider if they require a doctor's note for coverage of the treatment.
Treatment session durations can vary depending on the specific condition and treatment plan. On average, our sessions are 30 or 40 minutes long. Your physiotherapist will discuss the anticipated duration with you during the initial assessment.
The number of sessions required varies based on individual factors, such as the nature of the condition, its severity, and your body's response to treatment. Your physiotherapist will develop a personalized treatment plan and provide an estimate of the expected number of sessions.
Our approach to physiotherapy is distinctively hands-on and personal. Unlike some practices where therapists only check in on you intermittently, you'll have the undivided attention of our physiotherapist throughout each session.
Physiotherapy treatments are generally not intended to be painful. However, some therapeutic techniques or exercises may cause temporary discomfort or soreness as your body adjusts or heals. Your physiotherapist will always let you know before using these techniques, and closely monitor your comfort level and adjust the treatment accordingly.
Yes, home exercises are often a crucial component of physiotherapy treatment. Your physiotherapist will provide you with specific exercises and instructions to continue your rehabilitation at home, promoting a faster recovery and long-term improvements.
It is essential to communicate openly with your physiotherapist. If you have any questions, concerns, or experience changes in your condition, don't hesitate to discuss them with your physiotherapist. They are there to support you and help address any uncertainties you may have.