Start Your Journey in Physiotherapy!
SafeCare’s staff are dedicated practitioners with a passion for each patient and a comprehensive, holistic approach to treatment and healing. We will treat you as an individual, with a plan of care designed to meet your goals for health and functionality.
What Should I Expect From An Appointment?
First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Your physiotherapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
Physiotherapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physiotherapist may teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home.
Treatment may cause mild soreness or swelling. This is normal but talk to your physical therapist if it bothers you.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.
The goal of physiotherapy in is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.
Back and neck pain is very common. In fact, injuries to the spine are the most common conditions we treat. Do not let back problems limit your lifestyle. Most of these problems respond well to the right kind of treatment.
Common Spine Conditions Treated
â¢ Chronic neck, upper back and lower back pain and stiffness.
â¢ Sacroiliac dysfunction.
â¢ Disc pathology/injury with or without radiating symptoms into the arms or legs. This includes herniated and degenerative discs.
â¢ Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation.
â¢ Stenosis, spondylolithesis and scoliosis.
â¢ Spine-related sports or work injuries.
Spine Treatment Plans
A treatment program is developed based on a history and examination. Hands on techniques and exercise programs restore motion and strength to give you confidence to move freely and prevent re-injury.
3 Tips Before Choosing A Physiotherapist
Before attending an appointment, make sure that your therapist accepts your insurance. Contacting your insurance provider to find out your physical therapy benefits could save you from a big out-of-pocket expense, and possibly a big headache. Understanding your expenses can help you make a better decision about your physical therapy care.
A number of physical therapists choose to spend time with only one patient at a time, while other could treat two or three patients at one time. While there is no evidence that shows one is better than the other, if you personally feel that you need more individualized attention, be sure to choose a physical therapist that treats one patient at a time.
Many physicalÂ therapists are board certified clinical specialists. This means that they have passed rigorous tests and have spent time treating a specific condition or population. For example, if your child needs therapy, you may wish to find a certified pediatric specialist. Or if there is a specific area of pain, find a therapist that specializesÂ in that area.
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