Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual's ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. For many seniors, disabled or chronically ill people, physiotherapy is the key to restoring and maintaining a level of physical function that permits independent living. Physiotherapy is one way to successfully push physical limitations to secure the Freedom to Function.
Physiotherapy benefits include decreasing pain, improving joint mobility, increasing strength and coordination and improved cardiorespiratory function. Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy whether you are living with a chronic illness, recovering from a work injury or suffering after that weekend hockey game.
Physiotherapy increases your independence and gives you the Freedom to Function™ in your home, workplace or your favorite leisure activity. Physiotherapy offers a range of specialized services of benefit to patients with heart and lung disease, traumatic, workplace and athletic injuries, amputations, arthritic joints, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord and nerve injury, cancer and pre- and postsurgical needs.
‘Sport Physiotherapist’ is a Physiotherapist who has completed the Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy through Sport Physiotherapy Canada (a Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. The Diploma holder has experience in the care of athletes of all levels, be it the high performance national or provincial level athlete or the everyday active Canadian. The Education system of SPC allows the graduate physiotherapist to gain experience and education through courses in areas such as athletic taping, protective equipment, emergency care, concussion management and exercise prescription.
Physiotherapists gain valuable field experience towards their Diploma by working closely with experienced therapists in a mentorship program. The Sport Physiotherapist is qualified to work with Canada’s High Performance athletes in all settings including daily training and competitions such as world championships and the Olympic Games. Written and practical Examinations are required to achieve the level of Diploma holder ensuring a high standard of care. The Canadian Physiotherapy Association oversees the program of ‘Clinical Specialist in Sport’. This program allows the Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy to attain the designation of advanced clinical reasoning through a peer review/competency based program.
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Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
All physiotherapists registered to practise in Canada are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competence examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.
Our physiotherapist at TLR has a personalized approach with all our clientele offering one-on-one client care. Following a thorough assessment, treatment programs are based on individual needs. She believes in clinical excellence with a strong focus on continuing education and manual therapy. Our Physiotherapist has extensive training in manual therapy, exercise prescription, acupuncture, sports injuries and therapeutic modialities giving her the solid foundation to treat all musculoskeletal disorders with high client satisfaction.
Physiotherapy treatment can include therapeutic exercises,
manual therapy, acupuncture, electrical modalities such as TENS or ultrasound, and work hardening.
Some extended health insurance plans may require a physician's referral in order to reimburse you for physiotherapist services.