Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the primary service rendered in Proactive Healthcare Scarborough clinic by Registered Physiotherapist Clarisa de la Cruz, complimenting other services such as Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Manual Osteopathy.

Physiotherapy is a health profession that will help promote, maintain, and restore the physical and psychological, and social well-being of our patients. Patients are assessed by a registered Physiotherapist in our Scarborough clinic. Upon assessment, the Physiotherapist prescribes a health care plan for the patient that includes the use of therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation); Shockwave therapy, and other modalities and exercises for strengthening and stretching. Physiotherapy is both passive and active forms that can provide an overall rehabilitation of an individual’s condition, as well as, giving a person the knowledge to prevent further injuries.

Patients will be assessed by a registered physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Assistants will provide treatments, with either active or passive therapy or both. Passive care includes ultrasound, stretching, and Electrical Muscle Stimulation. As patients’ painful symptoms reduce, they will be weaned off passive care and graduate into an active care program. The identifying diagnosis will be communicated to the client to be able to prescribe a proper Physiotherapy treatment and management for our patient to regain the highest functional goal.

Our Scarborough Clinic’s philosophy will be to graduate symptomatic patients into wellness and prevention, thereby ensuring patients will use our Clinic service and beyond the resolution of their painful symptoms.

Shockwave Therapy

Physiotherapy may be prescribed to rehabilitate a patient with chronic pain such as Rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, post-surgery (knee replacement, hip replacement), cervical and lumbar dysfunction, neurological problems, orthopedic injuries, pulmonary disease, sports injuries, stroke, and motor vehicle, work-related injuries, and other injuries/illnesses.

Treatment and Modalities Used in Physiotherapy

  • Laser therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • TENS
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Taping technique
  • Joint mobilization
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Cupping technique