Physiotherapy is a health profession that will help promote, maintain restore physical and psychological and social well being of our patients. Patients are assessed by registered Physiotherapist , upon assessment, the Physiotherapist prescribe 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 over-all 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 patient painful symptoms reduce, they will be weaned off a passive care and graduate into an active care program. The identifying diagnosis will be communicated to client to be able to prescribe a proper Physiotherapy treatment and management for our patient to regain the highest functional goal.
The 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.
Physical therapy 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
- Taping technique
- Joint mobilization
- Therapeutic exercises
- Cupping technique
Manipulation is used to reinstate mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support. Chiropractic care may balance or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal feature associated with the condition.
- Improve your posture
- Helps to provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
- Improve movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
- Manage to improved athletic performance
- Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries
- Improve your flexibility and range of motion
- Alleviate back ache during pregnancy
- Helps to treat gait and foot problems
The method is to insert the very fine needles through the skin and tissues at the specific points on the body.
Acupuncture is effective in treating both acute and chronic disorders. The number of treatments will vary with each individual and the condition being treated. Treatment sessions usually last between 15-30 minutes and the relief maybe immediate or occur within a few hours or after few days.
Manual Osteopathy was established by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in the late 1800 in United States of America with the aim of using ‘hands on’ techniques to improve circulation and correct altered biomechanics, without the use of drugs.
The common conditions treated by the osteopath are the following:
- Mechanical Low back pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Head ache, neck and heel pain
- Shin splints
- Musculoskeletal conditions
Manual Osteopath Practicioner uses very precise palpation and manual therapy techniques in order to be able to treat the restrictions in joints and tissue, which prevent the various parts of the body from fulfilling their natural functions.
The main objective of manual Osteopathy is to be able to restore mobility and normal function to the different systems of the body, to assure that the body is moving freely. The therapist’s goal is to treat the cause of the dysfunction once detected by the Manual Osteopath Practicioner . If dysfunctions are left untreated will may manifest some functional impediments that may weaken defense systems, and can cause postural imbalances and pain.
The custom orthotic supports the arch of the foot and unloads stress at the forefoot while sitting naturally in the shoe.
An orthopedic shoe is a type of footwear that can support the heel and arch of the foot. This can be lessening the foot pain and the chronic conditions. They are made in such a way that the cushion and assistance they provide make walking less painful and damaging, encourage blood flow in the feet. Mostly, regular shoes are not properly made and not helping for a good health.
Compression stockings are a type of special support stockings for your leg to improve the blood flow. This helps prevent leg inflammation and to lesser extent of blood clot. It is available for men and women in a variety of styles and colors.
The compression stocking should strong to your legs and should feel the pressure around your ankle and less pressure on your legs. These stockings are not the same as the stockings you often see advertised or sell in the store. Insurance will cover the cost if your compression stockings but you need your doctor has written a prescription. Your doctor will indicate what compression level you need to acquire.
These medical devices are often prescribed for the patient to wear during the process of recovery and rehabilitation.
Many specialized healthcare fields use orthopaedic braces, including those concerned with rehabilitating and preventing injuries, post-operative care, osteoarthritic care, and more. A qualified medical professional can determine what type of orthopaedic brace is ideal for the patient, as well as the fit, type of support, function, and level of stability or protection.
Orthopaedic devices fall under the medical specialty of orthotics, a field that involves the design, manufacture, and application of orthopaedic braces and other similar devices that are used outside the patient’s body to modify or improve the function and structure of the affected muscles and bones.
It is important to note, however, that orthopaedic braces should not be worn without the advice or recommendation of a doctor and an orthotist, who is a clinician responsible for prescribing, manufacturing, managing, and monitoring orthopaedic braces and other orthoses.
Orthopaedic braces can be used in various ways. They can be prescribed to stop limbs, specific segments of the body, or joints from moving for a pre-determined period. This can be very important in facilitating proper recovery and positioning as the affected body part heals. Braces are often recommended for restricting and assisting general movement, removing weight from healing or injured joints and muscles, and correcting the shape and function to reduce pain and facilitate improved mobility. Patients who have suffered from fractures or broken bones can also be prescribed orthopaedic braces to aid in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Orthopaedic braces are generally divided into two categories, depending on the location of its application: upper and lower limb. Braces on the upper limb can be applied to the shoulders, collarbones, the arms, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers. Lower limb braces, on the other hand, can be fitted over the feet, ankles, knees, and legs. Braces can also be prescribed, designed, and manufactured to correct spinal position in patients with scoliosis (common designs are known as the Boston Brace, the Milwaukee Brace, and the Charleston Bending Brace).