Physiotherapists are movement specialists. We will provide you with the tools and knowledge to take care of your body and get ongoing improvements.

What physiotherapy can do for you

  • Help improve your range of motion or strength after an injury
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat your pain or injury
  • Reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation from many physical conditions of the body
  • If you are feeling stiff or tired, they can help improve your daily function
  • Improve mobility and flexibility
  • Offer sport-specific knowledge to enhance your skills and performance to help you reach your fitness goals


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When you first see a physiotherapist

Assessment (involving physical tests)

An initial assessment will be done by a physiotherapist.  This involves a detailed history taking, and then a physical test of Range of Motion, Strength, Flexibility, and a variety of other special tests (eg. reflexes, sensation, joint stability and ligament tests).

This determines the cause of the pain or problems presented.

Treatment Plan

A treatment plan, including a diagnosis, goals for treatment, frequency of treatment, and prognosis, will be developed to determine the best treatment approach given the specific condition and your specific needs.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Stretching (e.g. Assisted, hands-on, active, directed or guided, PNF, Contract-Relax, Hold-Relax, Sustained, Prolonged, Dynamic)
  • Manual therapy (soft tissue techniques like massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization and/or spinal manipulation)
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Postural Work
  • Stability exercises
  • Mobility exercises
  • Work specific tasks and conditioning
  • Sport specific drills and conditioning
  • Modalities (eg. heat packs, ice or cold therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, NMES, IFC, Laser, Traction or spinal Decompression)
  • Treatment always includes education about what is involved with your body.

Physiotherapy also includes providing you with a home program of things to work on between physiotherapy sessions in the clinic.