Orthopaedic physical therapy involves the care of your entire musculoskeletal system where it helps patients whose muscles, bones, and body ligaments do not function properly. A physiotherapist can treat conditions that may affect your ability to move or function physically in your daily life.
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy utilises the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as background theory in the assessment and management of patients. This involves not only ‘manipulation’, but also manual assessment and treatment techniques, specific therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, and advice on posture and movement disorders. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is used to treat musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and injuries, including arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, and more.
Neck pain can be caused by multiple factors, such as poor posture, over-strenuous movement, injury, worn joints, or even disease. We have several treatment options that can help you recover, by reducing stiffness and strengthening the neck muscles.
Shin splints are a common injury associated with running or other impact activities. The pain is typically along the inside of the shin or tibia which is amplified with impact. Several different factors can cause shin splints such as improper warm-up or cool down, poor footwear, repetitive stress, flat feet, or even a change in your workouts. There are many ways that shin splints can be successfully treated, including Shockwave, Graston, or Active Release. Restricting impact, stretching, foam rolling, proper footwear, and ice are important during treatment to get you back to your activities as soon as possible.
Including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and Morton’s Neuroma. Recovering from such injuries requires therapeutic exercising. We have a friendly team that helps patients with these exercises and makes it easy to get back to fitness.
Occupational injuries usually result from accidents or work-related activities that require repetitive motion. This can cause long-term stress on the body, which can lead to further problems if left untreated. We help our clients recover from work-related injuries back to health, to get you back to work faster.
Symptoms of whiplash include neck and back pain, stiffness and soreness, headaches, fatigue, and more. If you have recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), a sports injury, or suspect you have whiplash, consult with one of our healthcare professionals to determine your best recovery plan.
When left untreated, injuries from automobile accidents can get worse over time. Our team of healthcare experts can help you recover from those injuries with physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic care. Our clinic team will also guide you through the process and work with your insurance company.
Some of the most common sports injuries we treat at Human Integrated Performance are separated shoulders, chronic ankle sprains, and knee pain. If you are an athlete and suffer an injury, we have the team to get you back!
These therapies are correct for people that experience different kinds of pain. Also, it is suitable for people trying to recover from an injury or illness that affects their mobility. Also, any patient can seek examination and treatment, whether they are old or young. Also, it is suitable for non-patients that want to prevent diseases.
Physiotherapists usually undergo a first degree in the subject. Also, some may hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline but a master’s degree in the main subject. Any of this can apply, but they have to undergo rigorous practical training to combine with the theory.
Accessing a physiotherapist is easy because various clinics serve the community. These clinics get regulated, and the professionals have the necessary qualifications to treat you. Therefore, you should not be afraid to walk into a physiotherapy Edmonton clinic and get treated for any symptom requiring the procedures.
Physiotherapy can bring about some expected side effects, like fatigue, tenderness and even muscle soreness. While these sensations are normal to experience during treatment sessions which involve mobilization and strengthening of the affected area, they may result in a bit more discomfort than usual after each session.
Other potential side effects of physiotherapy may include mild headaches or dizziness if the treatment involves the manipulation of the neck or head. Some people may experience short-term muscle spasms or stiffness after a physiotherapy session. These side effects are usually minor and should be resolved within a few days.
In rare cases, physiotherapy may aggravate pre-existing conditions or cause new injuries. It’s crucial to inform your physiotherapist of any pre-existing conditions or injuries you have before starting physiotherapy treatment.
In Alberta, physiotherapists are considered primary care providers, so you can see a private one without requiring your doctor’s referral.
However, your physician will likely refer you to a physiotherapist for post-surgery recovery or an extended medical issue needing specialized attention. It is common for physiotherapists to collaborate with other healthcare professionals such as a doctor, occupational therapists and massage therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan for you.
In addition, if your private health insurance covers physiotherapy, you may need to provide a doctor’s referral for the insurer to cover the cost of your treatment.
You should visit a physiotherapist if your pain is mechanical. Also, other reasons you may choose to attend a physical therapy session include when the pain is not going away, the pain has severely affected movement, or it prevents you from sporting activities. Any of these reasons show that it is time to see a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in managing Parkinson’s disease. The aim is to help patients maintain their physical abilities, independence, and quality of life. Physiotherapists may design exercise programs to improve strength, balance, and coordination, and work with patients on practical tasks such as walking and speaking. They may also educate patients and their families about the disease and its effects. Physiotherapy is a key component of a comprehensive approach to managing Parkinson’s disease.
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