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Physiotherapy is a health care profession directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining

physical function.

What is Manual/Manipulative Physiotherapy?
All physiotherapists use specifically tailored exercise to treat pain and stiffness. In addition to exercise, Manipulative Physiotherapists are highly trained at using their hands to diagnose and treat restrictions in movement in the spine, arms and legs. Using gentle, hands-on techniques,

we can help reduce muscle tightness, improve movement in the joints, reduce pain and improve function. 

What Is A Physiotherapist?
Also known as physical therapists, physiotherapists have a detailed understanding of how the body works and are specially educated and trained to assess and improve movement and function, and to relieve pain. Physiotherapists promote good health by encouraging their clients or patients to improve and increase control over their own lives. There are more than 18,600 physiotherapists licensed to practice in Canada.

What Can A Physiotherapist Do For You?
Assessment of movement, strength, endurance and other physical abilities.
Assessment of the impact of an injury or disability on physical function.
Assessment of physical preparation for work and sports.
Program planning and education to restore movement and reduce pain.
Individualized treatment of an injury or disability based on scientific knowledge and a thorough assessment of the condition, environmental factors and lifestyle.

A Physiotherapist’s Role In Your Health Care
Physiotherapists provide valuable health care for people throughout

their life – from birth to old age.

For instance, Physiotherapists can:

  • Prevent and treat sports injuries

  • Restore and increase range of motion in joints

  • Increase co-ordination

  • Counsel and education in pre-
    and post-natal car;

  • Design user-friendly homes and workplaces

  • Educate clients in the use of devices such as canes, crutches and wheelchairs

  • Help injured individuals return to work successfully.

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