about physiotherapy

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a health care profession which provides services to manage and prevent a variety of physical conditions in order to maintain and improve movement and function throughout life.

Who is a Physiotherapist?

A Physiotherapist is a health care practitioner registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. A registered Physiotherapist must complete a University degree in an accredited Physiotherapy Program followed by successful completion of the written and clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam.

What conditions is physiotherapy recommended for?

  • repetitive strain injuries e.g. tendonopathies, carpel tunnel syndrome
  • poor posture
  • neck pain, headaches, migraines
  • low back and pelvic pain
  • sports injuries
  • frozen shoulder
  • post-surgical rehabilitation
  • pre and post-natal rehabilitation
  • age-related changes e.g. osteoporosis, arthritis
  • general cardiovascular fitness
  • general strength conditioning

Physiotherapy Treatments Include:

  • manual therapy
  • exercise prescription
  • education
  • therapeutic modalities