Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that focuses on the treatment and prevention of physical disabilities, injuries, and pain through exercise, manual therapy, and other modalities.
Here are the top 10 frequently asked questions and answers about physiotherapy:
What does a physiotherapist do?
A physiotherapist diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular systems. They develop personalized treatment plans that may include exercises, manual therapy, electrotherapy, and other techniques to help patients recover from injuries or manage chronic conditions. Some Physiotherapists also have specialization in pelvic health, vestibular rehab, concussion management, and pediatrics. Physiotherapists are known to be advocates of movement and good health in the community.
What are the benefits of physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy can help improve mobility, strength, and flexibility, reduce pain and inflammation, prevent injury, and improve overall quality of life. It can also help people recover from surgeries or illnesses and manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and stroke.
What conditions can physiotherapy treat?
Physiotherapy can treat a variety of conditions, including but not limited to musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains and strains, post-surgery rehabilitation, neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease, respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia. They can also treat pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, and other pelvic floor issues. Vertigo (BPPV) is another condition that some physiotherapists are trained in. Check out the detailed list of conditions on our website.
How long does a physiotherapy session last?
The initial assessment with a physiotherapist at our clinic is an hour long. Follow-up sessions are usually 30 minutes but some people may need longer sessions depending on their condition and treatment plan.
How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?
The number of physiotherapy sessions required varies depending on the condition being treated, the severity of the injury, and the patient’s individual needs. Our physiotherapist will work with the patient to develop a personalized treatment plan and will provide an estimate of the number of sessions needed.
Is physiotherapy painful?
Physiotherapy may involve some discomfort during treatment, especially if the patient is recovering from an injury. However, a physiotherapist will work within the patient’s pain threshold and provide techniques to manage any discomfort. The key is to communicate with your physiotherapist during your treatment session so they can adjust their treatment to keep you comfortable.
Do I need a physician’s referral to see a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapy is primary care in Ontario, so we do not need a referral to see you. However, if you will be claiming your treatments through a benefits plan, it would be best to check with your insurance about their referral requirements. If you will be visiting an OHIP clinic, you will most certainly need a physician’s referral to be covered. See OHIP-covered physiotherapy requirements here.
How do I choose a physiotherapist?
When choosing a physiotherapist, consider their qualifications, experience, and area of expertise. It may also be helpful to read online reviews and ask for recommendations from friends and family. Triangle Physiotherapy has 3000+ 5-Star Google reviews between all eight locations. We pride ourselves on the service we provide and our physiotherapists have a learning mindset so they are always learning new skills.
Is physiotherapy covered by insurance?
Most insurance plans cover physiotherapy, but coverage can vary depending on the plan and the specific services provided. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage.
How do I book an appointment to see a physiotherapist?
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- Physiotherapy Etobicoke – Triangle Physiotherapy Etobicoke
- Oakville Physiotherapy Clinic – Triangle Physiotherapy Oakville
- Physiotherapy North York – Triangle Physiotherapy North York
- Mississauga Physiotherapy Clinics – Triangle Physiotherapy Mississauga
- Downtown Physiotherapy Clinics – Triangle Physiotherapy King West
- Uptown Physiotherapy Clinics – Triangle Physiotherapy Lawrence Park
- Physiotherapy Clinic Downtown Toronto – Triangle Physiotherapy Queens Quay
- Physiotherapy Clinics Mississauga – Triangle Physiotherapy Erin Mills
Physiotherapy is a highly beneficial niche treatment of injury, disorder and disease. Using specific physical methods, it aids in restoring the mobility, function and movement in the affected area. Physiotherapy uses experimented and researched information on how the body works and uses medically certified procedures for treatment.
Physiotherapy also comes extremely advantageous in preventing further injury or damage on the previously strained body part. It is widely popular as people of any age can receive its benefits by managing and maintaining great shape and health, thereby preventing injury or disease.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based occupation where well-trained, skilled and experienced professionals provide the best care and treatment. At Triangle Physiotherapy, our team of exceptionally qualified Physiotherapists do their best to provide you finest and world-class service.
Physiotherapists at Triangle Physiotherapy are well researched and use their extensive skills and experience to improve complicated situations like Respiratory, Neurological, Cardiovascular and Neuromusculoskeletal. If you have an injury or are facing a problem, consult our expert Physiotherapists at Triangle Physiotherapy at its various locations
Benefits of Physiotherapy
We are listing below some conditions where physiotherapy has helped in providing the best possible results.
- Eliminating or reducing pain
Patients suffering from arthritis, muscle strain/sprain or tendonitis benefit from using therapeutic techniques and exercises such as Soft Tissue Mobilization or usage of modalities like TENS, IFC and Ultrasound. These therapies help in alleviating the pain thereby ensuring normalcy. You can check with our specialized and trained physiotherapists at Etobicoke centre for more information on this.
- Helps in avoiding surgery
Let’s face this. We are all living in tough pandemic times and nobody wants to visit a hospital or undergo a surgery. However, there are some unavoidable situations where surgery is the last resort. Physiotherapy can help in avoiding this by managing and healing in the initial stages itself. It is also helpful in pre and post rehabilitation programs to mitigate the complications that can occur in the surgery. If you are residing in or around Toronto, we suggest you to consult our Physiotherapy experts in Toronto before planning a surgery. You can also discuss your case if you are recuperating from a surgery or treatment.
- Improving overall strength and coordination
While physiotherapy is highly beneficial to reduce the pain during or after a surgery, it also aids in improving the overall strength and robustness of the body. Do you know that physiotherapy involves specific exercises and stretches that help in cumulative coordination of the body? So, if you are facing symptoms of vertigo or dizziness, we suggest you to get in touch with our Physiotherapists. Our expert physiotherapists in Oakville are highly qualified and provide specific program for your requirement.
- Reducing the dependency on medicines
Every medicine that a patient consumes has a side effect at some point in life. Certain situations demand a patient to take medicines to control or treat his/her condition. However, there are cases like surgery, where a patient is dependent on the medicine for pain relief. We suggest physiotherapy as an alternative choice to address this concern and reduce the dependency and side effects caused by medicines.
- Boosting cardiovascular functioning and lung capacity
Post- stroke surgery requires extreme care and recovery program. Physiotherapy offers post heart stroke patients in regaining their degree and sense of direction, movement and balance. Our experience physiotherapists at Triangle Physiotherapy helps the patients in readjusting to their daily healthy lifestyle. You can consult our seasoned and best physiotherapists at Lawrence Park for special programs on breathing exercises that helps in restoring the optimal lung capacity and blood flow in the body.
- Managing and preventing sports related injuries
We understand that sports is all about agility and various sports can elevate the risk to specific types of conditions like ACL Tear, Golfers Elbow, Hamstring strain to name a few. Physiotherapy is extremely important and useful in such situations as it provides very specific treatment to improve the endurance and fix the symptomatic problem. Other than the injuries, sportsperson and athletes are benefitted with regular physiotherapy sessions. Our team of skilled physiotherapists at North York helps in improving the circulation and strengthening body muscles. This increases the flexibility which will improve whichever game you play.
- Staying fit at all ages and phases
Old age is not always pleasant. It brings with it certain complications that hamper the daily lifestyle. These includes Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoporosis, Sciatica, Dementia, Neck pain, Back pain, Knee replacement etc. All these ailments can be controlled and managed by physiotherapy. If you or any of your loved ones is facing old age problems like these, we suggest you to check our rehabilitation clinic across GTA. You can have a look at Triangle Physiotherapy Mississauga or any other clinic close to your location.
- Managing heart and diabetic conditions
It has been often observed that the diabetes patient suffer from discomforts like knee, shoulder and back pain. This is often resulted because of the unbalanced sugar levels in the body. There are dedicated physiotherapy plans that help in pain management caused due to diabetes. These plans also aid in controlling the sugar levels. Our expert physiotherapists at Triangle Physiotherapy help in guiding the patients about Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Foot etc.
- Easing pregnancy and postpartum care
Pregnancy is a beautiful journey. However, many women face trouble in this journey as their bodies undergo fundamental changes impacting overall well being and health. Many women face issues like fluctuating hormones, difficulty in carrying out routine activities due to increased body weight, changing habits etc. We suggest checking with our brilliant physiotherapist in Queens Quay clinic to enjoy this wonderful experience
- Improving mental health
Of all the amazing benefits of physiotherapy, mental health is the most important one. We are not saying this just in terms of ‘feeling happy and healthy’. We understand that Mental Health is a lot more than that. At Triangle Physiotherapy, we acknowledge and advocate the fact that feeling good in your body is important not just to do your daily chores, but also to elevate your confidence in whatever do and wherever you go. That’s why we are – to help you realize your true and full potential.With the help of a skilled and qualified physiotherapist from Triangle Physiotherapy, we can customize a program for you that will suit your specific need. Get in touch with us and we would be happy to answer all your queries.