With physiotherapy, you can get back to your life!
When you are in pain, it seems like everything gets interrupted. You can’t do the things that you want to each day, you feel slower, and your mood gets lower. This pain can be from an injury, an illness or a condition that you have been diagnosed with.
Physiotherapists are movement and pain specialists. Through assessment and treatment, we create a course of care that helps you
- Improve pain
- Increase flexibility
- Increase strength and
- Reach your goals (even if that is solely to get rid of the pain)
What should you expect in a Physiotherapy Assessment?
In this short frequently asked question video, Christina explains what you should expect when you’re coming in to see a physiotherapist.
Every therapist will be slightly different but in general you will need to come in a couple of minutes before your appointment to fill out a waiver. When you are in your appointment, your physiotherapist will ask you about your condition, perform some movements to see what is causing pain, and do some functional tests to see how you are doing. Then they will give you their recommendations for treatment.
What does Treatment include?
Again this is therapy specific, but at STAVE OFF we focus on soft tissue release, flexibility, and exercise-based rehabilitation. Your therapist can explain each of these concepts and how they will work best for you during your appointment!
What kind of conditions can a physiotherapist treat?
Physiotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions. Some including
- Arthritis (check out our Conquer Arthritis program as well!)
- Muscle Aches and Pains
- Rehabilitation after a heart attack, stroke or other heart incident
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Recovering energy after cancer
- Weight management
At STAVE OFF, we believe that physiotherapy is not just treating an injury or condition, it is about treating the entire PERSON. That is why we have the STAVE OFF method.
The STAVE OFF Model
Check out our article for more information about how we use ALL aspects of health to try to improve your care.
We believe that giving you the information about your condition, health and ways to exercise is the best thing we can do to help you. That is why we started the blog and the podcast, to give YOU the information you need. You are in the driver seat of your medical care.