FAQ041: When is it appropriate to see a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists: Muscle aches and pains and so much more!

Physiotherapist’s are commonly known for helping with muscle aches and pains. Our training involves anatomy, physiology, and rehabilitation. We have expertise in the assessment, management and prevention of many muscle aches and pains that range from traumatic injuries such as ACL tears to overuse injuries like rotator cuff syndrome.

But we can do so much more than that!

Physiotherapist’s have  A LOT of different areas that they can place focus. Physiotherapist’s are hugely involved in cardiac rehabilitation. They can help get your body stronger and more resilient have you have had a heart issue.

Heart issues we can rehab include

Exercise Programs can be our Forte!

Many physiotherapists have a deep knowledge of exercise prescription. Using exercise as a way to get healthy and stay healthy. As clinicians, we can help you get started on a gym program so that you can workout in a safe and effective way.

Concussions & Vertigo…  big issues we can help you with!

One area that is getting a ton of attention in the last couple of years is concussion and head injury. Physios are often able to treat and manage concussion symptoms (they do special training after their degree so you need to ask if your therapist is confident treating this).

Dizziness and vertigo is another one. As we get older, more and more of us experience vertigo and often don’t know that a physio can help you with these symptoms (as well as your doctor).

The Pelvic Floor

Having issues with leaking or control of your bowel or bladder? These issues are often a result of pelvic floor dysfunction. A physiotherapist can help you with this as well. Again, like concussion and vertigo, these are therapists who do special training after they finish their schooling.

Check out this video where I talk about when you might want to go seek help from a physiotherapist!

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Christina Prevett

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