What is Physiotherapy?
Feel better, Move better, Live better
At Pillars of Wellness Burlington and Aldershot, we feel that the proper integration of physiotherapeutic modalities, is essential for both treatment and for the prevention of injury. At Pillars of Wellness our physiotherapy team employs only qualified physiotherapists who are in good standing with their respective colleges. Our physiotherapists have thousands of hours of training and are extremely skilled in providing client centered care. Team members have gained valuable hands on experience working in conjunction with various disciplines including: cardio-respiratory, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, women’s health, seniors’ health, and sports. Our team members are well equated with how the body works and use their in depth clinical knowledge and specialized hands on skills to diagnose and treat lingering issues stemming from illness and injury.
It is the mission of our physiotherapists to integrate client centred techniques to assist in restoring function, maximizing strength, flexibility, and movement, and improving aerobic conditioning. Specifically, the physiotherapist will design and implement a customized program for each person. By avoiding “cookie-cutter” approaches and taking into consideration each person’s individualized needs we can best assist our patients, including those beset by numerous issues including arthritis, diabetes, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and a range of respiratory conditions.
What to expect:
During the initial visit, our physiotherapist will conduct a detailed assessment aimed at determining the nature and extent of symptoms prior to designing and implementing a customized program. During the initial assessment, our team members will inquire as to the nature and severity of symptoms as well as any other relevant details regarding the person’s medical history. The physiotherapist will then conduct a physical examination which will examine specific movements, including those undertaken during exercise, in order to gain a better understanding of the individual’s type and level of impairment. Based on the initial assessment, the physiotherapist will then, with input from the treatment team and the individuals themselves, design a program aimed at addressing the patient’s particular issues.
Typically, the physiotherapist will make use of the following during treatment sessions:
- Manual (hands-on) therapy
- Therapeutic exercises including stretching and strengthening
- Therapeutic modalities including heat, cold, ultrasound, and interferential current (IFC)
- Techniques to improve heart and lung function and cardiac conditioning
- Education and input regarding one’s condition, recommended treatment modalities and prognosis for improvement
With respect to the programming it is important to note that treatment is not static but rather is fluid and responsive to improvements in function. As the person progresses so does the level and intensity of treatment.
Our team of physiotherapists have extensive clinical knowledge and hands on experience and have treated many people with the following conditions:
|Arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease||Spinal instability|
|Repetitive strain or cumulative trauma||Back pain|
|Rib joint sprain/dysfunction||Neck pain|
|Tailbone pain (coccydynia)||Disk herniation, Sciatica|
|Shoulder Impingement||Motor Vehicle Accidents|
|Rotator Cuff Injuries or Repairs||Workplace Injuries|
|Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)||Post-Stroke Mobility and Function|
|Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)||Post-operative care of joints and muscles|
|Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)||Patellofemoral Syndrome|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||Post-Surgical Rehabilitation|
|DeQuervain's Syndrome||Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome|
For more questions about treatment fees and/or payment options, please contact our helpful administrative guru! We are always happy to speak to you.
“Health is the greatest strength.” – Lailah Gifty Akita