What is physiotherapy?
The practice of physiotherapy focuses on restoring, maintaining and improving mobility and function, maximizing strength, reducing muscular dysfunction, and improving overall quality of life for those suffering from pain or injury. A physiotherapist is trained to assess and treat muscular conditions by utilizing functional rehabilitative treatments, exercise and modalities such as TENS and ultrasound. Physiotherapists work with those who are suffering from an injury or a disability, are recovering from surgery, have debilitating pain or limited range of motion or simply would like to improve their physical performance.
Why seek physiotherapy?
Seeking physiotherapy can improve your quality of life by maximizing your range of motion, increasing your physical functionality and helping to prevent future injuries for a pain-free future. A physiotherapist is an important part of your healthcare team and makes a profound effect on the healing process for a wide range of conditions. Physiotherapists will create a physical therapy program individualized to your needs, whether it is to reduce pain, improve function, or improve strength and flexibility. Physiotherapy is also a great support system to have if you have suffered from a car accident, work injury or recently underwent surgery. The programs designed by a physiotherapist can help you to recover faster, live a more active and independent lifestyle and support permanent disabilities.
What can I expect with Physiotherapy visit/treatment?
During your initial physiotherapy visit at our clinic, the physiotherapist will take a thorough assessment of your condition, including questions regarding level of disability, when/how it started, the location and degree of pain, as well as the goals you may have for yourself. These questions are important for physiotherapists to learn about the cause of your disability and to create an appropriate therapy program. The treatment options that physiotherapy includes depend on your particular condition and needs. Physiotherapy treatment may include soft tissue therapy, stretching and strengthening muscles, improving balance and coordination, or modalities including electrotherapy, TENS units, ultrasound or IFC. A physiotherapist may also choose to include nutritional advice, exercise programs or advice regarding how to prevent future injuries, in your program of care.
Why choose Wellington Chiropractic?
At Wellington Chiropractic, we aim to provide the very best in clinical care and the highest level of evidence-based manual therapy. Our physiotherapists are highly skilled in the treatment, and prevention of a number of conditions and keep current and up-to-date by attending various conferences and workshops. Our clinic offers exemplary care in a low-pressure, laid back and friendly environment. We take great pride in been providing the best possible care in order to help patients achieve a more active, comfortable and pain-free life. Best of all, we are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, just steps away from the financial district, St. Lawrence Market, The ACC, and both Union and King St. Stations. We are also conveniently open 6 days a week to ensure that our services will be available to you during any busy time.