But let’s take a step away from that and celebrate that we are able to get back to doing what we love!
So what exactly is physiotherapy?
The School of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Saskatchewan defines physiotherapy as:
“a dynamic and challenging health profession dedicated to improving and maintaining physical mobility, independence, health and well-being. Physical therapists are primary health care professionals who provide valuable health care for people of all ages within a broad range of practice settings. They assess levels of mobility, strength, endurance and other physical abilities to determine the impact of illness or injury on physical function, whether at work, rest or play. They diagnose movement disorders and develop treatment plans to restore movement and reduce pain or limitations to mobility”.
The Donald Physiotherapy website sums it up nicely: “physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of muscles, joint and tendon issues or injuries with client specific education and exercise planning”.
Physiotherapists work in a variety of settings and commonly treat a variety of conditions. Depending on your injury or condition, you may see a physical therapist in a clinic, hospital or in your home. There are many different techniques and treatment approaches used by physical therapists and these may include exercise prescription, manual therapy/hands on techniques, acupuncture and education to name a few!
Here at Donald Physiotherapy each member of the team treats based on the values of the clinic, however each member also brings their own experiences and treatment approaches to guide our care. Some commonly treated conditions include:
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as rotator cuff tendinopathy, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, TMJ (jaw), etc.
- Pelvic health concerns
- Post-surgical rehabilitation for hips, knees, shoulders, etc.
- Vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management
- Low back and neck pain
- Chronic pain management
If you have any questions related to any of the above information, have a question about where to receive the most appropriate treatment for your condition or are just looking for a few quick tips, please reach out and we will gladly help in whatever way we can!
So ~ Happy National Physiotherapy Month ~ to all of my colleagues that go above and beyond for each and everyone of their clients!
~ Jacquie, Physiotherapist
- Canadian Physiotherapy Association 2020 [online]; physiotherapy.ca
- University of Saskatchewan. The PT Profession [Online]; rehabscience.usask.ca
- Donald Physiotherapy. Services [online]; donaldphysiotherapy.com