What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease.
They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
A registered physiotherapist is qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized national physiotherapy competency examination prior to being registered with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia.
When suffering from pain or injury related to trauma, activity, or movement you can benefit from seeking the advice of a therapist with extensive training in dealing with these conditions.
Physiotherapy for athletes and non-athletes
There is no difference. Physiotherapy is for everyone and at Kinetic Evolution it is catered to what the patient’s assessment indicates. Each patient collaborates with the physiotherapist to select what is in their best interest moving forwards to prevent or reduce pain and/or injury.
What Does a Physiotherapist Treat?
Physiotherapists treat anything from muscular injury to neurological conditions to balance problems. As well, they can aid with acute (recent) and chronic (long lived) issues.
Repetitive overuse or improper movements due to lack of strength or range of motion can all contribute to pain and injury within the body. As a result, in many cases the area of pain is not the source of the problem, but rather a symptom of dysfunction elsewhere in the body.
A registered physiotherapist can help reduce the local symptoms and perform a thorough assessment to determine if there are issues elsewhere in the body that needs to be addressed. Treating the patient holistically and diagnosing the cause of dysfunction will help reduce the likelihood of injury reoccurrence and improve your ability to perform pain-free movement.
How Physiotherapy Treatment at Kinetic Evolution Might Be Different
Patients will all differ in regard to their treatment and recovery from injury. We all have different genetic makeup, occupations, hobbies, and circumstances in our lives. Not one method of treatment will work the same on everyone. That is why it is so important to consider all these factors when building a treatment plan and why having an open and honest collaboration with your physiotherapist is key to recovery. At Kinetic Evolution we strive to achieve this by providing one on one sessions for the entire session that is scheduled. Our therapists take recovery very seriously and will incorporate various methods such as manual therapy and soft tissue release to gain the best outcome possible for their patients.
In addition to interventions done in the clinic our physiotherapists will help teach proper technique, educate, and guide you through a progressive exercise program to get you to your goals. This can include athletic taping, bracing, warmup/cool down protocols and self care at home using foam rollers, heat, ice, etc. Injury recovery and movement correction cannot be achieved solely by the work of your therapist, you have an important role to play in your own recovery and your therapist will assist you through it.
How a Physiotherapist Can Work With Your Healthcare Team
Physiotherapists typically have experience collaborating with other healthcare professionals. It is important to consider other professions, such as medical doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and athletic therapists, when structuring a treatment plan. Every healthcare professional brings a unique skill set. Research has shown that patients benefit from a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach. Many times patients will be seeing multiple practitioners for a specific problem and building open lines of communication will lead to optimal results. A registered physiotherapist might make a referral to another therapist and communicate to them the treatment plan and the goals moving forward to ensure everyone is on the same page. This has a positive impact on the recovery time.
Experience the Benefits of a Physiotherapist
It is important to understand that everything in the body is connected and how you receive treatment should reflect that. Knee pain doesn’t mean you should just get your knee treated. How and when to exercise, what areas of the body to stretch/strengthen/mobilize and how the entire body moves in unison are all a necessity to not only recover from injury but to also thrive afterwards. A registered physiotherapist has unique training and experience to be able to offer these types of treatments and education to their patients. Life is meant to be lived pain free and you deserve a therapist that understands this.
|INITIAL ASSESSMENT||SUBSEQUENT SESSION (30 Min)||SUBSEQUENT SESSION (45 Min)||REHAB (60 min)|
|60 Minutes||30 Minutes||45 Minutes||60 Minutes|
|Thorough health history||Reassessment||Reassessment||Individualized rehab exercise program created by our physiotherapist|
|Patient Education on Relevant Findings||Review and progression of exercises||Review and progression of exercises|
|Treatment||Supervised Exercise and Mobility Session||Supervised Exercise and Mobility Session|
|Home Exercise Program|