What is Physiotherpy

Physiotherapy is a health care profession that focuses on reducing symptoms of physical injury or impairment. This is done through the use of exercise and specialized hands-on clinical skills (such as soft tissue manipulation). The goal of physiotherapy is to maintain and maximize strength, function, and movement of the body.

Physiotherapists are experts of movement. They create personalized exercise programs based on your condition and recovery goals. At Solaj, our Physiotherapist will work in partnership with their clients to create a treatment plan that will ultimately help them maintain an independent and active lifestyle.

What does a Physiotherapist do?

At Solaj, our Physiotherapist will perform an assessment upon your first visit, and will then recommend a treatment plan that could include:

  • Personalized strengthening exercise programs (to complete in clinic and home)
  • Soft tissue mobilization (Massage)
  • Dry Needling – IMS
  • Joint mobilization
  • Stretching
  • Functional activity and tolerance testing and training
  • Work re-training and return to work planning
  • Muscle re-education
  • Assistance with the use of aids (such as splints and crutches)
  • Prescribe Cold Laser Therapy
  • and more

What Conditions can be Treated with Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can aid the recovery of a wide range of different conditions, including:

Acute Injuries

An acute injury can be described as a recent injury that is mild to moderate in severity, such as an ankle sprain or hip pain from a fall. Acute injuries typically do not need surgery. Techniques performed by our Physiotherapist can help speed up the healing process and get you back to your everyday activities.

Post Surgery Rehabilitation

Surgery is an invasive procedure that can cause addition complications even months or years after the problem was expected to be resolved. Internal scar tissue is one of the more common reasons for continued pain after surgery. Our Physiotherapist can help to break up internal scar tissue by using soft tissue mobilization (massage) techniques, creating customized exercise programs, and/or prescribing Cold Laser Therapy.

Chronic Conditions

A chronic condition can be described as issues (such as pain or loss of mobility) in joints, muscles, or tendons, that lasts longer than a few weeks. Chronic pain can be caused by: an old injury, surgery that was completed years ago, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and more. Physiotherapy can help relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of an injury, as well as help to restore range of motion.

Disabilities and Diseases

Physiotherapy can help to manage pain from various disabilities and diseases that are causing pain and limiting mobility.

Types of disabilities and diseases that Physiotherapy can help:

  • Neurological – issues from a stroke or multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromusculoskeletal – whiplash or some types of back pain
  • Cardiovascular – issues resulting after a heart attack
  • Respiratory – asthma, or cystic fibrosis