Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. For many seniors, disabled or chronically ill people, physiotherapy is the key to restoring and maintaining a level of physical function that permits independent living.
Physiotherapy benefits include decreasing pain, improving joint mobility, increasing strength and coordination and improved cardiorespiratory function.
Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy whether you are living with a chronic illness, recovering from surgery or suffering after that playing weekend golf game. Physiotherapy increases your independence and gives you the ability to enjoy your daily activities in your home, workplace or your favorite leisure activity. Physiotherapy offers a range of specialized services of benefit to patients with heart and lung disease, traumatic, workplace and athletic injuries, amputations, arthritic joints, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord and nerve injury, cancer and pre and post-surgical needs. Talk to a physiotherapist Most of the aches and pains someone experiences can be prevented. Physiotherapists have the education, applied knowledge, and skill to help you keep your lifestyle pain-free and fun. Don’t be limited by aches and pains.
How do I find a physiotherapist?
Check the yellow pages for listings of physiotherapists and physiotherapy clinics. You can make an appointment with a physiotherapist directly.
- Ask for a recommendation from your family doctor. While a direct referral is not necessary, your physician may be able to suggest a physiotherapist for your particular concern. Further, while many physiotherapy services are covered by provincial health care plans, Workers Compensation plans, and private insurance, some insurance plans require a doctor’s referral for reimbursement.
- Visit the website of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association at www.physio-therapy.ca to access the ‘Find a Physiotherapist’ directory and to find out more information about physiotherapy. The CPA web site can also link you to resources for finding physiotherapists through provincial association branches and regulatory colleges.
Spinewise clinic at Bowmanville provides rehabilitation services including physiotherapy massage therapy, acupuncture hand therapy orthotics custom bracing.