Elderly male patient receiveing a consultation with a medical professional

You are sitting at your desk at work and the right side of your neck starts to hurt.  You stretch and get up and walk around but that nagging pain is still there. You try to get something from the top shelf in you kitchen but to your dismay you can't get your arm to reach that high anymore and "ouch" that hurts!

You go to the doctor and he gives you pain killers but you become frustrated because the pain goes away for a short while but comes right back!  What do you do?  That's when you make an appointment to see a Physiotherapist!  Lets look a little more at what physiotherapy is and why you should call us!

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that focuses on helping individuals restore and maintain movement and function, alleviate pain, and prevent disability. Physiotherapy can benefit a wide range of people across various age groups and conditions. Here are some groups of individuals who may benefit from physiotherapy care:

  1. Musculoskeletal Conditions:

    • Individuals with orthopedic issues such as fractures, sprains, strains, and joint disorders.
    • Those with arthritis or other degenerative joint conditions.
    • Post-surgery rehabilitation, including joint replacements.
  2. Neurological Conditions:

    • People with neurological disorders like stroke, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease.
    • Individuals with nerve-related problems, such as sciatica or peripheral neuropathy.
  3. Cardiopulmonary Conditions:

    • Individuals recovering from cardiac surgery or heart attacks.
    • People with respiratory conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma.
  4. Sports Injuries:

    • Athletes recovering from sports-related injuries or seeking performance enhancement.
    • Those looking to prevent injuries through strength and conditioning programs.
  5. Pediatric Population:

    • Children with developmental delays or congenital conditions.
    • Kids with orthopedic issues or sports injuries.
  6. Geriatric Population:

    • Older adults dealing with age-related conditions, such as osteoporosis or balance issues.
    • Those recovering from falls or fractures.
  7. Work-Related Injuries:

    • Individuals with injuries sustained in the workplace, including repetitive strain injuries.
  8. Chronic Pain Management:

    • People suffering from chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia or chronic back pain.
  9. Women's Health:

    • Women experiencing prenatal and postnatal issues, such as pregnancy-related pain or pelvic floor dysfunction.
  10. Postural and Ergonomic Issues:

    • Individuals with postural problems or ergonomic issues leading to musculoskeletal pain.
  11. Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

    • Those with muscle imbalances or coordination problems.

It's important to note that physiotherapy is highly individualized, and the specific needs of each patient will determine the type and intensity of treatment. A physiotherapist assesses the patient's condition, develops a personalized treatment plan, and may employ various techniques such as exercises, manual therapy, and education to improve function and well-being.

We can help to restore your well-being and function!  For those nagging pains that you can't quite seem to shake, give us a call.  We are here to help!

Michelle O'Neal-Woods

Michelle O'Neal-Woods

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