Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient's mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery.
Physiotherapy is the most commonly prescribed treatment to assist in the recovery of many injuries and conditions. Chronic pain, car and sports injuries and challenges with mobility can all be greatly improved with the use of physiotherapy. Here are just a few reasons why sticking to your physiotherapy is so important:
The Importance of Physiotherapy
Range of Motion
If you have suffered from an injury or have a condition that is affecting your range of motion, without physiotherapy you will continue to feel less and less capable of participating in your day to day activities. Stiffness and pain in your shoulder, for example, can lead to a case of frozen shoulder if you do not follow your physiotherapy plan. In Ottawa, physiotherapy patients with range of motion issues will regain their mobility and be able to return to their usual level of activity and better care for themselves.
Your physiotherapist will assign a number of therapeutic exercises for you to practice at home between appointments. Many people think that once they are shown how to do the exercises they no longer require assistance from their physiotherapists. However, during your Ottawa physiotherapy appointments, your physiotherapist will first check your improvement and then can increase or change your exercises accordingly to match your progress. Sometimes they will reduce your exercises if you seem to be having difficulty. Without regular appointments chances are you will not be able to progress to complete recovery and could even make matters worse.
For patients who have suffered a stroke or have conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, physiotherapy plays a key role in aiding with correcting or improving the damage. Your treatments at an Ottawa physiotherapy clinic will help to compensate for deficits in gait, mobility and weaknesses, to bring back full or partial function, and to stop further deterioration from taking place.
If you suffer from breathing issues that are interfering with your day to day life, Ottawa physiotherapy patients have seen great improvements following guided exercises, in hand with exercises with a physiotherapist. Cardiac patients also receive instruction on basic movement to regain their confidence after surgery.
In any number of cases for both chronic pain or pain resulting from an accident or injury, physiotherapy will aid in pain management improving your quality of life so you can resume your daily activities, sports, and hobbies.