Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy2018-11-29T14:59:01+00:00

Physiotherapy

We are now offering physiotherapy at Kamloops Active Health.

Physiotherapy is a healthcare service that requires four to 6 years of education. Most Physiotherapists have an undergraduate degree in a variety of healthcare related fields, before they complete an additional two-year Masters in Physiotherapy.

“Physiotherapy helps put patients in charge of their own health”

Our physiotherapists provide one-on-one services to patients of all ages, levels of ability and lifestyles. Physiotherapy is an evolving profession and is backed by scientific evidence. Physiotherapists are trained to restore and maintain a patient’s mobility, function and well-being. Thorough assessments of the body (including but not limited to joints, muscle, nerves and tendons) allow physiotherapists to make accurate diagnoses of their patient’s conditions. Through a client-direct approach, the physiotherapist is then able to design a treatment plan that effectively restores optimal function, while minimizing or eliminating pain. These treatment plans may include supervised strengthening, balance training, postural re-education, stretches, dry needling (intramuscular stimulation), massage, and a home exercise program.

An initial Physiotherapy appointment typically consists of:

Interview: During the interview the patient’s symptoms are reviewed in detail, as well as their health history, general levels of activity and lifestyle.

Assessment: From the interview, the physiotherapist will narrow down and carry out an effective assessment to identify the specific structures affected.

Diagnosis: The physiotherapist will review the most likely diagnosis causing the patient’s symptoms based on the physiotherapist’s interpretation of the interview and assessment.

Education: The physiotherapist will go over treatment options so the patient can make an informed decision regarding their treatment plan. The physiotherapist will likely also have advice that the patient can apply to their daily activities to assist in managing their symptoms.

Treatment: Physiotherapy treatment may include massage, joint mobilisation, supervised rehabilitative exercise, dry needling and/or stretching program that is tailored to the patient’s specific symptoms and lifestyle.

Follow up appointments will consist of one or more of the above components, as determined by the physiotherapist and patient to best manage the patient’s presentation.

Some of the conditions that Physiotherapists treat:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Headaches (both reoccuring and acute)
  • Hip pain/instability
  • ICBC claims – direct billing available
  • Knee pain, or feelings of instability
  • Nerve impingement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse injuries (tendinitis)
  • Pain resulting from poor posture
  • Pre/postnatal discomfort
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Shoulder dislocation/instability
  • Sports related injuries (sprains, strains, etc.)
  • Whiplash