Physiotherapy is a combination of various techniques used to treat common issues such as muscle pain, improper posture, joint stiffness and more. Physiotherapists are often called upon to perform rehabilitation after a person has undergone surgery or has been in an accident. Besides acting as a treatment for current pain or injuries, physiotherapy can also be a great way to protect against future issues. It can improve your balance, strength and mobility. Known for sport physiotherapy Toronto athletes rely on, we can help you rehab from various types of injuries.
Before any treatments are prescribed, a physiotherapist will first complete an assessment of your condition. This allows them to recommend a plan that is customized to your specific needs. Throughout the treatment process, our physiotherapists at The Centre for Physiotherapy will keep you updated on your progress and future goals. If you have any questions about treatment options or our services, please feel free to contact us at any time.
What is a physiotherapy assessment?
A licensed physiotherapist who holds at least a 5-year university degree will perform an assessment. A physiotherapist will start off with a thorough history of an individual’s injury, illness, or disability, and then they will provide a comprehensive physical examination/evaluation (which involves standard methods of evaluating flexibility, strength, and function of the muscles, joints and neurological structures involved with your condition) to arrive at a diagnosis/impression and establish a treatment/management plan, and, when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies.
How long is each treatment and what does it entail?
A treatment at The Centre for Physiotherapy in Toronto is a minimum of 40 minutes. The treatment will include any combination of manual therapy, mobilization, acupuncture, electrotherapeutic modalities (including ultrasound), electrical stimulation, stretching and strengthening exercises, myofascial work, soft tissue work, education, specialized treatments, cold and ice, and/or heat. Our rates are based on the recommended rates published by the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. When comparing rates for treatment, it is important to ask about the duration of each session.
Do I need a referral to see a registered physiotherapist?
No, a registered physiotherapist is considered a primary practitioner and no referral is needed to see one.
What can a physiotherapist offer you?
There are many benefits to seeing a certified physiotherapist. They can assess your current physical condition, any injuries that you might be dealing with, and any areas of improvement that can be addressed.
Once a full assessment has been provided, a treatment plan will be discussed. As a trusted Toronto sport physiotherapy provider, our treatments are used to restore movement, improve fitness and reduce pain. Your unique situation will always be considered when developing a treatment plan, so you can feel comfortable knowing that we always have your individual needs at heart.