Pediatric Physiotherapists’ Role

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun Children with congenital conditions don’t compare themselves to their neurotypical peers, they just want to play as a group. Children with orthopaedic concerns don’t see their seating or mobility devices as a hindrance, they see them as a means to access the school library, or sit at their desk to write a test. Children with acquired conditions don’t perceive any losses or that they’re missing out, they simply adapt themselves to keep working towards their goal of becoming a superhero, breaking a world record, competing in the Olympics, or being the best older brother or [...]

By |2018-02-20T18:26:04+00:00February 19th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Do I need a doctor’s note for physiotherapy?

BONUS QUESTION: DO I NEED A DOCTOR'S NOTE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY? No, you do not need a doctor’s note to see a physiotherapist. A doctor’s referral is not required to see any health professional that is regulated by legislation that governs their professional college, like our therapists who are certified by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. These regulatory colleges serve to protect the public, making sure healthcare professionals are safe, ethical, and competent. Many clients believe that they require a doctor’s note to receive appropriate treatment from a registered physiotherapist, when in fact, a registered physiotherapist has the ability to [...]

By |2017-11-28T14:57:09+00:00November 30th, 2017|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

How Many Physiotherapy Sessions Will I Need?

In order to answer one of our most asked questions, we first need to delve into another popular question. So, this week, we are turning our AMA into a two-parter. QUESTION 4: WHAT HAPPENS IN A PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION? If you are considering physiotherapy for an injury or have already been referred by a doctor or other healthcare professional and wondering what to expect from your treatment sessions, let us walk you through our standard approach. Initial Assessment Each physiotherapist’s initial assessment approach will differ slightly and will depend on the specific client and injury. In general terms, there are three [...]

By |2017-11-23T17:53:31+00:00November 27th, 2017|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Can I recover from a degenerated back?

In week 3, we look at another one of your most asked questions in our special Client Appreciation Month series called Ask Me Anything. QUESTION 3: CAN I RECOVER FROM A DEGENERATED BACK? MY MRI RESULTS LOOK HOPELESS. Diagnostic imaging techniques, such as X-ray, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Computerize Tomography (CT) scans, have become a staple in providing the clinician and client with a clearer clinical picture of their respective issue. While imaging does play a big factor in our clinical health, its weight in importance must be calibrated accordingly; especially for issues relating to physiotherapy, pain, [...]

By |2018-10-19T20:28:07+00:00November 20th, 2017|FAQ, Physiotherapy|0 Comments