Physiotherapists are human movement specialists. They play a critical role in our team at Active Approach, assessing all aspects of movement including gait analysis, functional movements, joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, muscle strength, and systematic muscle co-contractions. Physiotherapists help restore movement through hands-on techniques and teach patients how to maintain their progress through therapeutic exercise.
Who can see a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapy is for all ages, from babies to seniors. If you suffer from any type of pain, are recovering from a surgery or motor vehicle accident, or are looking to become more active, physiotherapy can help you achieve your goals.
What does an assessment look like?
At Active Approach, we focus on accurately diagnosing your pain and creating individual treatment plans. In order to properly understand your body, we will complete a thorough examination of each joint. Exams often have patients moving throughout a series of motions such as walking, standing, sitting, and laying. If any of these movements are challenging for you, our practitioners will work around your individual needs.
Is physiotherapy just exercise?
Physiotherapy is more than just completing a series of exercise. Although exercise is typically included at some point through your rehab process, they accompany many other treatment techniques such as:
- Joint Mobilization
- Soft-Tissue Release
- Passive and Active Stretching
- Graston Technique ®
- Dry Needling
- Cupping Therapy
- Neuro-proprioceptive taping (K-tape)
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
- Interferential Current
- Shockwave Therapy
- Med-X Low level laser ®
The goal of physiotherapy is to get you back to moving pain free. If you are someone who has recently been injured, are having difficulty moving or doing activities you enjoy, come see our team at Active Approach. We will help you get back to living your active lifestyle!