Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being by addressing the underlying physical issues. It is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment, planning and goal setting.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with acute or chronic back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:
· Neurological (i.e. stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease)
· Neuromusculoskeletal (i.e. neck/back pain, whiplash associated disorder, work-related injuries, sport injuries, arthritis)
· Cardiovascular (i.e. cardiovascular disorders, rehabilitation after a heart attack)
· Respiratory (i.e. asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis).
Our physiotherapist welcomes clients of all ages, including children, and offers an option for an in-home consultation to gain a better understanding of your everyday environment in a home setting. Her approach to assessment and treatment is primarily hands-on, and she relies on the specific information given through the history of past and present complaints, lifestyle, and your short and long-term goals. A thorough assessment of the spine and extremities is initiated during the first visit.
During the treatment, there are implemented various soft tissue techniques to help with mobilizing muscles and joints, promoting better alignment and pain release. These are active and active-assisted fascia release, muscle and joint mobilization, acupressure, manual traction, muscle re-education through focused movement, massage, and individually designed exercise programs.
Physiotherapy at Vernon Active Health is often based on a wellness team approach and combined with other health care disciplines available in the same location: Chiropractic, Registered Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Yoga, Counselling, and Quantum Biofeedback. With our team, your health is in good hands!