Physiotherapy can be effectively utilized to treat aches and pains in the whole body, from the jaw all the way down to your feet.
Typically, we begin with a comprehensive assessment that details the history of your problem and screens your general health history. This helps us to identify your goals as well as to obtain an understanding of your injury/pain. Following this, we perform a physical exam. This involves a postural scan, testing for mobility and strength and also special tests to help diagnose your problem.
After we complete this, we discuss our findings and recommendations with you to determine the treatment direction we recommend and ensure this will address your goals. This is a collaborative process.
Our treatment goals are developed together with your specific goals in mind, whether they be pain relief, improved strength, long term management, etc. Treatment strategies may involve education regarding postural adjustments, ergonomic advice, exercise program assistance/development, advice regarding bracing, return to work assistance and long term strategies to help prevent further problems. We utilize manual therapy, modalities (ultrasound, interferential current, etc.) and advice regarding other treatment options if we feel you might benefit from some other management strategies beyond or along with our specific skill set.