Physiotherapy is at the heart of what we do at Get Well. In fact, physiotherapy is one of the most effective ways to treat chronic or acute pain. The professionals at Get Well can offer you a personalized physiotherapy plan designed to fit your particular wellness goals.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy uses movement to support people in their health, whether it be helping them move without pain or to reduce the effects of an ailment. Through proper techniques, physiotherapy can prevent certain chronic diseases that are brought on by unhealthy lifestyles. Physiotherapists also help victims of traumatic injuries with their recovery. They can also provide education that can aid in the prevention of injury.
Physiotherapists are trained professionals that possess degrees in physiotherapy that they have attained from an accredited institution. They are dedicated to helping others enjoy their life without limitations placed on them by physical pain. Physiotherapists are well versed in the complete human anatomy, as well as orthopaedics and pathology. It is a highly customizable field, where treatment may look different depending on the individual.
How Does Physiotherapy Work?
Physiotherapy works by implementing certain movements, massages, manipulations, and exercises, as well as education. It is a non-invasive treatment and does not rely on pharmaceutical drugs.
What is Physiotherapy Used to Treat?
Physiotherapy is often used to treat conditions that develop post-injury or post-surgery, but this is not always the case. Sometimes it is used to treat pain with an unknown origin. Other common ailments that lead patients to seek physiotherapy include:
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Muscle stiffness and the loss of muscle strength
- Loss of mobility due to traumatic injury
- Pelvic issues
What Should I Expect at a Physiotherapy Appointment?
Because physiotherapy is catered towards a patient’s particular needs, every session is bound to be slightly different. In an appointment a physiotherapist will learn about your particular medical history and will assess your situation. Based on your personal needs, a care plan will then be set out for you. Your care plan may involve either exercises, assistive devices, or both. The frequency with which you will need treatment will also be determined.
Physiotherapy Services at Get Well
When you seek physiotherapy services at Get Well, the first step is for you to receive an assessment. This assessment will involve your entire body and will pinpoint the areas of concern or tension for you. At the time of your evaluation, you may also experience your first hands-on treatment.
The next step will be to start your customized physiotherapy treatment, which will involve a holistic approach covering both hands-on treatment and education. Come visit us at our easily-accessible Abbotsford location.