Physiotherapy – Not only for Treatment of Injuries

Balance on line showing how North Oakville massage can help

Our North Oakville Physiotherapy, Massage and Foot Clinic has many patients come in after an injury.  What many people do not realize is that Physiotherapists, and Massage Therapists absolutely treat people who have had an acute injury, or acute pain, but we do so much more than that.

May is National Physiotherapy Month – the “theme” for 2016 is “Healthy Aging”. A Physiotherapist is an ally in your health journey and can certainly help ensure that you age in a healthy way. At our Oakville clinic our Physios do use Manual Therapy, or hands on treatment, when appropriate that is only part of how we treat. A key component to an effective and thorough treatment plan is also education and exercise. This means that in some treatment sessions a patient may have 100% manual treatment, they may have 100% exercise treatment or exercise prescription, or they may (and probably should) have some combination of the 2. Notice I didn’t mention the percentage of education involved as it is a constant process with our Physiotherapists offering education on:

  • A persons particular issues (eg. what is arthritis, what is an acute vs chronic injury, should you protect a body part or should you move it etc)
  • The anatomy of an area
  • Tissue healing and tissue compliance
  • The benefits of a particular exercises
  • Feedback on movement, progress or an exercise
  • Breathing ….yes even breathing- something that most of us don’t have to think about but may not do well throughout the day
  • Expectation and goals of the person
  • etc
Yoga mat and exercise equipment looking out at Dundas and Bronte from our oakville Physio, massage and foot clinic
Palermo Physio and Wellness Centre in North West Oakville

The education based component of your Physiotherapy Treatment should not be overlooked and is a constant and evolving component of the Therapeutic relationship between a person and their Physiotherapist or Massage Therapist. Yes Physiotherapists treat:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Aches and Pains
  • Tendinitis
  • Post Fracture
  • Post Surgical Patients

But we also see people for:

  • Dizziness
  • Breathing issues (we can work in conjunction with speech language pathologists)
  • Post Stroke
  • Balance IssuesWeight Training from a Physio
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • TMJ (Jaw) issues
  • General Conditioning
  • Posture
  • Neuromuscular Issues
  • Pre-Natal and Post Natal Care
  • Headaches
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Falls Prevention
  • Paediatric Care
  • etc

In all of the above issues that our Oakville Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists treat there is ongoing communication regarding goals, purpose of treatment and all would have some component of exercise prescription to help ensure you reach your goals.

All ages showing age range of oakville Physiotherapy clinic patients
Physiotherapy – for all Ages