East York Massage and Physiotherapy Studio
How can we help you?
Who are our physiotherapists?
Physiotherapists study the science of movement. They learn how to pinpoint an injury’s root causes.
When should I see a physiotherapist?
Think about getting physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function everyday. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after surgery such as a hip replacement, or an event such as a heart attack or stroke.
What problems do physiotherapists treat?
Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. Here are some examples:
Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
Lung problems such as asthma
Disability as a result of heart problems
Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care
What should I expect if I visit a physiotherapist?
Your session will be unique, because it is all about you and your particular needs. In general, here’s what happens:
The physiotherapist learns about your medical history
The physiotherapist assesses and diagnoses your condition
You receive a treatment plan that sets goals for you
You are prescribed a course of exercises and any assistive devices needed
Physiotherapy is the treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and the application of modalities (ie. laser, acupuncture, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, TENS, heat, ice), intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development.
Do I need Physiotherapy?
Our skilled therapists are experienced in the treatment of:
- orthopedic and sports-related injuries
- acute and chronic pain
- neck and back pain
- postural dysfunction
- pre and postnatal care
- pre and post-operative care
- balance training
- core stabilization/strengthening
- bladder incontinence
- deficits in strength, range of motion and overall function
If you are not sure if your signs and symptoms are appropriate for physiotherapy just come on in or call and ask.