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How Can Physiotherapy Help

Physiotherapists assess, diagnoses, treat and manage injuries and / or postural conditions that affect an individual. Physiotherapists work towards improving a person’s mobility and overall health through hands on treatment and an appropriate rehabilitation program, as well as preventing any further injury or damage to the musculoskeletal system. Common conditions treated include:

  • Poor posture related conditions
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscular dysfunction
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Strengthening
  • Headaches
  • And many more problems such as pregnancy, sports and work injuries.

Treatment modalities can include:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Stretching
  • Exercise prescription
  • Pain relief education
  • Dry Needling
  • Hold & cold therapies
  • TMJ

Find out in advance which methods the physiotherapist uses – you want to be happy with your treatment.

There are many different forms of treatment used by a physiotherapists in Burnaby. Traditionally, physiotherapists train in exercise and movement, massage, manipulation and electrotherapy. Today, many Burnaby Physiotherapy therapists use additional methods of treatment such as various types of massage like shiatsu, cranio-sacral therapy and neuro-structural therapy.

Reflexology, hydrotherapy and acupuncture are also often offered. When you have your initial meeting with the therapist, ask what treatments they will be using for your particular problem. Mention any that you have had success with in the past and also warn them of any treatments you would not be happy to have.

Perhaps you have been treated favorably in the past with reflexology and want to try this again. Find out whether the therapist is able to offer this. Maybe acupuncture is something you would prefer not to have. If so, be upfront in the interview and ask if there are any alternatives.