What is Physiotherapy?
A rehabilitative profession that promotes maximal mobility and function. It is a health profession specializing in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and disability affecting movement of the body. Physiotherapy involves hands-on treatment that helps you maximize normal movement.
What do Physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapists provide assessment, treatment and education for a wide range of health problems and can recommend the best way to treat problems with muscles, bones and joints, circulatory, respiratory or nervous system. Through use of specifically designed exercises, equipment, muscle re-education and hands on management physiotherapists help patients regain or improve their physical abilities.
Who can access Physiotherapy services?
Anyone who feels they may benefit from physiotherapy services is able to refer themselves and an appointment will be arranged as appropriate.
Your physician may also recommend you to see a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy services are available to those who are in the hospital. They will be referred by their doctor and will be seen for an assessment by a physiotherapist. Treatment will then continue as needed throughout their time at the hospital and afterwards if necessary.
You may see a Physiotherapist for…
v Evaluation of pain or discomfort during exercise or movement
v Post surgical care for orthopedic procedures such as joint replacements and tendon repairs
v Management of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, back and neck pain
v Prevention and rehabilitation of injuries in muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints
v Neurological physical therapy specializes, rehabilitation, of patients with diseases and injuries in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
v An infant or preschool child who has developmental delays or conditions that may interfere with meeting milestones may be referred
For more information or to be seen by a Physiotherapist in
your area call:
(306) 820-6055 (
(780) 871-7918 (Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre)
(306) 446-6400 (Primary Health Centre)
(306) 446-6574 (
(306) 236-1550 (
(306) 845-2195 (Riverside Health Complex)
Or Visit:http://www.physiotherapy.ca/- Canadian Physiotherapy Association
http://www.albertaphysio.org/ - Alberta Physiotherapy Association
http://www.saskphysio.org/ - Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association
http://www.scpt.org/docs/pdf/licensecategories.pdf - Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists
http://www.sportsmedcenter.ca/default.cfm - Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center