What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy, known also as Physiotherapy, is 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, or with the 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 his or herself and an appointment will be arranged as appropriate. Your physician may also recommend you to see a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy services are available to patients 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 in hospital and afterwards if necessary.
You may see a Physiotherapist for:
Evaluation of pain or discomfort during exercise or movement
Post surgical care for orthopedic procedures such as joint replacements and tendon repairs
Management of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, back and neck pain
Prevention and rehabilitation of injuries in muscles, bones, ligaments and joints
Neurological physical therapy specializes in rehabilitation of patients with diseases and injuries in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
An infant or preschool child who has developmental delays or conditions that may interfere with meeting milestones
If your injury is covered by Workers Compensation or Automobile Insurance, you will be referred to a Private Physiotherapy Clinic.
Additional Physiotherapy services available include:
STEPS to Better Health program offered in
Lloydminster, North Battleford and
Lake - a
n exercise program aimed at prevention for those at risk for a cardiac event. For more information phone 1-888-847-8377
Women’s Health offered in The Battlefords & Lloydminster
Acupuncture services available in
Community Therapy Services are available to those who require therapy services in their community
Pediatric Therapy Services
For more information or to be seen by a Physiotherapist in your area call:
780-871-7918 (Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre)
306-446-6400 (Primary Health Centre)
306-446-5888 (Pediatric Therapies - Don Ross Centre)
306-845-2195 (Riverside Health Complex)