Physiotherapy services

 

Physiotherapy is a profession within the healthcare field. Physiotherapists work in three principal areas:

  • musculoskeletal problems (bones, muscles, ligaments and joints)
  • neurological problems
  • cardio-respiratory problems

Physiotherapy clients range in age from 0 to 100 years old!

Techniques and approach

  • Manual therapy
  • Gait analysis
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Postural evaluation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Myofascial release
  • Motor control
  • Cranial approach (ex: headaches)
  • Neuro-proprioceptive Taping

Manual therapy

Manual therapy is a postgraduate continuing education program at the Association Québécoise de Physiothérapie Orthopédique (AQPMO). The program teaches a better understanding of patient concerns and how to master more advanced treatment techniques.

 

Manual therapy helps restore mobility, movement quality and motor control of the joints. Passive mobilization, manipulation, myofascial and muscle relaxation, as well as muscle control exercises are some of the techniques used in manual therapy.

Gait analysis

The physiotherapist trained by the runner’s clinic assesses the way you walk or run on a treadmill for injury prevention and/or treatment. Depending on the runner’s needs and specific situation several aspects will be covered such as: biomechanics, foot fall pattern, cadence, the force of impact on the ground, shoe type, the running program, the surface, and progression. A training program is developed to help you return to running safely.

Who is physiotherapy for?

Physiotherapists work with athletes, manual labourers, seniors, children, students, as well as more serious cases such as polytrauma victims, car accident victims, paralysis and heart patients.

Physiotherapists also treat patients with less serious but just as uncomfortable conditions such as tendonitis, back and neck pain, sprains, fractures, sciatica nerve pain, etc.

The consultation with a physiotherapist

During a consultation, the physiotherapist goes over the full history of the injury with the patient and makes a complete assessment of the patient’s condition. The physical assessment includes tests that collect information on muscle strength, joint mobility, nerve and ligament integrity, the impact of daily activities, gait, posture, balance, need or use of orthoses or prostheses. The data collected allows the physiotherapist to analyze the nature of the problem(s) and give a clinical assessment. An appropriate treatment plan is then prepared to meet the patient needs.

What does the treatment plan consist of?

The treatment plan includes recommendations and instructions for the patient on how to maintain optimal posture at work, while playing sports and during everyday activities so not to aggravate the condition. In addition, the treatment includes manual therapy, stretching, strengthening, motor control and balance exercises as well as techniques for mobilizing joints, nerves and myofascial tissue.

A collaboration that benefits you!

Finally, the physiotherapist works in close collaboration with other health professionals: physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, occupational therapists, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, etc., in order to optimize the patient’s rehabilitation and quality of life.

Get to know our physiotherapists
Caroline and Jasmine Perreault