Finding the best physiotherapy clinic and/or physiotherapist in Ottawa, Ontario can be a daunting task. There are so many healthcare options available that people can get overwhelmed. When you are searching online you need an idea of what you are looking for so that you can focus your energy on finding the best physiotherapist to help with your treatment and recovery.
A physiotherapist helps take care of patients in all phases of healing, from initial diagnosis through the restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Physiotherapy may be a standalone option, or it may support other treatments. Some patients are referred to a physiotherapist by their doctor, but others seek therapy themselves.
Undergo a physical exam and evaluation, including health history and certain testing procedures, including evaluation of posture, movement and flexibility, and of muscle and joint motion and performance
Receive a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care and short and long term goals
Receive physical therapy treatment and intervention based on the therapist’s evaluation and diagnosis
Receive self-management recommendations
Patients often train with a physical therapist in exercises that they can do at home, to help them function more effectively.
Physiotherapists can treat a wide variety of medical conditions, depending on their specialty.
Hand therapy for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger
Musculoskeletal dysfunction such as back pain, rotator cuff tears, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
Neurological conditions such as vestibular dysfunction, and concussions
Sports-related injuries, such as knee sprains and tennis elbow
Low back pain, neck pain
Arthritis and bursitis
Improved mobility and movement
Recovery from injury or trauma
Management of age-related medical problems
A sports therapist can help an athlete to maximize their performance through strengthening specific parts of the body and using muscles in new ways.
A healthcare provider or physiotherapist can advise individuals about the benefits specific to their personal medical history and their need for treatment.
Physiotherapists make use of several treatment modalities to achieve the best possible outcomes. The type of treatment prescribed and carried out by the physiotherapist takes into account the patient’s goals and prior level of function. Treatments to address pain may include physical agent modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hydrotherapy as well as various forms of soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, muscle stretching and joint manipulation. Exercise forms an important part of nearly all physiotherapy rehabilitation programs.
By using the modalities mentioned above and several other treatment techniques, we aim to relieve pain and help our patients regain full functional movement and strength. Physiotherapists have a large knowledge base of treatment techniques and exercise programs. Some of these will be dealt with in greater detail in the pages following.
Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic, a Physiotherapy center in Ottawa has provided specialized services to elite sports teams, elite athletes, referring surgeons and physicians, as well as local sporting clubs and fitness centres.