Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. Whether it’s pain management and rehabilitation from an acute injury like a sprained ankle, or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist can help. However, physiotherapy is not limited to rehabilitation of injury and the effects of disease or disability. A physiotherapist also provides education and advice for health promotion, disease and injury prevention.
At Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic, we developed a strategy to overcome recurring pain. What we have noticed in many other chiropractic clinics is that many patients are submitted to endless and "rushed" chiropractic treatments, with minimal active care incorporated into the treatment plan in order to allow patients to gain independence and continue learning how to become pain-free on their own. That's why we created a unique joined teamwork between the chiropractors and physiotherapist. The latter's mission is to look after patients who resolved or stabilized their pain with their chiropractors, by encouraging them to become stronger through rehabilitation, more confident, more active and more fully aware of the mechanisms/behaviors that are aggravating the pain.
Physiotherapy treatments can include the following:
- Personalized exercise programs designed to improve your strength, range of motion, and function
- Joint mobilization and manipulation to reduce pain and stiffness
- Hot and cold packs and modalities to relieve pain, reduce swelling, speed up the healing process, improve movement and function
- Management of incontinence including pelvic floor re-education
- Functional activity and tolerance testing and training
- Work and occupational re-training and return to work planning
- Prescription, fabrication and application of assistive, adaptive, supportive and protective devices and equipment
- Environmental change, focusing on removing barriers to function
Meet our physiotherapist
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