May is National Physiotherapy Month! As a Guelph Physiotherapy clinic ourselves, we’d like to thank not only our fantastic Physiotherapists for their hard work but every Physiotherapist out there. Without you, many people wouldn’t be able to do the things they do. And for those of you who may not quite know what a Physiotherapist does, what they can treat or the cost of Physiotherapy, continue reading below for the answers to your questions.
Physiotherapists are licensed health care professionals who specialize in Physical Therapy, or Physiotherapy. They provide hands-on therapy to patients suffering from injuries and conditions that often affect their range of motion. Therapists also use a variety of treatments and techniques to provide relief to other conditions being caused by pain or discomfort in various areas of the body.
Every Physiotherapist must graduate from a multi-year university program and complete the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) before they can officially register and work in Canada as a Physiotherapist. It’s essential to make sure that the Physiotherapist you visit has completed these prerequisites to ensure you receive proper treatment.
What Can Physiotherapy Help Treat?
The list of injuries and conditions often treated by Physiotherapists can go on for pages, but some of the most common areas of focus for a Physiotherapist are:
- Improving a patient’s range of motion and flexibility
- Joint mobilization to reduce pain and stiffness
- Provide proper breathing techniques to patients who have trouble breathing
- Workplace injury rehabilitation
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Prescribe various supportive braces and pieces of equipment to help with day-to-day life
- And much more!
The Cost of Physiotherapy
The cost of Physiotherapy in Canada, Ontario and even Guelph can vary depending on who you choose to visit. The cost for treatment depends on several variables specific to each clinic, however, in the majority of cases your work benefits may be used to cover the cost of Physiotherapy.
We’d like to extend a big thank you to all the Physiotherapists in Guelph as well as all the other Physiotherapists across Ontario and Canada. You provide patients with more than you know and without you, many people would not be able to do the various day-to-day tasks they enjoy so much. Thank you.
If you’d like to learn more about Physiotherapy, the cost of Physiotherapy or are curious to know if Physiotherapy could help treat your injury or condition, we encourage you to reach out to us by phone or email. A member of our team would be more than happy to help.