Physiotherapy is a method widely used to help people who have an injury, pain, or stiffness in the muscle or joints. There are many different types of physiotherapy and it can be very useful to anyone of any age. With a great service like physiotherapy, it is important to have a great physiotherapist assisting you through your recovery process.
WHAT QUALITIES SHOULD A PHYSIOTHERAPIST HAVE?
- Good Qualifications: When searching for the best physiotherapist for your needs, it is important to look into their career and check their qualifications. A qualified physiotherapist is professional and knows what they are doing. They will be the best to assist you with anything you need for your muscles and joints.
- Wide Expertise: As mentioned before, there is a wide range of physiotherapy types and each type works well in different situations. One method may ease your pain while another method may not, so it is important to find a physiotherapist that has expertise in all different types and methods of physiotherapy.
- Location: This is an important factor to consider for some people, while for others it does not matter. When looking for a physiotherapist, look around your local area and who is the best and most qualified physiotherapist around.
TYPES OF PHYSIOTHERAPY:
- Range of Motion (ROM) Exercises: ROM exercises during physiotherapy help with circulation in the limbs. They also help with joint mobility and encourage more fluid movement throughout the body. ROM physiotherapy helps to prevent muscle atrophy. It is the ideal physiotherapy type for anyone coming out of a motor vehicle accident or any accident that has paralyzed you.
- Soft Tissue Mobilization / Therapeutic Therapy: This treatment is commonly offered to those with sports injuries as it helps reduce swelling and relax any tense muscles. Soft tissue mobilization is a more hands-on and cooperative physiotherapy type that optimizes muscle function easily. Used to aid healing for conditions such as: tennis elbow, golf elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis of your biceps or rotator cuff, and contractures.
- Electrotherapy: This is an energy-based physiotherapy approach that uses electrical stimulation. Electric stimulation is another method used in preventing muscle atrophy. Electrotherapy does not just prevent muscle atrophy but it can also relax muscle spasms, increase blood circulation, increase range of motion, repair body tissues, strengthen muscles, and promote bone growth.
- Cryotherapy and Heat Therapy: Heat and ice are commonly known solutions to joint and muscle pain. This pain normally is caused by stiffness in muscles or joints which is common in athletes and people who work desk jobs all day. Professional heat therapy is done in a few days using different equipment. It can be done with a hot water bottle, ultrasound, heat pad, whirlpool baths, heat therapy wraps, hot cloths, or even hydrocollator packs. The equipment used all depends on your injury and what you feel is comfortable. Opposite of heat therapy is cryotherapy which lowers your tissue temperature and slows down the blood that might be collecting in your tissues. This procedure is done by icing the injured area, cold water immersion, and ice baths.
- Kinesio Taping: Kinesio taping alleviates pain and heals the soft tissues that are usually around an injured area.
- Therapeutic Ultrasound: This is just like a regular ultrasound but it is only used for therapeutic purposes. Ultrasounds are used to help speed the healing process of an injury.
SO, WHERE DO I FIND THE BEST PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
Mississauga, Etobicoke, and Milton Physiotherapy is available at The Health First Group, our main goal is to help individuals suffering with musculoskeletal problems. We have many experienced physiotherapists that are ready to be the perfect physiotherapists for you. The Health First Group has 4 locations around the GTA and Halton area to better serve you. We have two locations in Mississauga, one in Milton, and another in Etobicoke.
We have registered and experienced physiotherapists in our Mississauga Millcreek, Mississauga Matheson, Milton, and Etobicoke locations. Our physiotherapists have closely studied the science of movement, allowing for a faster resolution to your pain and suffering.