What is physiotherapy and what does it do? Physiotherapy is a non-invasive and non-toxic form of therapy that involves exercise, manual therapy and movement. Physiotherapy is often used for people who suffer from a physical injury, disability or other health condition. This form of therapy is also used after someone goes through a major, invasive surgery such as a hip replacement or knee replacement. Physiotherapy is not only for people who suffer from disabilities or health conditions, it is also for people who get into bad accidents like motor vehicle accidents or sports injuries. With 3 locations in the GTA, The First Health Group is here to help treat any pain you may have. Sometimes these accidents can be life altering and can cause severe damage to the body, which can result in a loss of mobility or having to relearn an action such as walking. Physio also helps relieve pain for people who suffer from chronic conditions such as arthritis 1. A Physiotherapist is someone who helps their patient with mobility, such as walking, running, moving parts of the body such as your feet and hands and much more. The length of each session depends on the patient’s condition. One of our licensed Physiotherapists will see what works best for you and what exercises will benefit you most.
What are the benefits to receiving physiotherapy? There are so many benefits to receiving physiotherapy, it is also one of the most common forms of therapy. Some benefits include improved mobility and/or movement, helps fall prevention, improves balance, helps manage pain, and helps recover from strokes. Going for physiotherapy after an invasive surgery can also speed up the recovery process by helping your body get back to its best shape and also getting your body’s strength up. This form of therapy can also help your body become stronger, since this form of therapy involves movement and exercising different parts of the body 2. Depending on how long you go for physio or what your reasons are for going, will determine what benefits you may feel.
Are there any side effects to going through physio? There are a few side effects that the patient may experience, some more common than others. Some common side effects include pain from the treated injury or condition and/or tiredness/fatigue. Another common side effect is muscle soreness or tenderness which is caused by the treatment. This means that the treatment is working and that your body is reacting positively. Some other side effects include swelling and back pains. Back pains are not uncommon and happen because most of our body is connected to our back, so any treatment that is done in that area may trigger back pain. If you experience any of these side effects during or after your session, let your physiotherapist know so they can find a way to help.
For those without extended healthcare, we offer affordable pricing to help you get back to normal. Don’t wait while you’re in pain, request an appointment today at The Health First Group in Mississauga Millcreek, Mississauga Heartland, Milton, or Etobicoke. Our Chiropractors in all three cities are ready to educate you on movement and your pain, to get you feeling normal. This article was written by Hina Shaikh, PT who works at both our Mississauga and Milton locations as a physiotherapist.
Most patients are covered by their workplace’s extended healthcare program and don’t need to pay out of pocket. For those without extended healthcare, we offer affordable pricing to help you get back to normal.
Don’t wait while you’re in pain, request an appointment today at The Health First Group in Mississauga Millcreek, Mississauga Heartland, Milton, or Etobicoke. Our chiropractors in all three cities are ready to educate you on movement and your pain, to get you feeling like normal.
This article was written by Hina Shaikh, PT who works at both our Mississauga and Milton locations as a physiotherapist.