What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, as well as health and fitness. They study the science of movement and can help pinpoint an injury’s root cause.
Why do I need a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists can be helpful after an injury or if you suffer from chronic pain that affects how you function every day. Physiotherapists have a close relationship with other medical professionals, and you may be referred by a doctor after a surgical procedure, such as a hip or knee replacement, or in the event of a heart attack or stroke. Physiotherapists will focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease, or disability.
What are some common reasons for seeing a physiotherapist?
Some of the typical issues physiotherapists can help with include:
- Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
- Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and post-operative rehabilitation
- Lung problems such as asthma
- Disability as a result of heart problems
- Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
- Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care
I want to see a physiotherapist. How can I make an appointment?
Unify Men's Health now offers Physiotherapy in our Leaside Village location powered by the experienced team from Foundation Physio. Click here to book an appointment. If you have a referral for a specific issue from a physician or nurse practitioner, please bring it with you to your appointment to help guide your treatment. If you are planning to use health insurance to help cover the cost of physiotherapy, remember to visit your insurance company's website to ensure the physiotherapist is covered. If the physiotherapist is not covered by that insurance company you will not be able to use your benefits and will need to pay the full cost of treatment. Your session will be unique to you and your personal needs. Your physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan tailored to you and prescribe exercises and any equipment or assistive devices needed for you to be successful.