Physiotherapy Specialist in Vancouver and Surrey, BC
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness, or disability. Our physiotherapy specialists at Prosper Health & Rehab help to restore your body functions in case of any injuries and help with many conditions including low back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, knee pain and many others. To consult with our physiotherapists, contact us or book an appointment. We have convenient locations near you in Vancouver, BC, and Surrey, BC.
Table of Contents:
What is physiotherapy?
What can physiotherapy treat?
What are the benefits of physiotherapy?
How long does it take for physiotherapy to work?
What are some physical rehabilitation treatments?
Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a rehabilitative therapy that seeks to restore function to damaged or injured areas of the body. With the use of exercises, stretches and other methods, your physiotherapist will help you to improve your range of motion, mobility, and bodily function. Physiotherapy is often prescribed after sustaining an injury that impairs one’s mobility, helping them relearn how to walk, run and perform other actions.
Physiotherapy is a rehabilitative therapy that assesses, diagnoses, and treats conditions that are acquired from an injury or are congenital (present from birth). Physiotherapists specialize in assessing movement, range of motion, and bodily function and often work together with clients and other health professionals to optimize functional outcomes.
Common methods include manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, manual therapy, and other modalities to enhance and restore the function of many different bodily systems. Physiotherapy is most commonly used to manage pain, enhance mobility and range of motion, and improve overall functions.
Physiotherapy is a versatile therapy that can treat a number of different conditions, including:
• Postural dysfunction
• Office work strains, pulls, aches
• Neck pain, whiplash
• Shoulder pain, including labral tears, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, and rotator cuff dysfunction
• Elbow pain, including tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
• Hand and wrist dysfunction
• Carpal tunnel, complex regional pain syndrome
• Low back pain
• Herniated discs, vertebral fractures
• Sciatica, piriformis syndrome
• Total hip, knee, and shoulder replacements
• Sports injuries
• Knee pain, ACL repairs, knee dislocations
• Shin splints
• Ankle pain, sprained ankles, high ankle sprain
• Foot pain, arch support, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs
• Spinal cord injury
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Peripheral nerve damage
Physiotherapy has a number of health benefits and is utilized by medical professionals to help patients live better lives. Some of the main benefits of physiotherapy include:
• Reduced pain
• Reduced need for surgery
• Improved mobility
• Injury rehabilitation
• Injury prevention
• Management of chronic illnesses
• Management of age-related issues
• Management of women’s health conditions
• Increased independence
• Personalized approach
The time it will take to see results from physiotherapy is dependent upon a number of different factors, such as the severity of the injury or condition being treated, the overall health of the patient, and their willingness to commit to the treatment plan.
For minor injuries, two to three weeks of physiotherapy may garner propitious results. For moderate soft tissue injuries, the body needs more time to fully heal and will take about six to eight weeks of treatment to see results. More chronic or severe conditions typically take more than two months to heal, depending on the level of progress being made.
Treatments commonly included in physiotherapy include:
• Active or assistive range of motion exercises
• Strengthening exercises
• Flexibility exercises
• Balance and coordination exercises
• Posture training and correction
• Gait training and correction
If you have sustained an injury or have a condition that affects your mobility, range of motion or normal function, come to Prosper Health & Rehab for treatment today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in physiotherapy and can help you live a better quality of life. Healing is just a phone call away! Call us today to book an appointment, or schedule one online! We look forward to serving you. For more information, call us or visit us today to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at your nearest places in Vancouver and Surrey, BC. We serve patients from Vancouver BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, and Coquitlam BC.
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