Since the word Physio is in our name, we stake our reputation on the quality of the physiotherapy we provide to the Humber Bay Shores community. The goal of physiotherapy is to improve a patient’s physical function, and we’re always pursuing the best therapies to help as many patients as possible. Whether you’ve suffered injury from a motor vehicle accident, have a chronic injury, are trying to avoid or have recently had surgery, physiotherapy is an essential element to your care.
While we know that some physiotherapy treatment is offered and covered by our public health care system, the publicly offered physiotherapy care seldom meets patient requirements for best rehabilitation outcomes. Not all patients get better in a few mere sessions. More patients are turning to clinics like ours to meet their physiotherapy needs because we go to great lengths to ensure our patients receive the best care.
Our highly qualified physiotherapists undergo extensive training and are registered in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Our physiotherapists are professional, caring, and thorough. We also boast a full-service clinic with a wide variety of allied health professionals because we believe in treating the whole person.
Our team also believes in community. Bring your favourite furry friend by for a treat and a drink of water, help us provide donations to local charities, or just come by to say hello. We’re here in the neighbourhood and we want to help as many people as possible be healthy and stay healthy.
Our Physiotherapy Services Can Help With:
Injury prevention – physiotherapists are experts in evaluating mobility, movement, and function of the joints and limbs of the body. They can detect problems before they cause pain or injury and help you with corrective exercises to improve strength and motion. Don’t wait until nagging problems become debilitating injuries, let us help you first.
Women’s health – if you’ve ever had children, chances are the muscles of your pelvic floor have not been the same since. Many women complain of minor to severe urinary leakage after childbirth, a problem which is both embarrassing and inconvenient. There is a solution: physiotherapists specially trained to treat the pelvic floor can help strengthen muscles that have been weakened by pregnancy and childbirth to help women regain control of their leaky bladders.
Post-operative care – you may be awaiting a knee replacement or recovering from shoulder surgery, and a physiotherapist is instrumental in this process. After surgery, not only do your tissues need to heal, but muscle strength needs to increase to prevent reinjury and you may need to re-learn certain movement patterns to regain your healthiest and freest movement. Most publicly funded physiotherapy after surgery has a long wait list and too few sessions, so let us assist with your recovery and get back to your life sooner.
Sports Performance – whether you’re an elite athlete or weekend warrior, we can help enhance your performance and reduce injury. Sport by its very nature lends itself to constant repetitive movements that increase injury risk, and regularly pushing the body’s limits will eventually lead to breakdown. Furthermore, muscle imbalances created by sport-specific movement can increase injury risk. Having a physiotherapist on your team is as important as having a coach; a therapist can spot injuries waiting to happen and help you correct movements and imbalances before they become more serious. Physiotherapists can also help you return to your sport as quickly and heathfully as possible after an injury.
Back and neck pain – nagging or acute pain can be treated by physiotherapists. Low or upper back pain can significantly affect your day-to-day quality of life. One of the most effective treatments for back pain is physiotherapy, as it addresses the most common root causes of back pain: muscle weakness. Physiotherapists are masters of exercise prescription, but also treat the local inflamed tissues at the heart of the problem to get you out of pain and help you stay out of pain.
Orthopedic injuries – tendonitis, strains and sprains, bursitis, arthritis, fractures, are all injuries that physiotherapists excel at treating. Physiotherapists can take you from the acute stages of injury to creating a long-term healing plan that will prevent injuries in the future.
Concussion treatment – gone are the days when the main treatment for concussion was to rest and wait. Our experts take an active approach to concussion rehab because we know the devastating effects it can have on our patients’ lives. Post-concussion syndrome can lead to dizziness, vision problems, headaches, prolonged fatigue, and other problems, and we use the latest research to help restore normal function.
Vestibular physiotherapy – falls are a major cause of health problems, particularly in older populations. When the vestibular system (which allows the inner ear to communicate with the brain for balance and stability) stops working correctly, the risk of falls is dramatically increased. Vestibular physiotherapy involves exercises that restore proper communication of the inner ear to the brain, allowing the body to balance itself and prevent dizziness and vertigo.
Tools Used by Our Therapists
Our expertly trained physiotherapists use a variety of tools to help get the best results for their patients. They will create a personalized plan for you based on their assessment of your needs and utilize one or more of the following tools to help you heal:
- Exercise prescription – to re-train weak muscles and prevent re-injury
- Ultrasound – the use of soundwaves can promote tissue healing
- Hot/cold therapy – a physiotherapist may use temperature to reduce swelling or relax certain muscles
- TENS/electrical therapy – applying an electrical pulse to relieve pain and restore function
- Dry needling – inserting acupuncture needles to increase circulation and relieve muscle tension
- Laser – to increase wound healing and relieve pain
- Manual therapy – specialized massage and mobilizations to restore joint movement
What to Expect at Your Physiotherapy Session:
- Assessment – your physiotherapist will take you through a complete and thorough assessment, including history and physical examination, and a review of any imaging from your doctor.
- Treatment – which may include any and all of the treatment modalities mentioned above, your physiotherapist will design a plan specifically for you and your health concerns. Our physiotherapists work directly with you, hands-on, and do not delegate their duties to an assistant. You get direct, professional care from the practitioner in charge.
- Exercises/Homework – to increase the speed of your healing and prevent problems from recurring, expect to be given specific stretches and strengthening exercises to be completed in between appointments.