The frequency and content of physiotherapy treatment sessions will vary depending on your initial assessment. Most commonly patients will start treatment at a frequency of two times per week, with the goal directed towards independence and return to pre-injury function.
Physiotherapist commonly treat:
- tennis/golfer’s elbow
- rotator cuff syndrome
- plantar fascitis
- tendonitis/ligament sprains
- post-surgical or fracture rehabilitation
- low back pain/disc herniation/sciatica< /li>
Your session may include:
- manual therapy/mobilization of affected stiff joints
- exercise prescription for home exercising or for the gym
- modalities to relieve pain and promote soft tissue healing (such as ultrasound, interferential current, electrical muscle stimulation, and Acupuncture)
- soft tissue massage and stretching
- Active Release Techniques treatment
You do not need a referral to start physiotherapy treatment, simply book an appointment. However, you will likely need to see your physician for a referral slip for physiotherapy so that you can reclaim your costs through your benefits plan.