Physiotherapy or physical therapy is a health profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability through physical means.
Physiotherapists act as primary care providers (you can access physiotherapy without a doctor’s referral) and determine a patient’s management plan or may work in partnership with other medical professionals.
Conditions managed by a physical therapist are grouped into three categories: musculoskeletal, cardiopulminary and neurological, or maybe multiple combinations of these.
Initially a physiotherapist will conduct an assessment of the patient’s medical history and then go into an objective examination. This is done to rule out serious problems, establish functional limitations, refine the diagnosis, guide therapy and establish a baseline to monitor progress. Guided by the findings the physical therapist will develop a treatment plan which may include exercise, manual techniques, soft tissue massage, electro-physical agents, patient education, all of which are reviewed and refined as needed. The physiotherapist and client work together to establish and reach goals of treatment.
Healthcore Physical Therapy offers advanced rehab services designed to get you active again, quickly and safely. This includes programs following joint replacement, spine surgery, and other orthopedic surgeries, as well as procedures involving debilitating conditions or injuries.
After surgery, what you and your doctor want most is a rapid, successful recovery. Our staff provides advanced, hands-on postsurgical care customized to your individual needs. Our physical therapy staff has over 40 years of combined experience creating effective, personalized postsurgical therapy programs.
- Joint replacement (hip, knee, shoulder)
- Neck and back
- Feet and ankles (Achilles tendon)
- Hands, wrists, and elbows (carpal tunnel, wrist injuries)
To provide our patients the best possible rehab results, we assess your needs as well as the unique aspects of your condition following surgery. We’ll develop a rehab program that helps you maximize function and prevent re-injury.
Working with Your Doctor
Our physical therapists work side-by-side with your doctor to offer the best in individualized care and encouragement every step of the way. In addition to following your physician’s recommended protocols and providing detailed notes on your progress, we make ourselves available should your physician have any questions or concerns.
The goal of this team approach is to complete your treatments in a timely manner so that you can return to an active lifestyle with decreased pain and improved function.