Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physiotherapy is a science-based provincially regulated health discipline. Physiotherapists are University trained experts in physical function, movement and mobility.

Their training gives them advanced knowledge of the human body, the reasons it moves as it does (or does so improperly). They can use a myriad of specialized hands-on treatments to restore, maintain and maximize optimal physical function and regain/maintain quality of life.


  • Assess, diagnosis and treat physical symptoms and limited movement caused by injury, aging, disability, or medical condition.
  • Educate the patient regarding their condition and how to help themselves
  • Actively help patients restore, maintain and maximize their physical capacities for movement, flexibility and fitness
  • Promote active self-care, essentially how to stay healthy, fit and injury avoidance in the future; in general or specific to an activity or type of work.
  • Commonly take various specialization courses after graduation to better suit their personal health care interests and their patient’s needs

Physiotherapists are primary care practitioners in the management of many conditions: back injury, whiplash, pregnancy-related issues, visceral pain, myofascial disorders, just to name a few. Patient’s that have tried conventional Medical techniques with little success may find help managing conditions using the various techniques at a Physiotherapist’s disposal. From manual (hands-on) techniques, therapeutic exercises, stretches, mobilization, and manipulation of muscular, nervous, or skeletal problems an individualized approach can be suggested and efficient treatment delivered.

Treatments are most often covered by Extended Healthcare under Physiotherapy.