What is Physiotherapy?
The Body Group physiotherapists treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, both chronic and acute. Each session is approximately 50 minutes and during this time your therapist will be using tools to assess and treat you using manual therapy techniques. The Body Group physiotherapists (PT) do not make use of machines like hot pack, ultrasound and electrical stimulation. Instead, the PT is trained in manual therapy skills to treat inflammation, drainage of fluids, pain relief and mobilization all with the hands to make you feel better faster.
The PT also will assess the condition taking into consideration that the body is a whole structure and that different areas of the body can affect the condition for which you are seeking treatment. For instance, someone with a tennis or golfers elbow often has an underlying shoulder girdle (shoulder joint, shoulder blade and collar bone) dysfunction that may or may not cause pain. It the shoulder girdle does not move freely in all directions, and then eventually the elbow movement will be limited. The PT will also look at the movement of the spine and specifically the neck. The neck is connected to the shoulder by the attachment of muscles and ligaments. The nerves to the shoulder and elbow exit the spine at the neck. The blood vessels going to the arm start from the heart and travel under the collar bone providing nutrients to the shoulder and elbow and this will be assessed. The same applies to the knees. An assessment of the knees will include examining the low back, pelvis and hips.
If you wish to have physiotherapy treatments, we ask that you obtain a note from your physician so that you may submit claims for re-imbursement from your insurance company. If you do not have a physician, our office can assist you in locating one to meet your needs.