Physiotherapy is a university educated primary health care profession that focuses on improving and maintaining physical wellness. Physiotherapists or Physical Therapists have an advanced understanding of body mechanics (how we move) and are a recognized member of the health care team. Physiotherapists have been specifically educated and trained to assess and treat a variety of musculoskeletal pain, injuries and general dysfunction. The profession is shaped by scientific evidence and the changing population demographics but the main objective is to improve and maintain an individual’s functional independence and promote a fit, active lifestyle.
Anyone from childhood to old age can benefit from physiotherapy treatment. One can be referred to a physiotherapist by a doctor or can seek treatment independently. Physiotherapists can help with:
- restoring and increasing joint range of motion
- increasing coordination
- educating clients in the use of devices such as canes, crutches and wheelchairs
- coordinating and advising on return to work planning
When you first see a physiotherapist, you are assessed to determine where the injury has occurred and its severity. This assessment includes a health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion and reflexes. Based on the assessment, the physiotherapist establishes a diagnosis and works in partnership with you to develop individualized goals and treatment programs. The treatment can consist of a combination of manual therapy, electrical modalities, activity modification and the use of heat or ice and prescribed exercises and/or stretches.
- Workers Compensation Treatment
- Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
- Sport Injuries
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Repetitive Strain Injury
Workplace injuries can happen quite quickly or can be a repetitive strain injury. No matter how the injury occurred, it is important to deal with it immediately and receive effective treatment. At Veitch Physiotherapy you will get a thorough assessment and our highly trained and experienced physiotherapist will provide an individualized rehabilitation program for you. We will ensure you get an advanced personalized strength training program to get you back to work as quickly and safely as possible. We will give you exercises that are specific to your job tasks so you will have a safe return to work and have a reduced risk for further injury.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen to any of us and can cause extensive damage to the human body. The most common injuries are soft tissue damage to the neck and back. Symptoms include pain, a loss of range of motion, and muscle weakness. For some people, the pain is mild and gradually improves over the course of a few weeks. However, for others the recovery process can be slow and painful especially if the injury is more severe. At Veitch Physiotherapy, we will provide you with a variety of treatments and motivation to help you recover and return to your pre-accident function. If your injury is mild to moderate in severity, early Physiotherapy will help ensure a full and quick recovery. We understand that dealing with insurances can be stressful following a motor vehicle accident. We are available to answer any questions that you may have regarding this process and aim to direct bill all insurers that allow us to do so in order to make your recovery as smooth as possible.
Whether you are playing a recreational or competitive sport, you want to return to it as soon as possible. Jennifer Veitch has thirteen years of experience treating orthopedic injuries in both hospital and clinical settings. As an avid athlete, Jennifer understands the mentality of sport and the need to return to play quickly but safely. Veitch Physiotherapy can help you with many common issues such as:
- ACL reconstruction
- Meniscal tears
- Rotator Cuff repairs
- Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Tendonitis and bursitis
You will be provided with personalized, targeted exercises to help you return to your pre-injury function. You will not only be rehabilitated physically but be educated on how to avoid and prevent further injury. At our clinic, we will help you rehabilitate and help you reach your peak athletic performance.
At Veitch Physiotherapy we have thirteen years of experience in orthopedic surgery rehabilitation in both the hospital and clinical settings. We provide comprehensive services for your rehabilitation needs to get you back to your normal functioning as quickly as possible. Rehabilitation can be provided for these common injuries:
- rotator cuff repairs
- ACL repairs
- hip, knee and shoulder replacements
We follow current protocols and are constantly expanding our knowledge base by continuing our post-graduate education with advanced programs and courses. We will help you overcome many symptoms such as limited range of motion, loss of strength, pain control, incoordination of muscles and swelling. We want you to have a prompt return to your daily and recreational activities.
Repititve strain is an umbrella term that refers to a large number of injuries to various body parts. Any stress, trauma or strain that we expose our bodies to over time can accumulate (called “cumulative trauma”) and result in injury. These are the injuries that we describe as having “no known mechanism of injury”, or as our patients often say “I don’t remember doing anything…it just started to hurt and wouldn’t go away”. Repeititve strain injuries can occur all over our body and can be muscular, neurological or articular (your joints!) in origin. Examples of repeptitive strain injury are:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinopathy
- Tendinitis/ Bursistis (anywhere on the body!)
Physiotherapists are uniquely trained to assist you in controlling your pain, restoring function and identifying movements and postures that are contributing to your symptoms.