Physiotherapy

“Physiotherapy is a primary health care profession that promotes physical health, mobility and independent function” The Canadian Physiotherapy Association

   

Physiotherapy will help anybody who experiences difficulty with movement, strength, and pain.

Physiotherapy will also help anybody looking to improve their endurance, mobility, and strength.

At Foundation Physiotherapy, we stress the importance of preventative care and encourage everybody to be assessed by a physiotherapist regularly.

   

Determine the foundation of your injuries

Physiotherapy treatment is a recognized, effective, and trusted solution for musculoskeletal problems. Your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment including the history of your problem, and a detailed examination. At Foundation Physiotherapy, our first priority is helping you determine the root cause of your symptoms.

It is for this reason; your initial assessment is one full hour with a physiotherapist.

Your assessment may include tests of muscle flexibility, strength, joint movement and other special tests. We also learn about your movement patterns, lifestyle and physical habits. Once a problem has been identified, we will discuss and implement the most up-to-date physiotherapy treatment plan specific to your needs. A typical treatment plan may include:

  • joint mobilization or high thrust manipulation
  • soft tissue and myofascial techniques
  • mobility exercises
  • resistance exercises
  • functional/sport specific exercises
  • biomechanics correction
  • postural correction
  • acupuncture
  • electrotherapy modalities
  • lifestyle and general health education
         

Re-building your foundation

Our physiotherapists are specialized in sports and orthopaedics. This allows us to integrate a specialized understanding of body movement, body mechanics, and ‘hands-on’ manual therapy. We regularly update ourselves through continuing education courses. We offer a variety of techniques involving education, manual therapy, the McKenzie method and individualized exercise prescription. All of your treatment methods are supported by the most recent and highest quality research. Most importantly, we will also teach you strategies on how to help yourself get better and stay better.

Our therapists are skilled in addressing a variety of conditions including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain, Strains and Sprains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries (WSIB)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Knee Pain and Dysfunction
  • Heel/Foot pain
  • Postural Deficiencies
  • Arthritis
  • Pre and Post-Surgical Care
    • Fractures
    • Ligament/Meniscus Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction (Jaw pain)
  • Chronic Pain
                 

All sessions are one-on-one with a registered physiotherapist.

Our physiotherapists are university educated and registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. They are also members of Sport Physiotherapy Canada, the Orthopaedic Division and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.