Very few people would argue that modern medicine isn’t one of the greatest advancements in human history. It’s amazing to think that common illnesses could have killed our ancestors, but they don’t anymore thanks to medicines that we take for granted. The same can be said for treating injuries. A few centuries ago, someone with a broken leg probably wouldn’t ever be able to walk normally again. If that same person were to break his or her leg in 2017, they’d be good as new in a couple of months thanks to modern treatments and rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, people seem to get hung up on only using modern techniques to treat pain or recover from an injury. There are plenty of other proven tracks to wellness that are often overlooked. One of the most successful treatment methods for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries is physiotherapy. At Paramount Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic, we have years of experience in Brampton physiotherapy. Here are a few of the things you should know about physiotherapy, physiotherapists and how our services can help you!
What is physiotherapy?
Simply put, physiotherapy is a treatment method that focuses on restoring the patient’s overall wellbeing by addressing underlying physical issues. We believe in treating the cause of an illness or an injury, not just the symptoms associated with a patient’s problem. This holistic approach to treatment involves a lot of work on the patient’s part in order for them to get better. Physiotherapy is often used in conjunction with other medical treatments.
How are physiotherapists trained?
Just like any trained professional, anyone off the street can’t just put on a uniform and claim to be a physiotherapist! All prospective physiotherapists must first graduate with honors from a four-year university. Next, candidates have to complete a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy. Finally, every physiotherapist must pass an exam in order to get his or her certification to practice. In addition to all of the schooling associated with the profession, practicing physiotherapists in Canada must maintain good standing with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and their respective provincial physiotherapy association.
When can physiotherapy be helpful?
Brampton physiotherapy can help cure or mitigate the effects of a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Pretty much anything from a problem with a patient’s heart or spinal cord all the way through incontinence can be treated or managed with help from a physiotherapist. We do a lot of work rehabilitating people who have injured themselves or who are recovering from a drastic medical procedure.
In addition to treating problems, our skilled physiotherapists can help prevent injuries in the first place—particularly sports injuries. We prevent these types of injuries through proper education of how to care for their bodies before an event, as well as teaching them how to avoid reinjuring an area.
If you’ve been suffering from an illness or injury and other methods haven’t done enough to help, it’s time to give Brampton physiotherapy a try! Give Paramount Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic a call today to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment with one of our physiotherapists.