Our Mission

Physiotherapy is a primary care, autonomous, client-focused health profession dedicated to improving quality of life by:

Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness;

Preventing disease, injury, and disability;

Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions;

Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance;

Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and

Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.

Physiotherapists: What we do 

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.

All physiotherapists registered to practice in Canada are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competence examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.

The profession of physiotherapy is committed to client-centred services that respect the autonomy and dignity of the recipient. Physiotherapists are bound by ethical principles to act with integrity, accountability and judgement in the best interests of the client. Physiotherapists act within the profession’s scope and the professional’s own competency.

Physiotherapy is a recognized health profession that evolves through integrating critical appraisal of new knowledge with research, education and practice.

A physiotherapist’s practice may involve clients of all ages in a variety of settings providing health services in many contexts from wellness, health promotion and prevention, acute care and rehabilitation, to disability and disease management.

Physiotherapists exercise independent professional judgement in unique, complex and uncertain situations. Their services are designed to achieve optimal health outcomes and utilize resources efficiently and safely.

Physiotherapists act as members and leaders of health teams and have a responsibility to both respect the roles of team members and to initiate intervention in their own area of expertise.

Service Offering

Physiotherapy: What to Expect

Physiotherapists work with clients of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. Whether its pain management and rehabilitation from an acute injury like a sprained ankle, or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist can help. But physiotherapy is not limited to rehabilitation of injury and the effects of disease or disability. A physiotherapist also provides education and advice for health promotion, disease and injury prevention.

How physiotherapists assess

A physiotherapist will assess you using detailed history-taking as well as specific physical tests and measures, such as flexibility or range of motion. He or she will then analyse the assessment findings and use clinical reasoning to establish a diagnosis. Together, you will explore your current abilities and functional needs so the physiotherapist can plan treatments that are consistent with your goals and general health status, and which incorporate approaches and techniques supported by the best evidence available.

Physiotherapy treatments can include the following:

  • Education, consultation, health promotion and prevention services.
  • Soft tissue and manual therapy techniques; including  electro-therapeutic and mechanical agents;
  • Personalized exercise programs designed to improve your strength, range of motion, and function
  • Massage
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Hot and cold packs and modalities to relieve pain, reduce swelling, speed up the healing process, improve movement and function
  • Airway clearance methods to assist people with breathing difficulties
  • Skin and wound care
  • Management of incontinence including pelvic floor re-education
  • Functional activity and tolerance testing and training
  • Work and occupational re-training and return to work planning
  • Prescription, fabrication and application of assistive, adaptive, supportive and protective devices and equipment
  • Environmental change, focusing on removing barriers to function

Payment and referral

For many Canadians, health insurance providers cover all cost or a portion of the cost of physiotherapist care. Some extended health insurance plans may require a physician’s referral in order to reimburse you for physiotherapist service, but it’s not always necessary. Call your health insurance provider to confirm your level of coverage beforehand and to determine whether or not you require a physician referral for reimbursement.

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