A physiotherapist is a university-trained primary health care professional, who treats patients with physical conditions/injuries. Our goal is to restore mobility, and functional independence and to promote overall wellness.
What do physiotherapists do?
- The objective is to reduce pain/inflammation, and swelling and to restore normal movement, strength, and optimal function.
- Your physiotherapist will identify your needs and outline a treatment plan to achieve the best possible result.
Our physiotherapists focus on manual therapy, a ‘Hands-on Approach’ to treating musculoskeletal conditions.
- Manual Therapy:
- Soft tissue techniques to decrease pain, breakdown scar tissue, release muscular trigger points, regain muscle length and improve mobility and function.
- Spinal/Joint mobilization is used to restore range of motion in the neck, back and joints.
- Use of Ice vs. Heat.
- Modified activities and safe postural that will help with healing and prevent exacerbation of the injury.
Postural advice with respect to sleep, work and recreational activities. This includes type and number of pillows, mattress, chair, car seat, desk height, computer and lighting. Correct ergonomic positions will decrease stress on the injured soft tissues (muscles, ligaments) and joints.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy, Laser, Ultrasound, Interferential, Tens are used to decrease pain and inflammation and to promote healing.
- Spinal Decompression Therapy:
Used in the treatment of Bulging Discs, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Spondylolisthesis and Nerve Root compression to decrease pain and to improve spinal mobility of the neck, back and lower back. To learn more about Spinal Decompression Therapy click here.
- Exercise Therapy:
A progressive exercise program to regain flexibility, strength and function. It involves retraining muscle stability, core strength and focuses on regaining functional independence with regards to activities of daily life. It includes a home program. To learn more about Exercise Therapy click here.
Has a positive effect on decreasing pain, releasing scar tissue/ painful trigger points and restoring balanced energy flow. To learn more about Acupuncture and IMS click here.
Can assist in supporting the injured area thereby decreasing pain, spasm and swelling. It can also help to improve pain-free mobility and function in the healing stages of the injury.
- Shockwave Therapy:
Shockwave Treatment is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that involves the delivery of high energy sound waves to affected areas of the body to trigger the body’s own natural repair mechanisms and stimulate healing. It is a safe and effective treatment option. The recovery period is shorter than traditional invasive surgery and the procedure eliminates many of the risks associated with traditional surgery. Generally, 3 treatments are advocated with 1 week between treatments.
We provide a selection of products to promote and assist with optimal healing and functional ability.
Looking for Physiotherapy appointment in Richmond, BC?
We have a team of experienced physiotherapists accepting new patients at our Richmond Blundell Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. Let us help you restore mobility, regain functional independence, and achieve overall wellness. Give us a call or book an online appointment.