Why Able Body for Physiotherapy in Lethbridge?
The physiotherapist at Able Body Health Clinic offers a detailed and personalized approach to care that will have you back to full function as soon as possible! We aim to exceed your expectations and to set the standard for high quality physiotherapy services. We offer a senior physiotherapist with extensive experience, direct billing of insurance, and a convenient location in central Lethbridge, making Able Body Health Clinic the best place to come for physiotherapy in Lethbridge!
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a profession focused on helping people restore movement and function when they have been affected by an injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems. Physiotherapists help people restore function through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. Physiotherapists at Able Body work collaboratively with other professionals on your healthcare team, such as your chiropractor, acupuncturist, massage therapist and your family medical doctor.
How can Physiotherapy help?
The benefits of seeing a physiotherapist can include: improved knowledge about your injury or condition, improved strength, improved flexibility and range of motion, and ultimately, better function. The physiotherapist at Able Body uses evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques to identify and resolve your complaint.
What kind of treatment modalities does our Physiotherapist use?
The Physiotherapist at Able Body offers a full line of therapeutic modalities that can be used to help reduce inflammation, control pain, improve circulation, and increase muscle activation. These modalities are always used in combination with manual therapies and therapeutic exercise. They include:
Dry needling is a treatment that healthcare providers use for pain and movement issues associated with myofascial trigger points. With this technique, a provider inserts thin needles into or near your trigger points. The needles stimulate your muscles, which causes them to contract or twitch. This helps relieve pain and improve your range of motion.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a specialized method of therapy that uses mechanical energy to promote the healing process. It is widely used in treating soft tissue and sports injuries. Ultrasound treatments help to increase blood flow, relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, and promote the healing of tissues.
Electrotherapies like IFC, and IMS are safe and efficient treatment choices for pain relief and rehabilitation. The idea is that applying an electrical current can help block pain signals, strengthen muscles, and improve blood circulation. For example, your physiotherapist may use electrotherapies as a part of your rehabilitation program If you have an injury or illness that causes pain or prevents you from easily moving around.
Numerous studies have been performed that examine the effectiveness of low level laser therapy for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Pain reduction is most well-established by research; however, improved healing and quicker recovery times after injury has also been seen by clinicians and researchers.
Moist Heat Packs
There are many benefits to heated compresses; it decreases pain, promotes muscular relaxation, increases circulation, and can be used for pre-exercise warm-up. This extra blood flow helps facilitate the healing properties found in your bloodstream.
Why see a Physiotherapist?
Consider physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function everyday. Additionally, a doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after surgery, such as a hip or knee replacement. Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Here are some examples of what the physiotherapist at Able Body treat on a regular basis:
Physiotherapy is an important part of the management of both osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis (e.g.: rheumatoid arthritis). The goals of physiotherapy treatment for arthritis typically include improving mobility and restoring the use of affected joints, increasing strength to support the joints and maintaining fitness. The ultimate goal is preserving the ability to perform daily activities.
Physical therapy can help decrease the symptoms of back pain. Moreover, physiotherapists aim to improve low back function by increasing the spine’s strength, flexibility and motor control.
Physiotherapists can effectively treat many cases of bursitis. Physiotherapy treatment can reduce pain and irritation and help people with bursitis get back to everyday activities. In addition, a physiotherapist will address any muscle weakness that may contribute to the condition.
Physiotherapy is critical after surgery. It is important in the early recovery phase to reduce pain and swelling. It is also vital throughout recovery to improve strength, range of motion, and help restore full function.
Physiotherapy can help to reduce or eliminate balance issues caused by vertigo. Vertigo can be caused by issues related to your inner ear, your neck, and/or your central nervous nervous system. The physiotherapist at Able Body is fully certified in vestibular rehabilitation therapy and can help you determine the cause of, and a solution for your vertigo.
Whiplash and other Motor vehicle collision injuries
Physiotherapy is an effective treatment option for whiplash, especially when combined with other treatments, such as exercise and multidisciplinary care (chiropractic, massage, acupuncture). A physical therapist can work with you to restore proper function and movement of the affected tissues. Able Body Health Clinic offers physiotherapy in Lethbridge for anyone suffering from whiplash or other accident-related injuries.
Alberta physiotherapists have the privilege of being a member of a self-regulated profession. To ensure safe, effective and quality care, anyone using the title physiotherapist, physical therapist or P.T. in Alberta must be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta. People considering physiotherapy in Lethbridge can verify that their physiotherapist is licensed. To verify a physiotherapist, use this tool from the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta.