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Physiotherapy photoPhysiotherapy is meant to develop, maintain and/or restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan of a person with one or another type of mobility impairment. This also includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Physical therapy’s basic presumption is that functional movement is central to human health.

Manual therapy is a hands-on based form of physiotherapy that involves joint mobilization, and sometimes manipulation (high force). This can be a very effective means of restoring joint mobility, decreasing soft tissue restriction/scar tissue, and improving nerve function.

“All physiotherapists use specifically tailored exercise to treat pain and stiffness. In addition to exercise, Manipulative Physiotherapists are highly trained at using their hands to diagnose and treat restrictions in movement in the spine, arms and legs. Using gentle, hands-on techniques, we can help reduce muscle tightness, improve movement in the joints, reduce pain and improve function.”

Exercise prescription is a central feature of physiotherapy treatment where a specific exercise program is determined based on assessment findings and testing to determine how to either lengthen or strengthen muscles in order to address any injury or impairment. Exercise programs are often modified and progressed according to changes in physical function and goals.

Core stabilization is extremely important – and effective – for those suffering from any number of low back disorders or conditions, which may include disc herniation among others. This form of exercise strengthens the muscles that support the individual vertebrae, reduces loading of the intervertebral discs, and reduces compensation and dysfunction of “mover” muscles (ie. muscle spasm) which results from trying to support the spinal structures.

Currently, core stabilization group programming in combination with gentle yoga is offered locally by Meghan McKay (PT) in 8-week cycles during both the fall and winter/spring. Please email or call the office for further details.

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Grimsby Health & Wellness | (905) 945-4481
Serving Grimsby, Lincoln, and Stoney Creek ON