One-on-One Physiotherapy Near You in St. John's
Physiotherapy is a client-centered health profession dedicated to improving and maintaining mobility, physical activity and overall physical health for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Our experienced physiotherapists are trained to evaluate clients using an evidence-based approach and restore or enhance function in various body systems with a personalized treatment plan.
Is Physiotherapy A Registered Health Profession?
Physiotherapy is a registered health profession in Newfoundland and Labrador, and as such, our registered physiotherapists have completed numerous post-secondary education courses, including but not limited to:
- Manual Therapy Levels
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy
- McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Active Release Therapy
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Post Graduate Training
- Mulligan Concepts
- Post Grad Cervical and Lumbar Rehabilitation Education
- Cervical and Thoracic Muscle Stabilization and Re-education Training
How Can Physiotherapy Benefit You?
Many conditions would benefit from the expertise of a physiotherapist. Some of the conditions we routinely treat at Action Physiotherapy are:
Sciatica is a debilitating condition in which the person experiences pain and/or tingling and/or numbness and/or weakness in the distribution of the sciatic nerve or an associated lumbosacral nerve root. The diagnosis of sciatica is given when one or more of the stated symptoms are present in one leg and is a direct result of the sciatic nerve or sciatic nerve root pathology.
Any condition that structurally impacts or compresses the sciatic nerve may cause sciatica symptoms and a traumatic injury (pressure, stretching or cutting) to the nerve itself.
The condition of sciatica can significantly impact a person's activities of daily living and quality of life. Therefore, early diagnosis and intervention can be essential for getting on the road to recovery. Most cases of sciatica are best managed conservatively, and physiotherapy is considered a vital part of that conservative management!
Book a physiotherapy appointment with Action Physio and get back on the road to recovery today!
Soft Tissue Injury
The soft tissues provide support and have a protective function in the body. These tissues are primarily collagen; muscles, tendons, and ligaments are the most common soft tissues injured. Soft tissue injuries can occur in a variety of ways, such as:
- Sports and exercise activities
- Traumatic instances, such as motor vehicle accidents or a fall
- Simple everyday activities, such as painting a wall or cooking a meal
Soft tissue injuries typically fall into two different categories: acute injuries and overuse injuries. In addition, many in the health care field consider physiotherapy treatment techniques and exercise prescription as integral to recovering from soft tissue injuries.
Physiotherapy After Surgery
After every surgery, there is a need for a period of recovery. Depending on your surgery, your healthcare professional and/or hospital team will advise you on the best way to recover. How long it takes you to recover from your surgery entirely depends on many things, including your age, your health before surgery, the extent of your injuries and the success of your rehabilitation.
For some people, the rehabilitation process post-surgery will involve seeing a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist can assist in a variety of ways after surgery, including:
● Reducing pain and inflammation
● Manual Therapy to restore joint range of motion
● Exercise Prescription
● Education and guidance on returning to "normal" activity level
Your surgeon and/or primary health care provider typically make the recommendation for physiotherapy post-surgery. Has your surgeon or primary health care provider recommended you see a physiotherapist to help you recover from surgery?
If so, contact us today to book an appointment with one of our physiotherapists and get started!
Individuals Experiencing Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis. Chronic pain may present in an "on" and "off" cycle or be continuous. However, the intensity of the pain felt by the individual can be considered mild and have minimal impact on their life.
On the other extreme, it may affect the individual to the point that they can't work, eat properly, participate in physical activity, or enjoy life.
There are many causes of chronic pain. For example, it may have started from an illness or injury you have long since recovered from, but the pain remains. Or there may be an ongoing cause of pain, such as arthritis or a soft tissue injury. However, many people suffer chronic pain without any past injury or evidence of illness.
Chronic pain is a significant medical condition that can and should be treated. Chronic pain is typically treated by a team of healthcare professionals under the direction of the primary healthcare provider, who develops a pain management plan for the patient.
One of the critical members of that health care team is a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist can help in pain management, including education, exercise prescription, modalities and manual therapy.
Think of our physiotherapists who can help you manage your chronic pain. Call us at 709-576-7770 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment and start feeling better immediately!
Low Back Pain
Low back pain is commonly defined as pain or discomfort localized to the area below the lower rib margin (rib cage), but above the gluteal folds (glut muscles) that can occur with or without leg pain. Low back pain is usually categorized into non-specific low back pain (no known, recognizable cause) or specific back pain (a known, recognizable cause). It is further classified into three subtypes;
- Acute (pain less than six weeks),
- Sub-acute (pain between 6 and 12 weeks) or
- Chronic (pain more than 12 weeks).
Low back pain is best treated under the guidance and direction of a primary health care provider (physician or nurse practitioner), using a multidisciplinary approach with a team of health care providers. A Physiotherapist can be an integral part of the health care team and provide valuable help to the person suffering from low back pain by way of:
- Education and guidance about activities of daily living
- Exercise prescription
- Pain and swelling reduction
- Manual Therapy
Low back pain affects 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime, with pain levels categorized as anything between "mild" and "life-altering." Therefore, early intervention at the onset of symptoms is one of the most critical factors in minimizing low back pain's effect on your life.
Don't hesitate to seek help when you start feeling pain!
Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. There are two main types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, and it involves wear-and-tear damage to a joint's cartilage. Cartilage cushions the ends of the bones, but enough damage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, which causes pain and restricted movement. This wear and tear can occur over many years, or a joint injury or infection can hasten it.
Rheumatoid arthritis, the second most common type of arthritis, is caused by the body's immune system attacking the lining of the joint capsule, a tough membrane that encloses all the joint parts. As a result, this lining (synovial membrane) becomes inflamed and swollen. The disease process can eventually destroy cartilage and bone within the joint.
The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis may include (depending on the type of arthritis):
- Decreased range of motion
Treatments vary depending on the type of arthritis. Since arthritis is not a "curable" condition, treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. A registered physiotherapist can help you meet through various treatment techniques. There is no need to suffer! Call us at 576-7770 or email us at email@example.com to book an appointment and start feeling better immediately!
- Treatment $80.00
- Physiotherapy sessions are not taxable, Price shown is final