Physiotherapy utilizes your body's own force and movement to rehabilitate and repair the body and mobility limitations. Our purpose is to provide therapeutic treatment to facilitate movement that's been inhibited by age, injury or other factors. At our Mississauga physiotherapy clinic, we create a customized plan for each of our patients that includes personalized exercises, manual therapy, and other physical agents like heat and sound waves.
What is Physiotherapy Used For?
Physiotherapy can help with:
- Sports Injuries
- Accidents (ie. Car Crashes)
- Chronic Conditions
- Pre-and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
- Localized Pains
Our physiotherapy treatments include:
- Sports Physiotherapy
- Injury-Specific Exercise Programs
- Manual Therapy and Mobilization
- Laser Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
Each condition and body is unique, so we customize a treatment plan and schedule to match your specific needs and capabilities. There are many types of physiotherapy, so be sure and schedule an appointment with Dr. Lanoue to discover which may be right for you.
How Does Sports Physiotherapy Help with Injuries?
When a sports injury occurs, professional athletes state physiotherapy as the most important element in recovery. From muscle to ligament sprains, dislocations or fractures, a sports physiotherapist's tool kit includes a variety of treatments that can be combined not only for recovery, but future injury prevention. Athletes are routinely monitored by physiotherapists to screen their bodies to diagnose potential weaknesses before injury occurs..
How Does Physical Therapy After a Car Crash Help with Accident Recovery?
Physiotherapy is extremely effective at helping you recover from accidents, including car accidents. A physiotherapist can help overcome the damage your body has experienced regardless of the degree of injury. Even though your body's natural healing processes activate immediately, it can only do so much without the introduction of additional help. Without physiotherapy, you can run the risk of limiting your healing. Car accidents in particular can also cause flexibility issues, mobility problems, and chronic pains that can become persistent if not treated. Many will also need physiotherapy for whiplash after a heavy impact.
How does Physiotherapy Help with Chronic Conditions?
Physiotherapy has been shown to support the prevention, treatment, and management of chronic diseases including:
- Hypertension / High Blood Pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
Prescribed exercise programs in particular can help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. Physiotherapy provides an important building block to a holistic management program of chronic diseases. Exercise therapy can help diabetics and those suffering from hypertension with weight loss, lowering blood pressure and stress levels, maintaining muscle mass and managing cholesterol. For arthritis or Parkinson's sufferers, physiotherapy can improve flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance, while maintaining proper physical function.
How Does Physiotherapy Help with Pre or Post Operative Rehabilitation?
Whether you're about to have surgery or have just had surgery, physiotherapy can help you prepare and recover better. By establishing a baseline about your general state of being and muscle strengths, we can design a program to strengthen you prior to and after your surgery. Pre-operative treatment is meant to help you achieve faster recovery time while post-operative treatment is geared towards assisting your function leading to less pain and a more active lifestyle. Physiotherapy is helpful for surgeries including:
- Hip / Knee Replacement
- Shoulder / ACL Reconstruction
- Disc Herniation
- Spinal Realignment
Exercises are key in the weeks before your operation, and can help improve your balance, generalized weight loss for reduced stress, improved general fitness, and familiarization with post operative exercises for muscle memory.
How does Physiotherapy help with Localized Pain?
Localized pains might have a chronic underlying cause. Your Mississauga physiotherapist will assess your pains and help create a tailored treatment plan to reduce your localized pain and manage the underlying condition (if any). Typically, exercises your physiotherapist will prescribe will include a gradual increase in activity, education for safe movement, and reconditioning for proper range of motion.