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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy deals with restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain and promoting health in individuals.

As physiotherapists, we treat a wide array of conditions including:

  • Spinal pain and injuries (e.g. disc prolapse)
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries (e.g. ligament tears)
  • Fractures (e.g. broken arm)
  • Musculoskeletal problems (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. following a knee replacement)
  • Biomechanical problems (e.g. “flat feet”)
  • Arthritic conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis)
  • Neurological disorders and diseases (e.g. stroke)
  • Cardiothoracic conditions (e.g. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders)
  • Paediatric conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy)

This is just to name a few!

Physiotherapists are extensively trained in manual therapy which means we are “hands on” with our patients. This may include massage and joint mobilisation and manipulation, as well as muscle stretching which we achieve using a wide variety of techniques. To complement our manual skills we sometimes make use of different modalities to reduce pain and inflammation including hot packs, ice, TENS, E-stim, ultrasound and laser treatment. Acupuncture and trigger point therapy is also widely practiced by physiotherapists, Physiotherapists are highly trained in exercise prescription and often give our patients exercises to do at home to help resolve their conditions.

If you have any of the injuries or conditions listed above, a consultation with a physiotherapist is a step in the right direction!

Call Panorama Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic on (604) 574 2047 for more information, or to make an appointment.


In this section

Benefits of physiotherapy

Many benefits are available to the public through the widening scope of physiotherapy. The profession addresses orthopaedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary problems among infants, children, adults and geriatric populations. Read more →

Part of your health professionals team

In cases where functional movement is compromised, doctors often refer their patients to physiotherapists. He/she will write an order authorising the form of treatment he desires. Read more →

Physiotherapy is not just massage!

Pain, stiffness, trigger points, muscle tension and other conditions respond well to massage, but it is just one modality in a long list of treatments that physiotherapists carry out. Read more →

Physiotherapy: Real and effective treatment

The “placebo effect” is used to describe a treatment that doesn’t help you in real terms. Physiotherapy relies on quantifiable results that can be measured to prove their effectiveness. Read more →

Fitness terminology

Here are some common fitness terms that you are likely to hear and use regularly. Read more →

Is physiotherapy painful?

Some people are under the misconception that physiotherapy is painful, and for this reason they may shy away from receiving treatment. Read more →


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In January of 2009 at age 66, I was struck by a car while I was on the side of the road. I sustained a broken shoulder, extensive soft tissue damage in both legs and head/ neck injuries. The Physiotherapists at PPSC have worked with my physician coordinating my therapy recovery process, beginning with Physiotherapy, then bringing in Kinesiology treatments as well as Massage Therapy. The Physiotherapists work with recurring vertigo, light headedness, neck problems and lower back issues, has been like a miracle. Having all of these services in one clinic has made my recovery process much easier. I very much appreciate the effective communication not only with me as a patient but with my physician, and in this uninsured motorist case, my lawyer and an insurance company. I have made continuous progress and feel very fortunate to have found the Panorama Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic. The positive attitude shown by the respective therapists has inspired me to do my part in my healing process and gives me what I feel is a motto for the professional treatment and encouragement received at this clinic.

Joyce

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