What Can I Expect?

On your first visit, a physiotherapist will take a detailed history noting where you’re having the problem, how the problem started, how the problem is impacting your ability to conduct daily activities. They will also check your posture, examine your range of motion and test your muscle strength, ligaments, tendons and nerves. They may also check your balance and walking and measure how much you can carry or lift.

Once the assessment is completed, your physiotherapist will diagnose what is causing the problem and discuss a treatment program with you.

On subsequent visits, the physiotherapist might engage in manual therapy, stretching and exercises with the patient and use technology such as lasers and ultrasound. In order to speed up the healing process, the physiotherapist will usually suggest a range of exercises and stretches to be carried out at home.

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