Manual Physiotherapists have completed extensive, internationally recognized post-graduate education focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of complicated muscle and joint problems. This education consists of several years of ongoing courses and standardized examinations through the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Manual physiotherapy can be effective in the treatment of headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder pain, nerve disorders, low back pain, pelvis dysfunction, hip and knee arthritis, foot and ankle pain and complex chronic conditions.
Effects of Acupuncture:
Benefits of Pilates:
Pilates clients will receive a physiotherapy assessment prior to initiation of their exercise program to ensure exercises are tailored to their specific needs. Exercise modifications can be made to accommodate for past or current injuries.
Pilates sessions are one-on-one and taught by a registered physiotherapist who has been trained in Stott Pilates.
When the FMS can be used:
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is completed under the observation of a trained medical or rehabilitation professional. The SFMA looks at 7 basic movements in those with musculoskeletal pain. The movement patterns are graded as normal without pain, normal with pain, dysfunctional with pain, and dysfunctional without pain. This assessment allows the clinician to determine whether there is a problem with mobility or stability. Treatment and corrective exercise can then be developed to target the necessary structures.
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