Maximizing Physical Potential
Physiotherapists have an advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists manage and prevent many physical problems caused by illness, disease, sport and work related injury, aging, and long periods of inactivity.
Can Physiotherapy Help Me?
Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems. Here are some of the ways physiotherapy can help:
- Address physical challenges associated with back pain, arthritis, repetitive strain injury, etc.
- Attend to sports injuries and provide advice on prevention and recurrence
- Get you back on your feet after surgery
- Help you manage the physical complications of cancer and its treatment
- Maximize your mobility if you have a neurological disorder such as stroke, spinal cord injury or Parkinson’s disease
- Oversee rehabilitation in your home after you have been ill or injured
- Provide balance and strengthening exercises for seniors who are at risk of falling.
- Provide pre- and post-natal care and attend to other women’s health conditions
- Treat neck and back pain and other joint injuries
- Work with you to treat and manage respiratory and cardiac conditions
(Adopted from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association website at www.physiotherapy.ca)
Achieva Health Physiotherapy
Our Physiotherapists help people with orthopedic conditions such as low back pain or osteoporosis; joint and soft tissue injuries such as fractures and dislocations; neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or Parkinson’s disease; connective tissue injuries such as burns or wounds; cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders and sports injuries.
Achieva Health Physiotherapists practice in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, retirement homes, and nursing homes.
Achieva Health has developed specific assessments and treatment protocols that ensure that patients improve to maximum functional capacity in as short a time as possible. Our methods are goal-oriented with an emphasis on measurable results.
What can you expect to gain from Achieva Health Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy or “Physical Therapy” can help you in the assessment and treatment of physical injury and dysfunction. Treatment can help to alleviate, improve or manage a variety of physical conditions including acute joint and muscle injuries, repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain disorders, arthritis, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports injuries. Following a comprehensive assessment, your physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan that includes short and long term goals, the prognosis for recovery, and treatment schedule.
Achieva Health Physiotherapy promotes an individualized, “hands-on” approach that is highly valued by patients. When a physiotherapist sees a patient for the first time, he or she examines that individual and develops a plan of care that promotes the ability to move, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. The physical therapist and the patient then work side-by-side to make sure that the goals of the treatment plan are met.
Therapeutic exercise and functional training are the cornerstones of physiotherapy treatment. Depending on the particular needs of a patient, physical therapists will mobilize joints and muscles to promote proper movement and function. Physiotherapists may use other techniques such as electrotherapy, ultrasound (high-frequency waves that produce heat), hot packs, and ice in addition to other treatments when appropriate. Achieva Health Physiotherapists will also work with individuals to prevent loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Achieva Health Physiotherapy Programs
We have a comprehensive list of assessments, treatment, and educational programs that meet the needs of patients. The following is a selection of services offered for a variety of disorders:
- Car Accident Injuries
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Strains and Sprains
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
- Neurological Disorders (CP, MS)
- Congested Lungs (COPD)
- Services and Programs
- Arthritis/Osteoporosis Rehab
- Stroke Rehab
- Parkinson’s Rehab
- Neuro Rehab (CP, MS)
- Cardio-Respiratory Rehab
- Post Surgical Rehab
- Strengthening and Balance
- Falls Prevention
- Wound Management
- Pain Management
- Sensory Stimulation
- MVA Programs (Car Accident Injuries)
- Back Education
- ADP (wheelchair, seating, and mobility)
- Wellness and Exercise
- Injury Prevention
- Work-related injuries Programs
- Knee and Hip Replacement Program
- Sports Injury Management
- Post Fracture Rehab
We retain highly qualified Physiotherapists for each Achieva Health Clinic and Long Term Care and Retirement Homes. Our Physiotherapists are specifically selected for their professional qualifications, knowledge, experience, and commitment to ongoing post-graduate education. Most importantly, Achieva Health physiotherapists demonstrate an ability to communicate with patients in a caring, compassionate and professional manner. We ensure that our physiotherapists are licensed to practice physiotherapy, possess a current registration certificate from the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and are also in good standing with the College. This ensures adherence to quality standards and codes of professional conduct governed by the college.
For more information on any of our programs please call us at 416-489-8888 or email us at info@achievaHealth.ca.