Physiotherapy Barrie

Private one on one sessions with a physiotherapist.

About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a form of patient-centered treatment that utilizes a range of techniques such as joint mobilization, advanced muscle release, exercises, massage therapy, inferential current therapy (such as a TENS device), and other therapeutic interventions to manage chronic and post-surgical and acute pain from an injury.

This form of manual therapy is also effective in injury prevention and improving overall mobility and function. The highly-skilled physiotherapist at our physiotherapy Barrie, Ontario clinic will also provide you with education, lifestyle changes, and other therapeutic interventions to practice at home to further help you manage your recovery.

Our physiotherapist has achieved amazing results for those suffering from immobility caused by back pain, workplace injuries, arthritis, nerve damage, and many other conditions! At ProMotion Healthcare, our physiotherapists provide analgesic effects through Manual Therapy, Education, and Teamwork.

Manual Therapy In Barrie

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is performed by utilizing a series of skilled hands-on techniques such as kneading, joint mobilization, and muscle manipulation to treat musculoskeletal, joint, and soft tissue discomfort. Massage therapy may also be used to increase the range of motion and improve muscle strength.

Education

Here at our Barrie clinic, we understand that the key to effective treatment and long-lasting results weighs heavily patient education and their compliance with the individualized care plan created for them. We will actively listen to your health history and restrictions, then formulate a plan of expectations, instructions, and recommendations to further enhance results in between office visits.

Teamwork

Developing a positive and trusting relationship with your health care professional is crucial to your overall recovery. Effective communication and adhering to the plan of care created for you is also essential to your success with physiotherapy Barrie. We will be sure to fully explain your condition, set realistic goals, and communicate to you the importance of taking an active role in your care and how it affects your overall recovery.

Benefits Of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists focus on rehabilitation as well as prevention. Physiotherapy is a non-invasive, holistic treatment that has been proven effective in restoring function and movement affected by disability, illness, or injury. Physiotherapy also helps to reduce the risk of illness or injury in the future.

Below are a few of the many benefits of physiotherapy:

Pain Relief

Physiotherapy can help resolve discomfort, immobility, and inflammation with stretching, range of motion exercises, massage therapy, and inferential current therapy (such as a TENS device). These treatments encourage the body to heal itself by stimulating the production endorphins.

Acute and chronic pain conditions treated with physiotherapy at our Barrie clinic:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Foot and Heel
  • Work Place Injuries
  • Muscle Stain
  • Post-Surgical
  • Lumbar (lower back)
  • Cervical Spine (neck)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries (tennis & golf elbow)
  • And More!

Improved Mobility

All activities completed during your physiotherapy session at our clinic in Barrie, as well as any prescribed home treatments, are all aimed at increasing your mobility, flexibility, and function. Increased flexibility enables muscles and joints to engage in their full range of motion.

This not only contributes to your overall health and well-being it also reduces the risk of future injury. Having the strength and mobility to comfortably perform daily tasks also contributes to your independence and overall mood.

Drug-Free

Many prescribed analgesics can be habit-forming, expensive, and have adverse effects on gastrointestinal motility, causing chronic constipation. Physiotherapy is an effective therapeutic treatment that is often used with other drug-free modalities such as acupuncture, massage therapy, ultrasound, cold laser, and TENS therapy.

Improved Sleep

Adequate sleep is essential to recovery, but living with pain whether acute or chronic can be physically as well as mentally exhausting. Difficulty sleeping is a common complaint of clients at our Barrie clinic, but this is frequently resolved with physiotherapy treatments, which can increase the production of endorphins, the body's natural analgesic.

Improved Confidence

Physiotherapy at our health care clinic in Barrie can not only improve mobility and resolve pain, but it can also boost your confidence! Confidence is sometimes affected when a person's mobility is limited due to chronic pain or injury. This could eventually lead to anxiety and depression if the condition remains untreated for an extended period of time.

Our skilled professionals will work with you to create the best plan of care for treating your pain or injury, to restore full functionality as safely, and as quickly as possible. Full mobility and improved comfort through physiotherapy can help you regain confidence, allowing you to live a fully independent life!

Individualized Treatment Options

The physiotherapist at our Barrie clinic is highly skilled and experienced in assessing, diagnosing, and treating all kinds of injuries. Regardless of your condition or injury, they will be able to provide you with a variety of treatment options, and an individualized plan of care.

The care plan will include your diagnosis, treatment options, and lifestyle changes such as diet and exercises to be performed at home in-between clinic visits.

Your First Visit

Your initial physiotherapy appointment at our health clinic in Barrie is the first step in taking an active part in your overall health and well-being. Each assessment is unique because it is focused on the individual needs of each patient.

Below you'll find the steps all patients at our health clinic take on the road to recovery:

Health History and Examination

During your first visit, the clinician will want to discuss your health history and the possible cause of your pain or discomfort. The therapist will also ask about your current level of physical activity, lifestyle, and diet. You will also discuss any obstacles that may adversely affect your compliance with the prescribed treatment.

You will then be given a physical examination which may involve asking you to perform various movements to help formulate a diagnosis of the stage and type of injury sustained. Be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing so that the clinician has proper access to the affected area.

Diagnosis

After the assessment and examination at our clinic in Barrie, the physiotherapist will discuss their findings with you and assign a diagnosis to your condition based on the type of injury and origin of the pain and discomfort. We will work with you to develop various treatment options and review both of our roles and responsibilities in achieving your goals.

We will also make sure that you have a full understanding of your condition and answer any questions you may have.

Treatment Plan

Physiotherapy is patient-centered care, which means that the patient takes an active role in their treatment while working closely with staff to achieve the best results possible. We will work together to develop a personalized plan of care based on your medical history, goals, and condition, and discuss any barriers that may hinder your recovery.

You will also be given a list that may include lifestyle changes, such a diet, and exercises to increase flexibility and strength to ensure continuity of care until your next appointment. The physiotherapist may also suggest other therapeutic modalities such as massage therapy, ultrasound, or cold laser therapy to further enhance treatment.

The Patient's Role

In addition to lifestyle changes, the physiotherapists will most likely assign home exercises to help you achieve your goals faster. Completing the home assignments prescribed by the physiotherapist also helps to keep the muscle more pliable, and easier to stretch and manipulate during future visits.

The interventions we choose are carefully selected based on your health history, type of injury, and goals. So it is very important that you take an active role in your care and follow our recommendations to help you reach your maximum potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don't need a referral from your doctor to see a physiotherapist

Your initial appointment is 60 min long, and follow up appointments can range from between 30-60 minutes depending on the condition being treated.

The needs of every patient are different, and so are the number of treatments required. The physiotherapist will work with you to set individual goals and a treatment schedule.

Be sure to wear loose, non-restrive clothing so the therapist is able to easily assess and treat the affected area.

Physiotherapy is covered by all insurance. Call our office before your appointment to verify coverage, to save time when you arrive for your appointment.

Complementary Treatments

We offer several other treatment modalities that can be used in collaboration with our physiotherapy services to increase overall effectiveness and shorten healing time.

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Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is used in orthopedics, physiotherapy, and sports medicine. It is a non-invasive method of treating a wide array of acute and chronic pain including lumbar and generalized muscle pain, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.

Shock Wave Therapy offers fast pain relief and mobility restoration. It's a great option for those whose injury or discomfort was unable to be resolved with other treatments such as medication, orthotics, or bracing, and it is also a great non-invasive option to surgery for some clients.

This therapy involves the delivery of focused sound waves (acoustic compression therapy) and radial electric impulses (radial shockwave therapy) to injured soft tissue to reduce discomfort and promote healing.  This therapy is effective in breaking down adhesions and scar tissue that forms in joints, tendons, and ligaments.

Whether you suffer from long-standing alignment issues or acute soft tissue injury, shockwave therapy is a great complementary treatment to physiotherapy.

TENS Therapy In Barrie

TENS Therapy

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation, or TENS therapy, is another popular adjunctive therapy to physiotherapy at our clinic in Barrie. A TENS device uses low voltage electric current to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. The electrical impulses are delivered through electrodes placed on the surface of the skin at or near the location of discomfort.

There are two theories about how TENS therapy works. The first is that the transmission of pain signals are blocked by the electric current, modifying your perception of discomfort. The other theory is that nerve stimulation increases the level of endorphins, the body's natural analgesic, and the endorphins block your perception of pain.

TENS therapy has been shown to effectively treat both acute and chronic conditions. Some of the most common ailments treated include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, and pelvic and lower back pain.

Ultrasound Therapy In Barrie

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy is used by physiotherapists to relieve pain as well as promote tissue healing. This therapy is useful in helping to reduce discomfort caused by scar tissue, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, sprains, and strains.

There are two main types of ultrasound therapy- thermal and mechanical. Both treatments both use sound waves generated by a transducer head to penetrate soft tissues. The type of ultrasound therapy you will receive at our clinic in Barrie will be based on your diagnosis.

  • Thermal Ultrasound Therapy uses a more continuous transmission of sound waves. These sound waves cause microscopic vibrations deep within the soft tissue structures, increasing heat, and friction. Deep heating of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments encourages healing by increasing circulation to those tissues. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound therapy is also used to improve flexibility and decrease discomfort.
  • Mechanical Ultrasound Therapy (cavitation) uses pulses of sound waves to penetrate tissues by introducing energy into the body. This energy creates microscopic bubbles around the soft tissues to rapidly expand and contract by a process called cavitation. The expansion and contraction of these bubbles within the soft tissues help to reduce the inflammatory response and improve the healing of injured tissue.
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Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates the tissues to promote healing using low levels of light. This technique is called "cold therapy" because the low levels of light are not powerful enough to heat body tissues.

Photobiomodulation has been shown to reduce inflammation, increase cellular metabolism, and promote tissue repair at an accelerated rate. Physiotherapists and other medical professionals use photobiomodulation (PMB) in a variety of ways. At our clinic in Barrie, we primarily use PMB for tissue repair of minor injuries and sprains, to reduce inflammation, and for its analgesic effects.

Cold therapy has been used in our clinic to treat muscle strains. ligament sprains, tendonitis, tennis elbow, and neck and lumbar pain among other conditions. These low-grade lasers also help to increase blood flow, fostering an environment of healing within the damaged tissues.

Still not sure if physiotherapy is right for you? Feel free to give us a call and our Barrie clinic, we're more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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