OUR PHYSIOTHERAPY EXPERTISE
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapy is a health science with the objective of helping you regain your optimal physical abilities, whether for work or sports. The goal is to enable you to perform your daily activities, pursue your job, engage in hobbies, or participate in sports, all based on your condition or your recovery potential following an injury. The physiotherapist collaborates with the patient to set realistic goals that allow them to stay active in both their personal and social life.
- WHY SHOULD I SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPY?
We recommend that you consult a physiotherapy clinic if you experience limitations in your daily activities, whether at work, in the sports you practice, or during your leisure time. These limitations can be caused by physical pain, numbness, lack of strength, decreased mobility, or other issues. It is not necessary to obtain a medical prescription to visit a physiotherapy clinic.
Our physiotherapists will develop a treatment plan tailored to the type of pain you are experiencing. You can consult a therapist for acute or chronic pain (chronic pain lasts for more than three months).
If you are struggling with musculoskeletal pain, often associated with movement or positioning, we strongly recommend consulting a physiotherapy clinic as soon as possible. This will allow us to analyze the nature of the pain, provide necessary treatment, and offer recommendations to prevent exacerbation or other secondary problems, such as loss of mobility or compensation.
Here are some examples of conditions we treat in physiotherapy:
- Ligament or muscle tears
- Back pain
- Slipped disc
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Postural problems
- Calcium deposition
- Neck pain
- Plantar fasciitis and Lenoir’s spur
- Joint pain
- Preparation for surgery and post-operative care
- Headaches (tension or cervical)
- Sports injuries
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Any type of musculoskeletal injury
2. WHAT PHYSIOTHERAPY APPROACHES ARE USED AT PHYSIO-OSTÉO?
Depending on the results of the assessment performed by your physiotherapist, as well as your condition and goals, several treatments are possible. Here are the main approaches used at our physiotherapy clinic:
- Manual therapy Your physiotherapist employs manual techniques, including joint mobilization, myofascial mobilization (muscles and fascia), and scar tissue release.
- Neuro-proprioceptive or sports taping
Your physiotherapist may also use proprioceptive taping, allowing you to maintain mobility. Taping can serve various purposes, such as muscle activation or relaxation and postural correction. Initially, the taping will be performed by the physiotherapist, but they can also show you how to do it at home.
- Home exercise program
Your physiotherapist will provide you with a personalized program based on the areas identified during the assessment, your goals, and your daily lifestyle. This program may include exercises for strengthening, mobility, movement, or relaxation. Your physiotherapist will ensure you perform the exercises correctly so that you can continue them at home. The program, complete with explanations and exercise images, will be sent to you via email.
Your physiotherapist may offer you exercises in the pool through group sessions or provide you with a personalized exercise program following an initial indivual evaluation meeting.
3. CAN I HAVE PAIN AFTER PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT?
In most cases, there should be no increase in pain after physiotherapy treatment. However, in certain situations, it’s possible to experience pain as a normal response to specific interventions. In such cases, your physiotherapist will inform you about the expected outcomes, and each treatment will be carried out with your consent.
Sometimes, the first session can lead to temporary discomfort due to the assessment, which is necessary to identify dysfunctional structures and establish a specific treatment plan.
It’s important to note that responses to treatment may vary from one individual to another. That’s why your physiotherapist will inquire about your response after the first session and then adjust the treatment accordingly.
4. DOES INSURANCE COVER PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENTS?
In addition to private insurance plans offered by employers, here are organizations that cover physiotherapy costs: :
- SAAQ : For traffic accidents
- CNESST : For workplace accidents
- IVAC : For victims of crime
- Croix Bleue Medavie : For Veterans Affairs Canada
At Physio-Ostéo Globalité, we provide physiotherapy services that are covered by the insurance plans and organizations mentioned above. To schedule an appointment, please contact us directly, so we can initiate the authorization request with the relevant organization. Follow-up sessions are conducted in private offices to ensure greater discretion.