About our Physiotherapy Services
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that aims to identify a patient’s functional needs, and apply individualized treatment plans to restore, enhance and/or maintain mobility. The ultimate goal of physiotherapy is pain free function; whether after an injury or surgery, during sports and exercise, whilst performing daily living tasks, or during recreational activities and work duties – as well as the prevention of injuries across all these areas of daily life.
The Physiotherapy Department at FSHN features a team of highly trained international and local physiotherapists, offering a wide range of specialized services to treat and manage issues related to the musculoskeletal system.
Some of the conditions our physiotherapy department treats include:
- Sports injuries
- Post-surgical - joint replacements (hip, knee, shoulder), ligament reconstructions, disc surgeries, bone fixations and fracture repair, muscle tear repairs, meniscal surgeries, joint fusions
- Painful conditions of the neck and back, as a result of disc problems causing local pain and/or numbness and tingling referring to the arms and/or legs
- Myofascial pain - pain that occurs in the musculoskeletal system without any obvious cause
- Arthritis and arthritic related pain
- Whiplash and other injuries from motor vehicle accidents
- Work related repetitive strain injuries, including, but not limited to: chronic neck tension, carpal tunnel syndrome, or headaches from desk or computer work
- Headaches : our treatment focuses on determining the type of headache, i.e. migraine versus neck dysfunction being the root cause (cervicogenic)
- Dizziness : our treatment focuses on determining the root cause, i.e. neck dysfunction (cervicogenic)
- Postural issues
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Women’s health issues, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, pre and post-natal concerns, as well as all musculoskeletal needs
Regardless of the issue or condition, our physiotherapists work to develop specialized and individualized treatment plans, created after conducting a thorough health history and biomechanical assessment. During these assessments, our physiotherapists will ask a patient a series of questions to enable them to construct a complete medical history and background, determine current complaints and problems, and identify appropriate treatment goals.
Afterwards, our therapists perform a biomechanical examination which consists of a number of tests and screenings, including: palpation, range of motion test, muscle testing, neurological screening, postural examination assessment, and other specialized tests. The final treatment plan is subsequently developed with the patient's input; this includes frequency and duration of treatment, possible home and supervised exercise programs, patient education, short-term and long-term goals, as well as post-therapy expectations.
Our physiotherapists are supported by a team of allied health professionals in the areas of occupational therapy, speech therapy, exercise prescription and kinesiology, sports massage and lymphatic drainage – as well as the physicians at our medical clinic. Patients suffering from trauma or needing lifestyle changes to improve their health can also utilize the services of our mental health department.