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Types of Physiotherapy

Acupuncture
Acupuncture

A common question for people that have never visited a physiotherapist is the very basic question of “What is Physiotherapy?”. Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion/fitness. The profession employs a holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle and engaging them in their own treatment.

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Cardiopulmonary
Cardiopulmonary

Cardiopulmonary physical therapy is devoted to helping patients improve cardiovascular health and/or lung health. Cardiopulmonary PTs work in all sorts of physical therapy settings, including hospitals (inpatient), outpatient clinics (hospital based and private), and possibly even home health environments.

Deep Transverse Frictions
Deep Transverse Frictions

Deep friction massage is a specific connective tissue massage that was developed by Cyriax. The purpose of deep friction massage is to maintain the mobility within the soft tissue structures of ligament, tendon, and muscle and prevent adherent scars from forming.

Dry Needling
Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) for the treatment of pain and movement impairments.

Ergonomics
Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science which has its focus on the “match” between people and their work environment. It puts people’s welfare first, taking account of their capabilities and limitations within the workplace.

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Geriatric
Geriatric

Geriatric physical therapy is a proven means for older adults from every level of physical ability to improve their balance and strength, build their confidence, and remain active. A number of people are familiar with physical therapy as a form of treatment to pursue after an accident, or in relation to a condition such as a stroke.

Joint Manipulation,
Joint Manipulation,

An American Physical Therapy Association White Paper White Paper – Manipulation Page 2 of 11 Position on Thrust Joint Manipulation Provided by Physical Therapists.

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Joint Mobilisation (Gentle Gliding) Techniques,
Joint Mobilisation (Gentle Gliding) Techniques,

Joint mobilisation techniques focus on attaining a normal range of pain-free joint motion. Nearly every restriction in movement can be regained by a specific joint technique performed by an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. And the good news is ... joint mobilisation techniques have certainly improved over the years with very gentle and pain-free options available.

Joint Mobilization and Manipulation
Joint Mobilization and Manipulation

Joint manipulation and joint mobilization are manual therapy techniques, in which the physiotherapist uses their hands to evaluate, diagnose, and treat joints. Joint manipulation involves a quick, but small thrust to a joint to provide immediate pain relief and improved mobility.

Manual Traction
Manual Traction

There are many different ways to provide a traction force to your neck. Your physical therapist may use a mechanical traction unit, or an over-the-door traction device may be used to provide traction. Manual cervical traction is another way to provide traction to your neck.

Massage and Soft Tissue Techniques
Massage and Soft Tissue Techniques

Soft tissue massage involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue techniques such massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. Massage is the best known example of a soft tissue technique. A soft tissue massage includes a whole range of massage depths, pressures and durations.

Minimal Energy Techniques (METs),
Minimal Energy Techniques (METs),

75 GCR verified clinics & hospitals specialize in muscle energy techniques (mets) treatment. Compare all 53K physiotherapy clinics by GCR score, 134,662 patient reviews, expertise, facilities & services.

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Muscle Stretching,
Muscle Stretching,

Stretching and physical therapy are the first and primary treatments for piriformis syndrome pain. Progressively stretching the piriformis muscles, hamstrings, and hip extensors may help reduce piriformis syndrome pain and increase range of motion.

Musculoskeletal Outpatients
Musculoskeletal Outpatients

Physiotherapy assessment includes analysis of a patient’s history, lifestyle, symptoms and functional problems, along with the findings of the physical examination, and the results of investigations.

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Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Neurodynamics,
Neurodynamics,

The concept of neurodynamics or neuromobilisation is originally based on the research by physiotherapists, Michael Shacklock and David Butler. Over the past 20 years, further researchers such as Dr Michel Coppieters and Dr Alf Brief have added to the volume of scientific research supporting the hypothesis that your nerve tissue also requires full movement to remain for full pain-free function.

Neurological
Neurological

What is Neurological Physiotherapy? Damage to your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, means that the messages from your brain are not reaching the affected parts of your body. This can result in loss of movement and sensation, uncoordinated movement, weak and floppy muscles, spasm and tremor.

Neurological Physiotherapy
Neurological Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is aimed at guiding this process, which is called neuroplasticity. Physiotherapy in neurological diseases such as M.S. and Parkinsons Disease is perhaps not based so much in an attitude of recovery, but more in maintaining independence and quality of life for as long as possible.

Orthopedic
Orthopedic

What is Orthopaedic Physiotherapy? This is the branch of physiotherapy concerned with the treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments Orthopaedic Physiotherapy also includes pre and post operative rehabilitation of hip, shoulder and knee.

Paediatrics
Paediatrics

In Australia, those with the designation APA Paediatric Physiotherapist have undergone a training pathway accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Furthermore, titled Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapists have undertaken even more rigorous assessment and training in the field to be admitted as Fellows of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Pediatric
Pediatric

Pediatric physiotherapy, also called pediatric physical therapy, is a type of health care that focuses on treating injuries and disabilities that children may experience. More particularly, physiotherapy for children deals with teaching children how to physically maneuver through environments. Activities that involve climbing, navigating obstacles, and exploring are used to increase mobility, strength, and range of motion in children who have difficulty due to an injury or disability.

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Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)

Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM) is an innovative concept that involves mobilising your spinal and peripheral joints via a mechanical spring loaded instrument according to physiotherapy principles.

SpiderTech™ Kinesiology Therapy
SpiderTech™ Kinesiology Therapy

Compared to Massage Therapy, Chiropractic or Physiotherapy, Osteopathy is often seen as a newer form of manual therapy, when it isn’t really new at all. It’s actually quite old! Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.

Sports Physiotherapy With Elite Athletes
Sports Physiotherapy With Elite Athletes

Sport & Exercise Physiotherapy Services Phyiotherapists are involved in the care of athletes from recreational to professional and Olympians. This area of practice includes athletic injury management, including acute care, treatment and rehabilitation, prevention, and education.

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The Types of Physiotherapy we Offer Include:
The Types of Physiotherapy we Offer Include:

There are many types of treatment offered by The Centre for Physiotherapy in Toronto, including acupuncture, ... The types of physiotherapy we offer include: