Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy) is a primary health care profession that can be found in hospital settings and private clinics, dealing with a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological and cardio-respiratory conditions. Physiotherapists are highly-educated experts in physical function, movement and mobility.
We have advanced knowledge (as physiotherapists) of how the human body moves and what can stop it from moving, and can use hands-on treatment to restore, maintain and maximize optimal function and quality of life. In order to improve your mobility, function and well being, physiotherapists use a combination of electro-therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound or TENS for example, along with therapeutic exercises, and hands-on techniques referred to as manual therapy (deep soft tissue techniques, hands-on joint and muscle range of motion and stretching) or manipulation (a quick small thrust to a "stuck joint" to restore mobility). We may also incorporate some non-traditional therapies such as acupuncture.
At TAWA Physical Therapy, we assess, diagnose and treat a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions that can affect our joints, soft tissues and nerves. When physical problems arise, you can count on us to help you regain control of your body and normal life.
Your therapist will collaborate with your referring doctor or specialist, but you do not necessarily need a doctor's referral unless requested by your insurance company. Contact our clinic to find out more about how you can see a physical therapist today.
Traditional Physiotherapy Modalities
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Interferential Current (IFC)
- Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TNS)
- Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
- Moist Heat/Ice
- Shockwave Therapy