Physiotherapists are highly trained health professionals providing treatment for people suffering from physical ailments arising from injury, disease, illness and aging. Their aim is to improve a person’s quality of life by using a variety of treatments to alleviate pain and restore function or, in the case of permanent injury or disease, to lessen the effects of any dysfunction.
What does a physiotherapist do?
Our Toronto Physiotherapists use their training and skills to treat a wide range of physical problems linked to different systems in the body, including:
• Neuromuscular systems – concerned with both nerves and muscles. Nerves include the brain, spine and nerves throughout the body. Neuromuscular refers to neuromuscular junction – where nerves and muscle fibers meet, and also includes neuromuscular transmission – the transfer of information, impulses, from the nerve to the muscle.
• Musculoskeletal systems – an organ system that gives us the ability to move using our muscles and bones (muscular and skeletal systems). The musculoskeletal system gives us form, movement and stability. The musculoskeletal system includes our bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue.
• Cardiovascular systems – include the heart and the circulatory systems. The circulatory system carries nutrients and oxygen via blood vessels to the tissues of the body and removes waste and carbon dioxide from them.
• Respiratory systems – include organs that are involved in breathing, such as the lungs, bronchi, trachea, larynx, throat, and nose.
In many countries doctors increasingly refer their patients to physiotherapists, which is resulting in more and more patients going straight to the physiotherapist without having first seen a doctor.
How do I book an appointment with a Toronto Physiotherapist?
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Questions about Physiotherapy?
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