What is physiotherapy, and how can it help me?

Physiotherapists are regulated healthcare professionals dedicated towards helping people restore mobility and move better by treating underlying causes.  This can include muscles and joints disorders, scar formations, low endurance/fitness, muscle weakness or decreased balance/coordination.

LifeSmart physiotherapists can help anyone who are looking to improve their general wellbeing, or currently experiencing pain and mobility issues.

These people can include:

  • Recreational or professional athletes (for sports-related injuries, sport-specific training or general fitness training)
  • Workers (for work-related injuries)
  • Women (for pregnancy-related issues, breast-cancer-related issues or pelvic-floor rehabilitation)
  • Older adults (for falls prevention, post-operative rehabilitation, post-stroke rehabilitation, osteoporosis management)
  • Children (for neurological rehabilitation, sports-related injuries etc.)
  • Those looking to begin a customized strength/endurance exercise training program
  • Those experiencing pain or mobility issues following trauma (surgery, motor vehicle accident etc.)
  • Those looking to learn to manage mobility issues related to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, neurological conditions, or vertigo.
  • LifeSmart physiotherapists help you by teaching you about your condition and management strategies. Treatments are hands-on, with focus on manual therapy and exercise training. Other treatments may include acupuncture, ultrasound, electrical therapy, laser therapy or shockwave therapy.

Visit us or call us today to ask how SmartLifephysiotherapists can help you achieve your personal best!

Common conditions treated by LifeSmart physiotherapists:

  • Repetitive strain injuries / overuse injuries
  • Nerve impingement / radiculopathy
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle and joint pain (Back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle etc.)
  • Whiplash-associated disorders
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Chronic pain conditions (fibromyalgia, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Vertigo / BPPV
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunctions
  • Mobility issues following stroke
  • Mobility issues following surgery
  • Motor issues associated with developmental delays or neurological conditions in children
  • Issues associated with pre- and post- pregnancy

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