What is Physical Therapy? How can it help you? Why us? Physical therapy is a primary health care profession that plays a significant role in the treatment of stress, injury and disease. Healthfx Physiotherapy is focused on providing excellence in orthopedic and manual physiotherapy.
With our 30+ years of physiotherapy experience and with our interest in education and prevention, we focus on helping you reach your goals and becoming more active along the way. Healthfx Physiotherapy was created as a place for skilled, committed, and like minded Physical Therapists to work and focus their attention on you.
We Give You Tools for Success
Experienced Physical therapists understand the repeated stresses of work, sport, and life and they are available to educate you about how to maintain and improve your physical health. You will learn the do's and don'ts and how to properly exercise and how to modify or avoid the activities that may be harmful.
Proper education about why you've been prescribed a specific treatment, and lessons on how to continue this treatment out of the clinic puts much of your success in your own hands.
Every treatment, no matter the ailment, requires effort on the part of our patients. When you arrive, your appointment will consist of a:
From this point, it is important that you put in the work at the clinic to grasp the things that you must do and you should avoid, and with the help of your therapist, and continue any exercises assigned throughout the week at home on your own. If this proves difficult, just call your therapist before your next appointment and they'll be happy to give you tips and pointers!
Our therapists love to set the path, but it’s your energy that will carry you to the finish line.
Physiotherapists have an advanced understanding of body mobility and how to restore that mobility and strength as a result of illness or disease, or sport, work and accident related injuries. They are skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems. They begin their work with an orthopaedic musculoskeletal examination to determine an injury diagnosis. They perform an orthopaedic physical examination assessing your medical history, joint range of motion, joint stability, joint arthrokinematics, length tension relationships in muscles, posture, alignment, flexibility, strength and stability in the clinical sense. This medical focus takes into account the factors necessary to preventable injuries and diseases like chronic back and neck pain and arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and many others. They then perform a functional movement screen which is a biomechanical examination of the musculoskeletal system looking more closely at the integration of movement and function.
An Advanced Manual Physiotherapist uses their palpation skills to determine the inter-segmental movements of the spinal facet joints and the movements of peripheral joints and in so doing they are able to determine which soft tissue structure (muscles, ligaments, tendons) may restricted and in which direction this restriction is presenting itself. Various manual joint and soft tissue techniques are utilized to release the articular and myofascial restrictions and restore mobility in the joints of the hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, ribs and spine. Manual Physiotherapists will also evaluate your biomechanical and functional mechanics and this information will confirm and consolidate their palpation findings and together formulate a physiotherapy diagnosis.
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Preventative and Focused Treatment
Preventative and focused treatment is the backbone of our approach. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life—whether you are young or are enjoying your active senior years, if you are injured or actively seeking to prevent injury. Focused treatment is determined by each individual diagnosis. Through physical therapy, the therapists of Healthfx Physiotherapy are well-versed in assisting sports injuries, following surgery, as well as the challenges of aging, osteoperosis, arthritis and other orthopedic disorders.
Focused treatment is also applied to short-term injuries such as a sprains, strains, fractures and after surgery. Physiotherapy is important for the treatment of these injuries so that you will be able to perform day-to-day tasks again with no residual weakness.
Preventative treatment is a reason many athletes seek out physiotherapy. Through fitness and mobility programs your chances of being injured while being active can be greatly decreased. Our experience treating the Toronto Raptors, Olympians, Black Belt's, and active individuals, with our focus on educating how best to live an active lifestyle, improves your changes of reducing disease and injury.
For each individual diagnosis, there is an individual fitness and recovery plan. Our therapists take your health seriously and care about each case.
We Are Here for You
Healthfx Physiotherapy is conveniently located just steps away form the Davisville and Yonge subway station with ample street parking on the streets of Chaplin Estates.
If you're suffering from a declining physical fitness, or simply aches and pains, be it if you are active but spend too much time in stressful work postures and want to know the best way to incorporate workouts and corrective strategies, physiotherapy can help.
We are here for you, whether it’s at the physiotherapy clinic or in the comfort of your own home. Simply book an appointment online or call us today, leave us a message, and a physiotherapist will call you back to answer your questions and book your appointment.