Physiotherapy is a type of physical therapy that promotes mobility and functionality within the human body while also increasing the quality of life. It is another name for physical therapy and may be administered by a licensed physiotherapist and/or physical therapist.
What is Physiotherapy used for?
Physiotherapy can help with both rehabilitation and preventive measures to maintain a healthy body. It not only treats any musculoskeletal conditions, but many other issues with the body as well such as:
- Chronic Pain
- Falls & fractures
- Multiple Sclerosis
- And much more
How is Physiotherapy administered?
With physiotherapy, treatment consists of looking at the patient as a whole.A physiotherapist will first evaluate your concerns and look at your overall health to reach a diagnosis. They will then set a plan of care in order to restore the patients functionality. The plan of care may consist of:
- Daily exercises
- Education on body mechanics and posture
- Hands-on therapy like manipulation/massage
- Electrical stimulation
Advanced Soft Tissue Release
Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new manual therapy specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascia restriction. ASTR clinicians are trained in effective techniques that do not cause additional pain or stress to the patient’s body.of patients who experienced pain relief through ASTR treatment.