Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at GRSM focuses on sport- and activity-specific rehabilitation. Our goal is to return you to your activity as soon and as safely as possible.

Your Initial Assessment:

  • You will be assessed by a Registered Physiotherapist
  • Your appointment will be approximately 60 minutes long
  • You may need to bring shorts/tank top/ running shoes – depending on the location of your  injury
  • Together, you and your Physiotherapist will determine the frequency of future visits to ensure you achieve your treatment goals

Your Registered Physiotherapist Will:

  • Provide you with a clinical diagnosis
  • Explain the nature of your injury and the factors that will contribute to your rehabilitation
  • Educate you regarding your prognosis (how long it will take you to get better)
  • Discuss your goals for treatment

Your Return Visits:

  • Will be approx. 30-45 minutes in length which includes 20 minutes of individualized attention from your Physiotherapist
  • Your Physiotherapist will review your progress and address your treatment goals

Your Treatment May Include:

  • Education regarding your condition and prognosis
  • Manual treatment (hands on treatment for the joints/muscles)
  • Modalities (may include ultrasound, interferential current, muscle stimulation, acupuncture, Gunn intra-muscular stimulation)
  • Completion of Outcome Measures to help measure your progress
  • Instruction in therapeutic exercise (in clinic exercises and/or a home program)

Your Role In Physiotherapy Is An ACTIVE One! Be sure to:

  • Engage in open and honest discussion with your Physiotherapist
  • Comply with your home and in-clinic exercise program
  • Ensure you book and keep your appointments

Our approach includes:

  • Whole body biomechanical assessment – poor biomechanics often contribute to localized injuries
  • Manual therapy – “hands-on” techniques used to restore joint function
  • Acupuncture, electrotherapy and ultrasound – to decrease pain and inflammation
  • Individualized home or gym rehabilitation programs – including sport-specific strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Video analysis – athletic technique (e.g., pitching technique, running gait, golf swing) is recorded on video and analyzed on computer

Your Rehabilitation Team May Also Include:

  • A Physiotherapy Assistant or Physiotherapy Aide
  • Click here to learn more about the PTA’s Role at GRSM   PTA’s Role
  • A student from Conestoga College, or a University
  • A volunteer

Booking your Appointments:

  • If you have a busy lifestyle or restricted schedule, we recommend you book your appointments two weeks ahead to ensure you get the appointments you need
  • Ask about the cancellation list if you cannot get the number of appointments and/or the specific times that you prefer
  • Please give 24 hours notice to cancel your appointment to avoid the $25 missed appointment fee

 

All GRSM physiotherapists are registered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and are members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. For more information on physiotherapy, visit the Ontario Physiotherapy Association or Canadian Physiotherapy Association.