The therapists at Victoria Sports Physiotherapy Clinic incorporate different physiotherapy techniques to assist in your recovery process. We have a therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation (vertigo), have extensive experience with hand therapy and work conditioning programs. In addition to addressing musculoskeletal injuries of all types, we are also experienced in treating respiratory and neurological problems.
Regardless of your age and lifestyle, physiotherapy could be the right choice for you. Read on for some frequently asked questions regarding our services.
Q: What is physiotherapy?
A: Physiotherapy is a health care profession that aims to identify and relieve injuries through movement, incorporating exercise and massage into a patient's healing process. Unlike other methods which treat symptoms, physiotherapy focuses on curing the cause of pain, helping patients to eliminate the cause and minimizing the chance of relapse.
Q: What is a physiotherapist?
A: A physiotherapist is a certified health care professional who uses exercise, rather than medication, to alleviate pain. Physiotherapists work with patients who have been injured in sports or other accidents to help them regain full movement of the injured area. Physiotherapists use numerous methods to help patients live pain free, including massage, exercise, stretching, electrotherapy and more.
Q: What does physiotherapy involve?
A: Your Victoria Sports Physiotherapy Clinic physiotherapist will first complete an assessment of your condition. Once your physiotherapist has found the accurate diagnosis for your condition they will explain the cause and work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your level of health and lifestyle.
Q: What is a Certified Hand Therapist?
A: CHT's are Registered Physiotherapists (or Occupational Therapists) who have at least 4,000 hours of experience directly with upper extremity rehabilitation. They are required to maintain their designation with minimum practice hours and continuing education. Also, CHTs will have successfully completed the comprehensive American Hand Therapy Certification Examination. A Certified Hand Therapist is the highest level of competency in the profession. Dustin Robin is the only Certified Hand Therapist in Northern BC.
Q: How is Vertigo treated?
A: Vertigo is known for causing a sensation of motion when a person is stationary. This may be a symptom of balance disorder and can be very disruptive to a person’s lifestyle, often causing nausea or vomiting. Although medication is an option for treating vertigo, at Victoria Sports Physiotherapy Clinic we alleviate symptoms through simple exercises, without the risk of side effects caused by medicine.
Your physiotherapist may recommend any of the following treatments to be completed at home and/or in sessions:
- Exercise Routines for Strength and Mobility
- Work Conditioning
- Joint Mobilization and Manual Handling