Physiotherapists are health professionals who have completed a master’s degree in physiotherapy and who are members of the Physiotherapy professional order of Quebec (OPPQ). It should be noted that since 1990, patients have direct access to physiotherapy, no longer requiring a prescription from the doctor. Treatments are for anyone with a musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory or neurological condition.
Whether you are an athlete, a worker or a road accident, physiotherapy can help you with traumatic issues such as: :
- Muscle elongation
- Meniscal tears
- Lumbar or cervical pain
- Rehabilitation following a fracture
- Herniated disc
The role of the physiotherapist will be to identify the injured structure, optimize healing of the injury and prevent recurrence.
Pain can sometimes occur without any apparent trigger. The physiotherapist, in his assessment, will identify biomechanical factors in your body that may be triggers in the onset and persistence of pain. It is with the help of advice, exercises and manual therapy that we will correct the situation. The most frequent conditions related to an insidious pain are: :
- -Patellofemoral syndrome and knee pain
- -Neck and back pain
- -Tendinitis of the rotator cuff or tendonitis of the brachial biceps
- -Shoulder capsulitis
- -Muscle pain
- -Sciatic nerve pain
Does your child have an injury or health condition?
Physiotherapy is offered from birth at ABC Clinique Santé and takes into account normal development phases. See the following page for more details:: PEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY
Do you or your child have a respiratory condition?
Physical therapy can help with many respiratory issues. See the following page for more details : RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY
Perineal and pelvic rehabilitation
Pelvic and Perineal Rehabilitation is the branch of physiotherapy that deals with urogenital and anorectal issues. For more information, see the following page : PERINAL AND PELVIC REHABILITATION
ASSESSMENT in physiotherapy
When taking charge, the physiotherapist must assess the condition as a whole. The assessment includes a postural and biomechanical examination as well as a detailed evaluation of the affected structures. The physiotherapist will then be able to offer appropriate and personalized treatments.
TREATMENTS in physiotherapy
Manual therapy : joint mobilizations and manipulations and soft tissue treatment by relaxation, stretching and massage
Neural mobility : mobilization of hyper or hyposensitive nerves or nerves with impaired mobility.
Exercises : strengthening, improving stamina and muscle power, dynamic stabilization
Postural rehabilitation : endurance exercise and postural correction
Education : sharing knowledge about anatomy, tissue healing and pain-related principles among others