Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
- Canadian Physiotherapy Association
The physiotherapist performs a detailed subjective and objective assessment to analyze the problem at hand so that he can provide you with an individualized treatment plan.
As a field of practice inherent to physiotherapy, manual therapy is a system of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal issues employed through joint mobilizations, in conjunction with patient education and exercise, with the goal of regaining optimal mobility and function, and of reducing pain. (Canadian Physiotherapy Association)
The McKenzie approach is based on the fact that there are certain movements and positions that can aggravate the pain experienced by the patient, and that there are also certain movements and positions that can decrease it. Through subjective and biomechanical assessments, the physiotherapist will be able to help the patient understand the factors that affect their pain. As a result, the physiotherapist will provide them with an exercise program that can help reduce the pain.
Physiotherapists possess a detailed knowledge of anatomy that enables them to provide treatments that are based in medical science.
Exercise prescription is one of the integral parts of Francis' physiotherapy approach. Exercise will help you regain optimal function in your daily and leisure activities.