What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health service which intervenes in the prevention and the promotion of health, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of deficiencies and inabilities related to the neurological, musculo-skeletal and cardiorespiratory systems of the person.
In other words, Physiotherapy treats the functional limitations affecting muscles, joints and bones, the neurological system (brain, nerves, bone marrow), respiratory system (lungs), circulatory system (blood vessels) and cardiac system (heart).
The role of Physiotherapy is to help regain physical capacities to a maximum with consideration to one’s own recovery potential. To achieve this, Physiotherapy professionals use a variety of treatment modalities such as manual technics, exercises, electrotherapy, thermotherapy (ice or heat) and education.
These interventions, aiming for self-responsabilisation of the client, help to acquire the necessary physical capacities for social integration and achievement of activities for daily living, work accomplishment, leisure or sports.
Did you know that Physiotherapy can help you for different conditions such as:
- Acute injuries : articular/muscular/ligamental injuries, bursitis/capsulitis, tendinopathies/epicondylitis, sprains/strains;
- Sports injuries;
- Chronic pain;
- Back pain and neck pain (herniated discs, sprain, osteoarthritis, sciatalgia, etc)
- Headaches, neck related dizziness;
- For cases of arthritis, arthrosis, osteoarthritis;
- For a lack of flexibility or joint stiffness;
- Pre-operation /Post-operation (shoulder, knee, hip, vertebral surgery, herniated disc and other);
- Following a fracture (post-immobilisation);
- Pregnant women – pre/post-delivery
- In prevention : injury and pain prevention (muscular imbalances, wrong biomechanics);
- Postural problems.
At Inspiration, our Physiotherapy professionals are also specialized in Pilates on apparatus .The benefits of Pilates and its teaching are combined to conventional Physiotherapy in order to maximize rehabilitation.
Whoever you are, be Physio!
Yes, all professionals practicing Physiotherapy are mandatory members of the ‘’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec’’ (OPPQ). The OPPQ has a mandate, as stipulated in the ‘’Code des professions L.R.Q., chapitre c-26’’, to protect the public who calls on the professional services of a ‘’physiotherapist’’ or a ‘’thérapeute en réadaptation physique’’.
The OPPQ makes sure that all its members conform to their professional ethics code and that they keep up to date with the profession’s progress with mandatory continual education.
The physiotherapist and the ‘’thérapeute en réadaptation physique’’ are the only Physiotherapy professionals recognized by the Quebec professional system.
To hold the physiotherapist title (pht), one must complete a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Science in physical therapy and be a member of the ‘’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec’’ (OPPQ).
Physiotherapists can formulate a physiotherapy diagnosis and be consulted directly by the public, without the need of a medical referral. The treatment plan elaborated by the physiotherapists and follow-ups can be performed by the physiotherapist as well as the ‘’thérapeute en réadaptation physique’’.
To hold the ‘’thérapeute en réadaptation physique’’ title (T.R.P.), one must complete a collegial diploma in « Techniques de réadaptation physique » and be a member of the ‘’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec’’ (OPPQ).
The SAAQ clientele is accepted and the treatments will be the same as for the private clientele, namely individual treatments of 55 minutes with one of our physiotherapy professionals also specialized in Pilates on apparatus.
On the other hand, our procedures do not allow us to receive clients covered by the CNESST (CSST).
WERE YOU INJURED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT?
If you have accident injuries, the SAAQ may reimburse your physiotherapy treatments.
«Physical fitness is the first
requisite to happiness.»
– Joseph Pilates –