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The Truth About These Common Physiotherapy Misconceptions

In modern life, staying healthy is becoming more important than ever before. It is also one of the hardest things to do because staying healthy means practicing a healthy, balanced lifestyle, being stress-free and physically active. Making sure all these criteria fit into our lifestyle seems impossible. There’s simply not enough time. However, tricking your body’s system is possible by using a single, all-encompassing approach to optimum health, called physiotherapy! Physiotherapy supports mental, emotional, and physical health through custom exercise-based means, including massage.

You may be asking yourself, what does a physiotherapist do? A physiotherapist provides relief from physical pain or discomfort by getting rid of the physical constraints of patients. That includes treating conditions like back and neck pain, disc slip, joint pain, polio, respiratory issues, stress, fatigue, sports or work-related injuries, post-surgery, and more, through exercise and soft tissue or deep tissue massage.

Physiotherapy is now becoming increasingly popular, however, there are still misconceptions that need to be set straight. And this is what we’d like to discuss today. 

 

Myth 1: Physiotherapy Is Painful

Skilled physiotherapists always seek to reduce pain as much as possible during every physiotherapy session. However, patients can experience soreness in the 24 to 72 hours following a physiotherapy treatment that includes a combination of both moderate exercise and soft or deep tissue massage. The symptoms should subside soon, leaving the body feeling better than before the physiotherapy treatment

 

Myth 2: Physiotherapy Is Only For Chronic Pain and Injuries

The list of physiotherapy benefits is neverending. Unlike what some people believe, physical therapy is not just for patients with existing illnesses. Physiotherapy is also recommended and successfully implemented in the prevention of conditions and even pre-surgery. Moreover, it is a great way to alleviate stress, depression, and anxiety. It is also a great way to lose weight. 

 

Myth 3: Physiotherapy Isn’t Covered by Extended Health Benefit Plans

Many health plans do offer physiotherapy as a standard in their policy. Some plans require a physician or nurse practitioner’s referral to access funding. Others will ask for additional fees to add physiotherapy to your health plan. Don’t assume that you’re not covered. Call your health insurance provider to discuss your options for funding physiotherapy treatments. 

 

Myth 4: You Need a Doctor’s Referral to See a Physiotherapist 

You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. They are qualified professionals that can assess, examine, refer to other doctors and prescribe treatment in many situations. 

If you still have questions about what a physiotherapist does, you’d like to talk to a skilled physiotherapist or book your first physiotherapy treatment, we highly encourage you to reach out to us here at My Physio Sports & Rehab Centre. 

We have a talented, experienced, and highly skilled team of physiotherapists that will carefully assess your health and customize the treatment plan according to your needs. Our health center has achieved a great reputation thanks to our professional team and excellent know-how. Attention to detail and utmost care is guaranteed. 

Contact us today by calling us at (905) 850 6683 or visit our website.

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