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Mask Mandate Policy, 28 February, 2022
As per the Government of Saskatchewan, masks are no longer required for all indoor activities, however staff will continue to wear masks while seeing clients. We will still ask all visitors to complete a symptom screen prior to their appointment
What do Physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapy is a primary care, autonomous, client-focused health profession dedicated to:
Improving and maintaining physical mobility and independence
Preventing, managing and reducing pain, physical limitations or disabilities that may limit clients activities
Improving overall fitness, health and well-being.
Physiotherapy’s unique contribution to health care stems from its advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility. Physiotherapists assess the client's level of mobility, strength, endurance and other physical abilities to determine the impact of their injury on their physical function, whether at work, rest or play. They diagnose the condition and develop a treatment plan to restore movement and reduce pain or limitations to mobility. Physiotherapists also advise clients on how to manage their condition independently and how to avoid recurrences or complications. Primarily, they work in 3 practice areas: orthopaedics, neurology and cardiorespiratory. The following are examples of the types of conditions physiotherapists may treat:
Back and neck pain
Repetitive strain injuries (i.e.: carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow)
Motor vehicle accidents
Post-surgical rehabilitation (i.e.: hip or knee replacement, rotator cuff)
Chronic obstructive lung disease
Post-surgical rehabilitation (i.e.: cardiac, thoracic or abdominal)
Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. Acupuncture is safe and effective, and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is typically obtained when traditional medical therapy has failed. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. There is no injection of any substance, and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort.
“Anatomical” acupuncture refers to a more modern approach taken today by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) and other western trained acupuncture therapists. When combined with knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, a modern therapist can use acupuncture effectively.
Modern technology has allowed variations in acupuncture treatment. Electro-acupuncture involves stimulation of inserted needles with gentle electrical impulses. Rubber electrodes or moistened cotton-tipped applicators and also be used to deliver electrical stimulation to acupuncture points (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or T.E.N.S.). Low power laser may also be used instead of needles to stimulate appropriate points.
Complete Concussion Management
SOUTHEAST PHYSIOTHERAPY is an official Complete Concussion Management™ clinic. We utilize a comprehensive, multi-modal approach to concussions, based on current advances in concussion research.
Concussion Baseline Testing
Multimodal Baseline Testing
Multimodal baseline testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark which is compared should a patient sustain a concussion.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or balance problems, among others.