Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic in Mount Pleasant
Your Local Mount Pleasant Physiotherapy Clinic
What is a Physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist is a post-graduate professional program that takes at least 2 years on top of an undergraduate program. With a focus on movement patterns and techniques, they are well versed in identifying strengths and weakness and rebuilding those weaknesses. Northwest Rehab Group's Physiotherapists use a variety of soft tissue therapy, mobilizations, exercise rehabilitation and various other techniques to make sure you reach your goals.
Physiotherapists help with musculoskeletal injuries and preventative care by manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and education of healthy and active lifestyles. Manual therapy can include myofascial release, soft tissue therapy, mobilizations, and modalities. It is important to get you back to everyday activities and pre-accident status, as well as prevent injuries from occurring, and physiotherapy can help with that!.For inquires, please contact us for a consultation.
** We are currently taking ICBC patients for physiotherapy**
Testimonials from Our Local Main Street Physiotherapy Patients
"Northwest Rehab is a gorgeous, clean, and friendly facility in a convenient location. Alex has been a great physiotherapist; he's provided many practical exercises and stretches that are easy to fit into my daily routine, and that are at the perfect skill level for what I'm currently capable of... I've seen noticeable improvement in my range of motion in the last couple months. Would highly recommend!"
- Cayley C.
"This is a wonderful health clinic in Vancouver. The physiotherapist does excellent dry needling - he is the first physio I have found to help me with my headaches by needling my jaw muscles! He is very thorough, and I always leave feeling better and with good exercises. Would highly recommend."
- Alyson P."
About Our Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic
We have a dedicated physio rehab facility to try to replicate what most people will have access to in their home. The most important part about any rehabilitation program is consistency. Therefore, our physiotherapists will work with you to make sure you can achieve your goals without needing to buy expensive equipment.
Find Our Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic Near Mount Pleasant
Northwest Rehab Group is located on the south-east corner of Main and 12th in Vancouver, BC. Our address is 2830 Main St. Vancouver, BC V5T 3G2. As a multidisciplinary clinic, we collaborate with other practitioners to make sure that your goals are met whether it is with a chiropractor, physiotherapist, or registered massage therapist.
Common questions about physiotherapy:
Will I only be doing exercises for my treatment?
Each session is dependent on the patient's goals. Our physiotherapists focus on making sure you are comfortable while achieving your goal. Most sessions will consist of having some manual therapy time with your therapists. As you progress, less physical therapy time may be required with more focus on your movement and strength.
Will I be in more pain after my treatment?
Most patients leave their session more comfortable and confident with their movement. However, as with any physio therapy and active rehab program, there can be times where you can have more pain after certain movements. Don't be discouraged though, but please tell your therapists what gave you pain so they can better accommodate to your needs.
Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist?
No, you do not need a referral to see a physiotherapist. However, if you did see a physician before your appointment, please discuss with your physiotherapist what their findings were as this can help better focus your treatment.
How can physiotherapy help me?
One of the most common questions many clients ask when they are looking to try out some form of physical therapy is how Vancouver physiotherapy can help them? The truth is that it can help anyone suffering from pain.
Another most common questions clients have is how physiotherapy can help them deal with their back pain? Back pain can be quite painful, and for those that have suffered from back pain before, it can seem like it never ends. Physiotherapy deals with pain by helping you to strengthen your back muscles and improve your flexibility at the same time.
Another question often asked is how does physiotherapy help them with their shoulder pain or neck pain? It often helps to have a physiotherapist expertise involved with assessing your injury and recommending a course of treatment. Therapists will be able to provide you with a chart that shows you your injuries as well as what physiotherapy options you have. A physiotherapy chart is often very comprehensive and will include:
- Computerised images of your injury.
- Detailed descriptions of how the therapy process works.
How is physiotherapy treatment different from chiropractic treatment?
Physiotherapy has a wide range of patients who can benefit from its treatment methods. If you are suffering from an injury or illness and are interested in this form of health care therapy, it's important to understand how physiotherapy differs from chiropractic care.
In contrast to chiropractic treatments, which help relieve pain, increase range of motion, as well as provide exercise rehabilitation to correct problems. Physiotherapists treat the body externally - usually, focus on movement patterns and techniques and provide guidance on physiotherapy treatment exercises. Chiropractic treatments are focused on joint and neuromuscular health by assessing, diagnosing, and manually treating the bones, muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints that you use in your everyday life. Physiotherapists seek to improve the body's overall condition by treating the musculoskeletal system. For example, the treatment of osteoarthritis involves adjusting the joints to limit damage and encourage healing.
If you have suffered an injury or illness that has caused chronic pain and stiffness, you may be interested in both physiotherapy and chiropractic care. While chiropractic therapy can provide relief of many of the symptoms associated with these conditions, such as chronic pain and stiffness, it cannot reverse an injury that has caused chronic pain and stiffness. On the other hand, physiotherapy can provide relief of the pain and stiffness and strengthen the muscles that were injured or damaged during the event.