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Vancouver Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation through physiotherapy aims to restore and optimize mobility and movement in the whole body, while at the same time reducing potential for future injury. In this way, the benefits of physiotherapy rehabilitation can be an important factor in achieving not only physical health, but also mental and emotional wellbeing.


Vancouver Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Clinic

Electra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)
 
YWCA – 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC
Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)

Whether it be carrying out simple tasks around the house, or getting out to play a favourite sport, the physiotherapy team at Electra Health Floor aims to help Vancouver residents become, or remain, active and maintain their highest level of independence possible.

A healthy-active lifestyle requires strong muscles, bones, and joints, as well as healthy nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, and lymphatic systems. Problems with any one of these can significantly impact an individual’s overall capacity to function physically. Physiotherapists are experts in human anatomy and physiology, meaning they have a thorough understanding of the body’s major systems and how they function together as one unit. As such, physiotherapy rehabilitation is an effective method of treatment for a broad spectrum of injuries, disorders and diseases.

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation:

Acute traumatic injury

Vancouver Physiotherapy and RehabilitationAny form of serious injury, usually the result of a single occurrence. The pain associated with acute injuries can be quite severe immediately following the injury, however it can also manifest itself later as chronic pain. Often these types of injures occur during sporting events, motor vehicle accidents, or other miscellaneous, accidents.

Common examples of acute injuries include neck and back injuries, sprains, broken bones, and tears in muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Physiotherapy can aid in the rehabilitation of acute injuries by immediately reducing associated pain and swelling. It can also be effective in minimizing the severity of the injury, and potentially speeding the healing process as a result.

Chronic pain

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This is often the result of repetitive strain accrued in daily activities ranging from improper technique or position while performing sporting activities, to poor workplace ergonomics. In the case of the latter, low back pain, neck and shoulder tension, as well as carpel tunnel syndrome are common forms of chronic pain seen in those who perform jobs that require extended periods of desk and computer work.

As mentioned above, chronic pain can also arise from previous acute injuries. This is more likely to occur if old injuries go untreated, or receive incomplete treatment. It is not uncommon to experience an injury and not seek treatment, simply because it seems like “a few minor aches and pains.” However, these aches and pains may return in greater intensity weeks, months, or even years later, as is often seen in people who have previously been involved in a fender bender or sustained a minor injury in sport, but did not reduce their activity level accordingly.

The lesson here is that it is always a good idea to seek a medical opinion immediately following any form of accident (especially those which are workplace or vehicle related). Physiotherapy rehabilitation is often recommended in such instances and can potentially save time and money invested in treatment, not to mention frustration, by preventing a future pain and injury.

Diseases, Disorders, and Related Medical Procedures:

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Physiotherapy rehabilitation is essential in the treatment of many diseases and disorders. It can also be vital in restoring an individual’s health following major medical procedures, such as some types of surgery.

Vancouver Physiotherapy RehabilitationIn particular, on-going physiotherapy can significantly improve function and quality of life for those suffering from a number of forms of arthritis, including (but not limited to) osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, for those who require joint replacement surgery, such as of the knee or hip, regular pre and post-operative visits with a physiotherapist can reduce the potential for complications during recovery and possibly even increase healing times.

Other individuals who may benefit from physiotherapy rehabilitation include those recovering from stroke or heart disease, some forms of cancer, neuromuscular disorders, and more.

Physiotherapy at the Electra focuses on keeping you well, no matter what your age or physical ability. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and find out how physiotherapy rehabilitation could be benefiting your lifestyle. Our team of physiotherapists will be happy to work with you to design a customized rehabilitation and prevention program, helping you to attain your activity goals and an overall heightened quality of life.


Vancouver Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Clinic

Electra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)
 
YWCA – 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC
Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)

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