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Physiotherapy with a sports focus 

What is Different About WSM Physiotherapy?

When Should I Choose Physiotherapy at WSM?

Which Physiotherapists are on staff at University Square Plaza?

Which Physiotherapists are on staff at RIM Park?

What Treatments are involved in WSM Physiotherapy?

Do I need a referral from my family doctor to book physiotherapy at WSM?

Should I see a WSM physician before attending physiotherapy?

What is a Physiotherapy Initial Assessment (IA)?

When do I need another full assessment?

How often are my appointments?

Can I combine physiotherapy with massage therapy?


What is Different About WSM Physiotherapy?

At WSM, physiotherapy focuses not just on healing and pain reduction, but also on the sport specific demands your activity places on your body and what it will take to “get you  back in the game”. Our physiotherapists also consult with local clubs and teams before the season to help prevent injuries and to ensure an optimal training program.

When Should I Choose Physiotherapy at WSM?

If you are a weekend warrior, an avid sportsman, a professional athlete, or an individual who just wants to be active, then WSM physiotherapy will work to speed your return to your specific activity, or to prepare you for the up-coming season. 

What Treatments are Involved in WSM Physiotherapy? 

Our physiotherapists utilize manual therapy, joint and soft tissue mobilization and manipulation, myofacial release, and craniosacral techniques. Therapeutic exercises are prescribed to mobilize joints, release contracted muscles, tendons and  fascia,  improve muscle strength and joint stability,  improve functional mobility and balance, and enhance performance. Other effective physiotherapy modalities include acupuncture, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), ultrasound and Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), mechanical spinal traction, video analysis, return to play testing, injury prevention; pre-screening education tools and testing.

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Do I need a referral from my family doctor to book physiotherapy at WSM?

No. You may book an appointment with any of our WSM Physiotherapists (PT) in either location. The referral from a doctor is only necessary for your insurance provider when you make a claim for re-imbursement.

Should I see a WSM physician before attending physiotherapy?

No, you do not have to see a physician. However, a high percentage of WSM clients choose to take advantage of the sports medicine knowledge our physicians have in the area of differential diagnoses, ordering and interpreting specialized tests such as MRI’s, ultrasounds, EMG’s and bone scans. Your family physician may also wish to see you for any new injuries.

What is a Physiotherapy Initial Assessment (IA)?

Physiotherapy assessment, which occurs during the first visit, is a powerful tool in the recovery process which involves the following three stages:

  • Inquiry into your current injury or ailment focusing on location, history and duration and
  • performance a series of tests to observe your current functional abilities.
     
  • Treatment Plan designed by the physiotherapist, including goals, exercises and possible treatment method.
     
  • Treatment appointments during which your PT will use various prescribed techniques to treat your injury. 


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When do I need another full assessment? 

For any new injuries, an initial assessment (IA) is needed. For any injury which has not been seen for more than three months, another assessment may be required.

How often are my appointments?

Upon completion of your initial assessment (IA), your physiotherapist will discuss a treatment plan which will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.

Can I combine physiotherapy with Massage Therapy?

Yes, at WSM, we believe in working as a team, and this includes communication between the physiotherapists, massage therapists and our sports medicine doctors who have offices on-site at the University Square Plaza location. With the help of your therapist, the most appropriate recovery plan will be created for you, perhaps involving both physiotherapy and massage therapy on alternating days to speed recovery. Your therapist is the best person to ask if it is advisable to have both appointments occuring on the same day.

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