Featuring: Our Newest Physiotherapist!
We’re happy to announce the arrival of physiotherapy resident Alice Li to the team. Alice comes from Queens University and before that the University of Waterloo. Alice has experience working with individuals with athletic injuries, degenerative conditions, work-related injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, and also postoperative conditions.
How does a physiotherapist work?
After taking an initial health-history with you, your physiotherapist will also likely assess you via some physical tests or measures, such as your range of motion or flexibility and potentially a subjective evaluation of your pain levels, if any. Then, you will be provided with a reasonable diagnosis, and together you can explore the various treatment methods and thereby devise an appropriate plan for treatment.
During the course of your treatment at Yellow Gazebo, your physiotherapist may incorporate massage, joint mobilization, personalized exercise regimens, and any other number of modalities aimed at improving your healing time and enhancing your functional mobility. You will also likely be given advice in regards to lifestyle changes that you can make to facilitate your treatment, e.g. mitigating work or home stressors that contribute to your main complaints. While many physiotherapists prefer to use a variety of machines in their practice, we at Yellow Gazebo feel that hands-on therapy is more conducive to faster, longer-lasting healing.
How often will you need to come for treatment?
The precise length of your treatment process will depend entirely on how severe your injury or concern is, and for how long it has been an issue. These factors, coupled with your body’s ability to heal on its own, will help determine an approximate length of time for you to improve. A safe estimate might be 4 to 6 treatments, but the process can potentially be less or greater – again a lot depends on your own personal situation.