AIOR Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Expertise :
Physiotherapy is a rehabilitation profession with a presence in all health care delivery streams in AIOR: hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, community-based clinics, schools, private practice clinics and primary care networks. In all provinces, physiotherapists are registered to practice with their corresponding provincial regulatory College.
Our department provides the necessary training to meet the total range of patient care responsibilities involved in preventing disabilities and promoting restoration of function to the physically impaired, including Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular disorders that interfere with the physical function. Our management includes prescription of Exercise Therapy with the aid of continuous Passive movement device, Electronic Cervical and Lumbar Traction Unit, Moist Heat Therapy and Paraffin Wax Bath, Manual Therapy, Electrotherapy treatment – Short Wave Diathermy, Interferential Therapy, Infrared Radiation Therapy, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation Therapy and Laser Probe.
Physiotherapy is a drug-free health care practice. Physiotherapists work in partnership with individuals of all ages to break down the barriers to physical function whether that means working with patients pre and post surgery, helping people come back from illness and chronic disease, injury, industrial and motor vehicle accidents and age related conditions. Physiotherapists also play an important role in health promotion and disease prevention. Physiotherapy is the treatment of preference for many who suffer from pain whether in the back or neck, or joint pain such as hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows or shoulders.
Physiotherapy has proven to be effective in the treatment and management of arthritis, diabetes, stroke and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and a range of respiratory conditions offering those afflicted with tools and techniques to acquire and maintain an optimum level of function and pain free living.
Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. For many seniors, disabled or chronically ill people, physiotherapy is the key to restoring and maintaining a level of physical function that permits independent living. Physiotherapy is one way to successfully push physical limitations to secure the Freedom to Function.
Physiotherapy benefits include decreasing pain, improving joint mobility, increasing strength and coordination and improved cardio-respiratory function. Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy whether you are living with a chronic illness, recovering from a work injury or suffering after that weekend hockey game.