What Types of Treatment Does a Physiotherapist Offer

What Types of Treatment Does a Physiotherapist Offer

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a branch of rehabilitative medicine involving diagnosing, treating, maintaining, and promoting physical function. It uses research-backed therapeutic methods and strategies to restore and empower physical activity. 

What is a physiotherapist's expertise?

Physiotherapists are experts in the science of movement. They use their skills to assess, diagnose, and treat the root cause of an individual’s movement issues.

What types of problems does a physiotherapist treat?

Physiotherapy clinics specialize in holistic treatment approaches to many injuries and
conditions, including:
● Fractures
● Strains and sprains
● Tendinitis
● Bursitis
● Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
● Concussions
● Vestibular problems
● Pelvic issues

If you want a more customized plan to address your specific conditions then Body Science Therapy and Performance Centre in Mississauga can help. To learn more visit their website

What can a physiotherapist do to help you recover courtesy of Body Science Therapy and Performance Centre in Mississauga.

When should I go see a physiotherapist?

The most common reason that most people visit a physiotherapist is to address an injury, whether acute (new) or chronic (something they’ve had for a long time). Some other reasons to see your physiotherapist would be to:
● Prevent surgery: in some cases, adequate and well-timed physiotherapy can absolve the need for surgery, even for devastating injuries such as ACL, meniscus, and torn rotator cuffs.
● Prevent injuries before they occur: regular physiotherapy can significantly reduce the risk and damage of injuries in the first place by preventing muscle imbalances and speeding up recovery in situations where there is consistent pressure on the same muscle groups, joints, and ligaments (e.g. semi-pro and pro-athletes)
● Treat concussions: a trained physiotherapist can assess and treat your concussion using advanced techniques that address the root cause of your symptoms.

What can I expect at physiotherapy?

Your physiotherapy appointment will involve your therapist conducting a thorough medical       history, assessing and diagnosing your condition, and then initiating a treatment plan. You may be prescribed a set of exercises to practice after your appointment. Treatment with a physiotherapist may involve manual therapy (such as myofascial release or joint mobilization techniques) and modalities (e.g. ultrasound, TENS, interferential current). More specialized clinics may integrate advanced approaches such as Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR), Anatomy in Motion (AiM), and Neurofunctional Acupuncture.

Strengthening your oblique abdominal muscles helps to stabilize your core needed for balance courtesy of Body Science Therapy & Performance Centre in Mississauga


This appointment is your opportunity to tell us what hurts and discover whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care is a good fit for you! During this session, you will talk with a physiotherapist or chiropractor on a phone call (or online) and create the right care plan specifically for your pain. There is no obligation on this session is to find out whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care can help you getting back to doing the things you love in life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Physiotherapists are experts in the science of movement. They assess and diagnose movement issues and treat these issues using a variety of techniques, including manual therapy, modalities (e.g., ultrasound, TENS), and other advanced approaches (e.g., P-DTR, acupuncture).

Physiotherapists are trained to treat a variety of injuries and conditions including: sprains/strains, fractures, tendinitis, bursitis, repetitive strain injury, vestibular issues and more. Specialized physiotherapists can treat other things, such as pelvic issues and concussions.

The cost of physiotherapy depends on many factors, including the clinic and the specialty of your therapist. If you have coverage through your employer insurance benefits or the Worker’s Compensation Board, this can help reduce/eliminate the cost to you.

About Mat Hughes

body science therapy & performance centre mat hughes

Since earning his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2013, Mathew has been specializing in acute injuries, complex injury histories, recurring injuries, performance enhancement, and concussion management.

He is one of few physiotherapists in Canada integrating advanced practices including P-DTR, Level 3 Neurokinetic Therapy, Anatomy in Motion, Cranial Therapy, and Neurofunctional Acupuncture. 

Mathew is the founder of Body Science Therapy | Performance | Wellness in Mississauga, Ontario, where we believe strongly in approaching physical and mental health treatment from a root cause perspective.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information presented in this blog post is for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, treatment or a diagnosis, consult with a medical professional such as one suggested on this website. The Clinic Accelerator Inc. and the author of this page are not liable for the associated risks of using or acting upon the information contained in this article.

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