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Physiotherapy is an allied health profession that works in partnership with individuals of all ages to break down barriers to physical function and improve overall wellness. Physiotherapists play an important role in health promotion and disease prevention. They often work with patients before and after surgery, help people recover from illness and chronic disease, heal from injury, industrial and motor vehicle accidents, and age-related conditions.
Footprint Health and Wellness Centre is able to direct bill to most insurance companies. Every insurance plan and company are different, and it is always a good idea to call them ahead of time to find out how much you’re covered for. We do our best to accommodate all insurance plans to make your experience as easy as possible.
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Overuse injuries
- Pre- and post-surgical needs
- Knee pain
- Sprains and strains
- Fall prevention
- WSIB injury
- Foot and ankle pain
- Traumatic injury
- Arthritic joint pain
- Stroke/brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Nerve injury
- and much more
Meet Our Physiotherapist
Jasleen Grewal is a trained Physiotherapist with 4 years of experience. She completed her Bachelor's in Physical Therapy in India and went on to take up her Master's (Neurological) in the same, from England. ... Read More
- Masters in Physical Therapy- Neurological, Sheffield Hallam University, U.K., 2012
- Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, India, 2009
- Registered Physiotherapist: College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Frequently Asked Questions About Physiotherapy and Acupuncture
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a treatment approach that involves physical means such as manual therapy, exercises, and therapeutic modalities to relieve your pain and help your body recover from injuries – both micro and macro.
Who is a Physiotherapist?
A Physiotherapist, or PT, is a trained health professional with a knowledge of the muscular, neurological, cardio-respiratory, vascular, and multi systems of the body. They are trained in anatomy, physiology, movements, and exercises to help you recover. They are required to do a university level program specializing in physical therapy. Our Physiotherapist then went on to do her Master’s in Neurological Rehabilitation.
Do I need Physiotherapy?
When you come in for the first session, your Physiotherapist will do an assessment and have a discussion with you on whether you are suited for Physiotherapy or not. In general, some common conditions treated by Physiotherapy include:
- Acute or chronic pain and stiffness and limited range of movement in joints
- Conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Soft tissue injuries such as bursitis, inflammation in tendons, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, knee ligament injuries, etc.
- Postural defects
- Post-surgical such as hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder replacement, and post-fracture or post-dislocation rehabilitation
- Stroke, spinal cord injuries, and head injuries
- Sports-related injuries
- Disability due to heart issues
How long will the session last?
Your first session with our Physiotherapist will last anywhere between 45 and 60 minutes, where she will thoroughly assess you to establish a diagnosis and treatment plan for you. The following sessions will last between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on your condition.
What will be my prognosis?
We aim to relieve your symptoms as early as possible in your treatment plan and then work towards maintaining that. It involves a clinical program as well as an extensive home exercise program. As you get better, multiple reassessment sessions will help establish your prognosis and allow you to continue working towards your health even after you have been discharged from care. We believe in letting you take control of your health!
How does acupuncture help?
Our Physiotherapist is trained to use acupuncture as part of physiotherapy treatment to help treat a variety of musculoskeletal issues.
Some conditions include:
- Low back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Ankle pain
- Hip pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Does acupuncture hurt?
Because of the thickness of the needles, most people don’t feel anything as the needles go in. A normal response to proper acupuncture insertion is a feeling of soreness, heaviness, numbness, or distension. Other sensations felt by patients include pressure, fullness, spread of warmth or coolness, tingling, itching, and water or air flowing.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is considered one of the safest non-invasive modalities available. Our Physiotherapist is trained to use safe techniques of insertion to avoid complications.
We also adopt a ‘clean needle technique’ to avoid any contamination or infection.
How do I prepare for acupuncture?
After a thorough assessment, our physiotherapist will formulate a treatment plan for you and decide whether acupuncture is needed as a part of your treatment. She will then have an interactive discussion with you on the benefits, drawbacks, and alternatives to acupuncture treatment and let you decide whether you want to go ahead.