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Physiotherapy is an effective form of health care that can help people with many health conditions. Whether you need rehabilitation from a knee injury, have chronic back pain or want to manage pain for conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist can help.
According to the Ontario Physiotherapy Association, “physiotherapy offers a range of specialized services of benefit to patients with heart and lung disease, traumatic, workplace and athletic injuries, amputations, arthritic joints, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord and nerve injury, cancer and pre- and postsurgical needs.”
Physiotherapists help people restore and maintain physical functionality that allows an independent life, even with physical limitations.
On your first visit, the physiotherapist will assess your current health condition and examine your medical history in detail. They will assess your fit for therapeutic treatments to create a therapy plan that meets your specific needs. You will then work with your therapist over a period of time to improve your condition.
There are many benefits to seeing a physiotherapist as part of your recovery from an injury or to manage a chronic condition. Benefits include:
If you require physiotherapy and have a Blue Cross health care plan, you’ll be happy to hear that physiotherapy coverage is included in your plan.