Lets Demystify : Physiotherapy Only for Athletes?

Many people think that physiotherapy is only for athletes who compete. Well that’s all wrong! In fact everyone could benefit from physiotherapy treatments, whether you are athletic or not and at any age.

Physiotherapy aims to treat functional limitations (ex: not being able to check your blind spots in  your car, run more than 2 km or wash your hair without pain). The scope of intervention in physiotherapy is very broad, here are some: neurology (ex: post stroke), vestibular rehabilitation (ex: dizziness), pelvic floor (ex: incontinence), cardio-respiratory (ex: cystic fibrosis), pediatric (eg plagiocephaly).

For more information on the fields of intervention of physiotherapy, you can consult the site of the professional order of physiotherapy of Quebec (OPPQ)

 

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