Grande Prairie Physiotherapy & Massage Information

Physiotherapy, also referred to as physical therapy, is a specialization of healthcare that focuses on addressing musculoskeletal complaints and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This includes but is not limited to disorders of the musculoskeletal system, ligaments, bones, tendons, or muscles. Physical therapy can be broadly divided into sports medicine and exercise science. The focus on physical therapy as an allied healthcare profession originated with the advent of exercise science and sports medicine programs at colleges and universities.If you wish to learn more about this, visit Grande Prairie Physiotherapy & Massage, Grande Prairie.

Geriatric, orthopedic, neurological, and combined specialists who practice physiotherapy are typically licensed and trained in many different areas of practice. Practitioners of physiotherapy often incorporate massage therapy into their practice. There are several types of physiotherapy: primary care, specialties, geriatric, orthopedic, neurological, and combined. Primary care typically involves evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and preventing pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system; this encompasses a broad range of conditions. Specialties involve more specific areas such as pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and pulmonary physiology. Geriatric involves treatment of patients from the geriatric population, which may include individuals as young as 65 years of age.

In the United States, there are approximately 5.5 million individuals aged 65 years or above, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. About two-thirds of these individuals are suffering from some type of chronic pain or disability, according to the American College of Rheumatology. Orthopedic, neurological, and combined physical therapy are commonly used in orthopedic physiotherapy. Geriatric physical therapy can help prevent disability due to musculoskeletal conditions and pain. It can also help those who are currently experiencing pain or dysfunction to overcome it, return to active and healthy lives, or regain mobility after recovering from an injury, disease, or surgery.

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9725 98 Ave Unit 103, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K5
(780) 357-0095