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Orléans, ON K4A 0G4

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Enhancing Recovery with Physiotherapy

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Speed up recovery with Physiotherapy

At St Mary Physiotherapy, we understand the importance of rehabilitation programs in the recovery process for individuals dealing with injuries, surgeries, or medical conditions. As a specialized clinic, our mission is to provide professional physiotherapy services that enhance recovery and restore optimal physical function.

Rehabilitation programs play a crucial role in the recovery process, especially when it comes to addressing injuries, surgeries, or medical conditions. Evidence-based techniques and specialized interventions, is an integral part of rehabilitation programs that aim to enhance recovery and restore optimal physical function. Through targeted exercises, manual therapy, and comprehensive treatment plans, physiotherapy accelerates the healing process and promotes a successful return to daily activities.

What an awesome team! So friendly and warm. Just like family. They’re highly qualified to take care of your physio and massage needs.
Nicole Gervais

How does physio speed up recovery?

Physiotherapy, a cornerstone of our approach, with personalized exercise programs designed to expedite the recovery process by targeting specific aspects of healing and rehabilitation. Here’s how our physiotherapy interventions contribute to accelerated recovery:

1. Pain Management: Our experienced physiotherapists employ various techniques to effectively manage pain. Through manual therapy, such as joint mobilization or soft tissue manipulation, they alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. Additionally, we may utilize modalities like heat therapy, cold therapy, or electrotherapy to provide pain relief and enhance the body’s natural healing response.

2. Improved Blood Circulation: Therapeutic exercises and manual techniques, focus on improving blood circulation in the affected areas. By enhancing blood flow, we promote the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the injured tissues, facilitating healing and reducing recovery time.

3. Restoration of Range of Motion: Following an injury or surgery, the range of motion in the affected joints or muscles may be limited. We emphasize stretching exercises, joint mobilizations, and specific movement patterns to restore the normal range of motion. By gradually increasing mobility and flexibility, we expedite recovery and prevent stiffness or contractures.

4. Strengthening and Conditioning: We recognize the importance of targeted exercises in strengthening the muscles, ligaments, and tendons surrounding the affected area. Our tailored treatment plans gradually increase the load and intensity of exercises, promoting tissue healing and improving overall stability. This approach reduces the risk of re-injury and expedites recovery.

5. Functional Rehabilitation: We believe that functional rehabilitation is a key component of the recovery process. Our team assesses and addresses the individual’s ability to perform daily activities, such as walking, lifting, or reaching. By incorporating functional tasks into the rehabilitation program, we facilitate a smooth transition back to normal activities and enhance overall functional capacity.

Great clinic with a very “family” feel. The therapists here are always great to deal with. They are very thorough and always give a full explanation of what is required and why.
Ian Berlin

What does physiotherapy improve?

Physiotherapy is a comprehensive healthcare discipline that addresses a wide range of physical impairments and conditions. Here are some areas in which physiotherapy can bring about significant improvements:

1. Musculoskeletal Conditions: Physiotherapy is highly effective in improving musculoskeletal conditions such as sprains, strains, fractures, and osteoarthritis. Through a combination of manual therapy, targeted exercises, and patient education, physiotherapy helps reduce pain, restore mobility, and improve functional abilities.

2. Neurological Disorders: Our exercises and customized programs play a crucial role in improving the quality of life for individuals with neurological disorders such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. We utilize specialized techniques to address movement impairments, muscle weakness, balance issues, and coordination difficulties, promoting independence and enhancing physical function.

3. Respiratory Conditions: Physiotherapy interventions are beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, or cystic fibrosis. Techniques such as breathing exercises, airway clearance techniques, and respiratory muscle training help optimize lung function, increase endurance, and improve overall respiratory health.

4. Post-Surgical Rehabilitation: After surgical procedures, physiotherapy plays a vital role in facilitating recovery and restoring optimal function. Whether it’s orthopedic surgeries, cardiac surgeries, or abdominal surgeries, physiotherapists develop tailored rehabilitation programs to promote wound healing, restore strength, and improve mobility, ensuring a successful post-operative outcome. We cover  more on post surgery rehab here.

5. Sports Injuries: A local issue we see regularly in the clinic is of course sports-related injuries. Whether it’s sprains, strains, ligament tears, or overuse injuries, our physiotherapy interventions aid in the recovery process, reduce pain, and restore athletes to their pre-injury performance levels. Through specific exercises, sport-specific training, and injury prevention strategies, physiotherapists help athletes regain their competitive edge.

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St Mary Physiotherapy Centre is committed to providing high quality services by qualified multidisciplinary team.Our mission is to keep Ottawa families healthy and active through our services.

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(613) 590-7453

2010 Trim Rd Unit 9,
Orléans, ON K4A 0G4

Our Physiotherapist

Adel Abd El Malek – PT

Excellent physiotherapists. The owner is always friendly and polite. He answered all of my very numerous questions with explanations in simple language we, neophytes, can understand. He pinpointed what was wrong with my neck and developed a plan that worked very well for me. Already feeling a lot better after only 3 weeks. I would definitely recommend them!
Lucie Mann

How many times a week should I do physio exercises?

The frequency of physiotherapy exercises depends on several factors, including the individual’s condition, treatment goals, and the recommendations of the physiotherapist. While each case is unique, here are some general guidelines:

1. Initial Phase: In the initial phase of rehabilitation, where the focus is on pain management, gentle exercises, and regaining range of motion, physiotherapy exercises may be performed daily or every other day. This helps kickstart the healing process and prevent stiffness.

2. Progressive Phase: As the healing progresses and the individual’s tolerance improves, the frequency of physiotherapy exercises may decrease to three to four times per week. During this phase, the emphasis is on strengthening, improving endurance, and enhancing functional capacity.

3. Maintenance Phase: Once the individual has achieved their rehabilitation goals, the physiotherapist may recommend a maintenance exercise program. In this phase, exercises are typically performed one to two times per week to sustain the gains made during rehabilitation and prevent regression.

It’s important to note that these are general recommendations, and the frequency of physiotherapy exercises should be tailored to the individual’s specific needs and capabilities. Regular communication with the physiotherapist is essential to ensure an appropriate exercise schedule and monitor progress effectively.

Rehabilitation programs that incorporate physiotherapy are instrumental in enhancing recovery and promoting optimal physical function. Physiotherapy speeds up the recovery process through pain management, improved blood circulation, restoration of range of motion, strengthening and conditioning, and functional rehabilitation. It improves various conditions, including musculoskeletal, neurological, and respiratory disorders, and the frequency of physiotherapy exercises depends on the individual’s condition and treatment goals. By embracing the power of physiotherapy within rehabilitation programs, individuals can expedite their recovery journey and regain their quality of life. If you would like to know more contact the team at St. Mary Physiotherapy.

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