That’s a common query among people, “what is rehabilitation physiotherapy and what’s the scope?” Rehabilitation physiotherapy is a low risk, non-invasive care that works. The therapy is a holistic approach to treatment, looking at the client’s lifestyle. The treatment methods focus on the science of movements. 

Over the top, there is one thing that works for any client that is their attitude: positive, optimistic, determined.  

The analysis of the experts at the pediatric physiotherapy clinic for the past real case studies speaks the same statistics. We observe that this is consistent with all previous prognostic study findings. Clients with lower expectations for recovery were more likely to have poor outcomes compared with those with higher expectations. 

However, it’s important for a client to become as knowledgeable as possible regarding his/her condition, which could be a pain, injury or loss of function, etc.

In this article, we intend to speak about the basics of rehabilitation physiotherapy to help you understand, “what is it for real?”

Types of physiotherapy

Physiotherapists specialize in several different areas, including sports injury rehabilitation, children’s health (Paediatrics), neurology and women’s health. Here are some of the Physiotherapy treatments available at PhysioExperts

Musculoskeletal rehabilitation physiotherapy:

This deals with musculoskeletal injuries like strain, sprains, back pain, arthritis, fracture, dislocations, muscular imbalance, post-surgery rehabilitation, bursitis, posture problems, sports injuries, workplace injuries, and reduced mobility. 

Neurological physiotherapy:

It treats post brain surgery issues, disorders of the nervous system that includes stroke, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. 

Cardiothoracic physiotherapy:

This therapy finds use in asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other cardio-respiratory disorders.

What techniques do physiotherapists use?

The most common physiotherapy techniques are:

Manual manipulation:

The rehabilitation physiotherapy includes mobilizing the joints and soft tissues. As a result, you are likely to experience improved flexibility, drain fluid from the body, and relax overly tight or muscles with spasms.

Electrical nerve stimulation:

Mostly, applied in back and neck pain Treatment in Ottawa, in this case, we splash small electrical currents to affected areas that help to suppress and block pain signals to the brain.


In this, we use acupuncture needles to stimulate the nervous system. As a result, it releases muscles, boosts the immune system, and regulates various body functions.

Women’s health concerns: 

In this care regime, we address health issues like pregnancy, birth, post-partum care, and menopause, loss of bladder or bowel control.


We help learn proper movement patterns to help heal them. In this way, people learn to assess their physical abilities.

Exercise programs:

In this technique, we use muscle strengthening, posture re-training, cardiovascular stretching, and training.

What are some benefits of having Physiotherapy?

• You will get valuable education in understanding how your body functions.
• You could avail of holistic treatment approaches that include manual therapy (soft tissue release, joint mobilization, and manipulation), exercise-based interventions, acupuncture, and shockwave therapy.
• You will see improvement in your movement capabilities to perform well in life, do recreation activities.

Is Physiotherapy only for athletes or the injured?

Every client who comes for Physiotherapy has different goals.

Rehabilitation physiotherapy is for the following people:

• Professional and Olympic athletes
• Recreational athletes and weekend warriors
• Infants, toddlers, and youth
• Any individual who wants to get back to their preinjury sports level

Is Physiotherapy painful?

For the usual sports injury rehabilitation, we may use manual therapy-based treatments or needling. These treatments are often a little uncomfortable, but should not be associated with any sharp pain.

Apart from that, most of the procedures are pain-free.


If you have issues with movement or injuries or are just seeking to optimize your health, why not check out our PhysioExperts Physiotherapy and rehabilitation center in Kanata/Ottawa.

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