What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are experts in rehabilitating the musculoskeletal system to optimum function and mobility.

Physiotherapists are primary healthcare practitioners who are dedicated to keeping their clients productive, by maximizing their function and quality of life.

Physiotherapists use evidence based practice to prevent, assess and treat the impact injury, pain, illness and disease have on their clients movement, function and health.

Vancouver Physiotherapy and Pregnancy

The female body goes through many physiological changes during pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum recovery. The body recovers differently with a natural birth compared to a cesarean birth. Therefore, maintaining physical strength and flexibility prior to and during pregnancy is essential for an easier birth and a faster recovery. Research suggests, women who seek physiotherapy treatment to strengthen core stabilising muscles and pelvic floor are more likely to prevent pregnancy related lower back pain and postpartum urinary incontinence after birth.

Physiotherapy is for all family members including Husbands/Partners and Children

It is imperative that sporting or work related injuries, regardless of how minor or severe they are, get rehabilited correctly to prevent reoccuring injuires. Once an injury like an ankle sprain for example, has occurred, the body heals it as fast as possible. This healng mechanism is efficient. However, the healing mechanism leaves the joint, muscle, tendon or ligament weakened allowing the original injury to reoccur.

Physiotherapy will prevent this from happening. If your husband has experienced a work or sports related injury or your child has experienced a sports or posture related injury. It is essential for complete recovery that they strengthen any weaknesses that the injury had endured.

Have they experience any of the following?

  • Whiplash
  • Postural Problems- hunched back, rounded shoulders, scoliosis
  • Sprained ankles, knees or wrists
  • Muscle Strains- hamstring, ITB, Psoas
  • Fracture any bone in the body
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower back pain
  • Torn ligaments
  • Impingement Syndromes
  • Over Use Syndromes- Tendonitis/Tendonopathy.
  • Muscle Tears
  • Stroke​

Our team

All Thuja Wellness Practitioners work together as a team. They develop appropriate treatment plans to incorporate other modalities, ensuring a complete holistic approach to health, wellness and healing. All Vancouver physiotherapy treatment plans will be tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy or work/sports related injury.