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Improve the Quality of Your Life with Physiotherapy in Bedford

Are you an athlete currently experiencing pain? A senior with movement dysfunction? Suffering from chronic pain? Or a healthy individual who just wants to maximize physical capability? Physiotherapy might help. Here at Luminate Co, you will find relief from your pain or improve your mobility with our effective services. Book your appointment now, and let us help you on your journey to a better quality of life. You can also drop by our clinic in Bedford, which is conveniently located just off the 102 in the Larry Uteck area on Starboard drive.

What Is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy or physical therapy is a rehabilitation type that uses exercises and other physical interventions to improve a person’s movement, reduce pain and muscle tension, and promote overall health. 

At Luminate Co, we consider each client’s differences in medical history and employ various physical methods to enhance, preserve, and restore your physical, mental, and social well-being. Utilizing our modern diagnostic and treatment equipment, we strive to provide the highest standard of physiotherapy care possible.

Learn More About our Physiotherapy Therapist Jessica Cameron

Jes Cameron is our Physiotherapist. Her clients often tell her that she’s different from other physiotherapists they’ve seen, in that she learns about each individual as a person to get to the root of the issues they’re facing, rather than simply providing band-aid relief.

How Can Physiotherapy at Luminate Co in Bedford Help Me?

Pain Relief

To alleviate pain and achieve muscle and joint function improvement, your physical therapist may use therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques like joint and soft tissue mobilization, or treatments like ultrasound, taping, or electrical stimulation.

Improve Mobility

Mobility is often limited by pain, weakness, or joint stiffness. If you suffer from any of these issues, your physiotherapist will help you regain your mobility using different treatments and exercises depending on your needs, such as stretching, strengthening, and low-impact cardio. During your session, they ensure that you perform the exercises correctly to avoid further injury, and often times prescribe a combination of stretches and exercises to complete at home to enhance the benefits you will see. 

Avoid Surgery or Recover from It

It’s possible that surgical intervention won’t be necessary if physiotherapy is successful in reducing or relieving pain and facilitating recovery from injury. Also, pre-operative physical therapy can be helpful if surgical intervention is necessary. If you’ve had surgery, physiotherapy may be a key aspect of the recovery process to ensure you get back to full health. 

Improve Balance

Your therapist will provide exercises that safely stress your balance to imitate real-life conditions if you’re at risk for falls. They also help you with activities that can enhance coordination and recommend assistive equipment to help with safer walking. Using specialized exercises, they can help you restore appropriate vestibular functioning and reduce or eliminate dizziness or vertigo.

Handle Age-Related Issues

Arthritis, osteoporosis, and the need for joint replacement are commonly seen in aging individuals. Recovering from a joint replacement and conservatively managing arthritic or osteoporotic disorders are two of the specialties of physical therapists.

Injury Prevention and Recovery

A physical therapist will be aware of the unique dangers posed by each sport. They can help you get back into your sport safely by creating a personalized fitness plan based on rehabilitation sciences.

Manage Women's Health Issues

Women have unique medical needs, particularly during pregnancy and after giving birth. Physical therapists can provide customized care to help women with their unique health concerns. If you are pregnant, a physical therapist can help you manage back and pelvic girdle pain and prepare your body for childbirth. Following childbirth, your physiotherapist can assist with postpartum recovery. They can also guide you on correctly carrying and lifting your baby and safely returning to exercise.

Common Conditions We Treat

Our physiotherapists treat the following musculoskeletal conditions:

  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Headache
  • Hip Conditions 
  • Knee Conditions 
  • Shoulder Conditions
  • Cervical and Thoracic Spine conditions

 

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In addition, our physiotherapists work with recovery and deal with health conditions such as:

  • Headaches
  • Joint Replacement
  • Post-Surgery
  • Sports Injuries and Performance
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer Care (including palliative care)
  • Issues of the Nervous System (such as stroke)

Frequently Asked Questions About Physiotherapy

Depending on your condition, a typical appointment will run between 30 minutes and an hour. After your first session, your physiotherapist may determine and let you know how long your next follow-up sessions will be if they are necessary.

Physiotherapists are primary healthcare providers, so patients do not need recommendations from a medical doctor to see them. However, specific health insurance policies require patients to have a referral from other doctors or medical centers. 

Physiotherapists are considered primary care professionals and are able to diagnose your condition and provide treatment for it. However, if your physiotherapist believes you need further testing or treatment, they will likely refer you to another healthcare provider.

While most patients report feeling no pain throughout their session, you may have a different experience. It’s crucial to tell your physiotherapist if and when something seems uncomfortable. This will provide them additional insight into the problem and enable them to adjust your treatment plan. 

This depends on the diagnosis and the severity of your condition. In general, physiotherapy treatments will fall into one of five categories: exercise and education, manipulation and massage, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic taping. Your therapist will likely use a combination of these approaches to help you recover as quickly as possible.

Booking an appointment as soon as possible after you experience any pain, discomfort, or a change in your mobility is best. This is especially true if you have undergone surgery or been in an accident and still suffer from chronic pain, swelling, or stiffness. Remember, if an injury is caught and treated quickly, you can prevent it from developing into a severe musculoskeletal problem. Also, you can reduce the duration of your recovery from an illness or injury if you receive the appropriate therapies and preventative measures early on.