It’s May! Celebrate National Physiotherapy Month with us!
Physiotherapists are movement specialists! If work, play or life throws you a curve-ball with an injury or problem that stops you from doing what you love, we at Brentwood Physiotherapy Clinic can help. Call us at 403-282-8050!
How can we Help you?
Physiotherapists have specialized university training in exercise prescription and physical rehabilitation. They are registered by provincial/territorial regulatory bodies to provide physiotherapy services. Their extensive exercise training coupled with their strong patient relationships make physiotherapists an excellent resource for exercise prescription.
The vision of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association is “Canadians are moving, moving more and moving better with the help of physiotherapy.” In order to attain its vision and ours at Brentwood Physiotherapy clinic, physiotherapists must help Canadians achieve their required daily exercise levels. If patients are not reaching these activity levels, physiotherapists can work with them to design appropriate exercise plans tailored to their individual health needs. During National Physiotherapy Month we aim to get people active, how can you do this?
Here is more physiotherapy information:
• Most Canadians can find simple ways to incorporate physical activity and exercise into their daily routines;
• More should be done to address physical activity and exercise in the healthcare setting; physical activity and exercise levels should be a key indicator of health.
• Health professionals should be educated and encouraged to prescribe an active lifestyle and refer patients for physical activity and exercise.
• Prescribing exercise instead of medication requires a change in mindset for both patients and health providers
• Inactivity is costly to the Canadian health care system and results in increase in disease levels and death
• Spending on prescription drugs is high and unsustainable
• Canadians take a lot of prescription medications
• Increasing physical activity levels would improve the health of Canadians and reduce our dependence on drugs
• For chronic pain, non-pharmaceutical treatments (like physiotherapy) are preferable to opioid medications
• Exercise and drug use have similar outcomes for many diseases and exercise should be considered as an alternative to or used in combination with prescription medication
–Courtesy of CPA–