What is it?
Physiotherapy helps people who have physical disabilities or problems to address these issues. Physiotherapists assess and treat the client’s condition, helping them reduce their pain and regain function and mobility. Physiotherapists can work with the clients, their family members or anyone else involved in the client’s well-being.
Who is it for?
Physiotherapists work with people of all ages: children, teenagers, adults, and elders.
Physiotherapy can help people dealing with a wide range of conditions:
- people who experience physical pain, joint stiffness, or muscular weakness;
- people who experience difficulties in walking, moving around, or using their arms;
- children or babies who have developmental delays.
These are only some of the problems that can be helped by physiotherapy.
Where is it offered?
You can meet with a physiotherapist at the Multi-Service Day Centre, at the daycare/school, or at home, depending on your needs.
What is it like?
You can have individual appointments and follow-ups with a physiotherapist; you can also take part in workshops and information sessions on various topics related to your physical well-being.
The first session will include a comprehensive evaluation where you will be asked questions related to your health and life situation, especially about ways in which your physical problems might get in the way of work, leisure or home life. You will also receive a treatment, which could include advice, an exercise program, and/or hands-on therapies, among other approaches.
How long does it last?
Generally, a physiotherapy session lasts for one hour. The entire treatment program can last as long as it is necessary for you.
Where can I learn more?
To learn more about physiotherapy in your community, contact your CMC or your MSDC.
For general information about physiotherapy, visit the website of the Quebec Order of Physiotherapists: https://oppq.qc.ca/en/