Physiotherapy vs Athletic Therapy
At PHASES we believe in Rehabilitative Collaboration.
Although there are some differences between Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists, both are trained to assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of pain in the body. Both offer musculo-skeletal diagnosis and assessments, manual therapy, exercises and therapeutic modalities; such as taping and laser. Rehabilitation to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function, where movement and function are compromised by aging, injury or postural imbalances.By combining traditional physiotherapy with functional and corrective exercises, physical performance and strength are improved, thereby preventing injury. Our physiotherapists and athletic therapists take an active role in patient care; always a guided "one on one" approach. We do not leave you unattended while you are doing your exercises, or hook you up to machines and walk away. Working together with you is crucial to your progress. Functional and Corrective Exercises are essential for strength and rehabilitation. People who suffer from pain have difficulty performing exercises properly. They require guidance, understanding and coaching to reduce further injury. Posture and muscle balance is key to core and pelvic stabilization, lower back and mid-thoracic strengthening. Over time, we develop bad postural habits. This puts strain on our body leading to muscular imbalances, pain and compensation. Short-term, it lets the body adapt, but long-term you become more susceptible to injury. These problems do not disappear over night; therefore the road to recovery requires a keen eye, patience, persistence and hard work. Under the guidance of your Physiotherapist or Athletic Therapist, exercises are given as part of your rehabilitation where functional movement deficits, break the cycle and eliminate chronic pain.