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.Beyond Traditional Physiotherapy. Combining Physiotherapy with exercise, physical performance and strength is improved, preventing injury. Our physiotherapists take an active role in patient care with manual therapy and 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. Exercise Physiotherapy 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 Physical Trainer, Physiotherapist and Athletic Therapist, exercises are given as part of your rehabilitation where functional movement deficits, break the cycle and eliminate chronic pain.
Manual Physiotherapy is a skilled systematic hands on-approach to treatment. Integration of manual techniques such as: myofascial release, mobilizations, neural flossing, soft tissue stretching and lengthening, relieves pain, heals injuries and promotes recovery. A hands-on approach has been scientifically proven to be more effective in treating joints, muscles, ligaments, tissue, fascia, circulation and lymphatic fluid, which results in a faster recovery.