National Physiotherapy Month


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C M Y K PAGE 1 YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPIST HAS THE ABILITY TO USE A BROAD RANGE OF TREATMENT TECHNIQUES TO HELP YOU GET BETTER. To find a physiotherapist in your area, visit Physiotherapists Keep Manitobans Moving N A T I O N A L P H Y S I O T H E R A P Y M O N T H The Manitoba Physiotherapy Association (MPA) welcomes you to this Special Feature during National Physiotherapy Month in Canada. Inside, you will find several articles regarding the tremendous benefits physiotherapy provides for health, mobility and independence. Physiotherapists have an advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility. They are skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. Physiotherapists treat and help prevent many physical problems caused by illness, disability and disease, sport and work-related injuries, aging and periods of inactivity. Physiotherapists are also skilled in the treatment and management of pain – and there is no risk of medication-induced side effects or addictive aspects to such treatment. Although physiotherapists work collaboratively and are often part of a health services team, they are primary health-care professionals like doctors, dentists and nurse practitioners, which means you do not need a referral to access their services. Physiotherapists provide services at private clinics throughout Manitoba, as well as through the province's regional health authorities. The fact is physiotherapists provide some of the most thorough and cost-effective treatment you will find anywhere in the medical community. They are also some of the most caring and dedicated health professionals you will meet, and they want nothing more than to improve your quality of life. You can find great physiotherapists near your home or workplace. Ask your friends and family where they have had a good experience or visit the MPA website's Find a Physiotherapist search feature for assistance in selecting a physiotherapy clinic that provides treatment for your situation. In the meantime, read on to discover some of the ways physiotherapists help keep Manitobans moving. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME? Physiotherapists should be the first choice for soft tissue injuries, as the primary care provider with advanced assessment skills to ensure timely, effective management of injuries before they become chronic. Physiotherapists can help you get back to work You don't need a referral for physiotherapy Physiotherapists can help seniors stay engaged in their communities Physiotherapists can help women with urinary incontinence after childbirth Physiotherapists can help athletes safely return to their game Did you know?

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