If you’ve ever suffered from a case of tennis elbow, a strained muscle, or a back injury, you probably know firsthand what a difference a trusted physiotherapist can make in your recovery. Physiotherapy can provide some much-needed pain relief and it’s a therapy that focuses on strengthening the body to restore function and mobility. Physiotherapy will also provide you with education on how to reduce your pain and prevent it from coming back. It’s this philosophy of equipping patients to manage their injury that makes it so effective.
Nova Active Rehab has been helping residents in Port Coquitlam and the surrounding areas for years, regain their strength after injuries. But what exactly do we offer in our physiotherapy clinic?
The number one reason to start physiotherapy is simple: it works. If you’re experiencing a soft tissue injury or if you are dealing with chronic pain, physio could be a great option to finally find some relief. Fully backed by medical research, physiotherapy applies scientific knowledge of the human body, helping people rebuild strength after their injury or debilitating condition.
Regularly seeing a physiotherapist can help manage your pain levels, as well as helping you to stay mobile in your daily life. In addition to assisting with current pain and injury, a physio treatment can actually prevent future recurrence. Say you have a history of back pain and injury—working on strengthening the muscles in your back can dramatically lower your chances of randomly injuring yourself. Couple this with improved flexibility and mobility, and the benefits of physiotherapy become very clear.
2. Accessible, trusted experts
Our staff is highly trained in anatomy, physiology, and sports injuries, with years of theoretical and practical experience with the human body. No part of our bodies exist in a vacuum—each body part is affected by surrounding tissues, and impacts the areas surrounding it. Understanding the interplay of each part of our bodies is a crucial skill when it comes to treating patients. A physical therapist must have intimate knowledge of how an injury in one area can affect other parts of the body, and in turn, know where to start when approaching treatment.
Nova Active Rehab also offers telehealth physiotherapy, a new way of getting the benefits of physical rehab from the comforts of home. Online physiotherapy is a great option for people with very limited mobility, who may not be able to easily leave their homes. We are dedicated to helping people everywhere live an active, healthy, and pain-free life, which is why we’re so excited to offer this remote alternative to traditional sessions.
Nova Active Rehab’s staff members are friendly, professional, and good at what they do. What sets our team apart is our passion for physical health and wellness. There’s nothing quite like watching a patient’s strength, mobility, and even their overall outlook improve over the course of their treatment. We get a lot of satisfaction out of working with our clients to overcome their physical obstacles. Physiotherapy technically focuses only on the physical, tangible elements of recovery, but we believe that the mental aspect is just as important. By having a dedicated team of specialists behind you, celebrating your victories and helping you overcome limitations, you’ll find recovery to be even more achievable.
3. Customized treatment plans
It might be a cliche at this point, but it’s true: there’s no one correct way to tackle physical rehabilitation. Even if you were to compare two patients with the same injury, you still wouldn’t be able to approach their recovery in the same way. In addition to the mental aspect of recovering from pain or injury, which is different for everyone, we all have different limitations to work within. Some people have a much lower pain tolerance, meaning that exercises might need to be adapted to be less challenging. Likewise, we all move differently, so a patient’s mobility and flexibility will need to be considered when developing a treatment plan.
All these factors, and more, are taken into account when creating a recovery plan at Nova Active Rehab. We take the time to sit down with you in our consultations, in order to get to know you, your life, and your body. Once we have a strong foundation of knowledge, we can move forward with treatment. We’ll lay out a roadmap to recovery, and check in with you frequently to see if any adjustments are necessary.
4. Goal-focused recovery
Various disciplines of physical therapy are sometimes criticized for not having a clear end-goal. If you’re dealing with an injury or chronic condition, the last thing you want to hear is that you need to attend therapy in perpetuity, with no end in sight. And while not every issue can be solved quickly, we believe in the power of goals to motivate recovery. If we are treating a person with a car accident injury that prevents them from working, our end-goal might be to get that person fit to return to work. If we’re treating a basketball player with a strained hamstring, we’ll focus our treatment around the goal of getting them back on the court. These long-term goals give us something to work toward, and remind patients why they’re doing physiotherapy in the first place.
For injuries that are more long-term, goals can still be used to great effect. If a patient is dealing with long-term pain, we might create goals around pain management and strength, aiming to control and limit the amount of pain they experience on a day-to-day basis. In addition, shorter term goals can act as waypoints on the map to recovery, giving patients a more quickly achievable objective. This could be flexibility goals for someone with chronic pain, which are good signifiers of improved strength. Overall, we are big believers in the power of goal-based recovery and rehabilitation. In order to achieve the best possible health, patients need to be motivated to continue their treatment, in the clinic and at home.
Physiotherapy at Nova Active Rehab
If you’ve been living with an injury, or chronic pain, and you’re simply bearing with it in the hopes it will get better, it might be time to consider physiotherapy. Similarly, if you’ve just been the victim of an accident or injury, whether automotive or sports-related, you stand to gain a lot from dedicating yourself to your recovery.
At Nova Active Rehab, our team of expert physical therapists employ their skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to help guide you through the process of rehabilitation. By no means is physical recovery an easy journey—it takes work, discipline, and faith in the process. However, with Nova Active Rehab’s goal-based treatment, customized recovery plans, skilled physical therapists, and effective practices, we can help make the road to wellness a whole lot less challenging.
If you’re ready to get started with physiotherapy in the Tri-cities area, please contact us today, and set up your first consultation.