In Ontario, regulated health professionals have met rigorous requirements for entry to their profession and they are held accountable to their regulatory college for the services provided. Kinesiologists and physiotherapists are regulated in the province through various different schools in order to protect a patient’s rights to competent, safe and ethical physiotherapy services.
The healthcare professionals are trained to understand and assess human movement and performance, and its rehabilitation and management.
Rehabilitation from injury or illness begins with assessment to determine impacts on movement and function. Kinesiologists or physiotherapists have specialized knowledge and skills gained through a rigorous academic program and the practical experience to perform such assessments, and to prescribe and deliver rehabilitative programs of exercise, lifestyle management and counselling.
Some injuries can be prevented through training or retraining the mind and the body to better control movement, balance and understanding of one’s relationship with the built environment.
In order to do that it requires that you work with a kinesiologist or physiotherapist as they are competent in gait analysis, designing and implementing programs to prevent falls and injury, and designing and implementing programs to improve core body strength, and enhance balance and movement.
Each professional working in our physiotherapist clinic must be a registered kinesiologist or physiotherapist. In doing so, our clinic sets the standards for entry to the profession so that the public receives quality services from qualified individuals. Registration indicates that these professionals possesses the knowledge, skill and judgment to practice in the public interest, and they are accountable for the provision of competent, safe and ethical services.
Choosing the right physiotherapist or physiotherapy clinic to receive treatment for an injury can be a tough decision. It’s important that you choose one that has qualified, registered, and educated individuals working on the team. In doing so, you can ensure that the treatment you’re receiving is appropriate and applied properly.
The use of physiotherapy is proven in the treatment of injuries and physical conditions to obtain, regain and maintain optimal function. Through therapeutic exercise, massage, mobilizations and/or manipulations, Glen Abbey Physiotherapy’s trained therapists can increase mobility and movement of the body and reduce pain – the right way!