Physiotherapy in Kingston, Ontario
At Quarry Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, our skilled therapists and innovative methods empower you to regain control, vitality, and joy in movement. Your health, our mission!
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a holistic therapy aimed at enhancing a patient’s mobility, function, and overall health. It involves physical rehabilitation for recovery, preventive measures to avoid injuries, and guidance on health and fitness.
Physiotherapists empower patients to participate actively in their recovery, offering education about their condition and advising on lifestyle changes. Essentially, physiotherapy uses varied therapeutic techniques for optimal physical well-being
Conditions Treated with Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy treatment can help you to not only overcome your current pain or injury, but also to guide you to increase your capacity to help prevent future recurrence.
Here’s a list of common conditions that respond well to Physiotherapy at our Kingston clinic:
These include conditions such as back pain, arthritis, sprains, strains, fractures, and sports injuries. Physiotherapy can help manage pain, improve mobility and function, and promote healing and recovery.
People with neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or spinal cord injuries can benefit from physiotherapy. Therapy can help improve balance, mobility, muscle strength, and coordination.
Physiotherapy can help people with heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or post-myocardial infarction. It can improve cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and overall quality of life.
After surgery, physiotherapy is often recommended to help patients regain strength, mobility, and function. This includes surgeries such as joint replacements, cardiac surgery, or after surgical procedures for cancer.
Children with conditions such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, or muscular dystrophy can benefit from physiotherapy. It can help improve motor skills, strength, and coordination.
Older adults may experience conditions related to aging, such as osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, balance disorders, or arthritis. Physiotherapy can help improve mobility, balance, strength, and overall function.
Physiotherapy can help manage conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, lymphedema, and issues related to pregnancy or postpartum recovery. For more information on how we can better help you with these issues please visit: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Conditions affecting balance and coordination, often caused by issues in the inner ear, can be effectively treated with physiotherapy, reducing symptoms like dizziness and vertigo.
Our Approach to Your Treatment Plan
At our physiotherapy clinic, we are strong believers in partnering with patients throughout the rehab process. We discuss your goals and limitations at your consultation, then we design a plan based on your interests and lifestyle to get you where you want to be.
Treatment approaches used by our physiotherapists include education and lifestyle modification, individualized exercise programs (have you seen the fantastic fitness space in the basement?!), manual therapy, and various pain management modalities such as dry needling, acupuncture, cupping, and therapeutic ultrasound.
Although most people know physiotherapy to be used for treating conditions of the muscles, joints and bones, we are also trained to provide rehabilitation for heart and/or lung conditions and management of complex, rheumatological, and neurological conditions. We see patients of all ages, from youth all the way up to centenarians!
Physiotherapy is often a great place to start regardless of what you may be struggling with in your physical health, so come in for a chat and find out what we can do!
Meet Your Kingston Physiotherapists
Rachel is a highly qualified physiotherapist with degrees in physical therapy, physical and health education, and biology. She specializes in women’s health, pelvic floor therapy, orthopedics, and exercise. Rachel is also a former figure skater and currently coaches while enjoying activities like biking and rowing.
Stacee, a physiotherapist since 1993, brings over 25 years of experience in Kingston. She excels in manual therapy, dry needling, taping, and various techniques. Stacee actively participates in community sports and has worked with hockey, soccer, figure skating, and curling teams. She is dedicated to helping clients return to their favorite activities.
Dante, an Ottawa native, is a bilingual physiotherapist with a Master’s Degree. His soccer background as a player and coach enhances his understanding of rehabilitation. Dante specializes in individualized care, including manual therapy, acupuncture, concussion management, and tailored running programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept OHIP patients?
Regrettably, QCWC is not designated as an OHIP clinic. If you are seeking treatment covered by OHIP or believe you may be eligible, we recommend visiting the official OHIP website for the most accurate and up-to-date resources and information.
Do I need a referral for physiotherapy?
In most cases, you do not need a referral for physiotherapy in Ontario, in fact many physiotherapy clinics accept self-referrals. However, if you’re seeking coverage for the service under OHIP* or a private insurance plan, you might need a referral from a doctor or nurse practitioner to access funded physiotherapy. It’s always best to check with your provider to understand the requirements.
*Please note that we are unable to accommodate OHIP-insured patients for treatment or services covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan at this time.
How is physiotherapy different from physical therapy?
Both physical therapy and physiotherapy help improve how your body feels and moves, but they do it in different ways. Physiotherapy often uses hands-on techniques, like massage. On the other hand, physical therapy tends to focus more on doing exercises to get better.
How long is each treatment session?
Sessions are flexible and tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique, so we offer a range of options to ensure you receive the care you deserve.
Our follow-up sessions typically last for 30 minutes, providing ample time to address your concerns effectively. If your circumstances require additional attention, our physiotherapists also provide extended appointments of 45 or 60 minutes, allowing for a more comprehensive and personalized treatment.
What should I expect at my first session?
During your initial physiotherapy session, your therapist will collect details about your health history and assess your current condition through a physical examination. Based on these findings, they’ll outline a treatment plan tailored for you.
Typically, your therapist begins the initial treatment during this first visit. You will also likely receive a set of exercises to perform at home to aid your recovery.
Remember to wear comfortable clothing and don’t hesitate to ask any questions to ensure you understand your treatment plan.
Do Physiotherapy treatments hurt?
Physiotherapy treatments may cause some temporary discomfort, especially when addressing painful injuries or stiff areas. However, the main goal is to ease pain and improve movement. Physiotherapists are trained to adapt treatments to your comfort level, so always communicate if you’re in pain.
What should I wear to my appointments?
You should wear clothing that you feel comfortable in. Some patients will bring a change of clothes, or we can provide gowns and other loose fitting clothes, as needed.
Your Journey to Recovery Starts Here!
At QCWC, your health is our heartbeat. Serving Kingston, we’re dedicated to understanding your unique needs and developing a tailored, effective recovery plan. We don’t just listen—we truly hear you.
Don’t let pain hold you back. Take that first step to a better, healthier you. Click below to schedule your appointment today. We can’t wait to welcome you into the QCWC family!