13 Things What Physiotherapists Want You To Know
Reader's Digest Canada|October 2019
13 Things What Physiotherapists Want You To Know
13 Things What Physiotherapists Want You To Know
Anna-Kaisa Walker

1 Sitting for prolonged periods can lead to shoulder and back pain. Getting up once an hour for a stroll to the water cooler can make a difference.

2 Pelvic-floor disorders affect one in three women and can be associated with pain, incontinence, sexual difficulties, and even prolapse. Pelvic-floor physiotherapists might help with targeted exercises.

3 It’s possible to be reimbursed for physio under your private insurance plan without needing a referral. If you’re 65 or older, you may need a doctor’s okay to access government-funded physical therapy.

4 Massages needn’t always feel relaxing. Physios are trained to manipulate muscles and joints to release tension and relieve pain. That said, a therapist shouldn’t cause intense discomfort.

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October 2019