At Gateway Home Healthcare all of our health care providers will conduct an extensive assessment that will include a health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion, reflexes and sensation. In addition, the health care provider will examines relevant xrays, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment the health practitioner establishes a diagnosis and works in partnership with the other health care practitioners helping the patient to develop individualized goals and treatment programs.
Physiotherapy is a rehabilitation profession with a presence in all health care delivery streams in Ontario: hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, community-based clinics, schools, private practice clinics and primary care networks.
Gateway Home Healthcare In-Home Physiotherapy treatment can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, acupuncture and electrical modalities such as TENS or ultrasound. A physiotherapist helps promotes independence and emphasis is placed on what you can do for yourself and on education to prevent future injuries or disability.
While Physiotherapy Rehabilitation is most frequently applied to address extremity injuries, it can complement and support medical treatment of all other areas of the body