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Like many healthcare professions, physiotherapy is constantly changing.  If it has been more than 10 years since you've had a treatment, there is a good chance that the next time you enter a physiotherapy clinic it will be substantially different.

Physiotherapists are tasked with staying up-to-date with the most recent research, which continually provides new insights into how to treat various health conditions.  For example, in the past 20 years our understanding of pain has changed greatly and because of this, the education provided to you by your physiotherapist regarding pain should be much more substantial.  This also means that physiotherapists can identify and differentiate pain more effectively, meaning you will get a better treatment than you did 20 years ago!

Quick Note about the Learning Centre

The purpose of the learning centre is not to provide the latest research about each individual treatment or physiotherapy service.  This task is literally impossible for Physio Roots to do well and is in the hands of academics and universities.

The learning centre is here to help you understand:

  • What a treatment or service is;
  • Why a therapist may recommend the treatment or service;
  • Basic concepts surrounding how the treatment or service is thought to work.

Articles are written, to the best of the writer's ability, for the lay person to understand.  There are always contentious topics.  Physio Roots is open to feedback and is always looking for more information and better ways to explain things.  Each article has a contact form built in so that you can provide feedback.  You may contact us at any time.


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Women’s Health Physiotherapy

What is Women’s Health physiotherapy? Physiotherapy in the area of Women’s Health focuses on diseases and issues that are relevant to women.  Women’s Health is applicable in all practice settings and some therapists may take a special interest in this area.  The Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association is dedicated to providing information about women’s…


Seniors’ Health Physiotherapy

What is physiotherapy for Seniors? Physiotherapy can help seniors maintain optimal health & independence and maximize quality of life throughout the aging process.  The expertise of a physiotherapist is particularly useful in maintaining (or achieving) optimal physical function through therapeutic exercise. Therapists use valid and reliable tests and measurements that help them identify their patient’s strengths and weaknesses. …


Paediatric Physiotherapy

What is Paediatric Physiotherapy? Neonates, infants, children and adolescents can all benefit from physiotherapy.   Physiotherapists play a role in the early detection and treatment of health problems including developmental delays as a result of various diseases and disorders.  Paediatric physiotherapists work with children and families to maximize participation at school, home and recreational activities. For more detailed…


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Advanced / Speciality Training

This is where you can learn about post-graduate training, certifications and designations commonly seen in the physiotherapy profession.

Practice Focuses

Some physiotherapists focus their practice to specific conditions, body regions and patient populations.  Learn about them all right here!


Learn about all of the different treatments that a physiotherapist might use when you go for treatment.

Coverage Options

Information about how physiotherapy is paid for in Canada.

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