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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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What is a Dip. AMPT Physiotherapist?

What is Diploma of Advanced Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (Dip. AMPT) The Diploma of Advanced Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (Dip. AMPT) offered by the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI).  The APTEI offers numerous continuing education courses for physiotherapists, including (but not limited to) training in chronic pain, IMS, acupuncture, TMJ and orthopaedics. It is important to note…

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Physiotherapists with Diagnostic Imaging

Physiotherapists and Diagnostic Imaging In some provinces physiotherapists can perform additional training to prescribe diagnostic imaging to patients.  Diagnostic imaging could be an x-ray, ultrasound, MRI or other imaging technique.  When a physiotherapist is unable to prescribe imaging, they usually refer patients to their family physician. Physiotherapists are in a unique position to be able…

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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!

Treatments

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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