Laurie's Story

Laurie, a professional dancer turned instructor and choreographer, knows how a physical job can affect a person’s body. As a mother of three young children, Laurie is busy. When a car accident left Laurie with pain and restricted movement, it was difficult for her to complete daily activities.

Physiotherapy has helped Laurie continue to do the things she loves every day. “It has taken me a long time, even with physiotherapy, to get to where I am today and I still have a ways to go. But without physiotherapy I don’t see how I could have worked through the pain.”

Watch the video to hear Laurie's entire story.

Optimizing movement

When movement is limited or painful, completing your daily tasks can be a challenge. Physiotherapists help with getting more movement out of a stiff joint and reducing pain to help you get back to your normal self, activities and responsibilities. As movement specialists, they use their skills to help you maximize strength and function.

More than that, your physiotherapist is your health-care partner in helping you live your life and fulfill your many roles. Your physiotherapist will listen to what matters most to you and help identify a route back to your normal self.

When getting back to normal is not possible, your physiotherapist can help you redefine your goals, optimize your abilities and find new ways for you to do the things you enjoy.

Preventing Pain and Injury

Whether you spend most of the workday sitting at a desk or performing physical labour, daily life can leave you with a list of aches and pains that, if ignored, can interfere with your ability to do the things you love to do. Physiotherapists can help you perform at your best by giving specific recommendations aimed at injury prevention and reducing pain, as well as suggestions for how to do an activity in a safer way.

“Prehabilitation” is another way physiotherapists can help. With prehabilitation, your physiotherapist will guide you through exercises and activities aimed to make you stronger and better able to withstand or recover from future injury or surgery.