Today we're debunking 6 common misconceived notions about physiotherapy. Check them out below and get the real facts!
Hip vs. Knee Focused Exercises
Knowing you're doing the right exercise for whatever muscle group your trying to target is important! Otherwise, you could be wasting your time or possibly causing yourself further problems or injuries.
If you're looking to get your glutes firing, or looking to get those quads and hamstrings beefed up, check out this picture to see what exercises are best at targeting the knee versus the hip.
To kick start this great month ahead of us, we want to share a list of 10 facts about physiotherapy that you may not know!
1. Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy are the same thing. The term Physiotherapy is commonly used here in Canada, whereas our neighbours south of the border more commonly use the term “physical therapy.”
2. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. In Canada, you have direct access to physiotherapy services without needing a physician’s referral. However, some insurance companies may still require a prescription to cover expenses.
3. Physiotherapy has been around for decades! Physicians like Hippocrates and Galen were viewed as some of the first practitioners of physical therapy, dating all the way back to 460 BC. Physiotherapy was first established in Canada just after World War I to treat returning soldiers from injuries sustained in combat.
4. Physiotherapy isn’t the science of machines. Physiotherapy is the study and treatment of movement and strength, so it should be obvious that machines don’t need to be involved!