Physiotherapists work closely with patients to make sure they are getting the right care for their condition, injury or mobility issue, so that they can get back to enjoying life and the activities they love most. The videos featured in this campaign demonstrate the role that physiotherapy can play in providing treatment for a broad range of injuries and diseases.
These videos tell the stories of patients who work closely with physiotherapists to get the right care for their condition, injury or mobility issue. The end result is people who are able to get back to enjoying life and the activities they love most. Physiotherapy is available without a doctor's referral in British Columbia.
Physio Can Help: Neurological Disorders Like Parkinson's Disease
An estimated 3.6 million Canadians are affected by neurological conditions. Neurological conditions are disorders and diseases that occur as a result of injury, genetics and exposures and include epilepsy, Alzheimer disease and other dementias, cerebrovascular diseases including stroke, migraine and other headache disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuroinfections, brain tumours, traumatic disorders of the nervous system due to head trauma like concussions. Although neurological conditions may impact people 65 years of age and older, they are not exclusive to older populations, many impact Canadians of all ages.
Patients with neurological disorders can greatly benefit from physiotherapy, which helps improve mobility, flexibility, and balance.
Exercise is an essential tool in managing neurological diseases like Parkinson’s. Neurofit, a physio-led boxing class has been designed to specifically deal with symptoms and can help in slowing down the progression of the disease. Read Donna's story of the impact that movement therapy has had in her disease management »