Active physiotherapy is a form of therapy which allows an individual to work actively without the help of an external force, for instance another body part, machine, or person.
When is Active Therapy useful?
Active therapy proves to be extremely useful in rehabilitation. However, prior to beginning active therapy the physiotherapist must determine if or when a patient is ready to begin the therapy.
Active and passive treatment techniques go hand-in-hand and at times are used during a single treatment session. At Optimal Healthcare, we provide our patients with customized treatment plans which combine the two.
What to expect in an Active Therapy session?
An Active Physiotherapy session may include:
Stretching muscles or moving joints to improve range of motion
Using a stationary bike or walking on a treadmill
Light weight lifting and balancing exercises
Resistance training to build muscle mass
Aerobic exercises to increase the heart rate
What are the benefits of Active Physiotherapy?
Active therapy proves beneficial in post injury cases. This form of therapy may help rehabilitation processes when the processes are not contraindicated by other health conditions or abilities. Active therapy acts to help a patient achieve their pre-injury state of health.
Do I need a referral before visiting an Active Physiotherapist?
The answer is NO
You don't always need a referral from your physician as case-based concerns can be addressed by a professional Physiotherapist. However, it is advised to check with your insurance provider to confirm if they require a referral for reimbursement.
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