HealthWorks has offered physiotherapy in Regina since 2004. Physiotherapy is a popular treatment for sports injuries and works alongside sports acupuncture. It is beneficial for injury rehabilitation and prevention, post-surgical recovery, increasing mobility, reducing pain levels, and restoring proper function to the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems of the body.
Our physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized skills to assess and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
Our expert physiotherapists are registered to practise in Canada and qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national education and practice standards, and have successfully passed physiotherapy competency examinations prior to being registered with the College of Physiotherapists.
Your physio session will start the same as all of the treatments at HealthWorks, with a comprehensive patient history form. This will be followed by a thorough initial assessment to determine your treatment needs. A series of subsequent treatments can then be set up to achieve the treatment goals determined from your initial assessment.
Karen Toffan is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy in 1992. Karen began her career immediately after graduation with the Regina Health District as a physioth...Learn more about Karen Toffan
At first appointment your physio will be mainly assessing your condition to determine the treatment given, and how many sessions you need. You may be given treatment or exercises to do home at the end of the session. Your Regina physiotherapist will conduct an examination at each follow up session to reassess your condition and adapt treatment or exercises as necessary.
For minor injuries, you can expect to see results after two to three sessions. For soft tissue injuries, you may need six to eight weeks of physiotherapy treatment. Chronic or serious conditions can take two months or more to heal. Your Regina physiotherapist will be able to give you more idea of the timeframe after assessing your injury or condition.
Your Regina physiotherapist will discuss your treatment options with you during your initial assessment and the types of physiotherapy which would be most beneficial. Treatments include: acupuncture, range of motion exercises, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, cryotherapy (cold therapy) and kinesio taping (K-Taping).