PHYSIOTHERAPY: Important to your well being, mobility and independence!

The Manitoba Physiotherapy Affiliation (MPA) and its a number of hundred members are more than happy to offer entry for all Manitobans to their new web site and Discover a Physiotherapist characteristic. In the course of the previous 12 months, a devoted Working Group has redeveloped the web site and the Discover a Physiotherapist characteristic to make it as consumer pleasant and useful as potential for the general public to put it to use to fulfill their well being, mobility and independence wants.


The web site presents useful data to allow optimum wholesome dwelling and restoration from sickness and damage. Physiotherapists have superior understanding of how the physique strikes, what retains it from transferring properly and the best way to restore mobility. Physiotherapists handle and forestall many bodily issues attributable to sickness, incapacity and illness, sport and work associated accidents, and lengthy durations of inactivity. Physiotherapists are expert within the evaluation and fingers on administration of a broad vary of situations that have an effect on the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous methods.

Physiotherapy might help:

  • Handle bodily challenges related to ache, arthritis, repetitive pressure damage and many others.
  • Help within the administration of incontinence
  • Attend to sports activities accidents and supply recommendation on prevention and recurrence
  • Assist handle the bodily problems of most cancers and its therapy
  • Handle and deal with neck and again ache and different illnesses to joints or muscle tissues within the physique
  • Maximize mobility for shoppers with neurological issues resembling stroke, spinal twine damage or Parkinson’s illness
  • Oversee rehabilitation within the house after damage or sickness, together with use of digital physiotherapy
  • Deal with office and motorcar accident accidents
  • Pre- and post-natal care and different girls’s well being situations
  • Present care for kids with Paediatric situations resembling a developmental delay, fractures, cardiorespiratory and orthopaedic situations
  • Recuperate after surgical procedure
  • Deal with and handle respiratory and cardiac situations
  • Present handbook remedy interventions, together with manipulation to lower ache and stiffness

How does Physiotherapy work?


Physiotherapists assess and analyze the impact of sickness, incapacity, damage and inactivity and develop particular therapy plans based mostly on their evaluation and the person shopper’s objectives.

Your physiotherapist will observe these 4 steps to get you transferring as optimally as potential:

  1. Assess your stage of mobility, power and endurance
  2. Diagnose your situation and develop a therapy plan to revive motion and scale back limitations, together with ache
  3. Prescribe and reveal particular therapeutic workout routines, carry out fingers on therapy and monitor your progress over time
  4. Put together you for independence with recommendation on the best way to handle your situation



Physiotherapists care about your objectives!

Your physiotherapy therapy plan might be as distinctive and particular person as you might be, and your lively participation might be important for fulfillment. Your physiotherapist will develop your therapy plan in shut session with you and modify it in the course of the course of remedy in step with your objectives and private circumstances. Relying in your wants, your physiotherapist will draw upon quite a few apply expertise that can help in growing a complete and customised therapy plan.

Apply expertise:

  • Corrective methods to enhance coronary heart and lung operate and cardiac conditioning
  • Electrical modalities and acupuncture
  • Handbook remedy interventions to scale back ache and stiffness
  • Posture and gait retraining and individualized conditioning regimes
  • Methods to right muscle imbalances and postural alignment
  • Methods to enhance motion coordination and stability
  • Methods and modalities that scale back ache
  • Therapeutic train to construct power, flexibility and mobility

Do I want a referral from a physician?

No, physiotherapists are main well being care professionals identical to medical doctors and dentists that means you possibly can go on to a physiotherapist.

Who pays for physiotherapy companies?


Manitoba Well being covers physiotherapy therapy that’s offered in a hospital setting. In a non-public clinic setting, most prolonged well being advantages plans cowl physiotherapy companies. As well as, Manitoba Public Insurance coverage, the Employees’ Compensation Board and the Division of Veterans Affairs pay for physiotherapy companies when relevant.

How can I discover a physiotherapist close to me?

To discover a physiotherapist in you space, go to and click on on “Discover a Physiotherapist.” You should definitely observe the straightforward directions to navigate our web site and the Discover a Physiotherapist characteristic. If in case you have any questions, please contact our workplace at or 204-925-5701.


The MPA want to acknowledge and categorical appreciation to the Working Group and the volunteers who labored tirelessly to redevelop our web site and the Discover a Physiotherapist characteristic. Particular because of Jeff Hollyoake and Viewsource Media, Shauna Streich and The Risk Centre, and Saskia Friesen, our web site Administrator.