You may have noticed it’s been pretty quiet around these parts recently. Despite being known as a time for vacations, we’ve been reeeeeaaaaallllllly busy! Mathew especially, and we’re proud to let you know he’s now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy(FCAMPT). Congratulations Matthew!
FCAMPT is the highest orthopaedic designation possible for a physiotherapist (ie. it’s kind of a big deal). Physiotherapists with the FCAMPT designation are all about the highest level of quality, patient-centred care combining clinical experience with evidence-based practice. Exactly what you’d expect from OPTSC. The designation requires extensive post-graduate education in the area of orthopaedics, including internationally-recognized qualifications in hands-on manual and manipulative therapy.
Orthopaedics doesn’t refer to shoe inserts, but muscle, nerve and joint problems. This means a CAMPT physiotherapist is going to do more than just look at your sore back and treat the area between L4-L5. You can expect an assessment that may measure many things: function, strength testing, analysis of your walking patterns, posture, balance, and joint movement to get a full picture of your condition. It’s about the WHOLE picture, not just localized treatment.
When it comes to treating your issue, a CAMPT physiotherapist will use a combination of common physiotherapy techniques like acupuncture, tailored exercises and ultrasound in addition to manual and manipulative therapy. That might sound a little bit daunting, but it’s nothing of the sort. Manual and manipulative therapy refers to how your physiotherapist uses their hands to diagnose places where your movement is being restricted, and the gentle, hands-on techniques they use to treat you.
Struggling with headaches? Low-back pain? Knee arthritis? Ankle pain? Any muscle, joint or nerve condition: give us a call and Mathew, or any of our physiotherapists, would be more than happy to help get you back to pain-free!