The human body is a complex system made up of hundreds of bones and joints as well as muscles and ligaments all working in balance. Physiotherapy is a health care profession that offers a wide range of specialized physiotherapy treatments and services ranging from expert diagnosis to effective treatments disease prevention. When an accident or illness affects your body, a physiotherapist can help restore your health and mobility.

At Elite Physiotherapy Clinic, our physiotherapy treatment plans encourage your independence, and we involve you in setting your own treatment goals.  Treatments plans provides diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventative services to help you achieve optimal function after injury or disease.

Through a variety of hands-on treatments, education, and exercise programs, the physiotherapist will help you maximize your ability to function. Physiotherapy is focused on drug-free pain relief and maximum function.

Physiotherapy exercises can help you become stronger and more flexible, increase your freedom of movement and mobility. It can help you breathe easier, reduce pain, prevent injury and help you to stay active.

Your physiotherapist can show you how to prevent and treat sports injuries, restore and increase your range of motion, increase your coordination, and alleviate pain. Your physiotherapist can also design a plan to make your home environment and work space more ergonomic and user-friendly.

Our Burlington physiotherapists are here to treat and prevent joint and muscle strains, neck and back complaints. To help you restore function after surgeries and fractures by providing rehabilitation services. They also help to correct and prevent postural dysfunction and muscular imbalance as well as help you to manage arthritis.

Physiotherapy treatments may involve:

  • Special exercises
  • Mobilization of joints
  • Soft tissue therapy (muscle, ligaments and tendons)
  • Manipulations
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Patient education


Special Exercises:

Physiotherapy often involves prescribing specific exercises tailored to individual needs. These exercises are designed to target areas of weakness, improve flexibility, build strength, and enhance overall function. They may include stretching, strengthening, balance training, and cardiovascular exercises. For example, someone recovering from a knee injury might perform exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve range of motion.


Mobilizations are gentle manual techniques used by our physiotherapists to restore joint mobility and reduce stiffness. These techniques involve applying controlled pressure or movements to joints, muscles, or soft tissues to improve their range of motion. Mobilizations can be particularly helpful for individuals experiencing joint stiffness due to conditions like arthritis or after prolonged immobilization.


Manipulations, also known as manual therapy or manual adjustments, involve the skilled application of force to joints or soft tissues to improve mobility and reduce pain. These techniques are often used to realign joints that are out of place or restricted in movement.

Chiropractic adjustments are a common example of manipulative therapy, often used to treat spinal misalignments or subluxations.

Stress Management:

Physiotherapy incorporates stress management techniques to address the physical effects of stress on the body. Chronic stress can lead to muscle tension, pain, and poor posture, which can exacerbate existing conditions or impede recovery. Stress management strategies may include relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, or biofeedback.

Relaxation Techniques:

Relaxation techniques aim to promote a state of physical and mental relaxation, which can help reduce muscle tension, alleviate pain, and improve overall well-being. These techniques can be beneficial for individuals experiencing chronic pain, anxiety, or tension-related conditions.
Examples of relaxation techniques used in physiotherapy include guided imagery, visualization, autogenic training, and yoga.

Patient Education:

Patient education is a crucial component of physiotherapy that empowers individuals to take an active role in their recovery and long-term health. Our physiotherapists provide patients with information and guidance on their condition, treatment options, self-care strategies, and injury prevention techniques.
Education helps patients understand the underlying causes of their symptoms, learn how to manage their condition effectively, and make informed decisions about their health.
Topics covered in patient education may include proper body mechanics, ergonomic principles, posture correction, home exercise programs, and lifestyle modifications.

The use of these treatments helps to correct or prevent skeletal damage and stimulates function of muscles, nerves, joints, ligaments, and blood supply.


Physiotherapy treatment options include:

  • Manual Therapy – this treatment consists of hands-on therapy consisting of joint mobilizations and manipulations, designed to decrease pain, restore movement and improve function.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Therapy – this treatment consists of use of different modalities for pain relief, muscle spasm, inflammation and swelling, wound healing, increasing movement and strength. Examples of modalities are: hot and cold therapy, traction, ultrasound, TNS, IFC, EMS, and Laser.
  • Homework – this requires you to participate outside of the clinic and do some work between visits.


To learn more about what Elite Physiotherapy Clinic can do for you, please request an appointment or Contact Us today!