Physiotherapy at Optimum
Physiotherapists know best how to provide treatment for pain and injuries that gets results. With at least 6 years of post-secondary education, physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore the function of multiple body systems. The profession is committed to health, lifestyle and quality of life. Physiotherapists work with patients to help them walk and move freely after injury, recover mobility after illness or surgery, manage chronic diseases like arthritis and diabetes and much more. A physiotherapist will work with you to put together a treatment plan for your condition or injury, so you can get back to enjoying life and the activities you love.
Physiotherapists work with clients of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. Whether it’s pain management and rehabilitation from an acute injury like a sprained ankle, or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist can help. Physiotherapy is not limited to rehabilitation of injury and the effects of disease or disability. A physiotherapist also provides education and treatments aimed at health promotion, disease and injury prevention.
Physiotherapists at Optimum utilize a diverse set of treatment methods including manual therapy, electrotherapy, taping, functional exercises, and possibly acupuncture. Our practitioners also believe that patients should be given the right tools to allow them to aid in their own recovery process, prevent injury recurrence, and optimize health and performance.
Who We Are
Kathy Magowan, BHK, MPT
Yinka Oluteye, BSc, MPT
What to Expect
Your first visit to a physiotherapist at Optimum will include both a thorough assessment of your injury (or what brought you into the clinic) as well as the initiation of a treatment management plan. The goal of the session is to get to the root cause of your injury. Your physiotherapist will perform a combination of hands-on treatment, electrotherapy application, exercise prescription and education. Our physiotherapists take an active approach to care which means that you will be actively involved in your recovery process. You will be prescribed a home exercise program to facilitate your recovery and get you back to your sport or life activities as quickly as possible. Physiotherapy services at Optimum are provided in both private treatment rooms as well as an open concept treatment area (with curtained stalls). Both environments involved uninterrupted one-on-one patient care.