photo: Beta Klinik
The following post is a brief summary of some of your healthcare choices and the treatment options they can provide that don’t involve medications or surgeries (scroll down to read details about each bullet).
– Massage Therapist
– Kinesiologist/Personal Trainer
– Yoga/Pilates instructors
– Occupational Therapist
– Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncturist
Full disclosure: if you were not already aware, I am a physiotherapist and am moderately biased towards my own profession, but I do work closely and share clients with almost all of the different disciplines listed above.
Physiotherapy aka Physical Therapy
Physiotherapists (in Canada) are considered primary care givers, which means you don’t require a doctor’s referral to see them. They now have a minimum of 6 years of university education and typically extensive post graduate training in various specialties. Physiotherapy is a profession with a broad scope of practice which allows its’ therapists to take the best techniques from many other healthcare disciplines and make them their own.