What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health profession dedicated to:
- Improving and maintaining functional independence and physical performance
- Preventing and managing pain, physical disabilities, impairments and limits to participation
- Promoting fitness, health and wellness
Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore the function of multiple body systems. Physiotherapy is committed to health, lifestyle and quality of life. This holistic approach incorporated a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and aids. These include techniques such as: manual therapies, soft tissue massage, exercise prescription, bracing, taping and therapeutic modalities.
Physiotherapists analyze the impact of injuries, diseases or disorders on movement and function. They help to promote, restore and prolong physical independence by enhancing a client’s functional capacity.
Physiotherapists participate in team approaches to health service delivery and work with their clients in order to empower them to take control of their rehabilitation and promote their health and wellness.
For more information you can visit the Ontario Physiotherapy Association Website.
Kiah Brubacher-Cressman, MScPT, HBScKin
Kiah completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Western University. Kiah is also a certified K-Taping Therapist and has completed Level One of the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She is very passionate about physiotherapy and is committed to helping her clients return to their functional, active, and healthy selves.
Kiah has worked with clients in both outpatient clinic and rehabilitation hospital settings. She has experience in athletic injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and paediatrics. Kiah has a special interest in dance rehabilitation, having been a dancer since the age of 5. For her final placement of the MScPT program Kiah had the incredible opportunity to work with company dancers of the National Ballet of Canada and she is currently a member of Healthy Dancer Canada’s Dancer Screening Committee.
Kiah creates an encouraging and supportive environment for her clients in order to promote their recovery. Following a thorough assessment, she develops a personalized treatment plan which uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education. This treatment targets not only the root cause of her client’s symptoms, but takes into consideration the person as a whole.
In her spare time, Kiah participates in a charity dance group based out of Toronto, goes to the gym, runs and attempt to teach herself to play the guitar.
Kiah is very excited to share her passion and energy with you as we work together on your journey of recovery.