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Physiotherapists study the science of movement. They learn how to pinpoint an injury’s root causes.

Think about getting physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function everyday. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after surgery such as a hip replacement, or an event such as a heart attack or stroke.

Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. Here are some examples:

  • Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
  • Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
  • Lung problems such as asthma
  • Disability as a result of heart problems
  • Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
  • Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care

Taken from https://www.collegept.org/patients/what-is-physiotherapy

Registered Physiotherapist

Alexandra Davidson

Alexandra Davidson

PT

Alex

Alexandra Davidson
PT

Alex Davidson graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Science in Physiotherapy in 2010. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at York University, graduating Suma Cum Laude. Alex has an athletic background from years of playing rep baseball, Ringette and hockey in her youth, to pursuing a career in professional wrestling in her adult years. She has experience as a personal trainer and has a strong background in exercise prescription.

Alex believes in a holistic approach to treatment encompassing a strong exercise program, manual therapy and education about the condition. She has done numerous courses in her post graduate studies including the contemporary medical acupuncture program at McMaster University, several from the Advanced Physiotherapy Educational Institute (APTEI), McKenzie techniques, orthotics, Mulligan concepts, numerous taping courses and soft tissue release. She uses a combination of these techniques with patients and develops an individual treatment approach that will best fit each person.

Alex has had extensive experience working with a variety of patients both young and advanced age, active and inactive and has a particular interest in working with athletes.