Physiotherapy is one of the many health professions in Canada that focuses on the treatment and prevention of physical injury and disease. Physiotherapists have completed a university degree and continue to up-grade their training with post-graduate courses. At your first visit, they will perform an assessment to prepare an individualized treatment plan designed to restore function. This may include manual therapy techniques to mobilize the joints and soft tissues, massage therapy to release the myofascial tissue, electrical modalities to control inflammation and pain, and exercise prescription to stretch and strengthen the muscles. There is also an education component to physiotherapy that will address posture, body mechanics, ergonomics, work habits, pathology, injury prevention and return to sport/recreation.