Hi there. My name is Alex Gurba. I’m a registered physiotherapist and the owner of Gemini health group in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Today, I want to talk to you about three conditions that most people don’t realize they should see their physiotherapist.
Now we, as a society, have medicalized many health conditions, which means that we see our family doctors. When we get them instead of other healthcare providers, that might be better suited to address those issues. Now, for the most part, people are comfortable with the idea that when their eyesight deteriorates, they go to see their optometrist, who is not a medical doctor, instead of seeing their family physician. But when it comes to back pain, which is 90% mechanical in nature, people still go to see their family physicians and not an orthopedic provider, like a physiotherapist or a chiropractor.
Headaches, jaw pain, numbness and tingling in the arms and hands can all be stemming from orthopedic sources in the neck. Physiotherapists are extremely well equipped to handle those types of conditions. They can help you with manual therapy through trigger point releasing, through mobilization and help you get exercises to address those issues yourself at home.
If you’re experiencing headaches, jaw pain or numbness or tingling in your arms and hands, come to Gemini and ask us how we can help you with those.