Is physiotherapy painful?

By: Michael Hofstatter, Physiotherapist Jun 01, 2014

Does physiotherapy hurt?

Scared of physiotherapy? Don't be!

Physiotherapy treatments may cause some discomfort, depending on what the problem is. This may be because we are breaking down scar tissue, trying to accelerate the healing process of damaged tissue and/or return the body back to a normal balance. Our physiotherapy treatments usually include 2 to 3 different therapeutic approaches during each session to ensure that the patients gets optimal results in a shorter period of time as compared to other facilities.

Elite Physio - Mississauga’s principal and lead therapist, Michael grew up only minutes from where the clinic is located and has returned back to the Mississauga area to once again make it his home. Michael completed his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Manitoba and has since worked in several disciplines within the scope of physiotherapy, including private clinics, hospitals, home settings, and research. Michael has completed several continuing education courses which include Advanced Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, spinal manipulation, advanced muscle release, fascial release, joint mobilization, and sport specific treatment and exercise for golf, hockey, running and he is also trained in general strength and conditioning.

Michael also has training in assessing and treating pre- and post-surgical patients for the back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle, as well as joint replacements for the hip and knee. Previous to this he was in the Canadian Armed Forces where he dedicated over 20 years of service, serving in Canada and Europe and overseas missions. Michael has treated both professional and amateur athletes and is an instructor in Contemporary Acupuncture at McMaster University and continues to upgrade his skills to ensure that his patients receive the best care possible. Michael has a strong sense of community and believes in a healthy balance between an active lifestyle, and proper nutrition and mental health.