People who have orthopedic conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis, gout or fibromyalgia or those who have suffered sports injuries can greatly benefit from working with a local physiotherapist. Or, patients who have had an orthopedic surgery such as a hip replacement, knee replacement, dislocated knee repair or ankle surgery may work with a local physiotherapist. A local physiotherapist is a health care provider who treats patients with techniques such as manual adjustment, spinal adjustment, exercise and stretching, TENS machines, musculoskeletal ultrasound, hot and cold therapy and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment. Local physiotherapists can help people improve mobility, flexibility and strength after orthopedic surgery or sports injury or manage an orthopedic condition. Your local physiotherapist can work with your other medical providers such as your local family physician, registered dietitian, endocrinologist or kinesiologist. If you’d like more info about how a local physiotherapist can help you take control of your health, start a conversation with your local family physician, pharmacist, orthopedic health care provider or local registered massage therapist.