When to see a Physiotherapist

When do you see a Physiotherapist?

Deciding when to see a physiotherapist can be influenced by various factors, both reactive and proactive. At the heart of the decision is the presence of persistent or recurrent physical discomfort, pain, or stiffness that doesn’t resolve with rest. Often, following an injury or surgery, the expertise of a physiotherapist becomes indispensable for a safe and effective rehabilitation process. Furthermore, individuals who notice a decline in their daily functional abilities, or those seeking preventative measures due to their active lifestyles, can benefit immensely from a physiotherapist’s guidance. Ultimately, the goal is to restore, maintain, or enhance one’s physical well-being and quality of life.Here are 12 general guidelines on when it might be important to consult a physiotherapist:

Pain or Discomfort:

If you experience persistent or recurrent pain, stiffness, or discomfort that doesn’t improve with rest.


If you’ve had a recent injury and your movement is restricted, or you want guidance on safely and effectively returning to activity.


After undergoing surgery, especially orthopedic procedures, to aid with rehabilitation and to speed up recovery.

Functional Decline:

If you notice you’re having difficulty with everyday activities, like climbing stairs, lifting objects, or walking.

Recurring Issues:

If you have recurrent issues like sprains, muscle strains, or joint problems.

Specialized Exercise Guidance:

If you want to start an exercise program and have existing health issues, a physiotherapist can guide you on safe and effective exercises.

Chronic Conditions:

For managing chronic conditions like arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.


If you are at risk for certain injuries or conditions due to your activities, profession, or hobbies, and you want to take proactive measures.

Advice on Proper Biomechanics:

If you want to improve your form in sports or other activities to prevent injuries.

Pelvic Health Concerns:

If you have issues related to pelvic floor dysfunction, like incontinence or pelvic pain.

Signs of Poor Posture:

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort that you believe is related to poor posture or ergonomic issues.

Referral from Another Healthcare Professional:

Sometimes, other healthcare providers, like doctors or chiropractors, might recommend you see a physiotherapist for specialized care.

At Curezone Physiotherapy, our expert Physiotherapists trained in state-of-the-art techniques and approaches in therapeutic care employ specialized techniques to address various conditions. They walk hand in hand with patients to guide them through a safe, graded return to activities, ensuring optimal recovery while reducing risks of complications. Their holistic approach integrates physical, cognitive, and functional rehabilitation, tailored to individual needs. Please give us a call at 905.997.4333 if you are looking for recovery from any kind of injury or pain, or visit with us to discuss about your condition at one of our below clinics.

Physiotherapy Clinic Mississauga – Curezone Physiotherapy, Heartland Mississauga

Physiotherapy Clinic Oakville – Curezone Physiotherapy, Burloak Oakville