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Woman doing core exercisesWhether you sustained an injury from a recent accident or have chronic pain that’s limiting your mobility, we offer physiotherapy that may be able to assist you. This type of therapy involves evaluating, diagnosing, and treating an array of conditions using various physical methods.

Conditions We See

Here are some of the many conditions for which patients seek physiotherapy in our practice:

  • Headaches
  • Heel pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ

How Is Chiropractic Different From Physiotherapy?

The difference between a chiropractor and a physiotherapist is in the focus. Chiropractors focus on the treatment of the spine; physiotherapists treat the whole body. Both have overlapping qualities.

Physiotherapy and chiropractic use manual techniques with their hands or additional tools to relieve tension and pain. In addition, chiropractic and physiotherapy address many of the same problem areas. These include lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, leg pain, and other nerve, joint, and muscle issues. Both chiropractic and physiotherapy also promote stretching and strengthening exercises to enhance function.

Should I Receive Physiotherapy or Chiropractic?

The best course of action is to make an appointment for a consultation where the chiropractor or physiotherapist can fully assess your condition and work with you on a treatment plan. In some cases, chiropractors and physiotherapists will recommend the other’s services as additional support in recovery and for your overall health and wellness.

What is a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are primary healthcare professionals who play a significant role in promoting health and treating disease and injury.
What should I expect at my first appointment?

Be prepared to be asked questions about your health history and your activities as they pertain to your problem. Please wear loose-fitting clothing as you will be given different exercises to do.
How long will it take to get better?

It varies. Acute injuries, such as sprained ankles, tend to heal quicker than many chronic conditions like osteoarthritis.
What caused my neck/back/leg pain?

Some common causes of pain are injury, repetitive strain, immobility, and degenerative processes.
Do you treat balance issues?

Yes. Sometimes Annemarie will refer to a physiotherapist who is specialized in vestibular rehabilitation.
Do you make home visits?

Yes, if needed.
Is your physiotherapist covered by OHIP?

Not in this clinic. For those under 19 or over 65, or following a hospital admission overnight, a list of OHIP covered clinics can be found on the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario website.
How often will I need to get treated?

The frequency and length of treatment vary per patient. On average, the frequency is 1-2 times per week for 3-4 weeks. Often, patients come in more frequently initially, tapering off when symptoms disappear and function is restored.

When Annemarie was 13 or 14, she was going to be either a physical education teacher or physiotherapist. As she developed a passion for providing one-on-one care to others and helping them get out of pain, she chose physiotherapy.

Education and Experience

As a physiotherapist registered to practise in Canada, Annemarie is qualified to provide effective and safe physiotherapy. She earned a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BScPT) in the Netherlands where she was born and bred. Annemarie also has passed a standardized national competency examination before being registered with the College of Physiotherapists in Ontario.

Annemarie offers extensive experience in paediatrics, orthopaedics, neurology, and geriatrics. “Many people seek physiotherapy because they have discomfort and want to restore or improve their function,” she said.

Exercise therapy is the most important tool that Annemarie uses. She also employs hands-on mobilization.

Annemarie also uses the following:

  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST)
  • Medek

  • Kinesiotaping
  • Chest physiotherapy (pulmonary rehab)
  • Fall prevention

In Her Spare Time

Outside the practice, Annemarie loves canoeing, biking, walking, and doing crafts. She also teaches Dutch. Annemarie has four grown children and is expecting her first granddaughter in May 2021.

Book an Appointment

If you’re seeking to get out of pain and back to the different activities in life that you love, we would like to help you.

Providing physiotherapy helps to address pain, improve range of motion, and more. Contact Whitby Chiropractic Integrated Health Services today to schedule an appointment for physiotherapy!

Physiotherapy in Whitby ON | (905) 668-2888