Treating Jaw pain with physiotherapy

If you have pain in your jaw with movements of jaw like eating, yawing or regardless of movements; you should consult a physiotherapist who specializes in treating Jaw or TMJ.

Your jaw is a Hinge joint that allows movements side to side, forward- backward and opening-closing. For normal function of jaw, one should have good mobility and good muscle flexibility. But sometimes stiffness, muscle tension, bad posture, degeneration of joint surfaces because of multiple causes can affect the function of jaw and cause jaw pain.

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Providing Urgent Care Physiotherapy from May 19th

We will be open for URGENT physiotherapy care from Tuesday, May 19th.

All patients will be screened before booking an in-person appointment and on the day of appointment before the in-person session. Staff on each shift will be screened as well for the following:

Q1- Is the person presenting with a fever, new onset of cough, worsening chronic cough,
shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
Q2- Did the person have close contact with anyone with acute respiratory Illness or travelled
outside of Canada in the past 14 days?
Q3- Does the person have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed
case of COVID-19?
Q4- Does the person have two or more of the following symptoms?
-Sore throat
-Hoarse voice
-Difficulty swallowing
-Decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell
-Chills
-Headaches
-Unexplained fatigue/malaise
-Diarrhea
-Abdominal Pain
-Nausea/vomiting
-Pink eye
-Runny nose/sneezing without other known cause
-Nasal congestion without other known cause
Q5- If the person is 65 years of age or older, are they experiencing any of the following
symptoms: Delirium, unexplained or increased number of falls, acute functional decline, or
worsening of chronic conditions?
Appointment will be booked and completed only If the responses to all of the screening questions is No.

Our team is closely monitoring the situation as it evolves and will continue to follow the
recommendations of all official agencies.

As per this directive we will be implementing the following:
 Providing urgent care only
 Ensuring proper hand hygiene and appropriate personal protective health equipment
 Using best practices for infection control
 Practicing Physical distancing- Online booking/phone booking, touch-less check-in, online payments or tap payments

At Lifecare Physiotherapy, we will be implementing all of the above suggested measures to reduce
the potential spread of this virus. We will be open only for emergent cases, as
recommended by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the office at 613-981-1547 or email us at
[email protected]

Thank you for your ongoing loyalty to Lifecare Physiotherapy, Almonte and your
understanding during this difficult time.

Stay safe and healthy!

Booking your appointment Online at www.lifecarephysio.com

This is how we will be screening our staff and clients for COVID-19

We will be using a screening tool every day to screen our staff and clients who are booking or visiting the clinic for any symptoms of COVID-19 for prevention of spread of COVID-19 which is based on the latest COVID-19 case definitions and the coronavirus disease situation reports published by the WHO. (resource Ministry of Health).

Following questions will be asked before booking an appointment on our online system or on phone and on arrival at the clinic. The screening result is not equivalent to a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. No cancellation fee will be charged to any patient for cancelling due to any of the following:

Q1- Is the person presenting with a fever, new onset of cough, worsening chronic cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?

Q2- Did the person have close contact with anyone with acute respiratory Illness or travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

Q3- Does the person have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

Q4- Does the person have two or more of the following symptoms?
-Sore throat
-Hoarse voice
-Difficulty swallowing
-Decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell
-Chills
-Headaches
-Unexplained fatigue/malaise
-Diarrhea
-Abdominal Pain
-Nausea/vomiting
-Pink eye
-Runny nose/sneezing without other known cause
-Nasal congestion without other known cause

Q5- If the person is 65 years of age or older, are they experiencing any of the following symptoms: Delirium, unexplained or increased number of falls, acute functional decline, or worsening of chronic conditions?

If responses to all of the screening questions is No: COVID screen Negative and client can proceed to the appointment.
If responses to any of the screening questions is Yes: COVID screen Positive and appointment will be cancelled.

Physical Therapy Can Ease Lower Back Pain

Low Back Injuries are one of the most common injuries seen by Physiotherapists around the world. Physiotherapists help their patients by:

  • Completing an assessment to find the problem areas
  • Forming a treatment plan and discussing it with the patient to decide short and long term goals
  • Implementing the treatment plan which can include hands-on techniques like joint mobilization, soft tissue release; stretching techniques, therapeutic exercises, use of physiotherapy modalities, education
  • Teaching self-management strategies in chronic pain
  • Teaching correct Lifting techniques (which is one of the common causes of back injury)
  • Guiding patients in proper back support braces (if necessary)

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