Osteoporosis is a diseases characterized by low bone density and deterioration of bone tissue (Osteoporosis Canada). Through assessment and treatment geared at improving posture and body mechanics, muscle strength, balance and endurance, the physiotherapist will help to improve function and balance, improve or maintain muscle and bone mass, help prevent fractures, and help to prevent falls. Individualized exercise programs can be developed to optimize your bone health.
On a cold and dark November morning while riding to work my bike slid out from under me resulting in an injury to my rotator cuff. I started visiting Peter Francis two weeks later as I still could not lift my arm above my waist. He assessed my initial injuries while reviewing my overall health. Peter demonstrated that he has an extensive knowledge about the physiology of the body. After each session, I found my range of motion increased dramatically. He was able to prescribe and clearly demonstrate effective stretches and exercises I could do at home. I found Peter to be professional, knowledgeable and passionate about his job. Little does he know his new nickname is “Mr. Magic!”