Physiotherapists are regulated healthcare professionals uniquely trained in the field of movement therapy. Through the use of manual as well as other modalities, Physiotherapists examine their patients to discover effective, efficient and minimally invasive treatments that aim to aid their clients reach their optimal level of activity throughout their lives.
Decreasing the pain experienced by their clients is one way that Physiotherapists help their patients live well.
When someone is facing the need for hip replacement surgery, whether partial or complete, seeking the aid of a Physiotherapist would;
- Improve their strength and flexibility in the muscles around the hip joint, which can help with pain management and mobility while they wait for surgery.
- Teach people about movements and activities to avoid, such as crossing their legs, bending the hip more than 90 degrees, or twisting the hip.
According to the Ontario government website, the wait times for hip replacement surgery in Southern Ontario vary depending on the priority level of the patient’s condition, the hospital where the surgery is performed, and the availability of surgeons and resources. Here in Burlington, Ontario, a
- Priority 4 patient should be seen within 182 days
- Priority 3 patient should be seen within 90 days
- Priority 2 patient should be seen within 30 days
(Priority 1 patients are in emergency situations and therefore not included in this listing)
As many people have heard and experienced, the wait times listed above may have been extended based on the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused delays and cancellations of elective surgeries across Canada. A report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that only half of Canadian patients received their hip replacement surgery within the recommended time frame between April and September 2022.
These inadvertent delays have caused many patients to experience;
- Increased pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Worsening condition of the joint that may make the surgery more complex
- Joint deformity, stiffness, and muscle weakness that may affect a patient’s mobility and rehabilitation
- Compensatory problems in other parts of their body due to altered gait and/or posture
Each of these concerns can be addressed by booking pre surgery Physiotherapy appointments with Monil Suni PT through Denise Semple and Associates Healthcare Clinic.
Monil has experience aiding people with a variety of healthcare needs. Monil is passionate about seeing patients return to what they love in life–whether it’s taking a walk without pain, returning to work, or playing with their children. “My goal is to help people get back into their routine and provide them with detailed information on how to maintain their highest level of well-being.”
To prepare for his career as a physiotherapist, Monil earned a Baccalaureate degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Sciences in India which is equivalent to a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy evaluated by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR). The 5-year program included an internship in a public hospital. Monil also practiced in a privately owned clinic in India, treating common musculoskeletal injuries for 3 years.
After emigrating to Canada Monil enrolled in the University of Toronto’s Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program which is designed to integrate foreign trained Physical Therapists with the expectations of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Since graduating from this program in 2017, Monil has had the opportunity to expand on his skills in a variety of healthcare settings.
In addition to practicing as a Registered Physiotherapist, Monil is also in his final year working toward a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion. He will have a secondary license as a Registered Acupuncturist once he completes the exam.
Providing Confidence-Boosting Care
When Monil spends time one to one with his patients, he explains relevant information about their condition, applies effective techniques in the clinic and teaches patients to perform beneficial exercises safely at home. Monil’s patients also enjoy his sense of humour.
Whether you are a priority 4, 3, 2, or not on a surgery wait list at this time, the discomfort you are feeling is real. By booking pre surgery Physiotherapy treatments, you can decrease the pain you are experiencing while waiting for surgery.
Monil can help.
Book your appointment today!