ParaMed Proud | Improving the quality of life and mental health of clients through physiotherapy – Minouti’s story
Through our ParaMed Proud series, we’re living life through the eyes of our team members – learning about their career journeys and the essential roles they play in delivering care for the thousands of people who rely on us every day.
Minouti is a home-care physiotherapist with ParaMed who is passionate about helping her clients.
“It is a joy to witness when clients overcome challenges, regain mobility, achieve their goals, and have an improved quality of life,” says Minouti. “I am always inspired when clients experience positive outcomes.”
Physiotherapy can improve a client’s health and well-being through physical rehabilitation, activity, and injury prevention.
ParaMed’s physiotherapists provide services at home that can help make day-to-day activities easier such as walking, climbing stairs, or getting in and out of bed. Physiotherapists can also support a client’s management of health conditions including arthritis, back and/or neck pain, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and more.
Minouti says her goal is to improve her clients’ well-being through preventive care education, chronic condition management, rehabilitation after surgery and illness, pain reduction, and an overall enhancement of their quality of life.
“Seeing my client achieve their functional goals, such as being able to walk without a cane, is very motivating and exciting,” says Minouti.
Minouti develops individualized treatment plans tailored to her clients’ needs. From home exercises to ergonomic recommendations, she ensures her clients are active participants in their healing journey.
Physiotherapists must be creative when designing at-home programs. For example, clients may not have access to weights or cable machines. Physiotherapists may suggest strengthening exercises using water bottles or even soup cans as weights, at home.
“The dynamic nature of working in the community involves constantly evolving treatment techniques,” she said. “There is nothing more rewarding than implementing evidence-based practices that achieve real results in a home setting.”
Minouti adds that physiotherapy benefits clients in more ways than one.
“It’s not just always about physical well-being but mental well-being as well,” she said. “For example, after a client’s mobility has improved after physiotherapy, being more independent and having the ability to go grocery shopping and interact with people creates a positive impact in a person’s life.”