Doctor of Physiotherapist would advise adults to have a maintenance care once a month to maintain the integrity of the spine and health. Under typical condition where the nearby tissue or organ has been affected, it may require up to 1-2 treatments/week to recover if the case is severe.
Therefore, a monthly maintenance spinal care plays a very crucial role in prevention of spine problem.
While it is well-known that physiotherapists treat injuries, increasing numbers of people are also turning to Physiotherapy because they want to take control of their health and stay well.
Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and caregiver education and occupational health.
Everyone can benefit from Physiotherapy whether you are living with a chronic illness, recovering from an injury, or preparing for childbirth.
Physiotherapists always seek to minimize pain and discomfort, even if it is chronic or long-term. They work within your pain threshold to help you heal, and restore movement and function.
Your therapist may utilize modalities such as clinical massage, shockwave therapy, dry needling, and electrical stimulation during your treatment.
These modalities may cause zero or slight discomfort depending on the severity of your impairments.
It is therefore important that you communicate the intensity, frequency, and duration of pain to your therapist so that he/she can adjust your treatment plan if required.
We are always happy to work with an extended medical network but a doctor’s referral is not necessary as Physiotherapy can be your first option.
Research has also found out that if you hurt your lower back, starting Physiotherapy within the first 14 days can save you on average, $2,700.
Self-referral can help you to eliminate costs and time when you get direct access to the right care for your condition.
Each session typically last 45 minutes to ensure sufficient time for assessment and treatment.
Depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your impairments, you may require just one visit or you may need months of care.
I also focus on patient education during our treatments. I will not only provide you with information about your condition but will also prescribe instructions for home exercises and advice for you to take ownership of your health.
I pride myself on this unique collaborative relationship that has received positive feedback from my patients.
During the first consultation, I will assess your condition by understanding your health history and conducting an evaluation of your posture, muscle and joint motion and performance.
After which, I will provide a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care and discuss short and long-term goals.
Treatment using modalities such as clinical massage, shockwave therapy and electrical stimulation may be performed dependent on your condition.
You can also expect to receive self-management recommendations with home exercises and physical aides prescribed if required.
I accept cash and online bank transfer.