Your first visit will last an hour or more, depending on the injury. You will be asked many questions relating to your injury by the Physiotherapist. How did the injury start? What makes the pain worse/better? How do you sit/stand/sleep? How do you use your body at work/home/play etc.. This will help to determine the cause of injury. Many people do not know what is causing their pain and finding this can help to prevent future injury and pain. You will then undergo thorough objective testing where we will look for stiffness, weakness, movements that cause pain and specific tests for certain conditions to find an accurate diagnosis. When this is found the Physiotherapist will discuss preventive factors, how to avoid this injury from happening in the future and how to maintain your body in good shape by yourself. Only chronic conditions or neurological conditions require long term treatment.
After the initial evaluation, you will receive your first treatment, on the same visit. Each visit can last from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the injury. In the acute stages, where the patient is in pain, we treat the condition through manual therapy and electrical modalities to reduce inflammation and pain.
When pain and inflamation have been reduced, we introduce specific exercises. Every patient is provided with education and educational brochures regarding their specific needs and a home exercise program as required.
Monday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Sat & Sun: CLOSED