Physiotherapy is extremely effective for soft tissue strains and tears, including muscle and joint related injuries. When you experience muscle and joint related pain, you might be tempted to ignore the discomfort or even take a couple of days off hoping that the pain will subside on its own. However, research proves that early intervention can greatly reduce recovery time and the risk of reinjury and potential chronic issues.
How Does Aspire Physiotherapy Help With Pain Relief?
The type of physiotherapy offered here at Aspire Physiotherapy can be very effective in managing and treating acute and chronic pain. Our physiotherapy sessions focus on the treatment of inflammation, soreness, and stiffness, as well as creating an optimal environment for your body to heal itself correctly.
Your physiotherapist will tailor a personalized treatment plan to reduce the pain and discomfort in your body and ultimately address the root cause of your condition.
Your physiotherapy program may involve acupuncture/dry needling, electrotherapy, joint mobilization, corrective exercise, posture awareness, soft tissue massage, and stretching. You will also receive care and advice on overcoming pain as you go on about your daily life.
Treatment modalities include:
- Manual therapy
- Joint mobilization and manipulation
- Acupuncture/Dry needling
- Core strengthening, exercises, and stretches
- Electrophysical modalities and Ultrasound
- Shockwave therapy
Our physiotherapy program treats many painful conditions such as:
What to Expect During Your Initial Assessment
1. Before you begin your physiotherapy treatment, your physiotherapist will conduct several exams and tests to determine the pain intensity. This detailed evaluation will focus on your strength, flexibility, blood pressure, balance, coordination, posture, and heart rate
2. Your physiotherapist will also examine the affected area to determine the mobility of your muscles, joints, and other tissues. You might be required to perform activities that need your body mechanics, such as bending or lifting items. You will demonstrate activities such as walking, or how you get in and out of a chair to analyze your gait and your body’s functional activities.
3. You can expect several questions about your lifestyle. This includes your health habits, how you spend your leisure time, your activity level, and your work and home environment.
4. Your physiotherapist will then discuss your goals and expectations from physiotherapy and help you develop a treatment plan that caters to you. They will also educate you on maintaining your treatment plan by guiding you on special exercises you need to do to relieve pain, reduce strain, and speed up your recovery.
What Our Treatment Plans Typically Consist Of
In most cases, your physiotherapist will begin your treatment as soon as they are done with the assessment. Featuring a clear focus on your needs, your physiotherapist will develop a unique treatment plan that caters to your history, condition, and goals.
A tailored treatment plan consists of summarizing your assessment and methods for management such as prescribed treatments and exercise programs, your objectives, prognosis, the outcome expected, alternative treatment strategies, and how you can manage pain by yourself. Your physiotherapist will continuously monitor your progress to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
How Long Does One Appointment Last?
An initial visit at our clinic (or re-assessments for returning patients) will take 45 minutes to an hour. Follow-up treatments typically last around 30 minutes. Your schedule will depend entirely on your condition and the treatment plan.
How Much Does Physiotherapy Cost?
Our physiotherapy treatments are very affordable and are covered by most health insurance plans, as well as motor vehicle accident insurance and WCB. We offer direct billing to most major insurance companies to make the entire process as convenient as possible!
Do You Need a Doctor’s Referral To See A Physiotherapist?
You can visit your physiotherapist at any time without a doctor’s referral for assessment and treatment. However, it is good to see your doctor talk about the available options and get a referral to a qualified physiotherapist. In addition, your insurance company may require a physiotherapy prescription to cover any related fees.
How Many Sessions Will It Take for You to Recover?
The frequency of your physiotherapy treatment depends on the extent of your injury. Minor injuries require around four sessions, while mild injuries might require about six-eight weeks of physiotherapy.
Chronic conditions take longer to recover from, and may require around 2-3 months of treatment. It is important to note that the frequency of your treatments may decrease depending on the progress you make.
Patients who recover quicker are those who commit wholeheartedly to their treatment plan!
Will Physical Therapy Treatment Hurt?
Physiotherapy treatments are not painful. You may, however, experience some discomfort in the injured parts when doing physical therapies.
7 Ways To Get Optimal Treatment Results at Aspire Physiotherapy
- Show up on time for your treatment sessions so you always have enough time for the required treatments.
- Partner with your physiotherapist to schedule the time and frequency of your treatment plans. (Our practitioners are popular, so be sure to book ahead of time if possible!)
- Actively interact with your physiotherapist by discussing your goals and progress.
- Observe all precautions given to you by your physiotherapist and comply with your treatment plan.
- If the instructions are unclear, ask for clarification and ensure that you follow the advice that your physiotherapist will give you.
- Commit to the treatment plan and program so you can encourage a speedy recovery.
- After your physiotherapy treatment is over, follow the aftercare instructions provided by your physiotherapist.
Are you looking for a way to relieve your pain? Schedule your visit with us and begin your journey towards a healthy and pain-free life. Give us a call today!