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Physiotherapy sessions are designed for individuals suffering from pain, discomfort, or immobility when trying to exercise or stretch certain muscles and ligaments or just taking part in their activities of daily living. Physical trauma and repetitive movements can result in a lack of mobility in certain parts of the body, which is why thousands of Canadians visit a physiotherapist every year. For individuals that have never visited a physiotherapist, the idea of going might be overwhelming or intimidating. At Integrated Health Centre, we want to ensure that your appointment is productive and encouraging. If you’ve considered physiotherapy to help with your pain/immobility, the following article will provide you with some important information about physiotherapy treatment sessions.
Muscle and joint pain, typically, doesn’t go away on its own. Even with rest, it’ll only take one unfortunate twist or slip before you begin feeling discomfort again. Calling and scheduling an appointment with a physiotherapist will be beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing. Physiotherapists are able to assess your current condition and provide you with exercises to complete to help you rehabilitate and strengthen affected muscles and joints.
Before the appointment starts, tell your physiotherapist where exactly you’re feeling the most pain and discomfort. Clarify when the pain first started and if you believe it has something to do with your daily activities (i.e. workplace-related injury, recreational injury, etc.) This will allow the physiotherapist to accurately inspect your condition and provide treatment that will be beneficial in the long-term.
Before you head out for your physiotherapy appointment, be sure to wear the right clothing! Avoid wearing any tightly fitted clothing. Comfortable attire like t-shirts, sweatpants, and sportswear, will allow the physiotherapist to access the parts of your body that require professional attention.
On your initial visit, be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment begins. The physiotherapy office might request some information from you, including any insurance information and medical history. This information can take some time to fill out, so arriving early is wise if you plan to receive personalized care. We also have intake forms available online which can be completed before your appointment.
A visit to your physiotherapist can make a positive difference in your life if you’re experiencing mobility concerns and other types of bodily pain and discomfort. We treat all our clients with dignity and respect in our goal to help attain relief from nagging pain and maximize function. For more information, contact Integrated Health Centre today!