Do you have pain that keeps returning? Or pain that changes location and prevents you from living a normal life? A global physiotherapy assessment will look at all the potential pain sources. For example, if you have pain in one shoulder, we will assess your neck and both arms. If you have foot pain, we will check your back and legs. We have found that pain in one joint rarely originates from the local area.
The cornerstone of our services is a detailed evaluation of the many potential sources of your pain. Our physiotherapists start with a posture exam to check how you hold your head and body. We will also measure your movements and do strength and nerve function tests. These assessments help to identify possible problems and allow us to arrive at a diagnosis. We use muscle charts and models of different joints of the body to explain the anatomy of the pain problem and will discuss multiple options for physiotherapy treatment.
Initial assessment appointments last up to one hour and include treatment. Follow-up appointments are thirty minutes. All of your sessions will be with a physical therapist — assistants do not administer treatment. Advanced physiotherapy techniques, in particular, require an experienced physiotherapist to provide the quality of care our clients expect.