Physiotherapy and Rehab FAQs?

Physiotherapy and Rehab FAQs?

Our muscles, tendons, ligaments are all intertwined to promote proper body function. However, at times diseases, injury, or accidents can damage them, thereby impairing movement as well as overall health. Although pain relievers can help, physiotherapy has proven to be an effective solution. Physiotherapy and rehab can reduce pain and stabilize your core muscles. Want to learn more? Keep reading.

1. What is Physiotherapy?

A physiotherapy is a form of treatment that uses different techniques from exercise to heat to relieve pain and rebuild muscle. The treatment aims to get you back to normal activities following an accident or injury.

Although many facilities claim to offer physiotherapy, not all are licensed to. You need to visit a chiropractor who is experienced and certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in Physiotherapy. Don’t just visit a chiropractor near you without first checking their qualifications.

2. When Do I Need Physiotherapy?

You may need physiotherapy when you have chronic pain or injury that affects your normal body function. Ideally, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to seek physiotherapy, but it’s important to get one if you had a hip replacement therapy, heart attack or stroke.

3. What Problems Does Physiotherapy Solve?

At ChiroPro our physiotherapists are experienced in providing both prevention and rehabilitation services. Our services are designed to treat problems caused by diseases, disability, and injury such as:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Bone, joint, muscle, and ligament problems
  • Disability
  • Pulmonary and lung problems
  • Constipation
  • Incontinence
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Loss of mobility
  • Fatigue, pain, and muscle swelling

4. Why Not Just Do Massage Therapy?

Massage is one of the techniques used in physiotherapy, however, the two are different and address specific problems. Massage therapy is ideal if you have joint tension as it uses various techniques to relax your muscles and joints.

Physiotherapy, on the other hand, is geared to rehabilitating joint and muscle function. The physiotherapist will use a combination of treatment and techniques to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and injury recovery.

5. What Can I Expect During My First Physiotherapy?

When you come to ChiroPro, you can expect respectful and professional treatment and experience. The physiotherapist will ask you some questions about your pain and symptoms. They will discuss the goals of the treatment and ask for your consent before the treatment begin

After the assessment, we will design your treatment plan for you based on your severity, and explain how long the treatment will last and the expected outcome.

6. How Long Does a Session Last?

Your first appointment could last for an hour, but after that, each follow-up session may last between 30 to 45 minutes. We do, however, offer longer sessions upon request.

7. What is the Length of Treatment?

As aforementioned, the physiotherapist will give you a timeline for your treatment after your treatment. The treatment time will depend on several factors such as injury, when it happened, age, existing diseases if any and the primary objective of the treatment.

8. How Many Sessions Do I Need?

This depends on the type of injury you have, but on average you may require 1-3 sessions a week.

9. During the Treatment, Should I Stay at Home?

Your physiotherapist will recommend the type of activities to do and avoid during your treatment depending on your condition. We do, however, encourage you to engage in normal activities as you can tolerate as it is important to your healing process. Remember, immobility can weaken your muscles and slow down the treatment. It is therefore important to continue with your daily activities without compromising the healing.

10. Is Physiotherapy covered by Insurance?

Some health insurance providers do cover physiotherapy, but this depends on the condition. Contact your health insurance provider for information on the type of physiotherapy covered and the limit.

Come for an Assessment

Soft tissue and joint injury can render you immobile and affect your daily life. You can use pain relievers, but these provide only temporary relief. If you are looking for an effective treatment, local therapy and rehab massage are the best options and ChiroPro is here to help. Contact us for an assessment and treatment.

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