Frequently Asked Question
How quickly you recover is determined by many factors unique to you. These factors include the extent of damaged tissue, how long you have had the injury, your nutritional habits, your emotional state, the state of your immune and endocrine systems, your genetic predisposition and other factors. We will review these factors with you when you come in for your evaluation. If appropriate, we can refer you to a physician or other practitioner who can address specific needs. Your body’s response to exercises and manual techniques will also help us to estimate how long it could take for you to regain function.
After your evaluation, you and your therapist will determine the number of times you will need to be seen. The extent and seriousness of your injury will be a primary consideration for determining the number of sessions you will need.
The length of any specific exercise program depends on the stage of your injury and the overall part injured. Generally, you will have reduced pain within 1-2 weeks on an exercise program. Healing at times may take longer and therefore you have to be compliant with the exercises prescribed.
An initial consultation is 45-60mins in duration. A follow-up consultation for the same injury will be approximately 30-45 minutes. Our physiotherapists pride themselves on time management and keeping to their appointment schedules, but occasionally there are unexpected circumstances that may arise.
Please bring or wear clothing suitable for easy examination of the area of your body to be assessed. For lower limb assessments shorts are appropriate. For back, neck or shoulder examinations ladies might prefer to bring or wear a singlet top, bikini top, or suitable bra.