If you’re interested in Chiropractic care or Physiotherapy, it’s important to have an understanding of the procedures of these treatments so that you know what to expect. This information will help you prepare, and you will feel more comfortable with your experience.
During your initial visit, your practitioner will conduct a thorough history, asking about your symptoms and medical history. They will also ask you about your lifestyle habits, including diet, exercise routine, stress levels, and your quality of sleep. They will also ask about past injuries, medications you currently take, any medical conditions you may have, and why you are seeking help. Knowing these answers in advance is important because you will be able to provide them with the details they need so that they can treat you accordingly.
Once they have this information, they will complete a physical exam, which usually includes a range of motion testing, palpation of soft tissues, orthopedic testing, gait analysis, and any sport-specific assessments that need to be done. They may also test your muscle strength and reflexes and depending on your condition, an x-ray may be required. In most cases, treatment will begin during your first visit.
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After the appointment is over, your Chiropractor and Physiotherapist may provide you with exercises to do at home and they may make recommendations regarding your diet and nutrition. This means you will get nutritional advice, and they will recommend supplements or vitamins, but no drugs will be prescribed. They will also discuss the frequency of your visits and how often you should schedule an appointment. Most treatments will last several weeks and your follow-up visits may be shorter depending on your condition.
It is possible for you to experience soreness after your appointment, but this should not lead to pain, so if you do experience severe discomfort and have pain that continues or gets worse, contact the clinic to schedule an appointment right away.
The staff at The Oshawa Wellness Centre will help you prepare, and we will provide you with all of the right information. We have top-of-the-line technology and a great team to make sure you get the care you need. If you are in Oshawa, contact us for your appointment today!