Does physiotherapy hurt?
The goal of physiotherapy is to reduce pain and increase function. Sometimes, treatment may elicit the exact pain it is treating. The physiotherapist is careful not to cause additional pain. Overall, the treatment will result in a reduction of pain quite quickly.
What happens during a physiotherapy visit?
During your first visit, our physiotherapist will conduct an assessment of your pain and/or injury. Muscle testing, orthopedic testing, and range of motion assessments are part of the initial visit. By the end of the first visit, our physiotherapist will have a plan for you for what will be involved in your continued treatments. Treatments may include manual therapy, IMS, laser, shockwave, ultrasound, and exercise therapy.
At River Stone Wellness, our south Edmonton physiotherapists are patient-focused. We spend the full appointment time with you, the patient! We know that your improved health and functioning is critical, and we take care to provide you with the excellent treatment you need to recover from injuries.