Do I need a referral?
No you do not but to be reimbursed by your private insurance you may have to have one prior to starting treatment so you should check with your insurance company if you're not sure.
What is the sports medicine model of rehabilitation?
It is an active approach to the treatment of an injury. It involves frequent treatment in the early stages of the process with a focus on addressing all aspects of injury from decreasing pain and swelling to improving range of motion and strength to maintaining/improving cardiovascular conditioning. In this model the therapist, the client (you), your doctor and any other persons involved work together as a team to move your recovery as quickly as possible.
What should I expect on my first visit?
You should arrive on time for your first appointment and expect to have about 5-
After your assessment your therapist will outline what they found and how that relates to the symptoms you are having, then they will work with you to develop a treatment plan. In total your first appointment with last about an hour to an hour and 15 min.
How often will I have to come?
This varies based on the individual but typically most clients come 3X/week for the first 2 weeks. Dependent on your response to the treatment plan, further treatment will be decided on from there.
What's the difference in Athletic Therapy and Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists and athletic therapists are both medical professionals who treat
physical injuries. The primary goal of both physiotherapists and athletic therapists
is to help clients return to pre-
Do I have to be an Athlete to see an Athletic Therapist?
No, Athletic Therapists treat a wide range of clients with musculoskeletal injuries, from injured workers, to those hurt in car accidents to everyday people with back pain.