Naas Physio Clinic:
Frequently Asked Questions About Physiotherapy and Chiropractor Treatment.
Will I bring along x-rays or scan results?
Here at Naas Physio Clinic we like to provide the most thorough examination possible. Part of this involves review of previous imaging results & it may help us to reach a diagnosis more quickly. We can then progress your rehabilitation rapidly and provide greater clarity regarding your condition; however, if you cannot access your results then do not worry.
Keep in mind that your treatment will not be purely determined by x-ray or MRI imaging. Bart Ferket of Mount Sinai Health System, New York, says it’s best to treat the person, not the X-ray. X-ray and MRI findings don’t correlate well with symptoms; you can have an awful-looking X-ray but not suffer much pain or stiffness, and vice versa.
What clothes should I wear?
When you are arriving for your appointment it is best to wear loose fitting clothing. If you have a lower limb injury then shorts and trainers are advisable. If it is a shoulder condition then it is best to wear a string vest or a t-shirt. We will provide all the other equipment that is needed for your appointment.
Do you mainly treat sports people?
We see a wide spectrum of people at Naas Physio Clinic, both athletes and non-athletes alike. For many people, their main concern lies in getting back to their regular walk or performing daily tasks without that nagging pain. This goal is no less importance to that of the athlete who is trying to get back in time for their next match.
Is the treatment covered by my insurance company?
Yes, in most cases both physiotherapy and chiropractor treatments are covered by your insurance company. You will need to check your specific plan to confirm what your entitlements are regarding reimbursement.
How many treatments are required?
This can only be judged after a thorough examination has been performed. Each person’s condition is unique to them and the number of sessions can vary significantly for different individuals. The factors dictating treatment numbers include the length of time it has been present, the severity of the symptoms and also the individuals own goals. Also, some people naturally heal at a more rapid rate and this will only become obvious when their response to treatment is monitored.
Will I be given exercises?
Yes, exercises will be provided for you to perform between treatments. Performing the exercises as prescribed is a key component in your rehabilitation and lack of compliance will compromise your progress.
Are exercises vital for back pain?
The majority of cases of back pain arise due to deconditioning or poor movement patterns that have been present over long periods of time. Symptoms will often come on suddenly as for example with a disc herniation; however, the underlying issues giving rise to back pain symptoms may be present for months or years. While the goal of the therapist will always be to ease symptoms as quickly as possible using manual techniques, the question then arises, do I want to address the cause and try to prevent this from reoccurring? This will require a combination of approaches depending on the source of back pain but generally a period of exercises prescribed by your therapist is of utmost importance. The exercises must be appropriate to your current injury and health status. Performing the wrong exercises for your back pain can just as quickly land you back in square one if they are not appropriate for your condition or are performed incorrectly.
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