Most body pains has a postural component as part of the underlying problem. . .
Frequently Asked Questions
Most neck pain has a postural component as part of the underlying problem. . .
What causes neck pain and headaches?
The most common cases are physical trauma, emotional stress, vitamin deficiency chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of these and other factors.
How long will it take?
Some patients enjoy results quickly. Others notice a slow decline in their symptoms by physiotherapeutic care. It’s impossible to predict. If u have had chronic pain for many years, improvement can take time.
What if I don't have pain when I come in?
Physiotherapy is not a brufen. Repeated visits, even when you are feeling better, can help retrain and strengthen the muscles that support your spine. Just as it takes more than one or two workouts at the gym to get in shape, it takes time for your spine to heal.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However most health insurers require a doctors referral before they authorise cover of fees, some only require a phone call.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.
What should I wear to my appointment?
If we are treating your feet you will not be asked to undress but if we are treating your spine, you will be so comfortable and modest underwear or even a pair of shorts is appropriate.
What if physiotherapy does not work?
Headaches and neck pain may be common, but they are not normal. Every pain has a cause. If we are unable to find and correct the cause of your pain we can refer you to other specialist who may be able to help.
Your health is our only goal
What if my insurance won't pay for physiotherapy care?
Insurance companies make two mistakes by limiting or denying coverage. First, they ignore current research showing the superiority of physiotherapy care in these types of cases. Plus, they overlook the lower cost and higher patient satisfaction enjoyed with physiotherapy care. We offer ways to make physiotherapy care affordable for just about anyone.
Will I need physiotherapy care forever?
After patients get the relief they want, many choose to continue with some type of periodic care. These physiotherapy “checkups” can help support the final stages of healing and help detect and resolve new problems before they become serious. How long you want to receive physiotherapy care is up to you.