What to Expect During Your Assessment
At Pillars of Wellness, the orthopedic rehabilitation is conducted individually by an experienced physiotherapist. Whether your experiencing pain, stiff joints, inflammation, swelling or dull aches in your body, we can help.
The techniques used during the initial assessment and subsequent appointments can vary from person to person depending on your needs. Some therapies that you may receive include Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to help with acute or chronic pain, dry or moist heat, ice therapy, as well as Ultrasound.
In addition, the physiotherapist may use hands on modalities ranging from exercise prescription to stretching, muscle/joint mobilization, therapeutic taping and custom knee bracing.
The physiotherapist tends to address right away what is causing the pain or discomfort and will help to reduce any inflammation or pain. Our goal is to support you in your recovery process.
What to Bring With You
The practitioner will focus on the recovery and make sure all the ailments are reviewed thoroughly. Our patients are encouraged to bring any medical reports such as X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI or any reports provided by the hospital or medical doctor.
After The Assessment
Once the assessment is completed, our physiotherapist will explain the treatment plan clearly and will answer any questions or concerns. Within the same session of the assessment, the physiotherapist will conduct some treatment based on the injury or condition.
Typical symptoms of pain and soreness after sports or physical labor can be left alone for about a week to resolve on their own. If the pain is severe, moderate exercise, as well as analgesic and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the aches and inflammation in the body, are recommended.
If you prefer to use natural supplements or herbal medicine, there are numbers of options available for pain relief and anti-inflammatory. Our Naturopathic Doctor can recommend you effective and completely drug-free medicine.Book An Appointment
The Importance of Being Diagnosed
There are many ways that our practitioners at Pillars of Wellness can help optimize your health. During your initial consultation, our dedicated team will spend time with you doing a full assessment and will put together a rehabilitation plan to meet your needs.
Before visiting Pillars of Wellness, please visit your family physician to receive a diagnosis regarding your health concerns. Most physicians will start with a physical examination to check symptoms of pain, as well as checking for signs of redness, inflammation, muscle weakness, and atrophy.
Reflex tests are also done to ensure there is no nerve damage that is causing the symptoms. Imaging tests allow doctors to observe the back, neck, shoulders, and joints, so they can analyze the cause of the MSD.
The commonly preferred imaging tests for an MSD diagnosis are an X-rays or an MRI of the affected area. X-rays cannot detect nerve damage.
Doctors can also ask for blood tests to diagnose cases of rheumatoid arthritis. You should set an appointment for further advice by filling out the form so as to get the proper examination.
Once you are feeling better and ready to return to regular activities, our therapist will provide you with an outpatient care program that you can continue with on your own to maintain good health. We are always just a call away should you need to return to our clinic for regular maintenance and prevention!
An inspiring story of an MSD patient
Ruby Larson faced a lot of pain for weeks when she fell on a rug. When she finally heeded her friend’s advice and got checked by an orthopedic physician, she found out that she had a broken elbow.
Following weeks of physiotherapy and moderate exercise at home, she was finally able to get back her pain-free movement through hard work and perseverance.
Pillars of Wellness – the best way to have happy, healthy joints! We provide a wide variety of therapeutic options including Psychotherapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Yoga, Naturopathy and Occupational Therapy to name a few.
Proper posture and exercise is an important part of MSD treatment and improvement. Physical activities will often be recommended by doctors.
So if you’re looking for a Physiotherapy in Burlington, Aldershot then Pillars of Wellness is your go-to for health and fitness.Book An Appointment