Physiotherapy Treatment -FAQs


What equipment do I need to bring for treatment?

You don’t need to bring any equipment on your first session. It is recommended to wear some loose fitting clothes and bring a shorts or a tank top according to the area being treated. It makes it easier for the physiotherapist to access the part to be treated. On the day of your assessment, the physiotherapist may ask you to expose the area of injury for assessment. They always make sure a full informed verbal or written consent is given with the knowledge of withdrawing the consent anytime the patient wants.

Also, it is advisable to bring any X-ray, MRI, US reports if already done in the past for the records and assessment.

How long will the initial assessment take?

The regular musculoskeletal / orthopedic initial physiotherapy assessment usually takes 45 minutes to an hour. It depends on the condition and symptoms the patient has. It can take even longer than 1 hour if the pain is very acute and if the intensity of pain is too high. It usually takes longer due to more time required by the patient in transition of movements due to pain. A proper detailed assessment is done and a treatment plan is prepared and discussed by the physiotherapist to the patient. 

What are the different kinds of physiotherapy treatment?

There are various kinds of physiotherapy treatments provided by our physiotherapist after a detailed assessment. Some of the conditions treated by the physiotherapist are: 

  • Sprains and strains like Tennis elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, MCL, LCL sprain, Ankle sprain, Wrist strain and sprain, Quadricep muscle strain, Hamstring Muscle strain, Calf muscle strain.  
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • TMJ Dysfunction Physiotherapy
  • Balance disorders
  • Vestibular Physiotherapy (Vertigo and dizziness)
  • Concussion Management
  • Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (Men AND Women)
  • Back and neck pain
  • Chronic Pain & Arthritis / Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pre and Post fracture physiotherapy treatment
  • Workplace injuries through WSIB
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Fall prevention programs
  • Parkinson Syndrome
  • Post operative Physiotherapy such as hip replacements, knee replacements

Physiotherapy consists of many components of care to promote recovery: manual therapy, exercise, education and a home program, along with modalities such as laser, ultrasound and electronic interventions. Using comprehensive, evidence-based treatment practices, we implement personalized treatment programs. The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of several manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently.

Do I need a Doctors referral?

You usually do not need any doctor note for the physiotherapy services. But some of your insurance companies do need them for reference. But it is always appreciated if you have one and bring a copy for us as well.

How many treatments will I need?

Our physiotherapist usually discusses the diagnosis with you after the assessment and tells you about how many treatments they think would take to treat the problem.  Generally, it takes 5 to 10 sessions to completely get pain free. It can take more or lesser sessions based on your symptoms and your effort and support.