1. What should I expect on my first visit?

Your first visit is called the assessment. You will spend an hour with the physiotherapist during which he will gather information about your condition then proceed with the physical examination. This consists of a wide variety of observed movements, strength and flexibility tests, and hands on techniques to feel subtle small joint motion.

2. Will I receive a treatment on my first visit?

Yes. After the assessment is completed the physiotherapist will communicate with you his diagnosis, explain to you the underlying cause(s) and what the treatment plan will involve. Treatment will then proceed.

3. What do I bring on my first visit?

Please bring clothing that will allow you to be easily assessed. If your problem exists in your legs, feet, or back, shorts are needed. If you have a concern with your neck or shoulders, a tank top or swimsuit is helpful for female patients. We do have shorts available at the clinic should you forget.

4. Does OHIP cover any part of my fee?

No. Therapeutic Solutions is a private clinic and operates similar to a dental office. Most health insurance plans will provide a specific amount of coverage annually.

5. How do I pay?

Payments must be made by cheque or cash. To keep our fees affordable electronic debit is not used.

6. Will there be things for me to do at home?

Most definitely. Patients receive a home exercise prescription unique to them and their condition. Home exercise are purposely kept simple and to the point, so as not to be too time consuming or ineffective.

7. How often will I need treatment?

Most patients are seen 1-2 times per week initially. Treatment frequency reduces when the home exercise routine becomes the primary method of treatment. At this point, treatment sessions concentrate on re-evaluation and progression of home exercises.

8. How long will it take when I come to the clinic?

Your first session will be one hour with all other sessions booked for 30 minutes.

9. How long will I need to come before I am better?

Total treatment time will vary greatly depending on the severity and complexity of your problem. Most patients are seen an average of 7 times over a period of 2 to 3 months. The largest predictor of success is patient compliance with the home exercise program and avoidance of aggravating activities.

10. Will I see the physiotherapist on every visit?

YES. We do not use physiotherapy assistants. You will spend the entire session with the physiotherapist.

11. Does Physiotherapy hurt?

No. Treatments should not be pain provoking. Your physiotherapist will explain to you that you should not be experiencing pain during the treatment or while doing exercise. No pain…means no pain. Pain is what we aim to reduce, not increase.