Here’s what to expect:
A new client should arrive 5 minutes early to their appointment to complete an intake form. Your answers will help me provide you with the most effective treatment.
This involves a consultation of your medical history and a thorough examination of your condition or injury. This information allows me to make an educated decision on the best approach to your treatment. It is important you do not leave anything out; things that may not seem relevant could have great influence on the risks and benefits. ICBC cases, complicated, and chronic conditions often require longer examination; a 60 minute appointment is recommended for new clients.
Based on assessment, your treatment may involve manual (hands-on) and non-manual modalities. In rare situations, an entirely non-manual treatment may be the safest protocol. I often take a moderate approach at the first session in order to determine response and reaction, and then make adjustments as necessary at follow-up appointments.
Your comfort is a priority; you will be properly covered if an area of the body needs to be exposed, and you will be given a pain/pressure scale to help communicate your comfort level. Be sure to let me know if anything feels uncomfortable or painful, and please feel free to ask questions.
Re-assessment and Remedial Care
At the end of treatment I may re-assess the area of concern. I will answer any of your questions, and discuss my findings and recommendations which may include stretching and strengthening exercises, and a hydrotherapy regime.