What to expect on your first visit?
To make the most out of your first visit, please arrive at the clinic 10-15 minutes early in order to complete a short intake form. By doing this you are maximizing your time with your physiotherapist. Please bring with you any referrals, imaging results, or medication details that may be relevant.
Your physiotherapist will complete a thorough and detailed assessment in a private room. They will spend time listening to you, and asking questions about the history of your condition and its impact on your day-to-day life. Following this, they will complete a detailed assessment of your joints, muscles and nervous system that will allow an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your condition.
Your physiotherapist will then outline and discuss a treatment plan with you, and will start the treatment process in your first session.
How do we treat your problem?
Physiotherapists use a range of specialized techniques to restore function and movement to the body. Every condition and person is different
Our physiotherapists have a hands-on approach to treatment and will use a range of manual therapy techniques to help restore function. Physiotherapists are trained in the use of various joint mobilization techniques to treat stiffness and pain, as well in the use of various techniques to improve the length and function of your soft tissues.
Education is an integral part of the rehab process. At Evolve, our physiotherapists will take the time to explain the causes of your pain and dysfunction, as well as take the time to answer your questions and ensure your understanding of the treatment plan and rehab process. They may discuss your habits and postures throughout the day and give you specific advice on adaptations that will help reduce your symptoms and prevent recurring injury.
Your physiotherapist will design with you a specific exercise programme that will enable you to reach your goals. These exercises may be performed in the clinic, at home, or in the gym, and will be tailored to suit your ability, condition, and goals. Exercise programmes are an effective way of preventing further injury, and towards the end of the rehabilitation process your physiotherapist will discuss with you how to develop your exercises to help prevent further problems.
If you’ve had a surgery on a joint, muscle, tendon, ligament or bone, post-operative rehabilitation is essential to a successful recovery and prevention of complications. Our physiotherapists will use their knowledge and the post-operative instructions from your surgeon to create and deliver a treatment plan specific to your needs. They will help you regain strength, range of motion, and decrease pain after your surgery. They will help prevent or reduce loss of strength, movement and muscle mass in the unaffected parts of your body. Proper rehabilitation is an essential after surgery to get you back to your full potential.
How do we monitor your progress?
Listening to you
Most importantly, your physiotherapist will listen to you. You will be asked about your symptoms and your progress at every treatment session, and any information you provide will help to adapt and lead the treatment plan.
At every session, your physiotherapist will re-assess certain aspects of your condition, such as your strength or range of movement using standardized tests. This allows your progress to be monitored closely and the treatment plan be progressed or changed as needed.
Depending on your condition, your physiotherapist may ask you to complete a short questionnaire about your ability to perform certain tasks. The questionnaire can then be completed further on in the rehab process and the results compared to each other. These measures are well researched and used worldwide, and are an important aspect of monitoring and evaluating progress.