What should I expect for my first session?
Expect to fill out your intake form before you come (you can fill out the form here -- scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link), or come 5-10 minutes early to do so. To start, Meg will take a detailed history to get an understanding of the existing issue and any pertinent contributing factors. She will then do a detailed biomechanical assessment to observe and evaluate your posture, movements, strength, etc. The assessment is a full hour, but there will always be a treatment component, whether it is hands-on therapy or going through some exercises to get you started.
What do I need to bring/wear?
In order to best assess your movements and injury, it is best to wear clothing that allows you to move well. In addition, if it is a lower extremity issue, bringing or wearing shorts is advised. If you have an upper extremity injury, it is helpful for women to wear a sports bra or tank top to gain best access to the area. For rehab Pilates, comfortable workout attire is best and no footwear is required. If you have issues while running, please bring your running shoes with you so that they can be included in the assessment of your biomechanics.
How many treatment sessions will I typically need?
This is assessed on an individual basis as every person and their injury/dysfunction require different treatment plans and care. Meg is known for her client-centric approach, giving the client the tools they need to perform rehab under their own supervision. Longer 1-on-1 sessions limit the amount of visits needed with most clients.
Do I need a referral from a physician to come for physiotherapy?
No. You do not need a physicians referral to attend physiotherapy. On a separate note, you are also free to see any physiotherapist you desire, not just whom your physician may have referred you to. With your consent, a letter explaining assessment findings and our treatment plan can be sent to your physician to keep them up to date with your rehabilitation process.
Can I do Rehab Pilates and physiotherapy in the same session?
Typically, yes! Both services are very complimentary to one another and many clients find they benefit from the combination of approaches. This is something we can discuss at your first session and find the best way to allocate your time to best direct your rehab.
Is acupuncture a separate charge?
Acupuncture is included in your physiotherapy session. There is no additional charge.
Do you treat Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) patients?
We can treat you if you have had the misfortune of being involved in an MVA. It is important that you bring the following information with you to your first appointment to expedite the process of getting insurance approval.
- Date of accident
- Name of adjuster
- Name of insurance company
- Policy number
- Claim number
We do require clients to pay in full for their services, but we will take care of the required paperwork to allow you to get renumeration from your insurance company.
Do you treat WSIB patients?
At this time we do NOT see patients involved in WSIB claims