Physiotherapy FAQs: Pain and Recovery Edition
We reached out to our patients to find out some questions they had pertaining to physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and general health. As we constantly seek ways of improving our patient experience, we rounded up some of the most popular questions from our audience. Today, we’ll be focusing on five commonly asked questions about pain and recovery at our clinics to hopefully give you a better understanding of fitness, health, and physical therapy.
Question: How Long Should I Wear Compression Stockings?
A physiotherapist will develop a tailored treatment plan designed to alleviate pain, restore function and improve your overall quality of life. When it comes to compression stockings, if you’re wearing them as a result of surgery to prevent blood clots then it’s best to follow the advice of your health care professional. However, if you’re just wondering how often you should use compression stockings, the answer is: regularly. Anytime your legs are not elevated, circulation is needed which is why physiotherapists highly recommend them. Throughout the course of a working day is perfectly fine for wearing your compression stockings.
Question: How Can I Alleviate My Back Pain?
If you suffer from back pain, then it will probably be best if you visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic to be assessed and checked for the severity of the injury. At our physiotherapy clinics, we use spinal decompression therapy as a treatment option for back pain. Before you visit a healthcare professional, it’s good to think about your posture throughout the day and any excess pressure that is placed on the spine. This may be the source of the back pain.
Question: What Are Custom Knee Braces?
Custom knee braces are braces that stabilize the ligaments surrounding the knee joint and this takes the weight off affected areas of the knee. If you’re recovering from ACL, MCL, PCL or LCL injuries, then our physiotherapists will recommend a knee brace for you that will help you recover quickly. At HealthMax Physiotherapy, our knee braces can be used for various activities including soccer, walking, basketball, volleyball, or just everyday errands.
Question: How Long Does It Take To Recover from a Concussion?
At HealthMax Physiotherapy, one of the most common questions we get is about concussion recovery time. The truth is, there is no set time for concussion recovery because every concussion is different. Think about the severity of the injury and the fact that everyone heals differently. At our clinics, we use a three-step approach called Complete Concussion Management. Here we do baseline testing, specialized treatment, and active reintegration programs designed for a healthy and safe recovery from the concussion.
Question: I’m not Injured, Do I Need Physiotherapy?
Yes! Even though you may not be in pain, at our physiotherapy clinics we offer a wide variety of services which include acupuncture, nutritional counseling, psychological assessment, corporate wellness plans and more. If you’re looking to increase your stamina or endurance then we have fitness professionals who will help you obtain these goals. Lastly, physiotherapy is also used to prevent injuries, correct form, and limit any long term issues, therefore a physiotherapist can always help, even if you’re not currently in pain.
If you’re looking to get your health and fitness on the right track, please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431-4000. Remember, consultations are free!