Physical Therapy involves the direct treatment of physical injuries. We work to assist people in returning to their previous functional level. The emphasis is always on the goals of our patients. Physical therapy provides education on the underlying cause of symptoms/injury, prevention of future injuries, and understanding how to manage chronic conditions throughout your life. Physical therapists are knowledgeable not only in injury and prevention, but also general health and fitness.
Who can benefit from Physical Therapy?
At Achilles clinic we work with people of all ages. When people think of Physical Therapy, they often think that it is only for young people that have an injury due to Sport but we also help mature and elderly with mild problems or chronic aches and pains.
What is involved in the Physical Therapy process?
At Achilles Injury Clinic we determine exactly what you will need to obtain the maximum benefit from your rehabilitation.
- First, we will complete a thorough evaluation.
- Second, we will explain the results of your evaluation and recommend a customised plan.
- Third, we will establish the frequency and duration of the treatment. This depends upon your schedule, rate of healing, and complexity of your injury.
How do I make an appointment?
You can phone a physical therapist without a referral from your Doctor.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cannot keep your appointment, please call us as soon as possible. We realise that sometimes emergencies come up and your plans may change. When you call, we will help you reschedule your appointment. Giving us as much notice as possible helps us better serve you and our other patients. Frequently missing appointments delays your recovery and can turn a simple injury into a chronic problem.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, loose clothing, During physical therapy sessions, it is important to have access to the injured area for effective treatment.
How long is each session?
Your first visit includes the comprehensive evaluation. Sessions are determined by your condition, approximately 45 minutes.
How often will I need to come to Physical Therapy?
Your Treatment will be determined by you and your physical therapist. The average schedule is 1-2 times per week initial period of injury but as progress is being made this reduced to 1 treatment per week, then a 2 week period. For chronic conditions we advise patients to return for treatment every 4 to 6 weeks. Your schedule will depend on the degree of injury/dysfunction and your available time. We can schedule your appointments to make it easier to choose times that are the most convenient for you as we are open 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday.
How does my doctor know how my treatment is progressing?
Notes can also be sent to your doctor and other medical providers at your request.