There are so many different theories out there for how to manage pain; it is complicated and it requires a multifaceted approach.
I believe that when a patient says that they are in pain that they are, in fact, in pain.
Several different things in the body contribute to pain and it's never simple, and it may never go away completely. But I will work with you to be able to manage it and get you back to what you love.
Before your first visit we will discuss your lifestyle, home life, health and previous injury/treatments as well as what you would like to achieve with therapy. We will come up with a time and place to meet and you will receive paperwork to complete before your first visit.
Your first visit will include:
A quick review of the paperwork so we can address anything not discussed during our phone conversation.
A quick check of your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at home to get a baseline. A check in your own environment without the stress of being in a doctors office will be more accurate.
Strength and mobility assessment
Very rarely is shoulder pain just shoulder pain or low back pain just a pain in the low back. It's almost always more complicated than that. I will make sure to take the time that we have together to thoroughly examine all possible causes and factors of your condition.
We will complete special tests associated with your symptoms to make sure that our treatment plan is the best fit for you.
In the last 15 minutes of your initial visit we will discuss and come up with exercises for home as well as a treatment plan involving frequency of telephone versus in person visits.