What to Expect from Your First Physio Appointment at Urban Active

Hooray! You’ve made your very first physiotherapy appointment. So, get ready to reap all the amazing benefits from our physio appointment at the conveniently located clinic close to a bus and skytrain in downtown Vancouver. If you’ve never visited with a physiotherapist before, you might not know what to expect, so we wanted to be sure that you were comfortable and knew what to expect.

What to wear to you physiotherapist appointment

physiotherapist vancouver servicesWhen visiting our physio, you’ll want to wear comfortable clothing. Constrictive garments will make it challenging for you to remove and for the therapist to be able to properly see and treat your issue. For lower back, hip, or leg issues, it’s also advisable that you bring shorts.

At your first appointment, it will begin with a thorough assessment of your condition. To help our physiotherapist better understand your situation, you’ll be asked to fill out a health questionnaire, detailing your medical history and current health concerns. Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment.

Then, our physio will use a variety of assessment methods, including tests to measure your body strength and weakness, and observed or instrumented analysis of gait, posture, balance, joint range of motion, and functional movement.

Finally, the physiotherapist will discuss your issue and provide a comprehensive, customized treatment strategy that you will come back for the next appointment and continue with. The plan will include education and a custom exercises for you to follow at the office appointments and you’ll have to do them at home too.

Our physiotherapists use a wide range of treatment options to address your health issues. Below is a list of our common treatments:

  • Ultrasound or other electrotherapeutic modalities
  • Acupuncture (dry needling)
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Mobilization and manual therapy techniques
  • Corrective techniques
  • Taping and bracing
  • Icing and heating
  • Advice and education

How many times do I need to go to physio?

The physio will also outline how many sessions you may need to properly address your condition. At Urban Active, we take a holistic approach to wellness. Our physios treat the entire body, using a gambit of proven therapeutic strategies, interventions, and techniques.

Learn more about our Physio and Massage services:

Our team of fully trained, caring professionals will design a specific treatment plan, meeting your needs and health and lifestyle goals. When you want the very best physio services in downtown Vancouver, reach out to Urban Active Sport Therapy Clinic.