Because many of you have had pain for so long and have been through so many failed treatments, you're a bit skeptical and impatient. We understand. It's important to know that no two patients respond the same to treatment, even though symptoms and causes of pain may be similar. Some will start feeling better almost immediately; others may take a few weeks. While people will respond at different rates, it's important to know that most patients will experience improvements in range of motion, strength and function, which will result in elimination or reduction of pain and/or symptoms.
Why is the McKenzie Method™ so important in spinal rehabilitation?
At Momentum Spine and Sport Physiotherapy Clinic, we use the McKenzie™ Method as a core part of our rehabilitation, a philosophy of active patient treatment that emphasizes injury intervention and prevention. It gets back to the heart of our mission, to see you get better and to give you practical skills to keep you healthy for the long term.
Also known as mechanical diagnosis and therapy, McKenzie is based on a consistent "cause and effect" relationship between mechanical forces and your pain responses to them, which are often accompanied by a change in motion or function. McKenzie allows us to effectively help patients with pain or symptoms radiating into their arms or legs. It provides a "pain map" to reverse the symptoms from the limbs and centralize it to the problem source area where the cause of the problem is then treated.
McKenzie™ therapy together with strengthening and isolated motion of the lumbar and cervical spine is a powerful treatment combination.
Are post surgical patients good candidates?
Absolutely. If you are still experiencing pain or physical limitations after back or neck surgery, the rehabilitation program may help you overcome these issues. In fact, we partner with a large number of surgeons and hospitals who refer both pre- and post-surgical patients to the Physiotherapy Program,
After surgery, a key to your rapid healing is starting a rehabilitation process that directly engages the affected area. This is what the physiotherapy is designed to do. The benefits of physiotherapy are many, and include early mobilization of affected muscles, pain reduction, minimized scar tissue in injured area, minimized shortening of muscles, increased range of motion, shortened recovery time, reduced persistent disability and reduced psychological barriers to recovery.
Do you treat migraine headaches?
One thing we know is that migraine sufferers commonly have poor neck posture or reduced range of motion. And it is estimated that 64 percent of migraine attacks involve neck pain. If your migraines are associated with neck pain, our program may offer effective treatment.
If you're unsure about your migraine source, we are pleased to help you determine that at your initial evaluation to see if our program is right for you.
When doctors refer patients to Momentum Spine and Sport Physiotherapy Clinic, how is a patient's progress monitored?
Our treatment program is supervised by licensed physiotherapist. We would monitor progress by rotinue evaluations of mobility, range of motion and pain. After an extensive evaluation process, your physician will be contacted if there are contraindiations to physiotherapy or if you need to be referred for further medical investigations.
Do I need a physician referral for physiotherapy?
You do not need a physician referral to see a physiotherapist in alberta. Howevere some insurance carriers might need a physician's referral for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance provider if you have any questions on your benefits.