Your Questions Answered
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
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DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
You do not need a doctors referral to be seen by Sarah for physiotherapy. Registered Physiotherapists are considered primary healthcare professionals, so feel free to go ahead and book your appointment right away!
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY VISIT LOOK LIKE?
You will be asked focused questions about what is troubling you, such as not being able to properly lift your arm over head, open a jar, bend to the floor, jump or run without pain, full power or full strength.
Further questioning and testing of your function, specific muscle, joint and nerve tests then help narrow down the most likely cause(s) of your signs and symptoms, especially when it is not completely obvious! It is important to get to the root cause of your physical pain or problem.
Physiotherapy uses evidence based treatments to address the impairments identified by supporting, guiding and improving the body’s capacity to heal and reach optimal pain free function and movement.
Some typical treatments often include some, even many of the following:
Supervised and independent therapeutic exercise prescription
Postural retraining and correction
Education including self treatment techniques and self management strategies
Manual therapy-hands on techniques
Sports specific functional observational assessment in clinic and on court/field where possible
Deep and superficial soft tissue techniques
Acupuncture /dry needling
Electrotherapy such as TENS, needleless acupuncture, Ultrasound.
Supportive strapping and taping such as ‘K-tape’/kinesio taping
Prescription for assistive devices (braces, walking aids, orthotics, pillow supports etc
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL CONDITIONS SARAH RADOVIC, REG PT TREATS?
Acute and chronic Muscle and joint aches and pains
Tennis and Golfers elbow
Minor to severe Strains, sprains and contusions.
Postural and alignment related problems (rolled shoulders, curved back, scoliosis, disc herniations, knock knees, flat feet, bunions,).
Shoulder pain and functional loss including Rotator cuff tears and impingements
Discogenic low back pain
Fracture and dislocation rehab
Post surgical rehab (ie-knee and hip replacements, ACL repairs, meniscal repairs, rot cuff repair…)
Back pain, non specific and mechanical
Neck pain and stiffness
Occupational overuse syndrome
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED TO GO TO PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Every person has a different set of goals and expectations. It is important to discuss your goals, your realistic time and financial constraints if any at your very first appointment so you can agree to a treatment plan that suits all of your needs and ensure both you and your therapist are on the same page! Communication is key here!!!
ABOUT SARAH RADOVIC REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Who I Am
My goal is to restore your mobility, keep you moving and ensure your rehabilitation is effective, efficient and stress-free. Since I set up my private San Francisco practice back in 2000, I have offered the highest standards of treatment and patient care and am committed to my clients health and long-term wellness. Book your appointment with me today.