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SERVICES AND TREATMENTS, FAQS

Your Questions Answered

For your convenience, I’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions I am asked and their respective answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, drop me a line and I’ll do my best to get you the information as soon as possible.


WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL CONDITIONS SARAH  TREATS?

  • Acute and chronic Muscle and joint aches and pains

  • Tendinitis

  • Bursitis 

  • Tennis and Golfers elbow

  • Minor to severe Strains, sprains and contusions.

  • Sports injuries

  • Concussion.

  • Postural and alignment related problems (rolled shoulders, curved back, scoliosis, disc herniations, knock knees, flat feet, bunions,).

  • Plantar fasciitis 

  • ‘Jumpers knee’

  • ‘Shin splints’ 

  • Shoulder pain and functional loss  including Rotator cuff tears and impingements

  • Discogenic low back pain

  • Sports hernias

  • Hip impingement 

  • Tension headaches

  • Balance/Vestibular problems

  • 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

  • Whiplash syndromes 

  • TMJ dysfunction 

  • Occupational overuse syndrome


DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?

No, you do not need a Referral for Physiotherapy in Ontario Canada.  As a Registered Physiotherapist  Sarah Radovic is considered a  primary healthcare professional which means you can easily go ahead and book an appointment.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY VISIT LOOK LIKE?


You will be asked 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!


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!!!  



WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENTS SARAH PROVIDES


Sarah provides evidence based physiotherapy treatments to address your problems by supporting, guiding and improving the body’s capacity to heal and reach optimal pain free function and movement. 



  • 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 

  • Cupping

  • 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