to your questions
to your questions
These may provide answers to questions you may have about treatment and the office. If you do not find the answer you are looking for, please contact me. I will be happy to give you all the information you need.
1.- Will it hurt? I always work following the maxim of no pain. It is true that certain techniques are more agreeable than others. Patients can always decide during the session if they want to continue or take a break.
2.- You only work with Manual Therapy. Why? While other branches of physical therapy are very useful, like electrotherapy, physical resources… I achieve the best, longest lasting results with manual therapy, and it makes patients feel the best. Nonetheless, whenever necessary, I will prescribe at-home guidelines, exercises and advice for daily activities.
3.- How is Myofascial Therapy applied? With gentle stretches and prolonged pressure. At times, pain is not felt where the injury actually lies and this determines that treatment is given in a different spot than the one that hurts. For example, in most cases elbow pain (often known as tennis elbow) is not caused by a problem in the elbow. Even though the elbow hurts when touched, the true problem is in the neck, which is what must be treated if we want the pain to disappear for good.
4.- How long does a session last? Normally one hour, although the first sessions may be a bit longer.
5.- How many sessions do I need? This is always difficult to answer. This has to be assessed depending on the injury, how long you have had it, how intense the proposed treatment is, how well you take care of yourself outside the office, etc. This means personalized assessment is necessary.
6.- If I have had pain for years, could it go away with physical therapy? This is also difficult to answer. We have to evaluate the nature of the pain, but many times the pain we suffer has become chronic because the cause that produces it persists (we would go through your day to day activities to see which habits you can improve) or because we have integrated the pain into our posture (we would employ posture treatment).
7.- Is the office accessible for people with reduced mobility? Totally. The office is on a first floor. There are no architectural barriers in the office or in the restroom.
8.- Should I dress a certain way? The way you feel most comfortable. It may be necessary to uncover a certain area that needs treatment if it does not bother you.
9.- Can I pay with a card? Yes, we have a payment terminal so you can pay in the way you find most convenient