The first visit includes a complete initial assessment and treatment. At the end of the first visit you will know exactly the reason of your issue and how many sessions will be needed to solve it.
The initial assessment consist in a battery of clinical tests aimed at targeting the exact source of the problem and it will be fundamental to plan a successful rehab plan without wasting time.
Once the initial assessment is over we can start with the treatment (starting already in the first visit).
The treatment is usually a combination of hand-on therapy (manual treatment, massage, myofascial release, deep tissues massage etc..) and therapeutic exercises according to the nature of the issues.
Everything I do will be tailored on your necessities and preferences and the therapeutic plan will be decided and agreed together.
AT THE END OF THE FIRST SESSION..
..you will know exactly what the problem is, why it occurred and how to fix it. You will know when and how to go back to your activities and how to proceed.
It is fundamental for me to clear up all your doubts and concerns for a positive outcome from the very beginning.
THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS..
..will focus on treatment and exercises review with the aim to get you on the mend as quickly as I can.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL BE NEEDED?
For minor issues like neck pain, back pain, shoulder and knee pain, sports injuries etc.. you will need an average of 4 sessions.
It is possible to fix the problem in less sessions according to the nature of the problem. Not always “a lot of pain” means “a lot of sessions needed”.
Sometimes the solution is much easier of what you think.
For post-surgical rehabilitation instead, the number of sessions required are usually more.
The number of session required will be communicated at the end of the first visit.