Information For New Patients
During your first visit our Orleans physiotherapy practice, we will thoroughly assess your injury or condition, and the develop a treatment plan based on your goals and needs.
What To Expect
What should I bring to my appointment?
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing to your appointment that will give us easy access to the body part that is to be assessed and treated. For instance, wear shorts if you have injured any part of your lower body or back, or a tank top or bra top if you have injured your shoulder, neck, or mid-back).
Should you forget or if you're not sure what to wear, we have appropriate clothing and draping on hand.
Bring your physiotherapy referral (provided to you by your doctor).
Bring any investigation/imaging reports you have had completed in relation to your reason for your appointment at Motion Works.
Footwear that may contribute to your symptoms and/or orthotics that you are currently using for support.
What will happen during my first visit?
Your first visit will include a thorough examination and assessment of your injured body part and of other areas that may be affecting or affected by your primary injury. Your therapist will then explain the details of your condition, outline your treatment options, and develop a goal-oriented treatment plan with you. We welcome and encourage all questions, so please don't hesitate to ask!
How will my condition or injury be treated?
Treatment ( either on the day of your first visit to our clinic or during any other visit) may consist of manual therapy, exercise, education, acupuncture, dry needling, ultrasound, or other methods relevant to your recovery and treatment plan.
Your therapist may provide patient handouts for you to take home. These may include outlines of exercises, general information about your condition and your treatment plan, or management strategies, to help increase your understanding and help you better recover beyond the clinic.
At Our Office
For your convenience, our office offers the following:
- Bilingual service (EN/FR)
- No physician's referral required
- Payment by cash, cheque, Interac, Visa, & MasterCard
We accept extended healthcare coverage, RCMP, National Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Remember, you do NOT need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist or massage therapist!
Ready to get started on the path to better mobility and a healthier lifestyle?
Contact Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans today.