We would like to share some personal and patient journeys.
Patient healing stories are a composite of several patients in order to protect their health privacy
Our co-owner and Physiotherapist has had her share of injuries over the years, but this was a strange one.
She was learning to curl, and was simply standing up from throwing the rock when her foot went out sideways and she heard a "pop" on the inside of her knee.
She was able to self-assess it as an MCL injury (ligament on the side of the knee), and felt pretty good that day.
However, the next day inflammation had set in and she could hardly walk. Good thing about being a Physio is she was able to treat it at home and reassure herself that it would recover.
Tape, ultrasound, strengthening, stretching, proprioception training and gradual increase in stressing the knee led to her full recovery.
It took her SIX MONTHS to achieve FULL RECOVERY!
This is the big question!
When we assess your injuries we will give you an estimate of how long that type of injury takes to heal.
Having said that, it may take us a few sessions with you to see how you are responding to your treatment plan.
There are many variables that can influence your healing such as:
Ms J hurt her back lifting her toddler out of the crib one morning. She was super busy with work, the three kids, trying to keep her life together.
Six months later she realized it was starting to cause tingling and numbness in her buttock.
She googled what to do, and it helped a bit, but she still was having difficulty sitting.
Another few months flew by in her busy life and she realized it was starting to affect her quality of life. She was saying no to friends when they wanted to see a movie. And the thought of sitting on a plane was terrifying.
She found our clinic online, and booked herself in via our Jane booking app
Our Physiotherapist assessed her, decided that she'd benefit from seeing one of our Chiropractors as well, and they collaborated on her treatment plan.
Because Ms J had waited so long to come in she had significant muscle atrophy/weakness, muscle imbalances, plus altered posture and gait to compensate for the pain.
Her treatment journey took a YEAR to regain full strength, function and normal movement patterns.
She started out with visits a few times/week and gradually weaned off to one every 2-3 months by the end.
She achieved all of her recovery GOALS and learned to manage her pain!
Ms Runner was enjoying a long run through Rattray Marsh when she had to dodge a muddy puddle.
As she jumped around it she slid over a rock in the mud, rolling her foot inwards.
She was able to walk with a limp back home, but by that night her outer ankle was really swollen and turning interesting colours.
She called our front desk and was booked in the same day with the first available Physiotherapist.
Her personal goals, range of motion, gait pattern, strength and balance were assessed.
Her acute treatment involved education, pain relief, early exercises, working on maintaining her fitness for her upcoming marathon and taping.
She made a rapid recovery in SIX WEEKS and was able to run her race two months later!
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