5 Questions To Ask Before Engaging A Pain Therapist
Being a consumer and paying for a service we want to know what we are buying, how the product works, and what is the expected outcome.
When these products/services are within the same industry, you are faced with plenty of similarities and quite often, equal amount of differences. Visiting a health practitioner is no exception. Within the health industry there are numerous choices such as medical doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and complementary therapists.
Most often each professional health practitioner has their own speciality and therefore provide their own unique product although they may seem quite identical.
Let me give you an example.
I am the founder of Else Vistisen Therapy. I am a trained occupational therapist, Emmett and Bowen therapist. For the past twelve years I have specialised in chronic pain relief providing effective long-lasting pain solutions.
The therapy approach is simple. It’s applied with no drugs, no oils and remedies and no stress. It is all done with gentle muscle manipulation and light finger touch at specific points of the body. It enables a physical release of muscle groups and the underlying structure with often an immediate effect.
I therefore not only provide a very different product compared to the traditional occupational therapist but also apply my therapy in a very untraditional way. My clients will most probably have a completely different experience compared to when having a traditional occupational therapy session.
Because of this unique and effective therapy approach I am often asked these questions from clients before making an appointment. I would like to share them with you to give you a better understanding of what we provide at Else Vistisen Therapy.
5 Most Frequent Asked Questions
- What symptoms do you treat?
We do not treat specific diagnoses. We assist in the recovery of acute and chronic pain issues and common discomfort depending upon each individual’s capacity to heal.
The conditions that I see most often in my practise are:
- Neck and shoulder problems
- Migraines and other types of headaches
- Back pain and sciatica
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
- Groin pain, pelvic tilt and uneven leg length
- RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
- Sports and other traumatic injuries
- How many treatment sessions do I need?
Just as we are different individual human beings so is each presented problem unique and therefore needs to be assessed and treated individually. But as a guideline I usually recommend one to three sessions for acute injuries with a three days interval and three sessions for long-lasting pain issues with a week interval to let the body adjust and reorient to its normal state of well-being.
- Can the treatment be mixed with other modalities?
My therapy can be used as an effective adjunct to enhance the treatment value of other types of muscle release and neuro-musculoskeletal therapies, for example: Massage, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy or may be used as an effective therapy on its own.
The therapy addresses tissues that may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
- Will the treatment last?
Yes, the treatment will last unless, or until, you sustain another injury. It goes without saying that you have to look after and maintain good body balance to remain at your best.
Just like taking your car for regular service the body benefits from regular maintenance to return to the best so you can enjoy a pain-free and fulfilled life.
- How soon can I return to my routine of living an active life?
When the treatment has been successful and you are pain-free I recommend letting the body heal for about two days before getting back to any strenuous workload or intensive sports activity.
Again each case has to be dealt with individually and I’m therefore always careful about giving a general recommendation as it all depends on the underlying cause of the problem and what the client wants to achieve.
Remember, whenever you are in need of a health practitioner and have unanswered questions about the service, product or the expected outcome I highly recommend you making inquiries before making an appointment. It will make you feel at ease and comfortable before the visit and a possible treatment session.
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