What types of pain can acupuncture relieve?
Acupuncture is particularly beneficial in treating pain associated with the following conditions: migraines, sciatica, neck and lower back pain, arthritis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as numbness and tingling anywhere in the body. Contact our office for more information (403) 272-9628.
Are acupuncture services covered by insurance medical plans?
Many insurance plans provide coverage for treatments in our facility and in many cases we are able to bill your provider directly. For further information contact our office at (403) 272-9628.
Is acupuncture painful?
No. Acupuncture does not cause any pain at all. Treatments are administered to relieve pain and induce relaxation. Memorial East Physical Therapy Clinic ensures that each patient is well informed and comfortable prior to a procedure.
Does relief of pain and other symptoms extend beyond the actual treatment sessions?
The goal of acupuncture is to provide long lasting relief between and beyond treatments.
Can I receive acupuncture if I am already being treated by a physician?
Yes. Many patients who visit Memorial East Physical Therapy Clinic for relief from various chronic conditions are being treated simultaneously by their own doctors. Our methods are designed to provide relief in conjunction with traditional medicine.
How or why does acupuncture actually work?
Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the corresponding extremes of the life force known as chi which is said to flow through particular points in the human body. Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of this life force and when specific points are accessed by an experienced practitioner the energy flow is brought into balance and healing occurs. There are many theories as to why acupuncture produces very successful results in the treatment of many physical and psychological conditions. Whether this relief is achieved as a result of chemical or hormonal changes, shifts in the nervous system, or bio-electricity movement; the fact remains that acupuncture produces very real and definitive results.
Do I need a doctor referral to see a registered physiotherapist?
You do not need to be referred by a physician in order to make an appointment at Memorial East Physical Therapy Clinic. You can make an appointment independently if you have concerns about an ongoing or acute physical situation.
Does my physiotherapist communicate with my doctor?
Yes, if your physician or other health care professional has referred you to us, we will send progress reports to keep them updated with your progress. If your physiotherapist has a medical concern regarding your care, they will discuss them with you and follow up with your doctor. At Memorial East Physical Therapy Clinic we pride ourselves on working closely with your team of health care professionals, including coaches and trainers, to ensure the best management of your needs.
How long will my first appointment be?
Your first physiotherapy session will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour and includes an initial assessment of your concerned areas followed by an initial treatment. Each of our clients receives a comprehensive evaluation and examination in a private one-on-one treatment room. When all concerns are recognized and evaluated, a diagnosis is made and our findings are discussed with each client before developing an individualized treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle.
What should I wear to my appointment?
It is best to wear comfortable, breathable clothing to your appointment. Shorts and a t-shirt are best if you are undergoing exercise therapy in the gym, as well as a pair of runners. If you are to be assessed on your first visit, you may be asked to change into a gown so your therapists can do a full examination of the affected areas of your condition.