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How You Can Make The Most From Your Physiotherapy Appointments

Working with an OHP Kelowna physiotherapist is a solid step towards achieving improved physical function, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

A Few Guidelines

Here are some simple yet very helpful guidelines to make sure you make the best use of your time during every physiotherapy session:

  1. Always make sure to arrive on time or a few minutes prior to your appointment in case you will be required to fill out some forms.

  2. Choose to wear comfortable clothing. For instance, long sleeves and jeans are not exactly ideal especially during initial evaluation since your OHP Kelowna physiotherapist will need to assess your joint stability.

  3. Discuss to your physiotherapist certain functions you are unable to do or the specific level of function you want to achieve. This will help your physiotherapist work with you effectively.

  4. Provide relevant information about the nature of the pain, when it started, what possibly caused it and what aggravated it.

  5. You and your OHP Kelowna physiotherapist are part of a team, sharing a common goal: to get you to best shape as quickly as possible. In order to achieve this, you also need to fully commit to doing your home exercise program exactly as instructed and not miss any appointments in an effort to reach your goal.

Preparing For A Physiotherapy Session If it is your first time to visit a physiotherapist, we understand that you may have some apprehensions and questions as to what to expect. Here are some things you need to keep in mind:

  • If you have health insurance, make sure to contact your provider and educate yourself about physiotherapy coverage and benefits entitled to you.

  • Be familiar with your medical history and medications. These details should be discussed with your OHP Kelowna physiotherapist during the first appointment.

  • Articulate your health goals to your physiotherapist. Ask yourself what you would like to accomplish and share this with your physiotherapist.

  • If you have questions regarding aches and pains, don’t hesitate to ask your physiotherapist. OHP Kelowna physiotherapists are experts on mobility and strength; it’s likely they may be able to provide assistance effectively and quickly.

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