The initial assessment will include a detailed history, objective assessment, goal setting, initial treatment, and home exercises. Your initial appointment will be 60 minutes.
Subsequent Physiotherapy Treatment sessions may include manual therapy, soft tissue release, acupuncture, dry needling, and/or a home exercise. Follow-up appointments are typically 30 minutes.
After a thorough subjective examination, Preya uses hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat spinal and peripheral joint restrictions, soft tissue and nervous tissue limitations for the purpose of decreasing pain and increasing range of motion.
These techniques may include joint mobilizations and manipulations, soft tissue massage and nerve mobilizations. Preya has extensive training in advanced manual therapy.
Integrated Dry Needling consists of inserting an acupuncture needle into tender (trigger) points in order to target tight bands of skeletal muscle fibers. Dry needling can be used to treat both acute and chronic muscle shortening.
A local twitch response from needling the trigger points decreases the activity of the nerves supplying the muscle causing muscle relaxation locally and decreases overall widespread pain and sensitivity.
Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points in the body. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins (body's own pain-relieving chemicals), decreases inflammation, increases circulation and therefore results in a decrease in overall pain.
Preya uses acupuncture alone or in conjunction with manual therapy in her treatments depending on what is more appropriate for the patient.
Preya will work with you before and after your surgery to provide an individualized treatment program with or without a surgical protocol to promote healing and faster return to daily activities and full function.
Treatment may include a combination of services which will be determined after an assessment has been provided.
Following your assessment, Preya will provide you with an individualized exercise program relevant to your specific limitations and restrictions.
Exercises may focus on improving pain, posture, flexibility/range of motion and strength.
Women's health treatment with a focus on prenatal & postpartum treatment to improve pelvic region dysfunctions and to return to functional activities and an exercise program.
Preya recognizes the need for these services after having her children and will work with you to achieve your goals.