Massage therapy, now offered at Westmount Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, can work to improve a patient’s range of motion, posture and improve circulation. It also helps to promote tissue healing and decrease muscle tone.
At Westmount Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapist and Registered Massage Therapists work together to a provide a collaborative patient focused treatment approach to get you back to work and play faster.
Massage Therapy is often covered by your Private Insurance Plan. At Westmount Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation our Registered Massage Therapists have a great deal of experience treating individuals with acute injuries, repetitive strain injuries, chronic conditions, post-op conditions, and many other orthopaedic conditions.
Our Registered Massage Therapists are also experienced in treating work-related injuries as well as injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
The RMTs at Westmount Physiotherapy are also experienced in and happy to provide relaxation massages as well as pre-natal massage.
What can I expect on my First Massage Therapy Visit?
Please arrive 10-15mins early for your initial Massage Therapy visit as we will require you to fill out some necessary paperwork for us. This will include filling in a Health History form, as well as signing a Consent form. You will then have a discussion with the Registered Massage Therapist, which will include information about the reason for visit, and any health issues that need to be addressed. Depending on severity of the condition or injury, a short assessment will be performed to give the RMT more information regarding your area of concern as well as allow for an effective treatment plan to be developed. The RMT will review the treatment plan with you and discuss expectations regarding response to treatment.
On your first visit please be prepared, should time allow for it, for treatment to begin on your first day. Your first massage will not be as long as your following sessions as part of your first appointment includes your assessment.
Reassessments will occur after a few visits in order to keep track of your progress. Please remember to always provide your RMT with feedback regarding your response to treatment so they can adjust your treatment accordingly.