In order to feel more comfortable with the Medical Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Treatment process, please take a few minutes to read this information and find out about the prescribed treatments. It has been designed to answer some of the questions that you may have regarding the session that has been scheduled for you.
- You may be asked to answer a questionnaire before you attend your appointment. This will save you time when you are here and shorten the length of your appointment.
- Make sure that you have breakfast or lunch before you come to your appointment.
- If you have any x-rays or specialists reports, please bring them for the doctor to review.
- You will be more comfortable if you wear loose, comfortable clothes, and flat shoes. Bring a t-shirt and shorts to wear during the physical examination and treatment.
- Breaks will be offered during the session. Please take them. You may want to bring a lunch or snack.
- We recommend that you make child care arrangements for the date of the appointment, as we do not have facilities available for the entertainment and supervision of children.
- Note, your rehabilitation or treatment session can last several hours (please refer to your confirmation for the timeframes specific to your procedure). You are coming for a treatment session for the purpose of evaluating and taking care of the medical symptoms related to your accident, injury, or illness. The doctor/medical practitioner will evaluate your ability to function, and may make recommendations to assist in your regular daily activities: at home, at work, and inrecreation.
- You will start your treatment session or assessment either directly with the physician or by working with a registered nurse, occupational therapist or other trained individual (Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, Psychologist, etc.)
- You will then meet with the treating practitioner for a thorough medical history and you will discuss your concerns regarding your symptoms and how they have affected your life.
- The doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination, with particular attention to the injury or illness and your complaints. During the physical treatment, the specialist, without causing any harm, may try to reproduce all of your symptoms in order to determine the nature of the impairment and its extent. You may feel tired and experience some normal discomfort. There may be some tests, such as straight leg raising and bending, which are not uncomfortable unless you resist. The health practitioner will advise you of all tests and answer any questions you have.
Each individual has a right to a treatment session and/or an assessment process that includes:
- Safe, considerate, respectful service given by competent personnel at all times and under all circumstances, with recognition of personal dignity.
- Remaining disrobed no longer than what is required for accomplishing a medical purpose.
- Freedom from humiliation, abuse, neglect, or harassment.
- Freedom from restraint or seclusion.
- The ability to wear appropriate personal clothing, including religious attire and other symbolic items.
- Freedom from discrimination based on religion, race, and sex.
- Freedom from financial or any other exploitation.