From competitive athletes to recreational hobbyists, we all need to move. Andrea has become known for her approach in successfully treating more complex or persistent maladies that have plateaued or not completely resolved with traditional therapies.
Common Musculoskeletal Conditions treated:
Chronic Conditions: E.g. low back or sacroiliac pain, adhesive capsulitis, osteoarthritis, recurrent injuries, teeth clenching/grinding, jaw clicking &/or pain (TMD), headaches/migraines, scoliosis, tendinosis, chronic muscle tension/ tightness, fibromyalgia, myofacial pain syndrome, nerve injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, etc.
Andrea uses her advanced training and knowledge on the deep or anticipatory core system, which includes the pelvic floor, in her approach to common chronic orthopedic conditions. Through its many direct and indirect connections, the pelvic floor can contribute to lumbopelvic pain, lumbosacral or lower limb neural tension/ irritation, headaches/ migraines, upper quadrant dysfunction and more; even if asymptomatic of pelvic floor dysfunction.
With integrated pelvic floor work Andrea has had success in treating common otrhopedic conditions including chronic sacroiliac joint or pubic symphesis pain, chronic hip, lower back, knee pain and headaches.
For any acute issues such as sprains, strains, disc herniations, etc. please see one of the other amazing Physiotherapists that work with Andrea at Bloom.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Your first visit will be 60 minutes ($145) and gives us the time to discuss your unique health picture (history, current complaints and goals), clinically assess your current movement or functional restrictions, determine a working diagnosis, discuss findings and treatment options, as well as provide some hands on treatment and get you set up with a home program. It would be a good idea to bring any relevant and recent documentation including imaging reports (e.g. Xray, MRI, etc.) or a physicians referral, a pair of shorts and tee shirt, and a cell phone, tablet or digital camera as Andrea uses this technology to enhance your care by taking recordings or pictures of you (at your discretion) to remind and guide you in your homework.
Follow-up visits will be 30 ($100) or 45 minutes ($120) depending on the complexity of your care and recommended treatment plan. These times together will focus on providing you with hands on treatment, education, ideas on integrating new concepts into daily life, movement, exercise, and embodiment of key concepts, as well as reviewing and progressing your home program.
It is highly recommended that you book your first round of follow-up visits (typically 4-6, every 2-3 weeks) at your initial assessment to ensure frequency of care, progress, and return to health as my schedule can get quite busy.
For patients who have not been in for care within the past year, who have had a major change in their health, or would like to come in for a new concern please make sure to book a 45 minute appointment to ensure adequate time for assessment and treatment.
Please note that to ensure the highest quality of care I set aside a considerable amount of time for our sessions. As such, I ask that you be respectful and responsible of our time together and should you need to reschedule or cancel, please provide at least 24 hours (1 business day) notice. This will allow for appropriate time to reschedule your treatment plan, as well as get other patients' awaiting care in off my waitlist. Missed or late cancelled appointments are charged the full appointment fee. Reminder emails are a courtesy only.
Want to learn more without the commitment of a full assessment? Book your complimentary 15 minute Phone Consultation with Andrea to discuss any questions you may have including if she thinks her treatment approach would be a good fit for you. There is no fee for this service, however you are required to make an appointment so we don't miss each other.