What do I need to bring to my physiotherapy treatment?

By: Michael Hofstatter, Physiotherapist Jun 07, 2014

What are some things to bring to a physiotherapy treatment?

Essentials for physio

For your first physiotherapy visit, depending on whether it is because of a work place injury, a motor vehicle accident or an insidious onset of pain you are best off to contact the clinic to get further instructions.  Usually there are insurance papers required, and appropriate clothing for the assessments (tank top or sports bra for female patients for an upper extremity problem) and (shorts for men or women with lower extremity problems).

Elite Physio - Mississauga’s principal and lead therapist, Michael grew up only minutes from where the clinic is located and has returned back to the Mississauga area to once again make it his home. Michael completed his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Manitoba and has since worked in several disciplines within the scope of physiotherapy, including private clinics, hospitals, home settings, and research. Michael has completed several continuing education courses which include Advanced Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, spinal manipulation, advanced muscle release, fascial release, joint mobilization, and sport specific treatment and exercise for golf, hockey, running and he is also trained in general strength and conditioning.

Michael also has training in assessing and treating pre- and post-surgical patients for the back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle, as well as joint replacements for the hip and knee. Previous to this he was in the Canadian Armed Forces where he dedicated over 20 years of service, serving in Canada and Europe and overseas missions. Michael has treated both professional and amateur athletes and is an instructor in Contemporary Acupuncture at McMaster University and continues to upgrade his skills to ensure that his patients receive the best care possible. Michael has a strong sense of community and believes in a healthy balance between an active lifestyle, and proper nutrition and mental health.