I plan to post the FAQ's and the SAQ's on this site with video, but in the meantime here's a few simple answers for people wanting to know more. If your question isn't answered here or on other parts of the post, please call Total Outcomes Physio Surrey at (604) 767-2267.
- Are your Surrey/White Rock physio's licensed physiotherapists?
- Do you have solutions for hard to fix pain problems?
- Do you treat sports injuries?Do you treat knees, shoulders, low back, neck etc?
- Do you accept ICBC?
- Can you change the performance of a dancer, sprinter, cyclist … Manchurian flame eater...?
- What should you expect on your first visit?
- Is it true that you can add 30 yards to a golfer?
- Does age matter?
- What if my MRI or Xray shows structural problems?
- Do you work with young kids?
- I've been told that you do “anti-aging” of the musculoskeletal system, how does that work?
- Do you train other clinicians in your systems?
- Are you available for talks and lectures?
- What does the evaluation session cost?
- Does physiotherapy insurance cover your services?
- What is your fee for acupuncture?
- What will you treat with acupuncture?
Are your Surrey/White Rock physio's licensed physiotherapists? Yes.
Do you have solutions for hard to fix pain problems? Absolutely! That's what we like best. The process starts with a comprehensive evaluation of your challenges, your lifestyle, your bones and joints, previous interventions etc.
Do you treat sports injuries? Do we? Only every day for the past eternity! Yes we are very comfortable assisting athletes in returning to full, comfortable play. Here are some that we've helped
Do you treat knees, shoulders, low back, neck etc? Yes, if there is a bone, muscle or joint involved, we can treat it. We have advanced education and years of experience in treating the spine or any part of the limbs. The Total Outcomes method is committed to outcomes in all areas of human mechanical function concerning pain, prevention, or performance. Call us and we can discuss your problem more specifically over the phone. (604) 767-2267 anytime.
Do you accept ICBC? Yes
Can you change the performance of a dancer, sprinter, cyclist … Manchurian flame eater...? No, not the Manchurian flame eater, but other athletes, of course! Check out THIS LINK for more about our athlete performance abilities.
What should you expect on your first visit? The short answer is personal, private expertise, but I can get more specific than that. Expect to walk into a small private clinic, with your own private room. You will be greeted pleasantly on time, at the beginning of your scheduled appointment. You will get uninterrupted access to the clinician for the full duration of your appointment, during which your problems will be assessed and the solution will be laid out for you, with your input (of course) because it is all about your outcomes. The assessment procedure that we use is unique and has been licensed to several businesses in the past due to its unique way of clarifying some difficult clinical issues. If it is appropriate, the process of solving your problems will be initiated in that visit. As a general rule, this process takes varied amounts of time based on the case but the general durations are as follows:
- Adult- 60 minutes
- Youth- 30 minutes
- Elite youth athlete- 45 minutes
- Professional or national level athlete- at least 1 hour but probably more based on situation
** Here's some trivia for you ... Back when we were pioneering our evaluation procedure, we booked ALL of our clients for 2 1/2 - 3 hours! Wow, right?
Is it true that you can add 30 yards to a golfer? By making physical changes to a golfer's body we can often get an over 30 yard increase (sometimes more)in distance, along with significant improvements in fairways and greens hit in regulation. We are comfortable in saying that we believe that we can affect more positive change in a golfers game, in less visits, than any of the other golf fitness brands in BC. Due to that, our systems were even purchased by a TSX traded golf company.
Does age matter? Age does matter as far as the types of issues that someone would want solved, and it also makes a difference to how quickly people's bodies adapt, but we can help people of all ages, all the time. We believe that as Total Outcomes Physio Surrey clinicians, we are guardians of your physical function and we help our clients maintain high activity levels as they progress through life.
What if my MRI or Xray shows structural problems? A positive MRI is worth noting, but don't despair just because an imaging test shows structural damage. If you are not a candidate for surgery, there are still all kinds of things that can usually be done to improve your situation. In your initial session with us, we can assess and discuss what non-surgical solutions might exist. I'll say it again ... Just because the MRI shows damage, does not mean that nothing can be done. Call us if you wish and we can discuss it. Total Outcomes Physio Surrey at (604) 767- 2267
Do you work with young kids? We do actually. Because of our work with developing athletes, we have a great deal of experience (and take a great deal of pleasure) in working with kids. Bring your kids in, we love the chance to be "immature" while we are still at work. Also, we are very comfortable with children's orthopedic issues.
Is it true that you have special solutions for dentists and hygienists? Yes we do. We enjoy a good relationship with the Vancouver and District Dental Society and many of it's members. This includes Braedan Lalor, (the T.O.P. president and founder), having done lectures at numerous study clubs, key lectures at their Mid Winter Clinic, and our clinicians helping them out by staffing their summer golf tournament with our Clinical Performance Tent (Just think the PGA tour fitness trailers without the trailers ... Or the PGA level players come to think of it ) We have experience and solutions for general Dentists and Dental specialists, along with the testimonials to prove it.
I've been told that you do “anti-aging” of the musculoskeletal system, how does that work? Here's a link that can tell you more, but the short answer is that not all of your problems which have come on with the passage of time are caused, By aging. Much of it is "accumulated trauma" which is the Total Outcomes way of describing body dysfunctions that build up over years that are PREVENTABLE and REVERSIBLE. Here is a testimonial to tide you over ...Testimonial
Do you train other clinicians in your systems? Yes. This is not covered on this website and I cannot give you a link to our other site yet. If you are a clinician who is interested in what we do, please call Braedan Lalor at (604) 767-2267 as he would love to meet you and discuss your interest.
Are you available for talks and lectures? Yes. As always, I love to speak to anyone willing to listen. I will post a link that deals more specifically with my speaking and teaching experience and what topics I can cover. Currently though I haven't had a chance to post it. It will come soon though.
What does the evaluation session cost?
- Kids evaluations are $65 -$85. Usually treatment is initiated in that session as well
- Adult evaluations lasting an hour are $85.00
- Longer evaluations for elite athletes are based on time needed, but the cost does not go over $135.00
Does physiotherapy insurance cover your services? Yes. We are physiotherapists, so if your extended health covers physio, then you are covered. (This is usually great news for golfers and beer league athletes) we suggest that you call your employee benefits person and find out how good your physio coverage is. Lot's of people have pleasant surprises!
What is your fee for acupuncture? Acupuncture is done along side mechanical interventions and is therefore a "freeby." There are no added acupuncture costs other than our usual session rates. The best news is that needling procedures take very little time to do, so there is practically no time lost from your Total Outcomes session.
What will you treat with acupuncture? Again, we use acupuncture as indicated, and alongside our mechanical interventions. That said, Braedan is trained to treat whatever acupuncture can treat within our scope, while Chantelle prefers to use her acupuncture skills for musculoskeletal issues only.