FAQ Treatment Visit
Wondering what happens at your first appointment? What to wear? Or just where we are located? See below for the answers to these and many other common questions.
AMS Clinic - Laval
AMS Clinic - West Island
AMS Clinic - Montreal
Is There Parking Available?
Parking is available. In Dorval there is ample free parking. In Montreal on Côte-des-Neiges you will need to park on either the main street of side streets.
How Long Does a Session Last?
Most treatments for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, osteopathy, or psychology, last between 45 to 60 minutes. There is some variation so for these and other treatments, check to make sure.
What Should I Bring With Me?
For your first visit you will need any paperwork that you downloaded from our website or forms that may have been sent to you. If you have any operative reports, MRI or X-ray results, you may bring those as well. Additionally, if you are utilizing any type of brace, splint, or crutches, those should come with you.
What Happens at the First Visit?
Your initial visit will include a thorough functional investigation to clearly identify and the cause(s) of your symptoms and assess your movement limitations. Treatment always focusses on maximizing your recovery, and your comfort. It may include a range of integrated approaches to help improve your functional ability, decrease pain, facilitate recovery or strengthening. Your therapist will provide an action plan, and help you manage your injury going forward. Treatment may be done by one provider, or may involve multiple treatment providers, as needed to give you the best care, and produce the best outcome possible.
Do I Need to Fill Out Any Forms?
For your safety we will need some general and medical information from you on your first visit. Please arrive ten minutes early if possible. You can also download our first visit form here and fill it out in advance (or just look to see what we need to know).
How Long is a Typical Treatment Session?
Adult therapy sessions last 45 minutes to 60 minutes on average, depending on diagnosis.
What Should I Wear to my Physiotherapy Appointments?
In general, wear comfortable clothing to physical therapy. If you are presenting with a problem of your cervical spine, upper back or shoulders, the therapist can provide you with a gown as needed to expose these areas. If you are coming for a lower-extremity problem, shorts are important. You can bring clothing with you if you need to change here.
What Happens Next?
Once you are referred to a multidisciplinary centre like ours, a full physical examination will be done. All CNESST or SAAQ paperwork will be taken care of. You can start your therapy right away.