WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A CONSULTATION
What happens during a Physiokey session?
During your first session you will be asked to complete a full medical history. It is important that you complete this as fully and honestly as possible, taking particular care to detail any medication you may be taking. This information is essential to formulate an accurate treatment plan.
Your treatment will be devised according to the information you give and may consist of localised, general or a combination of both treatments.
You will be asked to remove clothing appropriate to where your injury is and towelling is provided for your modesty and comfort.
Using the Physiokey to treat local symptoms (e.g. when there is only one point of pain) is like a lighthouse flashing its beacon to make ships aware of its location. When the Physiokey device is used at the point of pain it then becomes the lighthouse sending out huge bright beams of light across the waves to show ships or in this case the brain where to focus its attention. It is saying loud and clear "here I am!"
The difference between Physiokey and some other therapies, which may require you to have indefinite on going treatment, is that Physiokey takes the body through the healing cycle to completion. This means that once your treatment is finished, it is unlikely that you will need further treatment for the same problem.
When treating with the Physiokey device it is very important to treat frequently and for long enough to ensure that the condition is fully resolved. A typical course of treatment would require you to have three sessions within one week; if further treatments were necessary they would then be weekly. Most acute problems only require 4 to 6 sessions whilst chronic ailments will take longer.
What should I expect during and after treatment?
During treatment it is normal to experience some, all or none of the following reactions:
- Light headedness
- Skin reactions (e.g. redness, itching, sensitivity)
- Feeling cold
- Feeling thirsty
- Pain moving or shifting
After treatment and during your prescribed course of treatments you may still experience some of the above reactions and may also experience the following.
Flu like symptoms or nausea
Increased pain, this can sometimes be stronger pain than before the treatment. This is a positive indication that the treatment is working and should gradually subside. It is a normal reaction and should not cause alarm. To alleviate symptoms a hot water bottle may be applied to the painful area. It is preferable not to take painkillers though they may be taken if pain is very strong.
Improved sleeping patterns
Area of pain becoming more localised as the body heals.
Increased range of movement.