Do I need a referral to become a patient?
Referrals from your primary care physician or another specialist are not required as Ottawa Performance is considered a portal of entry facility.
Is your facility only for athletes?
Absolutely not, Ottawa Performance Care was built on the foundational beliefs that everyone should receive the same level care as an athlete. We are proud to resolve anyone’s injury regardless of activity level or age.
What type of injuries do you care for?
We provide care for most neuro-musculoskeletal injuries. Our treatment method is not designed to cure, but rather initiate a rapid healing response. Please contact us via email or phone and we will be happy to arrange a time to discuss your case one on one.
Once I become a patient is this service something I have to keep doing to maintain?
Absolutely not. We firmly believe in solving injuries quickly and our treatment methods make this goal very achievable. Here at Ottawa Performance Care there is no such thing as maintenance care as we view that as incomplete treatment. For more details, specific to your case, please contact us and we will be happy to clarify.
What should I expect on my first visit?
During the first visit we will go through a thorough consultation of your case followed by a physical and neurologic examination specific to your needs. Following this we will start treatment and rehabilitation. Your visit will last approximately 1 hour. It is advised that you eat a healthy meal before coming in for your visit.
What type of clothing should I wear on my first visit?
Please wear athletic style clothing as the rehabilitation treatment is often included on the first visit. However, if you are unable to we are able to provide appropriate clothing for you during our treatment.
How should I prepare for my first acupuncture visit?
We recommend limiting caffeine intake, consuming a light meal and drinking water 1-2 hours prior to the visit.
Do acupuncture needles hurt?
Acupuncture needles can be as thin as a human hair, and patients rarely feel a thing upon application. Occasionally, a slight sensation of pressure or a muscle twitch response will occur, but rest assured these things are completely normal. Once the electrical stimulation is attached to the needles, the desired response is a painless muscle contraction that feels like a light tapping.