Indy Myopain

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What to Expect


Ways to Schedule an Appointment:

  1. Call the Indy Myopain Relief Center at (317) 973-0888
  2. Schedule on our website at the button below**
  3. Send us a message through our 'contact us' page

**Online appointments will require a username and password

 

What to expect on your first appointment

We encourage you to print the health history form sent to you and complete it prior to your first visit. The initial evaluation starts with targeted questioning and listening to your breathing patterns. This is followed by a physical examination for posture and movement.  Various factors are also considered into our evaluation such as ergonomics, sleep habits, nutrition, environment, stress and attitude to pain. From the information derived from the examination, a treatment strategy is formulated and agreed upon.


The hands-on part of the treatment involves partial undressing to allow access to the involved parts. This is similar to conventional massage therapy. The therapy we use is a combination of dry techniques and lubricated glides and is dynamic, targeted and well tolerated. Techniques used will include skin rolling, trigger point identification, some instrument-assisted techniques, stretching, and movement retraining.


Finally, you will be shown a home care activity and reassessed at your next visit. If you have a health care provider, we would love to collaborate with them.



What is the length of an appointment?

The first visit is usually scheduled for 2 hours, allowing for the initial evaluation, treatment and self-care training. 

Subsequent treatments are often scheduled weekly for 60-90 minutes.

When patients travel long distances to visit Indy Myopain Relief Center, we prefer to schedule for a longer, less frequent session.



How will I feel?

Many patients experience relief from pain after 1 or 2 treatments. For others, several treatments are needed before their pain starts to diminish. It is not uncommon for patients to experience some soreness for 1-2 days after treatment. This usually resolves after the first few treatments.


It is not uncommon for people to experience relief from symptoms they were not seeking treatment for, such as chronic hand and forearm pain clearing up after being treated for a stiff neck. Returning to normal activities without pain is accelerated by following the self-care program provided by your therapist.  This will include self-treating your trigger points and re-educating your muscles. Lasting results will be achieved by working with your therapist to eliminate underlying perpetuating factors.  


Your rate of improvement can depend on many conditions:
Type of injury and length of time since it occurred.
Overall physical health and level of fitness
Perpetuating factors
Underlying skeletal abnormalities
Nutrition
Quality of sleep
Depression or anxiety
Patient compliance with self-care and eliminating or reducing perpetuating factors.
Other medical conditions (i.e. allergies, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, etc.)
Good communication, patience, trust, and a positive attitude are essential.



Charge for Missed Appointments

A minimum charge of $ 75.00 will be billed for confirmed appointments when the patient does not cancel within at least 24 hours of the appointment time. Please do let us know if a conflict or emergency arises so that we can reschedule you for a better time.