Chronic Condition Management
Do you struggle with any of the following issues?
- Emphysema or COPD
- Metabolic Syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Chronic Pain
- Heart disease
- Depression or Anxiety
You’re not alone. Many people struggle to cope with chronic conditions that have a significant impact on their everyday life. pt Health can help you get back to living a fuller, healthier life.
What is a Chronic Condition?
A chronic condition is any persistent injury, disease, pain or illness that has ongoing symptoms. Chronic conditions typically cause lasting symptoms that interfere with daily activities.
Chronic conditions may also affect the body’s ability to heal from an injury or surgical procedure. Chronic conditions generally worsen if managed incorrectly. In fact, degenerative conditions can also become severe more quickly if appropriate intervention is not taken.
Common symptoms associated with chronic conditions:
- Pain, Numbness or Tingling
- Joint Instability
- Shortness of Breath
- Muscle Weakness
How Can pt Health Help
Chronic conditions are caused by injury, disease or illness, which typically never completely resolve. Some chronic conditions also have a significant genetic component. Living with a chronic condition can be very challenging.
Often patients have been coping with conditions for years and have not found a satisfactory way to deal with their symptoms. In some instances, a reliance on medication to manage pain and discomfort can cause side effects that also have a serious impact on a patient’s day to day functioning and mental well-being.
At pt Health, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition. Many of our patients come to our clinics to deal with an acute injury. Quite often rehabilitation from injury is negatively impacted by chronic conditions. This means we have to also address and treat the chronic condition in order to ensure optimal healing.
Physiotherapy may help to reduce pain and inflammation and can help correct poor body mechanics. Patients also often benefit from nutritional counselling and supplements. In many instances, massage, orthotics or adaptive equipment can help increase a patient’s well-being. Meditation and psychological counselling offer constructive ways to help increase psychological health and naturopathic medicine can have a positive impact on physical well-being.
pt Health therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies and in some cases Veterans Affairs and Medicare – such as OHIP (Ontario), Alberta Health Care and Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia). Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out (and usually within the hour). Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461.
At pt Health we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.