How Long Will it Take to Fix my Condition?
This can depend on several factors:
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- How long you have had the condition.
- The severity of the condition, ie how much it impacts your lifestyle.
- Whether there are multiple conditions to address.
- The number of dysfunctions we find on objective testing.
- How quickly you are able to complete the RM assessment and treatment process.
In our experience people who go through this process in the shortest possible time achieve their desired result more quickly. In the majority of cases, going through our systematic whole body approach, in 2-3 hours of assessment and treatment, we will either be a long way towards achieving your good result, or know how much further treatment will be required.
In 95% of clients we treat, full pain- free function(or clients good result/goal) is achieved within 3-6 hours of the Ridgway Method process.
Below are examples of treatment progress graphs that we use to track progress and help determine how much further treatment is likely to be required to resolve your condition.
The vertical axis represents the amount of strain/dysfunction present in the body, and this is measured using 3-6 key movement tests that are relevant for your presenting condition. We compare these tests to what is optimal for each test, and measure the percentage difference from baseline(day 1 assessment) to optimal result.
For example, hamstring range may be a relevant test for a client's condition. They test at -45deg range where optimal is -15deg, a 30deg difference. As we improve this difference, these tests get closer to the blue or optimal zone, represented in blue. We take an average of all the tests to calculate percentage improvements.
The horizontal axis represent time.
The client's good result is depicted in the blue box on the right, and the key movement tests are noted also.
The example above shows that Sam achieved an optimal state with his key dysfunctions within 5 hours. These dysfunctions were particularly related to his presenting problem, so this also improved and he returned to running without pain. Sam required further motor control strategies to consolidate his gains and ensure the problem did not recur.
Another example is below.
In the example above, Matt got to just above the optimal zone within 3 hours of treatment. Based on his response, it is likely that Matt will achieve an optimal state in the dysfunctions related to his condition in another 30min of treatment. Each line represents a 60 min session in this case.
It is important to note that because we track objective tests within the body, we can measure your progress accurately. We do not continue unless we are achieving results. Thus, within an initial 2-3 hour time frame, we will be able to ascertain whether our treatment approach is the right path for you, or whether onward referral is required.
If you have any questions about your specific circumstances or whether our approach is appropriate for you, please call the clinic on 9370 5654 and one of our physiotherapists will be more than happy to assist.