What to expect
On your first visit, we will undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment. Be sure to bring any surgical information, X-rays or reports that you have that will assist in this assessment. We will evaluate these findings to make clinical judgements and formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan. We will then work with you to implement the necessary intervention/treatment required. This can include physical therapy, manual therapy (chiropractic intervention), dry-needling, kinesiology (using Cure Tape to support joints and muscles, and facilitate lymphatic or hematoma drainage), or aquatic therapy. Your therapy may include one, some, or all, of the above as you recover. During your visits, we will discuss the expected duration of therapy and make recommendations for self-management and exercises you can do at home to support your treatment.
What to bring
– Bring any relevant medical records that you have, especially if you are not an SZV patient
– Bring your insurance information
– Bring any equipment you currently need / use i.e. crutches, prostheses etc
– Wear comfortable clothes that allow access to injured areas of your body, movement and exercise
– Comfortable shoes with good support are recommended and specifically trainers for the exercise bike, treadmill etc
– Swimsuits are required for therapy in the pool. There are showers to rinse off the chlorine after hydrotherapy.
We treat SZV patients with referrals from their house doctor or hospital, for as long as SZV funds treatment. At the end of a specified period of funded treatment, we will determine if additional therapy is necessary and recommend additional SZV funding as required. We also accept private patients and walk-ins. Therapy sessions last 30 minutes and cost 112 ANG or $65 (the price set by the Paramedical Association Sint Maarten).
Directions and Parking
The clinic can be found at the premises of the Carib Swim Team Pool. This is up the street between Robbie’s Lottery and the Island Pet Shop.
There is limited parking immediately in front of the clinic, as well as alongside the clinic for those who have trouble walking. There is a car park below the clinic with the concrete stairs leading to the clinic. Please use the carpark if you and leave the front parking spots for those with less mobility. Above the clinic is a private residential road and patients are asked not to park there or to obstruct access to the neighbour’s properties.
Please arrive at the clinic in time for your appointment (don’t forget to allow for the traffic!)
Please call or WhatsApp if you cannot make your appointment and cancel (link to contact page)
Don’t forget to talk with us throughout your treatment, especially if you have any concerns or find you have new or different pain.