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What is the difference between Lombafit Studio and the other group exercises classes?
Lombafit Studio is a combination of physiotherapy, yoga, pilates and fitness specifically designed for individuals with back pain. Because the sessions are conducted in small groups and are given by physiotherapists, you can be assured that the exercises will be adapted and modified in a safe and professional manner.
Unlike other group exercise classes, Lombafit Studio offers you rigorous follow-up through regular assessments with your physiotherapist. Also, we put a special emphasis on educating our client so that they develop the tools they need to optimize their condition in the long run.
Why do I have to do an initial assessment before attending the group sessions?
The initial assessment with your physiotherapist is individual and includes a thorough medical history and physical assessment of your condition. This provides us with the information required to have clarity as regards to your diagnosis, and ensuring you are eligible for the program. The most significant issues identified will be reassessed at various stages of the program to provide you with feedback on your progress in achieving your identified program goals.
Can I join the classes if my back pain is very severe?
Although the exercises at Lombafit Studio are adjusted to your symptoms, we recommend you consult a physiotherapist for an individual session if you have acute back pain. You will receive hands-on treatments and other modalities to ease your pain. However, you can still join Lombafit Studio once the pain is under control in order to prevent future reinjury.
What can I expect from a typical session at Lombafit Studio?
All sessions are given to small groups and are typically one hour long. The first 45 minutes are dedicated to therapeutic exercises aiming to treat your condition. The last 15 minutes is used for practical education about your back pain, answering your questions, complimentary exercises and/or group sharing sessions.
What is the cost?
After the initial assessment with your physiotherapist, we will be able to advise you on the optimal treatment frequency and duration. Your therapist will take into consideration your conditions and needs. Please note that if you're not fully satisfied after joining Lombafit Studio for the first time, we will reimburse the amount of your session.
Can I claim the classes back on my health insurance?
Because the sessions are given by certifed OPPQ physiotherapists, we can provide you with physiotherapy receipts that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. However, we always recommend you contact your insurance company prior in order determine the exact benefits you are entitled to.
Do I need a referral from my Doctor?
NO. In Quebec, you are allowed to consult a physiotherapist without requiring a Doctor’s prescription. If you will, you can always discuss with your Doctor about the benefits of joining Lombafit Studio. We can speak directly to your Doctor for you if you prefer.
What happens if I miss my session?
Considering the limited slots available and the high demand, we decided to adopt a strict cancellation policy. Hence we would appreciate if you could contact us at least 24 hours before if you are intending to miss your session, otherwise we will have to charge you for the missed class.
What should I wear?
We recommend you wear comfortable sports clothes and shoes during the sessions. Our main objective is to treat your back pain, but we also want to get you fit along the way. Be prepared to move! (Of course we will respect your pain level and your fitness level).