FAQ

What you need to know with Primal.

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All our Primal Therapists come from one of three licensed professional backgrounds: either physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage therapy.

In addition to their professional training, they are required to go through a rigorous internal training on the Primal techniques and system when they join our team of therapists. They’re also constantly trained at Primal and add to their qualifications at various educational centers.

The uniqueness of Primal starts with the knowledge that in some way, everything is connected to everything else. Many therapies don’t have a goal outside of working on what hurts and that specific area only. With Primal, we start by looking at the overall picture of how your body is ordered and balanced, how your body moves, and how one issue can lead to problems elsewhere. This helps us look strategically and systematically at identifying the root cause of any pain, dysfunction, or areas holding you back from performance improvements. From this point, we work with only manual therapy (read: hands-on) and movement to create lasting change. Other clinics use machines to get the job done, we don’t.

It depends a lot on your individual pain tolerance and experience with being treated. Most clients can feel some discomfort here and there but many will call it, “the best pain of my life”, because we work at a deep level releasing long-held tension and you’ll feel instantly better after your session. Based on thousands of hours of refining the Primal framework, we’ve learned that to create a permanent change in a tissue quickly, at times techniques are required that can be painful. If at any point in time you’re feeling uncomfortable, just let your Primal Therapist know and they can adjust the pressure.

The answer is yes, we have collectively seen thousands of patients and have experience with many variations of dysfunctional muscular patterns and injuries. If you have anything extremely exotic or have any questions you want answered about a specific condition or injury before coming to your first Primal session, feel free to contact us and we’ll connect you with the best placed Primal Therapist who can answer your questions for you.

Your initial assessment and treatment takes approximately one hour, and follow up visits are either 30 or 60 minutes in length depending on a variety of factors.

Definitely. While we start your initial assessment with a thorough Body Scan and muscle testing, we also find a lot of value in continually re-assessing throughout your treatment, getting you off the table to walk around, assessing postural changes, and ultimately seeking out the root cause of your dysfunction through constant testing and re-testing through your entire Primal program.

Although your Primal Therapist will be able to provide you with a much more accurate timeline following your initial assessment, as a general rule of thumb the following holds true: For more minor, non-chronic injuries or movement challenges we can see dramatic improvement within 4-6 sessions. For more major or chronic injuries or movement issues we ballpark around 10-12 sessions. Finally, for severe or long-term chronic issues, it may take up to 20 sessions to see a significant resolution of your symptoms. These are very general estimates and every patient case varies, and often you’ll feel improvement from the very first session. Your therapist will work with you to create a program that will be tailored to your needs during your initial session, so you’ll have an idea of your roadmap once you come in. There is no one size fits all here!

When we talk about future-proofing your body, we mean it. Don’t wait for an injury or stress to build up. Our modern lifestyle habits of being glued to a chair or couch for many hours a day or in front of a computer screen does not allow our body to work or maintain itself the way it’s supposed to. Add in some weekend warrior activity after a stressful week with very little movement, and you’ve got a recipe for potential future injury and pain. On the other hand, if we take the time on a monthly basis to address your muscular tension, improve your movement patterns, address lifestyle factors, and ensure that we’re dealing intelligently with tweaks and aches before they become a major problem, you’re going to feel better, move faster, and live a longer, pain-free life.

All of our pricing is displayed on our online booking platform and depends on if it’s an initial visit or a follow up. If you have any further questions or need help sorting out your insurance plan, just contact us.

We’re always looking for the best talent! Please contact us by email. We’re currently hiring therapists.