What Is Physiotherapy?
Physical Therapy is a manual therapy directed towards the prevention or alleviation of movement limitations, pain and enhances the physical capacity. It benefits a variety of types of patients, from musculoskeletal birth defects to sciatica, injury or post-surgery related issues, to elderly post-stroke patients.
What Are Physiotherapy Benefits?
The most suitable conditions for physiotherapy are patients with chronic pain, limited range of motion, car accident injury, sports injury, strains, knee pain, frozen shoulder (rotator cuff tears), tendonitis, sciatica and different kinds of neural or musculoskeletal issues.
How Does Physiotherapy Work?
Physical therapy treatments are tailored depending on the causes of the injuries.
The treatment will start with a comprehensive examination/assessment and then the physiotherapist will come up with a diagnosis, so you know exactly what is going on and have a clear understanding of your injury.
physiotherapists are using a wide range of therapies, including:
Manual therapies – Such as joint manipulation and mobilization
Exercise programmes – Such as muscle strengthening, posture re-training
Electrotherapy techniques – Such as Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), laser therapy, and ultrasound.
Dry Needling – targets myofascial trigger points to reduce muscle tensions and pain
Kinesiology Taping – prevention and treatment of most sporting injuries
Physical therapy treatment is covered under ICBC, WSBC, Manulife, Canada life, Greenshield, Sunlife, Blue Cross and most of the extended insurance providers.
Conditions Our Physiotherapists Are Treating
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Dizziness and Vertigo
- Heel and Foot Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
- Neck Pain
- Repetitive Strain
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Sports Injuries
- Ankle Sprains
- Frozen Shoulder
- Golfer’s Elbow / Tennis Elbow
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Post Surgery
ICBC Direct Billing
If you are injured in a car crash, go ahead with multiple ICBC covered treatments to help you with recovery! ICBC will cover 100% and pay 100% for your physiotherapy treatments.
Here are some questions you may have before starting your treatment:
1. Check if you are eligible for the ICBC auto insurance benefit.
Prior to your initial visit please provide us with your
- Full Name
- Claim Number
- Date of Birth
Our admin staff will check with ICBC for you and help with bookings.
2. Do I have to deal with ICBC myself regards to the treatment?
No. We will take care of sessions approval, fundings from ICBC and treatment extensions for you during your treatment. We also directly bill your treatment to ICBC, so you don’t have to pay upfront.
3. What is my treatment plan?
Your therapist will work with you on your treatment plans after your initial visit to meet your recovery goal, so you know what to expect.
4. Do I need a doctor’s referral to start the treatment?
No, you don’t need to have a doctor’s note to start the rehabilitation treatment.
Insurance Providers We Are Working With
We respect that your time is valuable and we appreciate that you understand ours is too. If appointments are cancelled or rescheduled at short notice, or if you do not attend an appointment, this means we are unable to re-use that time to support other patients.
A fee to the value of the appointment booked will be applied to your account for any missed appointments or cancellations without 24 hours notice.
Please note that the cost of missed appointments and late cancellations are not covered by your ICBC, WCB or private insurance.