Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at our facility involves assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries through biomechanical analysis and objective testing. Based on your clinical presentation, the physiotherapist will implement a plan for the treatment of your injury. Physiotherapists assess and analyze the effect of illness, disability, injury and inactivity and develop specific treatment plans based on their assessment and the individual client’s goals.

Physiotherapists – The Body Specialists

  • Assess a client’s level of mobility, strength and endurance
  • Diagnose their condition and develop a treatment plan to restore movement and reduce limitations, including pain
  • Prescribe and demonstrate specific therapeutic exercises, monitor the client’s progress over time, and adjust their treatment according to their needs and preferences
  • Prepare the client for independence with advice on how to manage the condition, including education on complications and prevention of a recurring problem.

Physiotherapists treat a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems.  Here are some of the ways physiotherapy can help through therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, electrical modalities and a range of techniques.

  • Treat and manage neck and back pain and other joint injuries
  • Address physical challenges associated with pain, arthritis, repetitive strain injury, (such as tennis elbow), etc.
  • Treat sports injuries and provide advice on prevention and recurrence
  • Provide post surgical rehabilitation of many surgeries including joint replacement
  • Maximize mobility for clients with neurological disorders such as stroke and traumatic brain injury
  • Treat children with paediatric conditions such as developmental delay, fractures and sport injuries.

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and mobility, body mechanics, muscles and joints.  They will help develop an exercise program specially tailored to your needs, putting together the right combination of activities to improve physical fitness and avoid injury.

What Conditions Do Physiotherapy Treat?

While this list is not exhaustive, conditions frequently seen at our clinic include:

  • Low back pain/disk herniations/sciatica
  • Shoulder/rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis, tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Tendonitis/ligament or muscle sprains
  • Post surgical or fracture rehabilitation
  • Whiplash/headaches/dizziness

How Do I Start Physio Treatment?

You do not need a referral to start physiotherapy treatment. Just call our office number and book an appointment.

Treatment sessions can include:

  • Manual therapy/mobilization of affected stiff joints, joint manipulations
  • Exercise prescription for home exercising or for the gym
  • Modalities to relieve pain and promote soft tissue healing (such as ultrasound, interferential current, electrical muscle stimulation, and Intramuscular Stimulation or Acupuncture)
  • Soft tissue massage and stretching
  • Active Release Techniques treatment, Spinal Back/Neck Traction

What is Sport Physiotherapy specifically?

Sport Physiotherapy will help any individual with problems affecting the level of functionality of the musculoskeletal system. This therapy specializes in the fields of sports and physical fitness.

Our physiotherapists apply various techniques to treat you such as manual therapy, sports therapy and individualized exercise programs.

Our clients can expect to improve their balance, their endurance, their strength and their coordination, which will help them stay active every day.

An individualized treatment plan may include:

  1. Manual therapy (hands on) techniques to increase joint movement and muscle flexibility
  2. Therapeutic equipment such as ultrasound, laser, electrical stimulation, intramuscular stimulation (IMS) to reduce pain and inflammation in the injured area
  3. A specific exercise program designed to meet your needs and abilities to help regain strength and movement
  4. Education about your condition so you understand how to manage it
  5. Discharge in a reasonable length of time with a home program.

What Does Physiotherapy treatment Cost

The initial physiotherapy appointment is typically 45-60 minutes in duration and the cost is $60.00 .

Follow-up appointments range from 30 to 45 minutes in duration and cost $50.00.  If you are covered by MSP a $20.00 user fee is charged. If you are covered by ICBC a Initial $25.00 user fee is charged and follow up appointment fee is $25.00. There is no user fee assigned to clients covered by WCB.  Physio Acupuncture treatment fee is $10.00. Physio IMS treatment fee is $5.00.

Does My Extended Health Plan Cover Physiotherapy?

There are many Extended Health Plans that cover Physiotherapy or IMS treatment up to a certain amount each year. To be sure, it is recommended you contact your Insurance provider to determine coverage.

References:
1. Physiotherapy Association of BC www.bcphysio.org

 

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