What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
All physiotherapists registered to practise in Canada are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competence examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.
Do I need a referral from a Doctor?
Nope! Physiotherapists are considered primary health care providers, so a referral is not necessary.
However, some insurance companies may require a doctor’s referral for reimbursement — please check with your insurance provider before booking.
Can information be shared with my Doctor?
Yes! I believe in open communication among all of your healthcare providers. With your permission I will gladly provide your healthcare team with relevant assessment and treatment information.
Will my visit be covered by OHIP?
No. However, if you are eligible, the government does provide coverage for seniors, youth and other categories of patients at publicly-funded physiotherapy clinics. To learn more about this, visit the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario website.
Do you take MVA or WSIB claims?
No, at this time I am unable to accommodate MVA or WSIB claims.
Can you bill my insurance directly?
No, payment is required at the end of each visit. I will provide you with a receipt with all of the information your insurance provider needs, so you can be reimbursed.
What Can I expect at an appointment?
At your initial assessment, please arrive 10 minutes early with your initial assessment forms completed. We will spend one hour together to discuss, examine, assess in detail, and treat your area(s) of concern.
Treatment may include manual therapy, soft tissue release, movement retraining, exercise prescription and acupuncture. I’m here to give you the tools to feel better and prevent re-injury.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO AN APPOINTMENT?
Please wear loose-fitting clothing that allows any injured or affected areas to be easily viewed and accessed (e.g. shorts and a tank top).
PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN HELP YOU WITH:
Nagging aches and pains
Preparation or recovery from surgery, such as hip or knee replacements
Injury recovery, strains and sprains
Preparing for a physical goal
Enhancing physical performance
Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow
And plenty more! If you have a specific question about your condition or issue, please feel free to ask.