Having doubts and questions is quite common, we all do! Even more so when it comes to health and well-being, one of the most important subjects in our lives, it is essential to be able to ask questions and get answers. But don’t worry: we have prepared a list of the most frequently asked questions about Physiotherapy and other Rehabilitation Services.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Sounds like a simple question, right? But it’s quite common for most people to not know what Physiotherapy is, especially if you have never been to one. But no worries, we’re here to make it clear! Physiotherapy (or Physical Therapy) is an evidence-based treatment, focusing on the science of movement. It’s about increasing your well-being, body rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion. With a holistic approach, a physiotherapist will aid you in restoring, maintaining, and maximizing your physical strength, function, and motion.Within physiotherapy, you can also find other rehabilitation services such as:
- Sports injury and performance
- Pelvic floor physiotherapy
- Back pain and spine care program
- Pain management and post-surgery recovery
- Physiotherapy for Vertigo and Vestibular
- Physiotherapy for TMJ and jaw pain
- Physiotherapy for Concussion Syndrome
- Physiotherapy for children
- Physiotherapy for seniors
- Occupational physiotherapy
- In-home physiotherapy
You may not realize it, but our daily routine can overwhelm us! Too many tasks and responsibilities; and the “new normal” don’t make things easier. So, we tend to postpone decisions, including the important ones – like your health, wellness and movement! Checking with a physiotherapist is important for so many reasons. You can:
- Reduce or eliminate pain
- Improve your mobility
- Avoid or recover from sports injuries and previous accidents
- Boost your overall well-being
- Increase your sports performance
- Decrease chances of falling
- Recover fast from surgeries
- Avoid going through surgery
Yes, if you live in NW Calgary or the Crowfoot area you can find our physiotherapy clinic near you. We’re within a 10-minute drive from most Northwest communities, just 3 minutes from John Laurie.You can find us using your Google Maps here
No, you do not require a doctor’s referral to see a Physiotherapist in Alberta. Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals (just like doctors and dentists) meaning you can go directly to a physiotherapist. Some insurance companies, however, sometimes require a doctor’s referral before they reimburse you. So if you have an extended healthcare plan and are going to claim your costs for the visit through your plan, check to see if a referral is required for reimbursement.
Please register online at least 24h before your first appointment, otherwise, make sure you come in 30 min before your appointment time to register in the clinic.
Many factors, including diagnosis, pre-existing conditions, lifestyle, and treatment compliance, impact therapy frequency and duration. We work closely with both the patient and referring physician to return our patients to their desired level of activity as quickly and safely as possible.
Yes, we direct bill most insurance companies. Few may require that you pay upfront and submit a claim. We will provide you with an official receipt with all the required information to collect your reimbursement from your extended health insurance company.
The values depend on the treatment and rehabilitation service you are looking for. Massage therapy sessions, for example, are in the $40 – $60 range, while physiotherapy services are around $80 – $100. Prices may vary depending on your treatment and if you want a quotation for your case, give us a call!And don’t forget – we offer 10% OFF if you are a neighbour and live in Calgary NW.
Please inform us if your injury was due to a work-related injury when booking an appointment.
Yes, we are now receiving children in our clinic, performing special treatments like pediatric physiotherapy (learn more). However, depending on the case, you might need to make arrangements for your child care before your appointment, making ensure your time with your physiotherapist is as productive as possible.
We treat more than 30 conditions, and every day we learn from specific cases. If your condition is not on the list, don’t worry, talk to us to understand what we can do to help you!
A – F
|1||Ankle – Strain/Sprain, Shin Splints|
|5||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
|7||Degenerative Joint/Disc Diseases|
|8||Disc herniation and sciatica|
|9||Elbow – Tennis, Golfer’s, OA|
|12||Foot – Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles|
H – P
|14||Hip – Fracture, OA, Post Surgery|
|16||Knee – ACL, MCL, Meniscal, IT Band|
|17||Neck – Strain, Whiplash, Surgery|
|21||Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation|
|23||Pre and Post Natal Physiotherapy|
R – W
|25||Repetitive Strain Injuries|
|27||Shoulder – Frozen, Rotator Cuff|
|31||Tendonitis – Achilles, Rotator Cuff, Plantar fasciitis, Tennis Elbow|
|32||Vertigo/ Balance and Dizziness Disorders|
|33||Vertebral Fracture Management|
|34||Whiplash/Motor Vehicle Accidents|
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CLINIC
If you still have more questions and want to know more, give us a call! We will be more than happy to clarify everything you need. But if you want to know more about our physiotherapy clinic, see below for where we are, our opening hours and how to contact us!