WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
On your initial visit you will receive a comprehensive 1 hour manual (hands on) assessment and treatment (including exercises and a home program) to help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
You should come prepared with comfortable clothing that allows access to the areas being assessed / treated. ( Shorts if your back, legs or feet will be assessed; a tank top if your neck or arm is being assessed) and comfortable non-slip shoes for exercises. You may have to remove clothing for the specific area to be properly assessed / treated. Private assessment / treatment areas are available.
Please arrive early enough to be in the treatment room and ready for when your appointment starts. We encourage patients to arrive 10 or 15 minutes early to get changed and start their exercise programs before their actual treatment time begins.
Each return visit consists of usually a 30 minute re-evaluation and treatment (1 on 1 with only me) where I alter your manual treatment, exercise and home program depending on your response to the previous treatments and home program.
HOW OFTEN WILL I ATTEND PHYSIOTHERAPY?
It depends on the extent of your injury, how much manual therapy you need and your response to previous treatments but generally, you attend more frequently in the beginning ( once or twice a week) and as you maintain gains through treatment, you need to attend less frequently ( once every 2-4 weeks), until you are discharged onto a home exercise program. Remember it’s our goal for you to not need me indefinitely.
DO YOU ACCEPT OHIP, WSIB, MVA OR PRIVATE INSURANCE?
No we do not treat OHIP, WSIB or MVA patients. We do treat patients with private insurance but WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROCESS INSURANCE CLAIMS. You will be provided with a receipt upon payment after each visit, which you can choose to submit to your insurance company.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
No you do not require a doctor’s referral before having a physiotherapy assessment or treatment however, if you plan to submit your receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement, you MAY need a physician’s referral. It is your responsibility to investigate this, as we do NOT process insurance claims. (It’s always a good idea to see your family doctor for new problems that concern your health.)