"As primary health care professionals, physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
With your independence in mind, a physiotherapist's goal is to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well-being.
Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises, and provide essential education about the body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence, and how to avoid or prevent bodily harm."
- Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Your physiotherapist will begin treatment with an assessment that may include health history, subjective history of injury, and evaluation of pain. Your physiotherapist will also complete an assessment of strength, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation, and heart and lung function.
Based on those results of initial assessment your physiotherapist will develop a diagnosis and determine if physical therapy is an appropriate treatment option.
With your input your physiotherapist will then develop an appropriate treatment plan and prognosis for your presentation.
At McInnes physiotherapy your physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan based on objective findings of initial assessment and chronicity of condition. Timelines will vary greatly based on nature of injury or condition; however the focus of treatments will be to ensure safe transition to independent management of condition. Treatment plans will usually consist of the following:
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals; as such you do not need a referral to access a physical therapist. However some insurance companies still require a doctor referral in order to reimburse for treatment costs.
With your permission your family doctor or referring doctor will be contacted to discuss clinical findings, treatment plans, and prognosis. Communication between health care professionals is paramount in ensuring quality care and continuity of care.
Yes you can take a referral to any clinic that you choose. You should ensure the physical therapist treating is in good standing with the regulating bodies and fully licenced in the province.
Physical therapy treatments are covered by most third party insurance plans (Blue Cross, Great West Life, SunLife, MSI etc.) and the percentage of coverage will depend on type of plan you have. McInnes Physiotheapy is able to direct bill some third party insurance companies at time of visit. If the injury occurred at work or in a motor vehicle accident there is no cost to the patient for treatments as the appropriate insurance company will be billed directly.
Monday: 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday: 8am to 5pm
Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Initial assessment: $85
Follow up Treatment: $65
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Initial assessment: $130
Follow up Treatment: $80
At initial assessment please bring:
Parking available in designated spots at side of building.
24hr notice of cancellation policy for all appointments.