"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 competency examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.
– Canadian Physiotherapy Association
At your first appointment you will be greeted by our friendly front office staff and be given a medical questionnaire. The form will introduce us to your general health and to help guide our assessment focus. A demographic form will also be given for record keeping purposes, which can be filled out prior to coming in by booking online.
When you see the physiotherapist you will undergo a detailed subjective history by the therapist and an extensive clearing exam to help determine if your condition is appropriate for physiotherapy.
Once that portion of the examination is complete your therapist will complete a detailed biomechanics assessment of the area of concern to help determine an accurate diagnosis, areas of weakness and an agreed upon treatment plan.
Orthopaedic physiotherapy initial assessments are 40-45 minutes in duration and subsequent appointments are 20-25 minutes.
Pelvic Health physiotherapy initial assessments are 60 minutes in duration and subsequent appointments are 30 minutes.
No. While we like to keep family physicians in the circle of care, we do not require a physician referral to initiate treatments
We can direct bill most third party insurance companies, including but not limited to Canada Life, Sunlife, Manulife, and chambers of commerce. The list of third party insurance companies allowing direct billing is growing, as such you should call your insurance company and see if they allow direct billing by physiotherapy.
McInnes Physiotherapy is fully credentialled and qualified to treat injuries that have occurred at the workplace or in motor vehicle accidents and will be happy to help guide you through the rehabilitation process.