• Physiotherapy Frequently
    Asked Questions

What does a physiotherapist do?

Physiotherapists are highly trained health care professionals that have advanced knowledge of the human body and how it works. Physiotherapists assess, diagnosis and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disorders. Physiotherapists educate patients on their condition, teach patients how to get well and stay well. Physiotherapist can use a number of methods which may include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • hot/cold therapy
  • electrical stimulation
  • exercises (Range of Motion, Strengthening)
  • traction
  • dry needling
  • education
  • Shockwave
  • Vestibular rehab
  • Manipulation

Do I need to be referred?

No, you do not require a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. Simply call your local provider directly

What does physiotherapy cost?

Treatments are between $70 and $130 per visit depending on your condition

Why should I see a physiotherapist?

If you are experiencing decreased function, mobility, pain, stiffness, or even just general deconditioning contact with your physiotherapist. Why wouldn’t you want to talk to an expert? If your car was broken, you’d take it to a mechanic. Same goes for you.

What is the physiotherapy treatment for back pain?

After completing a thorough assessment your condition your physiotherapist will customize your physiotherapy treatment plan. Physiotherapist can use a number of treatments methods which may include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • hot/cold therapy
  • electrical stimulation
  • exercises (Range of Motion, Strengthening)
  • traction
  • dry needling
  • education
  • Shockwave

How many treatments will I need?

Once a thorough assessment has been completed your physiotherapist will be able to give you a better idea. They will take into account your current functional level, your treatment goals and your commitment.

What types of problem can physiotherapy help?

Any condition that affects your muscles, joints or nerves can be treated with the help of Physiotherapy.

Who benefits from Physiotherapy and what conditions can be treated?

Physiotherapy can help anyone from age 0 -102 (yes, we have actually treated patients that young and old!) some of the conditions we treat:

  • Arthritic conditions
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Foot problems
  • Headaches
  • Joint replacements
  • Neck and back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pre- and post-operative conditions
  • Pregnancy related pain and discomfort
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • TMJ (jaw) problems
  • Torticollis
  • Whiplash/motor vehicle accident injuries

What does the treatment involve?

A physiotherapy treatment will consist of an assessment, diagnosis of your condition and treatment of your symptoms.

What treatments will you use?

Depending on your condition, the treatment method will vary. Physiotherapist can use a number of methods which may include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • hot/cold therapy
  • electrical stimulation
  • exercises (Range of Motion, Strengthening)
  • traction
  • dry needling
  • education
  • Shockwave
  • Vestibular rehab
  • Manipulation

How effective is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is considered extremely effective. Physiotherapy relies on evidence based scientific research where the results are measurable.

What is physiotherapy massage?

Not applicable.

Is a massage good for lower back pain?

Yes. Massage is a great way to relax tense muscle tissues that can hinder your range of motion and cause stiffness.

Do massages help?

Of course. Massage is a great way to relax tense muscle tissues that can hinder your range of motion and cause stiffness. Some of the general benefits of massage therapy may include:

  • Physical relaxation
  • Improved circulation
  • Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
  • Greater flexibility and range of motion

How Physiotherapy is done? How long does it take physical therapy to work?

The benefits of physiotherapy can be felt immediately. However, in most cases, patients notice an increase in function and decrease in pain after two visits.

Is physiotherapy safe during pregnancy?

Absolutely, physiotherapy during pregnancy can help elevate the back or pelvic pain you may be experiencing. It can also enhance your body’s ability to have a smoother pregnancy and labour.

How do I pay for my treatment, can I use private medical insurance?

Yes you can use your medical insurance. In fact, we direct bill most medical insurance plans. Simply talk with our experienced front end staff and they will be happy to help.