Rates for Physiotherapy:
Standard visit: $70 (30 minutes one on one, total treatment time 45 minutes
Extended visit: $90 (45 minutes one on one, total treatment time 60 minutes)
ICBC/MSP: $30 user fee (30 minutes one on one, total treatment time 45 minutes)
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a range of treatment services that offers a comprehensive assessment and treatment based on the patient’s diagnosis and goals. The aim of the treatment is to ensure that the patient returns to full function, to educate the patient, and to prevent any future injuries. Physiotherapists are university-trained medical professionals and primary care practitioners.
You do not need a physician’s referral to attend physiotherapy unless you are an ICBC or WorkSafeBC client. Some extended health plans do require a physician’s referral for physiotherapy coverage. Please review your private insurance plan for more details.
Your first treatment will include a comprehensive assessment to identify the cause of your signs and symptoms. Based on this assessment, a diagnosis can be made and a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed. Treatment may include but not limited to: manual therapy (including soft tissue release), heat/ice therapy, electrotherapy, exercises, dry needling/IMS and, acupuncture.
Details into the different types of treatments physiotherapy offers:
Manual therapy is a hands-on technique that includes joint mobilization’s, myofascial techniques, and a variety of active release techniques. This type of treatment focuses primarily on the joints and myofascial system. Soft tissue release (a form of massage) is often used to prepare the joints for mobilization and manipulation. Exercises will be given to the patient to maintain these effects.
Electrotherapy uses electrical stimulation applied to the skin’s surface to stimulate the nerves and muscles of the body to create a therapeutic effect. Benefits include pain relief, muscle relaxation, increasing local blood flow, reducing swelling and inflammation, and decreasing pain. Types of electrotherapy include Ultrasound, High Voltage Pulses Current (HVPC), Interferential Current (IFC), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), an Electromuscular Stimulation (EMS).
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS):
IMS, sometimes referred to as dry needling, is a technique used to treat many painful conditions aggravated by tightness in muscular bands of the body that can be relieved by stimulating the spinal nerves to reduce pain in regions supplied by those nerves. This is a more aggressive but highly effective technique used to treat a variety of chronic conditions.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that consists of inserting fine, single-use disposable needles into the body at prescribed points to provide relief from a variety of different issues. Based on the traditional Chinese practices, certified physiotherapists have adapted this technique into a scientifically-proven, safe, pain-free, and effective treatment for a diverse range of ailments.
Exercise and conditioning:
Exercises are prescribed and taught to the patient to help to continue treatment beyond the clinic. We provide these therapeutic exercises to help for healing, for general conditioning, and to prevent future injuries. A one on one guided kinesiology program exercise is also offered at this clinic as a physiotherapy referred active rehabilitation program. As a physiotherapy delegated service: these appointments are claimable through your extended benefits plan.