What to Expect in a Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment?
Ensure you block off one hour of your time for your first visit. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your assessment in order to complete an intake form. During your assessment your physiotherapist will ask you about your symptoms and when/how they started and will observe your posture and movements. They will feel for any muscle tightness or spasm or joint restriction and will test your strength. They will likely provide a few more tests for you in order to determine the cause of your issue.
On your first visit, with your consent, they will provide you with an initial treatment, discuss your problem in detail with you and advise you on movements and postures to avoid and on exercises to start on a daily basis. They will then describe your overall plan with you including expected frequency of treatment and will give you an estimate the length of treatment period needed to resolve your problem.
We can often take you the same day!
Most insurances is accepted. We do not take OHIP.
If you do not have insurance and cannot afford treatment, please talk to us .. we do not want to refuse to help people. There are low cost payment options and we are here to help the community.
Questions: call us at 905-450-7870 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is involved in Physiotherapy treatment?
Treatment can constitute a variety of approaches including:
- Exercise prescription
- Joint mobilization
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Acupuncture (with or without use of an electroacupunctoscope)
- Dry Needling
- Therapeutic cupping
- McKenzie protocol
- Mulligan mobilizations
- TDP mineral heat lamp
- Mechanical or manual traction
Cost of Physiotherapy
- Assessment is $90 (one hour)
- Treatment is $70 (45 min to one hour)
Who is qualified to provide Physiotherapy?
In the province of Ontario, in order to provide physiotherapy, one must hold a degree in physiotherapy (an educational field that is highly competitive and in high demand) and be registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Training usually involves a total of five to seven years (including preparatory courses pre-physiotherapy) at a recognized university. Furthermore, physiotherapists are educated in the basic health sciences, such as anatomy and physiology, and are taught specific physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques.
Upon completing a physiotherapy program, the graduate in physiotherapy possesses the skills necessary in identifying physical limitations and planning suitable recovery programs for individuals with physical limitations.
How are Physiotherapists Regulated / Licensed?
Each province in Canada has a licensing body most commonly called the College of Physiotherapists. This is the body that develops and enforces the regulations that govern the profession. The Colleges of Physiotherapists have jurisdiction only over physiotherapists (ie. those with a degree in physiotherapy) but do not regulate the practices of non-physiotherapists claiming to provide physiotherapy.
At Queen West Physiotherapy & Acupuncture, all physiotherapists are registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. If you are planning to have physiotherapy, please ensure that you are receiving treatment from a Registered Physiotherapist.
Please call us for a physiotherapy assessment today.