Q: What is physiotherapy?
A: Physiotherapy is a form of health care that prevents, identifies, corrects and alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction. The primary objective of physiotherapy is to promote optimum health and function. It is one of the oldest healthcare professions, and an important part of total health care. (Canadian Physiotherapy Association)
Physiotherapy is a major healthcare profession practiced by university-educated, highly trained individuals who are active members of the health care team. Physiotherapy is a key to mobility, an independent lifestyle and wellness. (Canadian Physiotherapy Association)
Q: How much experience do your therapists have?
A: We have 12 physiotherapists on staff with 3 to over 30 years experience. If you are searching for a particular skill set for your clients, please call the clinic, or review Our Team page.
Q: How quickly will a patient be seen for their first appointment?
A: We will make every effort to book an appointment within 24 hours. We always hold back a couple of same-day appointments for emergencies.
Q: How many treatments will be needed?
A: Every condition is individually evaluated, based on the person and severity of their condition and patient activity expectations. The treating physiotherapist will advise your client of an appropriate treatment plan after their initial assessment.
Q: How long will My Patient client be in the clinic for each session?
A: This depends on the injury and type of treatment. Standard treatment sessions last between 45 and 60 minutes. If you have a client requiring an active rehabilitation program, we offer services ranging from 1 ½ hours to 4 hours.
Q: Will I receive follow-up after referring a patient?
A: All our physiotherapists will send a written report outlining their findings and treatment plan following the initial assessment and a discharge report after your patients’ last visit.
Q: What does the patient need to bring?
A: If possible they should bring in:
- A written referral
- Any test results – X-ray, MRI, CT etc
- Any relevant reports from other medical practitioners
Q: Do you offer Hydrotherapy?
A: Yes. Out of the Workshape location at the YWCA at Hornby and Dunsmuir downtown. Please contact Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to set up an appointment.