What to Consider When Choosing a Physiotherapy Clinic in Vancouver.

A physio helps show a client in a Vancouver clinic how to foam roll

Downtown physiotherapy clinics in Vancouver, how to choose?

There are many options out there these days for someone looking to book a physiotherapist in Vancouver. So how do you choose the right clinic for you? Let’s see if we can help you here. 

Do you need a specialist?

For example, do you need a physio who specializes in pelvic floor assessment and treatment? Are you looking for a physio who treats vertigo? Or do you simply need a physio to check your sore ankle? This should be the first consideration when looking for the right physio clinic for you, as not all clinics carry specialists. 

 

Location.

Convenience is the most important when considering the location. The easier it is for you to get there, the more likely it is you will go. Is it on a major transportation route or close to? Do they offer parking, handicapable should you need it? Are their stairs? These are all things to consider when choosing a location. 

 

Pricing / Direct Billing options:

When considering a clinic, knowing what their pricing is, and if they offer discounts to seniors, students or low-income earners is another factor to consider. Beyond that, if you are lucky enough to have insurance coverage, can the clinic bill the company directly? Or do you have to pay out of pocket first and then submit a claim to your insurance company?

A physio helps show a client in a Vancouver clinic how to foam roll

Carly shows Jess how to foam roll her spine safely. 

 

Private treatment rooms.

Not all clinics offer private door-closed treatment rooms. Some offer a more communal approach where you may be situated in a large space with curtained-off areas where others may be able to hear you speak. For some privacy is key and not everyone feels comfortable being more out in the open. 

 

Gym available.

Does your clinic have a gym in-house they can use to show you exercises or allow you access to? If you are prescribed exercises by your physio, you will need somewhere to do them. If your physio location has a gym, this is a real bonus.  

 

Online booking available.

If you are on the more tech-savvy side, ask yourself it the clinic you seek has online booking options available. This offers a convenient way to book appointments if you don’t have time to show up early or wait at reception on your way out to book your next appointment. 

 

We hope these few items help you make the right choice when it comes to choosing a physiotherapy clinic that suits your needs. 

 

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