| Do I need a doctor’s referral to come to physiotherapy?|
A: A referral from your doctor is not required to receive physiotherapy
unless you are being treated for a WCB or ICBC claim. Some Private Insurance companies do require a medical referral, it is best to check with your provider prior to your first visit.
Q: How quickly will I be seen
for my first appointment?
A: We will make every effort to book an appointment within 24 hours.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Every condition is individually evaluated, based on the person and
severity of their condition and patient activity expectations. Your physiotherapist will advise you of
treatment plan after your initial assessment.
Q: How long will I be in
the clinic for each session?
A: This depends on the injury and type of treatment you require, but
expect to be in the clinic for approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
Q: Does extended health cover my physiotherapy treatment?
A: Most health plan’s cover physiotherapy treatment. Check with your provider for more specific details.
Q: Does the government cover any of the treatments?
A: The Medical Services Plan will cover a total of 10 treatments of physiotherapy, non-surgical podiatry, massage therapy, and chiropractic services per calendar year for those that qualify for Premium Assistance. For further information on Premium Assistance, visit The Medical Services Plan website
Q: I have been in a motor vehicle accident. Should I go to physiotherapy?
A: After you file a claim with ICBC, visit your doctor to discuss whether physiotherapy is appropriate for you.