Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a doctor referral to see one of your physiotherapists?
No, you do not need a referral to be treated at our clinics because physiotherapy is a direct-access health care service. With that being said, some health insurance and coverage providers request a referral form when submitting receipts for reimbursements.
How long is an Initial Assessment?
Initial Assessment’s are approximately 1 hour in length.
How long are follow-up treatments?
Depending on what your injury or concern is, follow-up appointments usually take 20 to 40 minutes.
What do I wear to my appointment?
In nearly all cases, we will be evaluating the way you move. Therefore, bringing or wearing loose, comfortable clothing or workout gear (t-shirt and shorts) would be great. We do have shorts available should you need some.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese Medicine that involves thin needles being placed into specific areas of the body to help promote natural healing and functioning of the body.
Still have questions? Speak with our Acupuncture Physio-Therapist, Doria Michaleshen, at our Mount Royal Location at 306-978-2424.
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
A Physical Therapist trained in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation can help assess how the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments and structures work together. If appropriate, they can provide exercises and techniques to help strengthen, treat, and support these structures. An internal exam is a very important aspect to the assessment, as it ensures the right treatment plan is being developed and provided.
Still have questions? Speak with our Pelvic Floor Physio-Therapist, Lindsey Tasker, at our Stonebridge location at 306-653-3838.
What should I expect during my first visit to your clinic?
Your first visit to our clinic will always be an initial assessment. Throughout the assessment, your physical therapist will go through a subjective and physical examination of your concerns. The physiotherapist will ask you questions regarding your injury and health history as well as your current health concerns. You will undergo a physical assessment and then your appointment will likely include educating you about your physical findings and subsequent goals of treatment. Treatment may commence on that first day and you may also be given a take-home exercise program.