Helping You Move Freely
Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease, or disability. Here are some examples:
- Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
- Problems in the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
- Lung problems such as asthma
- Disability as a result of heart problems
- Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
- Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
- Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care
What can I expect from physiotherapy?
Your session will be unique because it is all about you and your particular needs. In general, here’s what happens:
- The physiotherapist learns about your medical history
- The physiotherapist assesses and diagnoses your condition
- You receive a treatment plan that sets goals for you
- You are prescribed a course of exercises and any assistive devices needed
On your first visit, you will be met by our friendly support staff who will help you with filling out forms, answer any questions and help with anything else you need. You will then meet with the practitioner to discuss your specific concerns and health history.
Assessment & Recommendation for Care
Your practitioner will discuss your specific needs, present your options, suggest a treatment plan, and discuss the benefits and any risks associated with the recommended treatment. Treatment plans are specific to each patient.
Locations Offering This Service
Coverage & Direct Billing
Majority of the Canadian Health Insurance providers reimburse partial or all the fees for Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage, Psychological support, and other rehabilitation services we provide.Our Clinic Assistants can help you confirm your coverage exercise education to continue your treatment plan beyond your scheduled appointments.
Q. DO I NEED A DOCTORS REFERRAL FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapists are primary healthcare providers just like MDs and so you do not require a doctor's referral. However, some insurance plans may require a referral.
Q. WHAT CAN MY PHYSIOTHERAPIST TREAT?
Physiotherapy has a very diverse scope of coverage in healthcare which can be provided in various settings, from large hospitals to small private clinics. Here is a list of the many common issues physiotherapists treat at Optimum Wellness Centres:
- Chronic pain
- Back and neck issues
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand issues
- Hip, knee, ankle, and foot issues
- Gait and posture issues
- Workplace ergonomic assessments
- Other issues with the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments
- Asthma and other breathing difficulties
- Post-surgical and post-fracture treatments
- Pelvic floor issues
- Loss of mobility due to brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.
- Muscle stiffness
- Loss of muscle strength
- And much more
Q. WHAT WILL MY TREATMENT INCLUDE?
Every treatment plan will be unique to you, as the exercises involved will be tailored to your needs. During your consultation and diagnosis, your physiotherapist will take down detailed information about you and your requirements to ensure your treatment plan will work best for you.
Q. WHEN SHOULD I SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
Suppose you have experienced an injury or illness, such as a hip replacement or stroke, that has negatively affected your ability to perform tasks and move comfortably. In that case, physiotherapy may be able to help. Booking an initial consultation is the best way to discern what type of treatment will be best for your needs