Frequently Asked Questions
No, Physiotherapists are first line health care practitioners so you do not need a prescription from a doctor for Physiotherapy. Some extended insurance companies require a doctor’s prescription in order to reimburse you, but our clinic does not need require a referral in order to treat you.
- Review of your medical history Orthopedic assessment of your injury
- Explanation of your injury and diagnosis
Treatment and home exercises
- Discussion regarding goals and treatment plan
Registered Physiotherapists in Ontario will be able to order some diagnostic testing as soon as the rostering system with the College of Physiotherapists is created. This should be completed by the spring of 2017. Bill 179 does however allow Physiotherapists in Ontario to make a full diagnosis of an injury.
The clinic has an association with Medcentra which allows us to order private MRI at a cost to the patient. This can be done within a few days and allows our patients to get MRI's quicker.
No, we are a private Physiotherapy clinic. If you require an OHIP clinic in Oakville we can provide you with the names and phone numbers of clinics in the area. Patients who require OHIP Physiotherapy also need to be younger than 18 or older than 64.
No, we are a private Physiotherapy clinic. If you require a WSIB clinic in Oakville we can provide you with the names and phone numbers of clinics in the area.
- Look in your extended health care booklet
- Call your insurance company directly
- Check with your company’s Human Resources department representative
No, you pay us, then submit your receipts by mail or on-line to your insurance company who will reimburse you directly.
We collect payment at the end of each week for your treatments. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Cash or Cheque.
Every injury is unique so length of treatment varies so it depends on the injury. After your initial assessment your Physiotherapist will give you an estimated length and course of treatment.
Treatments vary in duration and intensity. Appointments tend to range from 30 to 60 minutes.
A FCAMPT is a highest level trained manual therapist in Canada. Only 3% of Physiotherapists in Canada have their FCAMPT status. We have 1 of the 7 Physiotherapists in Oakville with this highest training. Several more our other therapists will be completing their exams to obtain the status.
As advanced manual therapists we all have training in treatment of incontinence. Our Physiotherpists have taken advanced manual therapy courses to help teach exercises to help.
As advanced manual therapists we all have training in treatment of vertigo. A recent medical doctor in the United States has published her treatment regime. Please copy this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VWyPgfMuvM
Yes, we have been using the Sway Balance Concussion Management App and Protocol. To book a baseline test or post concussion assessment please call and book with Brian Empey our Athletic Therapist and Registered Physiotherapist.
We require 24 hours notice if you have to cancel or change an appointment. If you do not give sufficient notice there is a $30 charge that must be paid prior to your next treatment.
You should wear something comfortable and stretchy that will enable your therapist to easily access the area that is being treated. If you need to change (i.e. into shorts or a t-shirt) we have a several change rooms.