Why choose a Physio at Renew Integrative Health?
We have an experienced physiotherapist who has specific skills sets to help maximize your recovery. By offering a range of diversified treatment options and hands on individual care, we ensure that our clients get moving faster. Our Physiotherapist uses a blend of Manual Therapy in conjunction with a strengthening exercise regimen, and balance training that can deliver better results than typical conventional physiotherapy programs. Our physiotherapist prides themselves in developing evidence based treatment protocols that will provide the best value for each and every visit. We put the puzzle together for solving your health concern. We can manage your pain by addressing all the modifiable risk factors and restoring your function, so you can enjoy your active lifestyle again.
Q: Do I need a doctor’s referral?
A: With direct access to physiotherapy in Ontario, a doctor’s referral is not necessary to receive treatments at Renew Integrative Health. However, the physiotherapist may suggest that you consult a doctor for their opinion or to have further tests performed. In some cases, extended health benefit plan insurance companies still require a doctor’s referral for reimbursement of physiotherapy treatments. It is the responsibility of the patient to check their coverage.
Q: How should I dress?
A: You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that your physio will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee concern, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder concern, a tank top is ideal, and for low back problems, please wear a loose fitting shirt and pants,to allow for your physiotherapist to perform a thorough examination. It will also allow for your physiotherapist to perform the treatments to the best of their abilities.
Q: How long will each treatment last?
A:Treatment sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes per visit.
Q: How many visits will I need?
A:As a result of specifically tailored treatment programs for different concerns this can be highly variable. You may need one visit or you may require months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a regular basis to track your progress.
Q: Is my Physiotherapist certified?
A: Our Physiotherapist is licensed by their respective provincial or national association.
Q: Is physiotherapy for me?
A: Physiotherapy will aid individuals with concerns affecting the levels of function or dys-fucntions of the musculo-skeletal system. Physiotherapy specializes in the fields of sports and physical fitness.
Our physiotherapist applies various techniques to treat you such as manual therapy, sports therapy and progression through exercise.
Our patients should expect to improve their balance, their endurance, their strength and their coordination, this in turn will help them stay active every day.
Q: I suffer from headaches. Can professionals at your clinic help me?
A: Cervicogenic or neck headaches can mimic migraines or can trigger migraines in migraine sufferers, this can become a condition called chronic daily headache. Treating the neck, upper back and shoulders can relieve the neck headaches that may be mimicking or triggering the migraines thus reducing their frequency. Many headaches have a mechanical component to them that is often related to the neck. These type of headaches are called cervicogenic headaches. Often Cervicogenic headaches present with a mechanical dysfunction of the top 2 joints in the neck. Manual therapists, such as Physiotherapists and Chiropractors have the skill sets to assess and treat the various factors that can contribute to headaches. These treatments often help decrease the intensity and frequency of headaches.
Q:Are treatments painful?
A: In some cases, physiotherapy techniques can be painful. For example, when restoring knee range of motion after total knee replacement or shoulder range of motion following shoulder surgery may be painful. Your Physiotherapist will utilize a variety of techniques to help maximize your treatment goals. It is important that you communicate the intensity, frequency, and duration of pain to your Physio. Without this information, it is difficult for the Physiotherapist to adjust your treatment plan.
Q:Who pays for the treatment?
A: In most cases, private health insurance will cover your treatment of Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Naturopathic, Osteopathy, Registered Massage Therapy and other therapies. If the clinic is unable to perform direct billing on your behalf then you will be required to pay for your treatment following each session. A receipt will be issued. Original receipts should be mailed to your insurance company to allow for you to be reimbursed along with the physician’s referral (some insurance companies do not request a physician referral). Visa, Master Card, Interact debit and Cash are accepted. You can talk to our receptionist to help provide guidance with this process.
Q:What do I need to do after my treatments?
A: Some patients will be required to continue with home exercises. Some may choose to continue with a gym exercise program. Others will complete their rehabilitation and return to activities of daily living. It is important that you communicate your goals to your Physiotherapist, so they can develop a custom program for you.
Q:What happens if my problem or the pain returns?
A: Unfortunately Flare-ups can occur. If you have a flare-up (exacerbation), contact your Physio or the clinic directly. We may suggest you come back to see us, return to your doctor, or simply modify your daily activities or exercise routine.
Q:How soon can I get an appointment?
A: Typically within 24-48 hours, depending on availability.