Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that focuses on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of physical impairments, disabilities, and pain. Physiotherapy comprises various modalities and treatment techniques, you can learn more here.
Yes, physical therapy and physiotherapy are terms used interchangeably and it usually depends on the country of practice. In Canada, we use physiotherapy.
Though there are several conditions treatment that is overlapped by the services provided by the chiropractors and physiotherapists however, the difference lies between the delivery of the treatment. Chiropractors use their hands and tools to get the joint adjustments to ensure alignment is correct whereas, physiotherapists use manipulation of muscles and joint mobilization techniques to tackle the pain and condition. There are cases where both; chiropractors and physiotherapists can work together to get to the condition.
The length of a physiotherapy session can vary depending on the patient's condition and needs. Generally, an assessment session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. You can book your assessment and treatment session here.
ProHealth Oshawa Physiotherapy & Rehab Oshawa is a private clinic, and therefore, we are not able to bill or charge OHIP or Ontario Health Card for our services. However, should you be receiving elective surgery for hip(s) or knee(s) replacements through an Ontario hospital, you may qualify for treatments and billing under the Bundle of Care Program by the Ontario Ministry of Health. Our clinic is registered with the hospitals, and we can bill with your Health Card for that program exclusively.
Yes, we do! Our clinic is fully registered and approved to treat and bill patients who have been involved in workplace accidents or injuries. When calling, please let us know you had a work injury. We can work directly with you and WSIB to ensure your claim is approved and complete all billing directly through WSIB. Our therapists are also able to complete the appropriate forms that may be requested by your employers (FAF – Functional Abilities Form, Form 8, or Form 26).
In Canada, physiotherapy is not covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan; however, you are covered under WSIB or you may be covered if you have been in operative surgery. Many insurance plans cover physiotherapy services. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine their coverage.
Patients should wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement and bring any relevant medical records or reports to the session. It is also important to communicate any concerns or questions with the physiotherapist before and during the session. We welcome any questions or concerns you have! 🙂
The number of physiotherapy sessions required will depend on your condition and needs. Our physiotherapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific goals and needs.
In many cases, a referral is not required to see a physiotherapist. However, some insurance providers or healthcare systems may require a referral from a doctor or specialist. If you were in any serious motor vehicle accident or under a major operative surgery, the doctors may prescribe you physiotherapy. If you are in Oshawa, we are happy to help you with your physiotherapy needs, book here.
The amount that you will pay out of pocket for physiotherapy services in Oshawa will depend on your insurance coverage. At ProHealth Oshawa Physiotherapy and Rehab, we can assist you in verifying your insurance coverage and help you understand your out-of-pocket costs.