We are listing below the most frequently asked questions.
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What can I expect from my first session?
Your first session will involve the physiotherapist acquiring a health history; assessment of affected area; and formulating a treatment plan that will include therapy, exercises, education, and other modalities. As well, your questions and concerns will be answered.
How long will the appointment take?
The initial assessment will take roughly an hour while following visits can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Do I need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist?
You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist; however insurance companies will require some form of referral to provide you benefits from an Extended Health Insurance Plan.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will entirely depend on how soon it is since your initial injury and how severe your symptoms are. Generally, 1-3 sessions will begin to create some positive results in your condition.
Do you provide information to other health professionals treating me?
As applicable, we will communicate the results and your progress to all members of your health team, unless absolutely instructed otherwise by you.
How will physiotherapy help me?
A physiotherapist seeks to help you attain your optimal level of functioning by treating you according to your individual needs. They can do this by restoring and increasing range of motion in joints; managing pain; preventing and treating injuries; and much more. I have been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident.
Do I need physiotherapy?
You should consult with your doctor whether physiotherapy is the right course of treatment for you. Most injuries involving the soft tissues respond well to physiotherapy and of course, the sooner you begin your treatment, the quicker your recovery is.
Do I need a doctor’s referral to visit a chiropractor?
You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a chiropractor; however insurance companies will require some form of referral to provide you benefits from an Extended Health Insurance Plan.
How does chiropractic treatment work?
Focussing on your nervous system (as represented by your spinal column), the treatment aims to remove blocks and interferences (called subluxations) that is at the root of your conditions. It seeks to restore your ability to fight off illness and recover from injury.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
The safety record for chiropractic treatment is excellent. The philosophy behind the treatment is one that avoids drugs, surgery, or other remedies that can result in a lot of error and malpractice.
Are all patients treated the same way with chiropractic treatment?
The treatment is entirely personalized since each patient will have unique interferences in their nervous system. The plan is implemented in a way that you recover in your individual way from your condition.
Is chiropractic treatment covered by OHIP?
Chiropractic treatment is not covered by OHIP; however it may be covered by Extended Health Insurance Plans.
Do I need a doctor’s referral to see a massage therapist?
You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a massage therapist; however insurance companies will require some form of referral to provide you benefits from an Extended Health Insurance Plan.
How many sessions of massage therapy should I have?
The number of sessions will depend on how acute (recent) or chronic (prolonged) your conditions are. A series of treatments is generally recommended to provide long-term results and will normally complement the duration of other treatments you may be receiving, such as physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment. As well, follow-up treatments will be suggested to maintain lasting results.
Is massage therapy covered by OHIP?
Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP; however it may be covered by Extended Health Insurance Plans.
Will massage therapy aggravate any of my symptoms or be painful?
Treatments that affect the soft tissue can cause some minor discomfort, but such discomfort usually diminishes shortly after as you get used to the renewed range of motion and reduced tightness of your muscles. Regardless, the therapist will work according to your tolerance level and with consistent feedback from you.
What can I expect from my first session?
The first session generally involves obtaining your health history along with any information related to your lifestyle and causes of injury/pain. Factors such as your work, activities, habits of posture and motion, are all included in the treatment plan that is formalized for you.
Is Occupational Therapy covered by OHIP?
Occupational Therapy, unlike other treatments, IS covered by OHIP; however it may not cover certain costs like splints, materials, etc.
Do I need a doctor’s referral to get occupational therapy?
You can consult with an occupational therapist without a doctor’s referral, however in order to benefit from OHIP, a referral is necessary.
How do I know I need psychological counselling?
If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or angry as a result or independent of your conditions, then you need to get help. If you haven’t been able to cope with these feelings on your own and they’ve persisted for some time, it is advisable to seek counselling. Counselling involves providing you other strategies and perspectives of coping with your situation.
Will my counselling sessions be confidential?
All information you provide during your session will remain in the strictest confidence with your counsellor. Any sharing of information will only be done with your absolute knowledge and consent, often done on a formal basis.
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