What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a regulated health care  profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. At ALPHA Health Services we work hard with YOU to achieve your functional goals and to help you lead an active life, achieve peak performance, and to encourage healthy aging.

What happens during an assessment? 

During your initial assessment, you will meet with a registered physiotherapist to discuss your concerns, health history, functional limitations, relevant xrays/imaging. The physiotherapist will assess your strength, range of motion, ligament integrity, muscle tone and other physical components to accurately diagnose you and come up with a goal oriented treatment plan.

For lower extremity problems, please wear shorts.

Females please wear a sport bra for upper extremity assessments.

Please bring any medical imaging and doctors notes you think may be applicable to the assessment.

What happens during treatment? 

Treatment will vary, depending on your diagnosis and your goals. You will discuss the course of treatment with your physiotherapist after the initial assessment. Treatment can include any of the following:

  • strengthening
  • joint mobilizations
  • ultra sound or other modalities
  • balance or gait retraining
  • decreasing muscle tone
  • pain relieving techniques
  • education on lifestyle changes, home exercise programs, coping mechanisms
  • gait aid training
  • soft tissue work
  • manual therapy

For Pelvic Floor treatment information- please visit the pelvic floor page.

How do I pay? 

Physiotherapy at ALPHA Health services is covered by extended health care plans. Check your plan to see how much is covered.

Does OHIP cover my services? 

Recent budget cuts mean OHIP covers very little physiotherapy, has increased the time on waiting lists and few clinics have the license to provide physiotherapy under OHIP. ALPHA Health Services is not covered by OHIP.

Do I need a doctor’s referral? 

You do not need a referral from your doctor prior to attending physiotherapy, as physiotherapists are considered primary health care providers. However, some insurance companies do require a referral from your doctor in order for you to be reimbursed for expenses.

I was referred to another physiotherapy clinic by my doctor. Can I come to your clinic instead? 

Yes, you can receive physiotherapy at any clinic of your choosing. You should ensure that the person delivering your care is a physiotherapist registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. All ALPHA physiotherapists are registered to deliver services in Ontario.

Why ALPHA for physiotherapy?

At ALPHA Health Services, we offer boutique style physiotherapy, without the added fee.  All patients receive one-on-one care, with the right physiotherapist. We know that everyone is different, and so every one of our patients are treated as individuals-  at ALPHA we treat the whole person, not just the injury. There is no double booking, assistants, or increased fees. We guarantee personalized physiotherapy, and the ability to communicate with your physiotherapist even without a scheduled appointment. We are proud of our approach, and see that it gets people better more effectively and efficiently. All physiotherapists at ALPHA are hand picked,  highly trained, and specialize in various conditions and injuries. We look forward to working with you, and getting you back to what you need, want, and love to do.

 

Have a question?  Email us at:  info@alphahealthservices.ca