Is Physiotherapy covered by Manitoba Health?

No. Physiotherapy in a private practice setting is not covered by Manitoba Health.

Who covers Physiotherapy services?

Physiotherapy services are covered by WCB, MPI and most private insurance health benefit packages. Many of these payors can be directly billed for the customer’s benefit.

Do I need to be referred to attend?

No. Our clinic does not require a referral to attend any form of therapy. However, insurance companies may require a referral in order to use your benefits, so it is best to check your personal policy. When possible, a referral will reinforce a good relationship and team approach with your physician.

What do Physiotherapists treat?

Physiotherapists provide a very holistic approach to treatment. The types of conditions we treat are extensive. Really anything which affects mobility usually can be addressed. Many think we only treat muscular problems, but this is untrue, and we have extensive training in treating joint issues as well. We utilize an extensive approach to treatment including ice/heat, modalities, traction, acupuncture, massage, joint mobilization, and exercise prescription. We are experts in prescribing mobility aids and braces and we pride ourselves on educating patients to help care for themselves.

What is the difference between Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy?

Athletic Therapists adhere to the “Sports Medicine Model” of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping.

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury, or disability. Through individualized treatments, a physiotherapist can help you regain and maintain your mobility, and damage your condition independently.

Both specialties can assess, diagnose, and treat all musculoskeletal injuries. The treatments may vary, but the objectives do not as our therapists goals are to help their patients return to their usual daily activities.

Who can utilize the aquatic therapy pool?

Anyone! Our aquatic therapy is perfect for those attending rehab due to an injury or for those who want to improve their fitness. The hydrostatic pressure of the water decreases inflammation and edema, enhances peripheral circulation & lymphatic return indirectly through soft tissue compression which is beneficial with chronic inflammatory conditions (i.e., arthritis) and acute inflammation (i.e., sprains).

Who can benefit from pelvic floor therapy?

Much like a physiotherapist can help with other musculoskeletal issues in the body (shoulder, hip, etc) the pelvic floor is no different. A physiotherapist with pelvic floor training can help address issues related to the pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor Physiotherapy can also address issues related to your pelvic girdle (the bones of your pelvis).

What is Vestibular Therapy?

Vestibular Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy used to treat vestibular disorders or symptoms, characterized by dizziness, vertigo, and trouble with balance, posture and vision.

What is Cranial Sacral Therapy?

Cranial Sacral Therapy is an alternate form of manual therapy that uses gentle touch to evaluate and enhance the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. This form of treatment is used to improve the function of the central nervous system as well as other systems such as digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, and more.

Is Massage Therapy covered by insurance?

Yes, most extended health benefit packages have massage therapy as an insured benefit. In most cases a physician’s referral may be required, but is usually simple to acquire. Despite having coverage many individuals overlook using this commonly covered treatment.

What are the indications to attend Massage Therapy?

Many individuals are under the impression that they need a specific problem to attend massage therapy. Although some do, massage therapy can be of great benefit in the management of general muscle tension, physical and/or emotional stress.

What services does your trainer provide?

Our personal trainers offer many services including one on one semi-private training, and sport-specific training to name a few. Additionally, we offer group fitness and lifestyle classes such as bootcamps and sport specific training.

Who would benefit from a trainer?

All individuals can benefit from a trainer. Our trainers are experienced in working with individuals of all experience levels from athletes to those that have been quite sedentary. Working in the environment with physiotherapists allows our trainers to work with those recovering from injury or disease.