PhysioLife adds Kinesiologist to Team
PhysioLife is pleased to add Kinesiologist Bayo Adenekan to our team. Bayo graduated from the University of British ...
We've put together a list of frequently asked questions regarding physiotherapy. If you have a specific question, or would like to speak to a therapist regarding your specific symptoms, we would encourage you to send us an email, or give us a call.
How long will I need to see a Physiotherapist?
It depends on the condition. Mild strains or sprains tend to recover quickly (weeks) while severe muscle or ligament injuries may require a more lengthy recovery time (months). Chronic conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis may only require monthly follow-ups with a therapist. However, each person recovers at a different rate. After observing and assessing your injury, a physiotherapist will be able to estimate the length of time required for full recovery.Back to top
Will ICBC or WCB cover my therapy?
They can. Injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident, or while at work, require assessment from a physician to determine if the injuries would benefit from physiotherapy. If so, your physician will write a referral to physiotherapy.Back to top
Do I need a doctor’s referral to see a Physiotherapist?
No. Physiotherapists are primary healthcare providers which mean no referrals are required. However, if treatments are to be covered by ICBC or WCB, a referral is necessary before payments will be released.Back to top
Who can benefit from Physiotherapy?
Anyone with a painful condition resulting from sport, work, motor vehicle accidents, disease, surgical procedures, or activities of daily living would likely benefit from physiotherapy.Back to top
What education and experience do Physiotherapists have?
Physiotherapists are university trained, with a master’s degree being the current minimum requirement in Canada. In B.C., only the University of British Columbia offers a physiotherapy program. During their course of study, physiotherapy students receive a mixture of both classroom and hands-on clinical experience. Many physiotherapists pursue post graduate education to specialize in areas such as sport, acupuncture, orthopaedics, and neurological rehab. In general, physiotherapists are experienced in treating a variety of conditions affecting a broad range of clientele.Back to top
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) is a health care profession that is based on a scientific foundation. It uses assessment, treatment, and prevention to reduce pain and restore proper physical function throughout our daily activities.Back to top