Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I need a doctors referral for Physiotherapy?
You do not require a doctor’s referral to see a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Massage Therapist, however, some insurance companies require you to submit a doctor’s referral with your claim.
What techniques do physiotherapists use?
Your treatment plan will involve education, exercise, and manual therapy components. Depending on your condition, this may include mobilization, manual therapy, work hardening, techniques and modalities to reduce pain, acupuncture, corrective techniques to improve heart and lung function and cardiac conditioning, demonstration of therapeutic exercise, and education about your condition, treatment plan and prognosis for getting better.
What is the goal of physiotherapy?
A physiotherapist’s goal is to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well-being.
What Services Does Stride Sports and Physiotherapy Edmonton offer?
We offer a full range of physiotherapy services including orthotics, physiotherapy for motor vehicle accidents, pelvic floor physiotherapy and traditional and manual physiotherapy etc.
You can find out more about any of these treatments by clicking on Services at the top of the page.
What can I expect at the first physiotherapy appointment?
According to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, your treatment will begin with an extensive assessment that may include health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation, and heart and lung function. Based on this assessment, your physiotherapist will establish a diagnosis and work in partnership with you to develop an individualized treatment program and prognosis. Expect your physiotherapist to guide you in performing therapeutic exercises in between appointments. Your progress will be monitored at follow-up visits and your physiotherapist may adjust your treatment according to changes in your body.
What do physiotherapists do?
As primary health care professionals, physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.