Services

Physiotherapy

At PhysioWorks, it is our commitment to be one of Vancouver’s leading providers of high quality one-on-one physiotherapy.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a primary health care service provided by university educated professionals who specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of injuries, disabilities, and movement disorders.

Our physiotherapists utilize a variety of techniques such as manual or ‘hands-on’ therapy, customized exercise prescription, and electro-therapeutic modalities. Our therapists can help you manage and decrease pain, improve mobility, and increase strength.

Ultimately, it is our physiotherapists’ goal to improve your overall well-being and get you back to enjoying your life’s hobbies or passions.

Your first appointment

At your first appointment, you will be assessed and treated by one of our physiotherapists. Your assessment begins with a conversation about your current issue, past medical history, and treatment goals. Next, your physiotherapist will typically evaluate a combination of joint motion, strength, posture, balance, gait and functional movement. After a thorough assessment, your physiotherapist will explain to you your condition and the appropriate treatment plan so that you gain an understanding of your injury. You will be given practical strategies to implement to optimize your healing.

 

After your assessment, your physiotherapist will move on to treatment. This can be a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, or electrotherapy. We have an onsite gym that is fully-equipped which means that you can go through each exercise with your physiotherapist step by step. You will also receive an email of your exercise program complete with videos and pictures.

Manual Therapy

Our physiotherapists use manual therapy because it encompasses a variety of "hands-on" techniques aimed at reducing pain and improving the mobility of joints and soft-tissues throughout the body.

Common soft-tissue techniques include: friction massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. Our physiotherapists also perform joint mobilizations, which are gentle, rhythmic movements applied to specific joints to restore their normal motion. In certain cases, joint manipulations may be appropriate. These are only performed by certified physiotherapists and with your consent.

 

Exercise Prescription

With proper exercise prescribed by a physiotherapist you can maximize your movement, prevent re-injury, and fully embrace Vancouver’s healthy lifestyle.

Our physiotherapy sessions commonly involve exercise prescription because it is proven to be a highly effective method for relieving pain and improving function. It is a key component in returning to activity/work, improving sport performance, arthritis and osteoporosis management, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, and peri-natal care.

 

Electrotherapy

Our physiotherapists can also utilize a variety of electrical modalities such as ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS), or muscle stimulation.

These machines can supplement your physiotherapy session by stimulating tissue healing, reducing pain and swelling, and restoring normal muscle function.

 

Physiotherapy FAQs

  • q: What are some benefits of physiotherapy?
    a:

    Physiotherapy is a drug-free alternative to decreasing your pain and improving your mobility. Physiotherapists are university trained professionals specialized in analyzing the body’s movement. We aim to treat the source of the problem and not just the symptoms. We can give you long-term solutions to your injury, help prevent re-injury or injury, and optimize your performance in your current activity.

  • q: How many visits will I need?
    a:

    The number of visits needed varies depending on the type of injury, the nature of the problem, and your personal goals. You and your physiotherapist will discuss the optimum number of sessions needed to achieve your goals.

Pricing

Physiotherapy treatments include IMS, dry needling, acupuncture, active rehab and pilates and are billed as physiotherapy for extended health plans.

*Initial Assessment

45 mins
$85

Private

30 mins
$85

Private

45 mins
$110

Full Time Student

30 mins
$65

MSP

Premium Assistance
30 mins
$40

ICBC

Accepted Claims
30 mins
$45

*for first time clients, or clients who have not been seen in more than 3 months

You will be charged the full price of your appointment if it’s cancelled within 24 hrs of your scheduled appointment and date.

We are able to direct bill some extended health plans. Please check out the FAQ’s under contact for a list of participating insurance companies.

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