Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals who 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. With the patient’s independence in mind, a physiotherapist’s goal is to restore, maintain and maximize strength, function, movement and overall well-being. While much of physiotherapy is rehabilitation from injury or illness, physiotherapists prefer to practice preventive health care. Physiotherapy cannot stop aging, but it can help to reduct the impact that aging has on our bodies and lives. Physiotherapists are key members of the healthcare team at Wellington Ortho & Rehab and work closely with your physicians located inside the office and out.
Physiotherapy at Wellington Ortho & Rehab can be started with or without a referral from your physician. Some insurance plans require a doctor’s referral for you to be reimbursed for payment. Check with your workplace or insurer. WSIB and auto insurance companies do not require a doctor’s referral to pay for physiotherapy treatment.
The Wellington Ortho & Rehab clinic is a private clinic and fees are not covered under OHIP. The fee for an assessment by a physiotherapist is $110. Each subsequent treatment has a fee of $70. Physiotherapy services are covered by most extended health care benefit plans. Direct billing is available for a number of extended health care plans. We accept payment by cash, cheque, debit, mastercard or visa
Depending on the type of injury, your first visit may take up to an hour. Your physiotherapist will take a thorough history and review your current condition. This is called an assessment. Any relevant tests will be performed to determine treatment goals specific to your particular needs. Based on your assessment, your physiotherapist will establish a diagnosis and work in partnership with you to develop an individualized treatment program and prognosis. The treatment program will almost always include a component of therapeutic exercises during and in between appointments, education, manual therapy components and sometimes modalities to reduce pain (shockwave/acupuncture). The frequency of appointments after your initial assessment depends on your condition and will be discussed at your first visit.