What is physiotherapy?
What can I expect from my initial physiotherapy assessment?
The first step will be to take a detailed health history taken by your physiotherapist. We ask questions to better understand your condition, uncover any other health concerns that may be a factor in your diagnosis and recovery, and discuss what your goals are.
Next your physiotherapist will assess and diagnose your condition. We recommend that you bring a pair of shorts, a t-shirt or a tank top. This will allow for your therapist to see and palpate the area(s) of your body where you are having trouble. Once a diagnosis is made your physiotherapist will discuss the treatment plan and help to clearly define your goals.
Furthermore, your therapist will outline what treatments are suggested, discuss how long your rehabilitation will take, educate you on your diagnosis and the anatomy of the structure(s) at fault, start your personalized Home Exercise Plan, and provide any recommendations that may be necessary to your family Doctor or other health care professional. No time is wasted, if appropriate, a full treatment will always occur at your first appointment and you will begin your road to recovery.
What is involved in my physiotherapy treatments?
Treatment sessions are blocked for 30 minutes, but you may be at the clinic longer (30-45 minutes) if receiving treatment from a modality and using our gym and equipment to complete your exercises.
What should I wear to my physiotherapy assessment and treatments sessions?
What are video physiotherapy appointments?
Video physiotherapy appointments allow you to connect with your physiotherapist via video (or telephone if you prefer) in order to receive treatment and guidance in the comfort of your own home. This is the preferred choice for some to maintain social distancing and for others because of the convenience and comfort of not having to travel for treatment.
Literature that has examined this type of treatment has found that the assessment validity and reliability, treatment effectiveness and patient satisfaction has shown consistent evidence that online video appointments can be very effective.
Remote physiotherapy differs from in-person care such that your physiotherapist is unable to perform hands-on examination and treatment, but is the same as in-person care such that your physiotherapist will fully assess your mobility, strength and movement patterns and discuss with you a treatment plan going forward. Your therapist will educate you on your condition and things to do, or help you modify your current activity as needed. A comprehensive exercise program will be developed to help you work towards achieving your set goals.
We ensure compliance with all relevant privacy and security requirements and legislation during the provision of our video physiotherapy appointments. Policies and procedures are maintained at the same standard as in-person treatments for documentation, maintenance, and transmission of the records of the encounter using telerehabilitation technologies.
What is Registered Massage Therapy?
A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) is a primary healthcare provider in Ontario who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Only members of the CMTO are permitted to use the title of Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist, or the designation of RMT or MT.
Can I book online?
Yes and it’s easy! Please click here to start your online booking process.
This will direct you to our online booking platform and get you started on how to set up your account. This is where you will go to book online if you choose to for your follow up treatments.
For the initial assessment only, we do ask you give us a call so we can make sure you get booked appropriately and will be all set on the day of your assessment.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Elora Physiotherapy accepts all major credit cards, cash, debit and cheque.
Do I need a Doctor's referral?
Physiotherapists are primary health care providers, so a Doctor’s referral is not necessary. However, some insurance plans do require you to have a Doctor’s referral, so it is best to check with your insurance provider.