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How to Find the Right Physiotherapy Treatment Provider

March 8th, 2024

Physiotherapy is a treatment method that helps people recover from injuries or illnesses. It can also help individuals improve their overall health and fitness. If you’re considering physiotherapy, it’s crucial to find the right provider. Here are a handful of tips to help you find the right provider.

  • Consider your needs. What are you hoping to achieve with physiotherapy? Are you looking to recover from an injury, improve your overall health or both? Once you know what you need, you can narrow down your options.

  • Get referrals. Ask your doctor, friends or family for recommendations for physiotherapists to get started on your search.

  • Do your research. Once you have a few names, take the time to research each provider. Read online reviews, check their qualifications and see if they have any experience working with people with similar needs to yours.

  • Schedule a consultation. Once you’ve found a few potential providers, schedule consultations with each one. This’ll give you a chance to meet them in person and ask any questions you have.

Considerations When Choosing a Physiotherapist

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a physiotherapist.

  • Qualifications. Ensure the physiotherapist you choose is qualified to provide the services you need. They should have a degree in physiotherapy and be registered with a professional body, such as the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

  • Experience. Look for a physiotherapist who has experience working with people with similar needs to yours. This’ll ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to help you achieve your goals. For example, the physiotherapists at Legacies Health Centre have extensive experience working with professional athletes and treating sports injuries.

  • Approach. Some physiotherapists use a more hands-on approach, while others focus on education and exercise. Find a physiotherapist whose approach is a good fit for you.

  • Communication. Communication is key in any healthcare relationship. Make sure you feel comfortable talking to your physiotherapist and that they can explain your treatment plan in a way you understand.

Additionally, be sure to ask about insurance coverage. Many insurance plans, including ICBC and WCB, cover physiotherapy treatments. In fact, if you have an open claim with ICBC, your accident benefits include up to 25 physiotherapy sessions to help you recover from a car accident injury. 

Trusted Physiotherapy Clinic in North Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey

At Legacies Health Centre, our physiotherapists can help you manage your pain, strengthen your muscles, improve your range of motion and get you active again. We directly bill 100 per cent of your pre-approved costs to ICBC. With 4 locations in the Metro Vancouver area in Surrey Southpoint, Surrey Nordel, Burnaby and North Vancouver — you’re sure to find a physiotherapy clinic near you. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Nathaniel Jensen / Health Services Manager