WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY? ▼
Physiotherapy is a regulated, science-based healthcare profession that takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing when someone has been affected by injury, illness or disability. The goal of physiotherapy is to evaluate, restore and maintain your physical function and movement and educate you on the best ways to handle your condition going forward.
NEW PATIENT? WHAT SHOULD I DO? ▼
Thank you for choosing Active Rehabilitation & Fitness! First things first – give us a call at [phone #] to schedule an appointment. Then fill out our Patient History Form prior to your first appointment so that we know all we need to know about you and your condition and can get started right away.
If you want to speed up the process feel free to email or fax us these forms prior to your appointment. And if you still have questions read the following FAQ below for more information.
WHAT DO YOU TREAT? ▼
No matter whether your problem is the result of injury, illness or simple wear and tear, physical pain can happen to anyone, at anytime, at any age. At Active Rehabilitation &Fitness we pride ourselves on our wide range of effective treatments for people of all ages. Put it this way: if it’s a condition related to joints, muscles, or nerves chances are we treat it.
If you’re unsure whether your problem can be addressed by us, please feel free to get in touch and together we’ll assess your condition to see if we can help.
Some examples of conditions we treat are:
- Neck and back pain and stiffness
- Nerve impingement such as sciatica
- Sports injuries such as ankle or knee sprains, shoulder pain
- Overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or Achilles tendonitis
- Whiplash following a car accident
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? ▼
Physiotherapy is a hands-on profession, and your visit will include a physical examination. We suggest you bring comfortable workout attire that allows for easy access to the area that requires treatment. For knee, ankle, and lower back conditions we recommend you bring shorts. For neck or shoulder pain a loose fitting t-shirt would be ideal.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL? ▼
You don’t require a formal referral to see a physiotherapist. Physiotherapists are “first contact” practitioners which means we have the necessary skills to examine, diagnose, treat and advise our patients with no previous input or referral from a doctor.
IS MY MEDICAL CONDITION KEPT CONFIDENTIAL? ▼
Absolutely! At Active Rehab we take great pride in offering our clients the very highest standards of privacy and confidentiality. Any and all information you share with us is kept completely confidential at all times, even after your therapy is complete. We’re strongly committed to complying with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario’s statutory obligations under the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.
We accept virtually all forms of payment, including Interac Debit, Visa, Mastercard, cash or cheque.
If you need to cancel your appointment we require notice by telephone at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. Late cancellations or unattended appointments will incur a full treatment fee.