Does physiotherapy need a prescription?

No, you do not need a prescription to see a physiotherapist in Alberta unless specified by your extended health benefits plan. However, most extended health care plans will require a referral from your family physician or specialist to access coverage for physiotherapy services. If you are unsure whether you need a prescription or not, it is best to contact your insurance provider directly and ask.

Physiotherapists in Alberta are highly skilled professionals who have the necessary education and experience to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of physical conditions. They are also trained to advise on lifestyle changes that can help improve your overall health and well-being. Your physiotherapist will work with you to design an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Physiotherapists are an important part of the healthcare team in Alberta and can help you meet your physical goals. Whether you require physiotherapy for a specific injury or condition or want to improve your overall health, physiotherapy can help you on your journey toward better movement.

A doctor's note may be required for your insurance provider

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Some insurance providers in Alberta require a doctor’s note. Alberta Health Services (AHS) provides some coverage for physiotherapy and other services if approved. Human Integrated Services can provide physiotherapy services under AHS coverage.

Please get in touch with your insurance provider directly to determine whether you need a doctor’s note or other forms of documentation. The bottom line is that physiotherapy can help you reach your physical goals, no matter what they are. You can improve your overall health and quality of life with the right professional guidance and support. So, don’t wait any longer and contact a physiotherapist today! Your body will thank you for it.

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