Physiotherapy services for seniors in Alberta may be covered through the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) in publicly funded facilities, such as hospitals or clinics. Additionally, seniors eligible for the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program may have physiotherapy coverage through Alberta Blue Cross. Private health insurance plans may also provide coverage, but it varies depending on the specific policy.
In Alberta, Physiotherapy is not generally covered by Alberta Healthcare. Some physiotherapy sessions may be approved after surgery or fracture in approved clinics- but it is most common for individuals to pay out of pocket for treatment. Unfortunately Human Integrated Performance cannot receive payment by Alberta Healthcare. Many employers offer health benefits that cover physiotherapy services, which Human Integrated Performance provides direct billing options for. Chat with our front desk to learn more about your coverage and billing options.
Yes, pelvic floor therapy can be done at home with proper guidance and exercises. Pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, are designed to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which can help with various pelvic health issues, such as incontinence and pelvic pain. To do pelvic floor therapy at home, it’s essential to first consult a healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist or a pelvic floor specialist, to receive a personalized assessment and exercise plan tailored to your specific needs. They can guide you on how to correctly perform the exercises and provide feedback to ensure you are doing them effectively. Regularly practicing pelvic floor exercises at home, along with any additional recommendations from your healthcare provider, can help improve pelvic muscle strength and function over time. However, it’s crucial to follow their guidance and not self-diagnose or perform exercises without proper instruction to avoid potential complications or ineffective results.
The number of physiotherapy sessions covered in a year can vary depending on the coverage provided by your insurance plan or program. It’s best to review the specific details of your coverage or consult with your insurance provider to understand the limits or allowances.
You should visit a physiotherapist if your pain is mechanical. Also, other reasons you may choose to attend a physical therapy session include when the pain is not going away, the pain has severely affected movement, or it prevents you from sporting activities. Any of these reasons show that it is time to see a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is a good way to make your body more flexible. The physiotherapist will help you by doing exercises to stretch and make your muscles stronger. They might also use massage or other techniques to help relax areas that are tight or hurt.
Yes, if you have sustained a workplace injury, you may be eligible to receive physiotherapy treatment through Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). The WCB provides coverage for necessary medical treatment, including physiotherapy, for work-related injuries.
The frequency of pelvic physiotherapy sessions depends on the individual and their specific condition. Initially, sessions may be more frequent, such as once or twice a week, and then decrease as progress is made. Your physiotherapist will provide guidance on the recommended frequency of sessions based on your needs and treatment plan.
A physiotherapist can help individuals with nerve pain by providing exercises and stretches that are tailored to their specific needs. These exercises can help to improve flexibility and strength in the muscles surrounding the affected nerve and also to reduce inflammation and pain. A physiotherapist may also use manual therapy techniques such as mobilization and manipulation to help reduce pain, muscle tension and inflammation, and improve overall function.
In addition, a physiotherapist can also educate the individual about proper posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics, which can help to minimize the strain on the affected nerve and prevent worsening of the symptoms. They may also teach individuals how to perform specific exercises and stretches at home to help manage the pain between visits.
Physical therapy can also include modalities such as ultrasound, TENS, IFC, and electro-stimulation which can help to manage pain, reduce inflammation and promote healing.
It’s important to note that nerve pain can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions, and it’s always recommended to see a healthcare professional to determine the cause of the nerve pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan. A physiotherapist can work with other healthcare professionals such as a neurologist, to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of the individual.