If the injured area is unusually painful, you may want to see your physiotherapist. We want to rule out fractures and reduce the risk of reoccurring sprains. Constant aching, night pain, and inability to bear weight could be signs of a fracture. But you should see a physician before self-diagnosing and panicking.
Physiotherapy treatments can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy (such as joint mobilization or manipulation), electrotherapy modalities (such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation), heat or cold therapy, education and advice, assistive devices, and more. The specific treatments used will depend on the individual’s condition and goals.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can be effective in helping with incontinence. Our Physiotherapists will help create a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you. With their help, you can start making progress and achieve your goals!
Yes, physiotherapy can help manage chronic pain by addressing underlying physical factors contributing to pain. Physiotherapists may use a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, modalities, and pain management techniques to reduce pain, improve function, and enhance quality of life.
IMS treatment is not typically covered by Alberta Health Services (AHS) in Alberta. However, IMS may be covered under certain private insurance plans or employee health benefit plans. If you are considering IMS treatment, it’s important to check with your insurance provider to determine if it is covered under your plan.
It’s also important to note that some physiotherapy clinics may offer direct billing to insurance providers for IMS treatments, which can help simplify the insurance process for patients. However, it’s still important to confirm coverage with your insurance provider and understand any associated costs or deductibles.
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.
While physiotherapy does not directly boost immunity, engaging in regular physical activity, which can be a part of physiotherapy, can have positive effects on overall health and indirectly support immune system function. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and stress management, is essential for maintaining a strong immune system.
An ankle sprain is a common injury that can occur when you fall or twist your ankle. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, and stiffness. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion and therefore are not able to properly stabilize the ankle.
No in Alberta, physiotherapy is not only for adults. Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. They specialize in addressing age-specific conditions and concerns and provide tailored treatments accordingly.
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.