Q: Do I need a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy?
A: A referral from your doctor is not required to receive physiotherapy. Some private insurance companies, such as some Canada Life and National Blue Cross, do require a medical referral. It is best to check with your insurance provider prior to your first visit.
Q: How quickly will I be seen for my first appointment?
A: At Physiofirst and Physiofirst Virden, we make every effort to book an appointment within 48 hours of first contact.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Every condition is individually evaluated, based on the person, the severity of his or her condition, the type of injury, and the patient’s activity expectations. Your physiotherapist will advise you of an appropriate treatment plan after your initial assessment.
Q: How long will I be in the clinic for each session?
A: This depends on the injury and type of treatment you require, but expect to be in the clinic for approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
Q: Do extended health benefits cover my physiotherapy treatment?
A: Although everyone’s health and group plans are different, most plans will cover a percentage. Talk to your health plan provider for more specific details. Make sure to provide our reception professionals with your plan and group numbers.
Q: Does the government cover any of the treatments?
A: Currently Manitoba Health Services does not cover the cost of physiotherapy in a private clinic.
Q:I have been in a motor vehicle accident. Should I go to physiotherapy?
A: After you file a claim with Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation, visit your doctor to discuss whether physiotherapy is appropriate for you.