FAQ

I have a referral from my doctor for physiotherapy. I’ve never been to physiotherapy so how does it work?

It is important that you bring this referral with you on your first visit to your physiotherapist so that the communication between your doctor and physiotherapist is clear. It is also advisable for you to find out what your specific health coverage is for physiotherapy before making your first appointment. If you need help getting this information, you can call your insurance company or simply call us and we will direct you to the right source.

How many visits do I need before I get better?

This varies depending on your condition and its severity. You may only need two to eight visits in many cases. Sometimes, however, your condition may be a little more complicated and you may end up needing several weeks (two to three visits per week) before getting better. Generally, the less time you have had your symptoms, the quicker the recovery time.

How long is each treatment session?

Each treatment is less then one hour. Your physiotherapist will be able to let you know more precisely once they have assessed you.

Where are you located?

We have many clinic locations across Nova Scotia, 1 of our clinics is located at Dalhousie University where we treat elite athletes to the weekend warrior to the 24 hour studiers. The other clinics are conveniently located across the Maritimes.

  • Head Office – 2632 Windsor Street, Halifax
  • Dalplex – 6260 South Street, Halifax
  • Mumford – 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 240, Halifax
  • Westphal – 120 Main Street, Dartmouth
  • Colby – 900 Cole Harbour Road, Dartmouth
  • Sackville – 409 Glendale Drive
  • Bedford – 961 Bedford Highway
  • Truro – 316 Willow Street, Suite 207
  • Tantallon – 5110 St Margarets Bay Road – Suite 103
  • Pictou – 30 Water Street, PO Box 1960
  • Bridgewater – 42 Glen Allan Drive
  • Bridgewater North – 26 North Street, Suite 210
  • Liverpool – 194 Main Street

Do I need to bring anything?

On your first visit, please bring your referral if you have one as well as any important insurance information. If you are coming for an assessment of your hip or knee, bring a comfortable pair of shorts and or T-shirt that you can change into before the assessment.

Do you treat neck and backs?

Yes we do. In fact, our physiotherapists have been specially trained to work on every musculoskeletal (involving muscle and bone) area of the body. Whether it is a neck or shoulder, elbow or wrist, hip, knee or foot, we have the knowledge and tools to help you get moving again and resume your pain-free life

My doctor gave me a referral for another physiotherapy clinic, but I would rather come to your clinic. Is this possible?

Yes. It does not matter which physiotherapy clinic you go to, as long as the physiotherapists who work there are Registered Physiotherapists, meaning that they are regulated by the College of Physiotherapists of Nova Scotia. At The Physioclinic, all of our therapists are registered and you can be ensured only top quality care.

I was recently in a car accident. What do I have to do to start physiotherapy treatment?

Depending on your Motor Vehicle Insurance Company (except ING, Aviva) you will need to see your family physician for a medical exam and a doctor’s referral for Physiotherapy and/or Massage Therapy. You will also need to contact your Motor Vehicle Insurance to inform them of the accident so they can send you out the appropriate paperwork (Section B’s) to have filled out by yourself, employer and physician in order to get approval for your claim.

I have a sports related injury. Do you treat these?

Yes. From the elite athletes to weekend warriors we treat them all. We have the knowledge, techniques, modalities and gym facilities to help get you back to your sports activities as soon as possible. Through the use of acupuncture, massage therapy, and various physiotherapy methods such as taping, laser and ultrasound, your healing time will be significantly reduced. This will enable you to start sport-specific stretching, strengthening and conditioning exercises as soon as possible.

Not only do we help you recover quickly, but we ensure that you condition yourself to avoid the same injury in the future and will facilitate your sports performance enhancement through specific drills and exercises. Whether it is golf, soccer, hockey or any other sport, we will help you return to the game in top notch shape!

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