What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are primary health care providers. They use various assessment techniques to obtain a working diagnosis. Our physiotherapist uses manual therapy techniques to improve joint mobility and muscle flexibility. They use exercises to restore proper movement patterns and strengthen affected areas.

What to expect?

A thorough musculoskeletal assessment that combines subjective history with objective findings. You will be educated on your injury and together we will make an effective and appropriate treatment plan.

How long will the initial assessment take?

Depending on your injury, assessments generally last 45 minutes to 1 hour.

How long are follow up appointments?

Depending on your injury and individual needs, treatment sessions are 20-30 minutes. These are one-on-one with the physiotherapist.

What should I bring with me on my first visit?

You should wear something you are comfortable in, but keep in mind the physiotherapist will need to expose the area being assessed. For example, if your knee or hip are injured, wearing shorts or loose fitting gym pants, and likewise if it’s your shoulder, a tank top or loose t-shirt is best.

What type of services could be provided during a session?

  • One on One manual therapy, such as joint mobilizations
  • Individualized exercise programs
  • Injury specific education
  • Return to sport plans
  • Vestibular assessment/rehabilitation (relief for those experiencing dizziness)
  • Bioflex laser therapy
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Ultrasound, TENS, IFC, Micro-current
  • And more

Conditions treated by Physiotherapist:

  • Sprain and Strains
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendinitis
  • Golfers/Tennis elbow
  • Movement impairments
  • Radiculopathies
  • Disc herniations
  • Chronic Pain
  • Postural Dysfunctions
  • Tension headaches
  • Vestibular conditions, such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Dizziness)
  • and more

Do I need a Referral?

No you do not need a referral. Everyone has direct access to physiotherapy services. If you have private medical insurance, check with your adjuster to see if they require a doctors note.

What happens if my injury occurred in the workplace?

If injured at work and going through worker’s compensation board (WCB), you will need to talk to your adjuster about getting your treatment through a WCB clinic. If you have been hurt at work, but are going through your personal insurance, then we will set up an appointment at our clinic for you.

What happens if my injuries are the result of a motor vehicle accident?

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, you must contact both your private insurance and motor vehicle insurance to let them know the date/time/place of the accident. The paperwork will begin at this time, and you may book an assessment, and a treatment plan will be determined by the physiotherapist.

Call 902.492.2102 or email info@maritimechiropractic.ca for more information.  An amazing team of health care professionals at Maritime Chiropractic & Wellness are waiting to provide you with the most innovative health care services Halifax has to offer.