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Frequently Asked Questions

Embrace curiosity, for in the realm of frequently asked questions lies the gateway to knowledge and the spark that ignites the flame of understanding.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a medically based, hands-on approach to pain relief and function restoration. Physical therapists are medical specialists who collaborate closely with physicians to treat musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Our physical therapists will assess your movement patterns, determine the source of your pain, and work to resolve it. While each patient’s condition and level of pain are unique, our physical therapist will use a range of gentle hands-on methods, exercises, and equipment to alleviate pain and restore optimal function quickly.

What is the goal of a physiotherapy treatment?

The main goal is to re-establish pain-free mobility and function and to avoid recurrence of the injury or suffering.

What techniques do physiotherapists use?

Education, exercise, and manual therapy will all be included in your treatment plan. This may include mobilization, manual therapy, work hardening, pain management techniques and modalities, acupuncture, remedial techniques to improve heart and lung function and cardiovascular conditioning, a manifestation of exercise therapy, and education about your condition, treatment plan, and prognosis for recovery.

Will physical therapy benefit me?

We can explore your choices with you and your doctor and help you decide if physical therapy is the best option for you. Contact us immediately to discuss your present situation or to schedule an appointment.

Do I need a Doctor’s referral to avail physiotherapy?

While a referral from a physician is not required to see a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, or Massage Therapist, some insurance companies may ask that you submit a physician referral with your claim.

Will physical therapy hurt me?

Physical therapy is not intended to cause pain but to alleviate it. However, when you regain mobility, your pain level may change. You may suffer some brief soreness because of using weakened or healing muscles. This is a common side effect of therapy. Effective communication with your therapist will assist in alleviating any discomfort. We want to get you back to your usual activity and pain relief quickly.

Are your physical therapists trained to treat my condition?

Physical therapists get extensive university-level education in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (the study of joint movement), neurology, and various other medical disciplines. Our physiotherapists have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and are state-licensed. Physical therapy programs are available at the master’s or doctoral level, depending on the university. Rest confident that your therapist is highly qualified to assess and treat your issue.

What services does The Port Physiotherapy and Massage in Calgary offer?

We provide a comprehensive spectrum of physiotherapy services, including orthotics, motor vehicle accident physiotherapy, pelvic floor physiotherapy, and traditional and manual physiotherapy. Check out all the services we offer.

Will my sessions be covered by insurance?

Yes, in most cases it does. The Port Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy will assist in contacting your insurance company and determining your coverage based on your individual policy. For more information, visit our insurance plan page and please do not hesitate to contact our clinic. We do offer different payment options for your convenience.

What can I expect from my first visit?

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association states that your treatment will begin with a thorough assessment of your health history, pain and body movements, strength, range of motion, reflexes, sensibility, and heart and lung function. Your physiotherapist will make a diagnosis and collaborate with you to build a specific rehab facility and prognosis based on the results of this examination. You may anticipate the physiotherapist guiding you through therapeutic activities in between meetings. Follow-up appointments will be used to monitor your progress, and your physiotherapist may adapt your treatment plan based on changes in your body.