Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Frequently asked Questions! (FAQs)
Are you an OHIP Clinic?
Unfortunately, our clinic is not an OHIP registered clinic.
When can I get in to see the physiotherapist?
Usually same day appointments. If by chance we are completely booked we do have other therapists that can assist in pain relief until an appointment can be arranged.
What other services do you offer?
Our Oakville Physiotherapy Clinic offers Physio, Acupuncture, Shockwave, Chiropractic, Athletic Therapy and Massage Therapy.
What’s the difference between the Chiropractor and Physiotherapist?
Not that much. The Chiropractor can do a manual adjustment and Physiotherapy will focus more on exercises. Both will do hands on (ART – Active Release Therapy) and use modalities. Both can be highly recommended in treating the majority of injuries and help with out of pocket cost by using your benefits.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin metallic needles into the skin and muscles at very specific locations in the body. The depth of insertion varies based on the thickness of the tissue and the target of the therapy. Therapists are trained extensively in human anatomy to identify the specific acupuncture points, which are commonly points in the body where nerves run closer to the surface and can be affected by the needles. Acupuncture increases blood flow to an injured area to help nourish tissues and help them heal. Acupuncture also stimulates the nervous system to help decrease pain and improve function. It can effectively treat most injuries and conditions!
Who provides the acupuncture?
Our chiropractor, Dr. Jenn, provides the acupuncture in our clinic. She was trained at the acclaimed Contemporary Medical Acupuncture course at McMaster University.
What is Shockwave Treatment?
Shockwave therapy in our Oakville clinic is a treatment that involves a pnumatic gun type instrument. It pulses against the skin at a high rate (500 – 2000 beats per session). Shockwave helps breakup old deposited scar tissue and increase blood flow to a chronically injured area to help aid in healing.
Can you direct bill my insurance?
Yes we can! We can direct bill the majority of insurance plans. If we cannot direct bill we will be happy to help with the paperwork
Do I need a Dr’s referral?
For Physiotherapy treatment a Dr’s referral is not needed. However most insurance policies require a note to be covered.
How long will my visit be?
Your visit can last between 15 – 45 minutes depending on your injuries.
How many visits do I need?
It all depends on a number of variables i.e severity of injury, how long the pain has been there, medical history, etc. Once you are evaluated the therapist will have a better understanding.
Who will be treating me?
Your assessment will be performed by the Physiotherapist. Treatment will be done by the Physiotherapist and Athletic Therapist.
Does your clinic do WSIB claims?
Our physiotherapist doesn’t treat work related injuries. However our Chiropractor does. Please click here to contact our clinic for WSIB treatment.
If you are suffering with any kind of back pain or back injury, contact us today to book an appointment at 905-827-3593. You can click here to see our hours and contact info