Downtown Vancouver Physiotherapists
There are many excellent physiotherapists in Vancouver to choose from. Why choose an Electra Health Floor physiotherapist?
The Electra Health Floor’s physiotherapists provide manual, one-to-one physiotherapy treatment. This means our physiotherapists focus on providing a hands-on approach to each individual’s treatment.
Additionally, as well as providing physiotherapy, we offer our clients a wide variety of treatment options. Some of our clients find their best results are achieved when they combine multiple treatment modalities; for instance, adding massage therapy with physiotherapy, or acupuncture & physiotherapy.
Our physiotherapists work closely with the other practitioners on the floor; with over 40 health professionals to work with, you will certainly get the quality of care you are looking for. Whatever your unique treatment needs might be, we likely have the physical therapists who can help in one of our two convenient downtown Vancouver locations.
Physiotherapy appointments available 8am to 8pm 7 days a week
Downtown Vancouver Physiotherapy ClinicElectra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL) YWCA – 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC
Monday to Friday from 6 am to 10 pm
*You can also book your appointments online 24/7
Benefits of seeing a physiotherapist at the Electra Health Floor
- Some of the most professional and experienced physiotherapists in Vancouver
- One-to-one treatments with your physiotherapist
- Early, late, and weekend appointments – Our downtown Vancouver physiotherapy clinic is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
- Our physiotherapists specialize in manual physical therapy
- Conveniently combine your physio with other treatment modalities
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Downtown Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic – 8 am to 8 pm 604-685-4325
It is perfectly understandable to have questions about your physiotherapy treatments, especially if you’re more accustomed to pharmaceutical modalities. Our physiotherapists are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, providing you with the information you need to get the most out of your time with us.
What can I expect from an assessment?
In order to provide the best possible treatment plan, our physiotherapists perform an extensive assessment. An appointment for the initial physiotherapy assessment can be booked at any time, with or without a doctor’s referral. However some medical plans do require a doctor’s referral for coverage, so it’s best to check with your provider to assess your coverage requirements.
During this initial physiotherapy assessment, the physiotherapist may review your medical history, including an inspection of medical images like X-rays and MRIs. Both visual and hands-on assessment techniques are used; an accurate diagnosis can lead to a more appropriate and effective physiotherapy treatment plan.
How is sports physiotherapy different or unique?
Sports related injuries are increasingly common. The types of physiotherapy treatment techniques applied in sports physiotherapy are not necessarily all that different from the type of physiotherapy treatments you’d receive when rehabilitating from an automobile accident, but they’re applied in a specific way to relieve tension in the surrounding areas and allow you to “get back in the game.” Sports physiotherapy often involves modified exercise programs too, allowing the individual to maintain a level of fitness and strength without causing more damage to the injured area.
I’m a runner, how can physio help me?
Running is an extremely demanding activity on your body. Some of the most common conditions physiotherapists in Vancouver see are Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, ankle sprains, patella femoral syndrome and low back pain. Your physiotherapist can treat these conditions, and a lot more. The more you run the more often you should make sure your body is in perfect working order. See: Running and Sports Physiotherapy.
I have chronic back pain, will physiotherapy help me?
It all depends on what is causing the chronic back pain. Our physiotherapists are extremely skilled and have postgraduate training that is suited for relieving chronic pain. See: chronic pain and physiotherapy.
Do I need a Doctor’s referral for physiotherapy in Vancouver?
No, physiotherapy referrals from a doctor are only needed if it’s an ICBC related treatment or if it’s a requirement of your extended health care plan.
Vancouver Physiotherapists – Downtown – 8 am to 8 pm 604-685-4325
Does it make a difference which physiotherapist I see?
We suggest trying one of our Electra Health Floor physiotherapists because each has their own areas of expertise; post graduate training, specializations, etc. Should it be needed, our physiotherapists can easily help you combine your physio treatment with the help of one of our other practitioners; for instance a massage therapist or acupuncturist.
Can you bill directly to my insurance company?
At the present time, you pay for your physiotherapy treatment, and then we give you a receipt to mail into your insurance company. *if you submit your claims online or have us submit it on your behalf, then most insurance companies reimburse you within a few business days. Benefits also is that you receive your credit card rewards, and not be out any money once reimbursed.
Why is physiotherapy treatment important to rehabilitation?
The goal of physiotherapy treatment in this context, is to help the patient restore a desired level of comfort and mobility. If someone injures a leg, a cast may help to heal a broken bone, but working through the physiotherapy rehabilitation process is how the patient can walk, run, and play normally again. Physiotherapy treatments help with pain management, as well as the mobility needed to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
You have so many therapists, how do I know when I need to see a physiotherapist, massage therapist, Rolfer, etc…?
We get this question a lot. The best answer is if you wanted to see a physiotherapist, start there. At that point if you want to add or try another practitioner, call the office and talk to Mark Bentz. He will give you a complimentary phone consultation that can answer your questions.
What if my insurance coverage runs out?
I only have X amount of insurance coverage for physiotherapy. Can you recommend another insured service that will compliment my previous physiotherapy treatments?
Yes, we have over 30 professionals on the floor, and this happens all the time. So let the physiotherapist know your concerns. Or you can just ask Mark, he will work with your current physiotherapist to find the right fit.
Do physiotherapists treat fibromyalgia?
Yes, although fibromyalgia can be challenging to treat, our physiotherapists are very knowledgeable and experienced with fibromyalgia’s various stages and symptoms.
How do physiotherapy and massage complement one another?
Physiotherapy and massage therapy both aim to restore physical function. The majority of manual therapy techniques used to restore and prevent injury are practiced by both professions. Physiotherapy and massage, used together, makes therapeutic and practical sense.
While physiotherapy treatments seeks to restore physical function, massage therapy can also be useful for relieving stress, reducing muscle strain, and alleviating pain. Physiotherapy and massage, used together, will assist recovery from an injury or chronic condition faster; as well as allowing for a more comfortable and manageable recovery.
What is the relationship between physiotherapy and acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatments are designed to stimulate specific nerves in specific ways, encouraging the body to boost its own natural ability to achieve biochemical balance and improve blood flow. This can promote the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments, because the body is already working more effectively toward its own recovery. Physiotherapy and acupuncture are often used together to assist in the rehabilitative process.
How is physiotherapy treatment different from chiropractic treatment?
Physical therapy is used primarily by patients in a rehabilitative context, working to restore a healthy and comfortable range of movement. Chiropractic treatments are designed to re-align the spine, taking a direct approach to manipulate bones and joints. The two modalities can complement one another for better overall patient wellness. Read more about the relationship between physiotherapy and chiropractic.
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“I continue to come here because the caliber of physiotherapists and naturopaths is so high. I have also been referred to other local professionals and found them to be great too. Mark has really raised the bar for healthcare and wellness services in Vancouver.”
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