BETA THERAPUETICS PHYSIOTHERAPISTS IN VICTORIA BC

WHY SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

Physical Therapy is beneficial for individuals of any age, including children and seniors.  If you have experienced an injury at the gym, surgery, or even a motor vehicle accident, physiotherapy can help. Physiotherapy is also ideal for those looking to incorporate more physical activity into their lives or those looking to begin a new physical activity. Through preventative care, a physiotherapist can help reduce the risk of injury and increase the time you spend doing the things you enjoy.

At BETA Therapeutics we offer a full scope of services so that each patient receives the most comprehensive healthcare experience. Our Physiotherapists in Victoria BC work with patients with open ICBC claims. Are you still within eight weeks of your motor vehicle accident? Book in for our ICBC Inital Assessment Package which includes a comprehensive assessment for Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Atheltic Therapy, Regsitered Clinical Counselling and Chiropractic care - at no cost to you.

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN INITIAL PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT

When you arrive at BETA Therapeutics for your physiotherapy appointment you will be greeted by one of our patient care coordinators who will make sure that we have all your patient information up to date and will help you with anything that is outstanding.

Your first visit will usually take about an hour and your physiotherapist will guide you through the following;

  • A health history and your fitness goals
  • Physical examination
  • Any pain you may be experiencing
  • Hands on treatment
  • Prescribed exercises

Your physiotherapist will look at how you move, perform assessments, examine your posture, and carry out any other tests that are relevant to your appointment. It is encouraged to communicate any pain or discomfort you experience during an assessment or treatment. As much information as you can provide is the best way to help your physiotherapist better understand your condition and meet your health and fitness goals.

WHAT CAN A PHYSIOTHERAPIST TREAT?

Pre & Post-Operative Care

Preparing for, or having been through, a surgery can be a complex process and our physiotherapists are here to support you every step of the way. If you know you are about to undergo a medical procedure physiotherapy can be a great way to create strength and resilience in your body and set the stage for a strong recovery. If you have undergone a surgery and are looking to regain strength, flexibility and endurance, our physiotherapists are trained to meet you where you are and create an individualized plan to bring you back to feeling like your best self. Common operative conditions that benefit from working with our team of physios include ACL/PCL reconstruction, arthroscopy, hip replacements, knee replacements, meniscal tears, shoulder dislocations and wrist surgeries.

Osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis is a natural aging process of the body. A Physiotherapist can help you understand and manage the progression of the disease, help reduce risk, relieve pain, and improve function during your everyday activities. A physiotherapist can help by teaching you specific exercises with the goal of increasing range of motion and helping understand how to build strength in the areas affected by your OA. In addition, a physiotherapist may use modalities such as hot/cold therapy in conjunction with manual therapies to reduce pain and inflammation and help improve mobility and flexibility.

Headaches

The intensity and nature of of chronic headaches are something that can make a person feel truly distracted from their daily life. While headaches are one of the most common pain conditions experienced, the root cause can vary greatly from person to person. Our Physiotherapists in Victoria BC are skilled in assessing the reasons for your headache and providing precise treatment to resolve your symptoms.

Physiotherapy is an effective tool to combat the occurrence of headaches related to poor posture, muscle imbalances, muscle tightness, inappropriate desk set-up, sedentary lifestyle, stress, neck/upper back stiffness, muscle weakness, whiplash and sleeping postures, to name a few.

Neck & Back Pain

Neck and back pain are complaints that almost every individual experiences at some point in their life. Neck and back pain can be attributed to any number of factors including poor posture, tight or weak muscles, a motor vehicle accident or an injury or trauma.

A physiotherapist is trained to asses the various causes of back pain and then combine hands-on treatment such as active release of muscles, myofascial release and mobilization, along with specific exercises to address the root cause and decrease pain.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a common condition that results in the loss of ability to move the shoulder in all directions. Your shoulder feels “frozen” and common movements such as reaching up above your head, behind you and out to the side are painful and difficult to do.

Physiotherapy is an effective modality in the treatment of frozen shoulder. Our physiotherapists conduct a thorough assessment to determine what stage you are in - painful, frozen or thawing. Based on your specific needs, an individual treatment plan is formed which is the most important in the management of frozen shoulder. Too much activity can lead to painful guarding of the joint and too little movement can encourage the stiffness to continue. Our physiotherapy team offers a gentle treatment plan with targeted exercises, a focus on improving range of motion, and home care intended to support your rehabilitation and recovery.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury is a general term used to describe a group of conditions that occur throughout the body due to work habits or daily activities that involve a repetitive motion of one or more joints. More commonly, people have heard terms such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis or bursitis. Keyboard or mouse use at work or playing a sport (tennis or golf) are all common examples of RSIs that our patients in Victoria BC seek out physiotherapy for. If you are experiencing numbness, tingling, sharp pain, dull ache, weakness, loss of grip strength, or restricted mobility then you may be suffering from a repetitive strain injury.

A physiotherapist can treat an RSI by assessing posture, facilitating ergonomic changes to working conditions, and prescribing exercise habits that help reduce symptoms and promote recovery. An effective physiotherapy treatment plan includes identifying and finding alternatives to the activities, movements and postures that cause repetitive strain on your body.

DIRECT BILLING

BETA Therapeutics conveniently offers direct billing for physiotherapy services. Direct billing for Registered Clinical Counselling may be offered by your insurance provider. For more information on see our Direct Billing FAQ..


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PHYSIOTHERAPY FAQ

It may be a good idea to consider physiotherapy if you would like to:
  • Improve your overall health and fitness
  • Manage pain whether chronic or acute
  • Improve your strength
  • Improve your range of motion
  • Recover from an injury
  • Recover from, or prepare for, surgery
  • Recover from a hip or knee replacement
  • Improve your posture
  • Overcome a physical limitation
  • Prevent falls or future injuries
  • Recover from a motor vehicle accident (ICBC)
A doctor’s referral is not necessary as Physiotherapists are primary health care providers. However, some extended health care insurance plans require a doctor’s note in order for you to claim your treatment. It is best to check with your employer or insurance provider to obtain the specifics of how your plan works and what is required.
Most extended health plans offer coverage for physiotherapy in Victoria BC. The amount covered varies from plan to plan, therefore it is always best to contact your extended health provider directly to find out exactly what is covered under your plan. Our clinic direct bills most insurance providers for physiotherapy. Please visit our Direct Billing FAQ page to see if your insurance company is one we can bill directly for our physiotherapy services.
When you arrive at BETA Therapeutics for your physiotherapy appointment you will be greeted by one of our patient care coordinators who will make sure that we have all your patient information up to date and will help you with anything that is outstanding. Your first visit will usually take about an hour your physiotherapist will guide you through the following;
  • A health history, physical examination, any pain you may be experiencing, hands on treatment and your fitness goals.
  • The PT will look at how you move, perform assessments, examine your posture, and carry out any other tests that are relevant to your appointment.
  • Patients are encouraged to communicate any pain or discomfort you experience during an assessment or treatment.
  • As much information as you can provide is the best way to help your physiotherapist better understand your condition and meet your health and fitness goals.
If it is your first visit for physiotherapy there will be some important intake forms for you to fill out. For your convenience all of our forms are sent to you electronically when your appointment is booked. You can fill them out/submit them online without the need for printing. If you have any difficulty completing the online forms please arrive 10 – 15 minutes early for your appointment and our reception staff will be happy to help you. If you are a returning patient there is no need to arrive more than 5 minutes early unless you are needing to update your personal or billing/insurance information.
For physiotherapy appointments please wear clothing that is easy to move in. You may be asked to disrobe to your comfort level to access the structures around your injury or area of concern. We will respect your privacy and the privacy of others by working with you in a private room and by providing you with adequate draping or treating you in your clothes. Depending on the nature of your treatment, or where you are coming from (ex: work) you may want to bring a change of clothing for your treatment that allow for unrestricted movement.
This will be determined by both you and your Physiotherapist based on your individual healthcare needs. Should they be required, your practitioner will discuss the frequency of upcoming treatments to find a schedule that best suits your wellness goals.
Still have questions? Don't hesitate to Contact Us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
It may be a good idea to consider physiotherapy if you would like to:
  • Improve your overall health and fitness
  • Manage pain whether chronic or acute
  • Improve your strength
  • Improve your range of motion
  • Recover from an injury
  • Recover from, or prepare for, surgery
  • Recover from a hip or knee replacement
  • Improve your posture
  • Overcome a physical limitation
  • Prevent falls or future injuries
  • Recover from a motor vehicle accident (ICBC)
A doctor’s referral is not necessary as Physiotherapists are primary health care providers. However, some extended health care insurance plans require a doctor’s note in order for you to claim your treatment. It is best to check with your employer or insurance provider to obtain the specifics of how your plan works and what is required.
Most extended health plans offer coverage for physiotherapy in Victoria BC. The amount covered varies from plan to plan, therefore it is always best to contact your extended health provider directly to find out exactly what is covered under your plan. Our clinic direct bills most insurance providers for physiotherapy. Please visit our Direct Billing FAQ page to see if your insurance company is one we can bill directly for our physiotherapy services.
When you arrive at BETA Therapeutics for your physiotherapy appointment you will be greeted by one of our patient care coordinators who will make sure that we have all your patient information up to date and will help you with anything that is outstanding. Your first visit will usually take about an hour your physiotherapist will guide you through the following; a health history, physical examination, any pain you may be experiencing, hands on treatment and your fitness goals. They will look at how you move, perform assessments, examine your posture, and carry out any other tests that are relevant to your appointment. It is encouraged to communicate any pain or discomfort you experience during an assessment or treatment. As much information as you can provide is the best way to help your physiotherapist better understand your condition and meet your health and fitness goals.
If it is your first visit for physiotherapy there will be some important intake forms for you to fill out. For your convenience all of our forms are sent to you electronically when your appointment is booked. You can fill them out/submit them online without the need for printing. If you have any difficulty completing the online forms please arrive 10 – 15 minutes early for your appointment and our reception staff will be happy to help you. If you are a returning patient there is no need to arrive more than 5 minutes early unless you are needing to update your personal or billing/insurance information.
For physiotherapy appointments please wear clothing that is easy to move in. You may be asked to disrobe to your comfort level to access the structures around your injury or area of concern. We will respect your privacy and the privacy of others by working with you in a private room and by providing you with adequate draping or treating you in your clothes. Depending on the nature of your treatment, or where you are coming from (ex: work) you may want to bring a change of clothing for your treatment that allow for unrestricted movement.
This will be determined by both you and your Physiotherapist based on your individual healthcare needs. Should they be required, your practitioner will discuss the frequency of upcoming treatments to find a schedule that best suits your wellness goals.
Still have questions? Don't hesitate to Contact Us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.