Unless you are an ICBC or a WorkSafe BC patient, no! A doctor’s referral is not necessary for physiotherapy appointments, however some private insurance companies will need you to have one for a claim to be made.
Very easily! You can either call us at +12504931152, click the ‘book online’ button at the top of this page, or send us a message using the contact form(at the bottom of this page) and we will respond to you via email.
With our online booking, you can book, alter or cancel your appointment online. Just create a profile and off you go!
Upon making your appointment, you will be emailed a patient intake and consent form. Please fill this out and submit this form online before your appointment, as it will save you time in doing so when you arrive, and allows for us to prepare for your visit. Please be sure to bring suitable clothing where possible (shorts for lower limb problems, tank top for upper limb problems), and your care card and/or insurance information.
On the initial visit, your physiotherapist will ask you questions regarding your injury, and then will commence with a physical evaluation. Following these findings, an appropriate treatment strategy will be implemented for you. Initial appointments last from 45 minutes to one hour, and follow ups are approximately 30 minutes.
Yes! Please bring your insurance provider card/ information with you. We can direct bill the following companies: Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life, Manulife, Chamber of Commerce, Johnson, Johnston Group, Cowan, Greatwest Life, Desjardins Insurance, IA Financial Group, Maximum Benefit, Green Shield Canada and Standard Life.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an evidence-based manual therapy treatment that has been proven to reduce muscular pain and increase recovery from injury. For more information, be sure to check out our IMS page on this website, where we have lots of information about it
If you are eligible for Medical Service Plan (MSP) coverage and have your Personal Health Number (on the back of your driving license/ care card) with you, we can bill MSP on your behalf in our office. In one calendar year, you are covered for a combined 10 visits with your physiotherapist, registered massage therapist, and chiropractor. Please note that there is a user fee which will still need to be paid to the clinic for each appointment.
We treat all of them! We see babies from under one month of age, all the way up to 100 years old (and above!). Our therapists are all proficient in treating adults and children, and have each worked in both adult and paediatric hospitals, or treatment centres.
We recommend parking on Van Horne street, which is just one short block East from our clinic, as it has plenty of free 2 hour parking. There is also metered parking on Ellis Street, and paid parking in a car park across the street from us.
The safety and well-being of our patients, staff and the Penticton community at large is our number one priority. Due to the nature of our work, we are requiring staff and patients wear facemasks during their visit with us, and we ask that you call to reschedule your appointment should you feel unwell. This is to ensure everyone entering our clinic is kept safe and well during their visit. Thank you for your assistance with this!
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