Kinesis Physical Therapy Corp in Grande Prairie provides physical therapy and concussion management services in a dynamic and progressive environment. Our services are client-focused, evidence-based, and can treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Consult this page for some general information about physical therapy and contact us today to inquire about your treatment options.
Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a health care profession directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function and mobility. The goal of physical therapy is to help you obtain optimal health and mobility leading to the highest possible level of independent function and quality of life, using an evidence-based medicine approach. Through treatment and education, you and your physical therapist will work together in partnership to achieve optimal health and function.
Physical therapists, also known as physiotherapists, are an integral part of your health care team. Physical therapists have a detailed understanding of how the body works and are university educated to assess, diagnose and treat dysfunction caused by a pain, injury, disease or condition. Physical therapists practice in a wide range of settings and work closely with doctors, dentists and other health care providers.
To practice in Alberta, every physical therapist must first complete a university program in physical therapy. Since 1998, all physical therapy graduates must pass a national physiotherapy competency exam prior to licensing. Physiotherapists are primary care practitioners offering direct access to physiotherapy services without the need for physician referral.
Does Alberta Health Care cover Physical Therapy?
No, the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan has not covered community based physical therapy since 1995.
Who pays for physical therapy?
No, a physician referral is not required to attend physical therapy. Your physical therapist will communicate regularly with your family physician or specialist regarding the status of your care.
On your first visit, the physical therapist will assess your injury or condition. This will involve:
Physiotherapy Alberta – College and Association serves the public by licensing qualified physical therapists and working with physical therapists to ensure competent and ethical physical therapy is performed in Alberta. As such, the College has the authority to register, investigate and discipline its members.