You Have Direct Access To Your Physiotherapist
Does your family doctor need to refer you to see a physiotherapist? They can, but direct access means that individuals may consult a regulated health professional (your physiotherapist) without requiring a referral from their physician (your family doctor).
However, some extended health insurance companies may still require a physician’s referral to reimburse benefits. The staff at Meadowlands Physiotherapy can check your insurance company to see if a referral is required for your insurance benefits.
Physiotherapists are self regulated, primary health care professionals who play a unique role in health
care delivery: they promote, restore and prolong physical independence by enhancing a patient’s functional capacity.
What Happens if A Physiotherapist Can’t Help?
A physiotherapist has the education and clinical training, knowledge and skills to assess and treat illness and injury. As health care professionals they work to help reduce pain and restore function and mobility. For these reasons, Physiotherapists are competent to identify when a client’s symptoms are beyond their scope of practice and in these cases will direct the client to the appropriate health care professional.
Unsure if a Physiotherapist can help? Contact Meadowlands Physiotherapy today. Our staff are happy to answer your questions.