FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
Fascial stretch is a great way to move our bodies while tuning into them. Fascial Stretch Therapy is a one-on-one appointment where the practitioner utilizes different stretching techniques to decrease pain, restore function, move and feel better in fitness, sport, and life!
WHAT IS FASCIAL STRETCH?
Fascial Stretch Therapy helps to increase your mobility and decrease pain through a series of table-based assisted stretching techniques which focuses on the fascial lines that connect through and wrap around muscles, nerves, joints, and organs.
Your fascial stretch therapy practitioner will cater the sessions to your specific needs and leave you feeling relaxed and decompressed.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a doctor's referral?No referral is necessary for Private or MSP funded patients.
Is Physiotherapy covered by insurance?Yes. Most extended health plans offer coverage for Physiotherapy services. Each company offers different amounts. Some plans have a maximum amount per year, and some plans are unlimited. Physiotherapy is also covered by MSP premium assistance. If you are eligible for premium assistance, MSP will cover $23 per session, for up to 10 sessions per year.
What should I wear to my Physiotherapy appointment?Please wear clothes that can move so we can access the area that needs to be assessed and treated. If you have a knee injury, please bring shorts. If you have a shoulder injury please wear a tank top or a shirt that can be moved to expose the area.
Do you accept ICBC/car accident claims?Yes, we do accept valid ICBC claims. On your first appointment you will need your healthcare card and a valid claim number. You are entitled to accident benefits whether you are at fault or not.
Do you accept WorkSafeBC claims?No, we do not accept WorkSafeBC claims.
What is Dry Needling?Dry Needling is a form of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Using acupuncture-like needles, the therapist will place the needle into muscles that have tight bands or “trigger points.” The ultimate goal of Dry Needling is to cause a “twitch response” within the muscle. This can feel like an ache, tightness, or small contraction within the muscle. It is brief and the discomfort typically subsides immediately. The purpose of Dry Needling is to create a neuromuscular change which can help to decrease muscle tension, improve muscle strength and flexibility, and, overall, improve symptoms of pain and dysfunction.