Our physiotherapists at Pacific North Wellness provide one-on-one treatments that start with listening to you, finding out what your goals are, and then performing an expert medical screen. Each appointment will include manual therapy techniques, education, and individualized exercises to help you achieve your goals.
The team of physiotherapists at Pacific North Wellness are experts in musculoskeletal assessment and treatment. We use a wide variety of treatment techniques that include manual therapy, exercise prescription, education, and lifestyle interventions to help you reach your goals.
If you have been in a car accident you qualify for physiotherapy treatment. Our team of physiotherapists excel at treating common injuries that are typically associated with car accidents such as whiplash, concussion, back pain, and shoulder pain. We collaborate with your ICBC claims specialist and healthcare team (including Doctors, Kinesiologists, Chiropractors, and RMT’s) to make the treatment and approvals process easy and consistent.
WE EXCEL AT
Our physiotherapists have a wide range of skills and utilize a variety of techniques within each appointment to help guide rehabilitation, these include:
Hands on techniques to help improve range of motion and change pain.
Most physiotherapists at Pacific North Wellness are certified in Dry Needling. This is a technique where your physiotherapist inserts a fine filament needle into neuromuscular junctions/motor points, stimulating the muscle, and bringing pain relief and significantly improved function.
Exercise Therapy & Prescription
You will be given an exercise program that is tailored specifically to you, your injury, and your performance goals. This will be based on a thorough assessment, medical screen, and the latest research and literature.
Our physiotherapists will take time to educate and inform you on your condition so that you feel empowered on how to self-manage and heal.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Physiotherapy services at Pacific North Wellness are based on a philosophy of Evidence Based Practice, which means our physiotherapists stay current with new research and treatment protocols. Our physiotherapists will perform a thorough assessment and then provide a treatment that includes manual therapy, education, and a tailored exercise program.
Our Physiotherapists can support you with:
Jaw pain (TMJ)
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.