Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy – FAQ

Do I need a doctor’s note to start physiotherapy treatment with registered physiotherapists?

By law in Ontario, you don’t need a doctor’s note to see any of our highly trained registered physiotherapists to receive physiotherapy treatment. Just contact us to set up an appointment. Most health care plans will cover physiotherapy services when delivered by registered physiotherapists. Please contact your policy provider for more information on your specific health insurance plan’s physician referral requirements and physiotherapy coverage.

What does physiotherapy treatment include?

At Primal Human Performance, our skilled physiotherapists will take into consideration the findings of the initial assessment in order to craft you a personalized treatment plan that best suits your specific requirements. Because of this, the frequency, treatment timelines and specific treatment procedures (e.g. soft tissue work, exercise, mobilizations etc) will vary from person to person. Many clients will initially start with 2-3 treatments a week with a decrease in treatment frequency as concerns are addressed, injuries are resolved and function increases. The end goal of Primal Physiotherapy is a return of your independence and desired level of performance and function.

Your Primal Physiotherapy sessions may consist of:

  • education
  • exercise prescription (home and/or gym exercise programs)
  • pain relief and healing modalities (e.g. Medical Acupuncture)
  • soft tissue therapy and stretching
  • manual therapy and mobilizations
  • postural training/re-training
  • nerve mobilization or flossing
  • Active Release Techniques® treatment

What conditions do Primal Physiotherapists treat?

The following is a short list of some of the more common conditions frequently seen and treated by our registered physiotherapists:

  • Neck pain or injuries
  • Back pain or injuries, disc herniations, sciatica
  • Hip pain or injuries
  • Knee pain or injuries
  • Shoulder pain or injuries including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff syndromes
  • Tennis or Golfer’s elbow
  • Sprains and strains
  • Acute or Chronic injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post operative or fracture rehabilitation
  • repetitive strain or overuse injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Postural imbalances
  • de-conditioning and decreased fitness
  • sports injuries and athletic performance training
  • tight, stiff or sore muscles