NORTH: 403-289-9883   SOUTH: 403-259-8534

Questions

What is the status of the clinic during current COVID-19 situation?

Our simple ask: Please wear your mask.

Calgary Youth Physiotherapy is an AHS contracted facility. As such, our clinics continue to operate under mandatory masking requirements.

Therefore we kindly ask that you WEAR YOUR MASK to appointments. THANK YOU!

In addition:

We still offer virtual tele-rehabilitation visits. Virtual sessions have been highly successful and may continue to be the best option for you. Please get in touch with our office administrator to discuss what is best for you or have a physical therapist call you.


What is Telehealth/Tele-rehabilitation?

Tele-rehabilitation is the use of information or communication technologies to allow you and your physiotherapist to connect via video or other remote monitoring technology to receive physiotherapy services at a distance when an in-person visit is not possible.

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Do I require a referral for physiotherapy?

We do not require a referral for physiotherapy services. These services are direct access. Some extended health benefit plans to require a referral prior to paying for physiotherapy services, so please check with your insurance provider.


Can you direct bill my insurance company?

Yes, we can direct bill to many extended health plans. Please speak to one of our front desk staff to determine if your plan is included.


What method of payment can I use?

We accept cash, debit, credit, e-transfers. We do not accept American Express.


Is physiotherapy covered under my extended health plan?

Many extended health plans cover physiotherapy assessments and treatments.  However we recommend that you check with your provider prior to attending as plans may vary.


What can I expect from my first visit?

At the initial assessment the physical therapist will take a thorough history and get to know you and or your child as well as noting any concerns and goals of treatment you may have.  This will be followed by a physical assessment. Once the assessment is completed the therapist will discuss the proposed treatment plan and may initiate a treatment or home exercise program. Follow up visits are one on one with the physiotherapist and will focus on your specific goals for treatment.


What do I need to bring with me?

Physiotherapy sessions are active and therefore we suggest you or your child wear comfortable clothing. For lower extremity assessments please bring shorts. For upper extremity assessments please bring a tank top or t-shirt. Indoor shoes are sometimes advised for clients so you may want to bring them along.


How long will my assessment be? How long will my treatment be?

Orthopaedic assessments are booked for 45 minutes and follow-up treatments are booked for 30 minutes. “Neurological” or “complex  orthopaedic” assessments are booked for 60 minutes and follow-ups can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on the physiotherapist’s recommendation.


Can siblings attend?

Yes siblings are more than welcome to attend if the parent is present. We do our best to find a place for siblings to sit and play during therapy sessions. Sometimes it is beneficial and motivating to have the sibling engage in the therapy session.


What is the cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we kindly ask that you give us 24 hours’ notice. If an appointment is not cancelled 24 hours in advance or you fail to attend your appointment, you will be charged the following cancellation fee:

* First Time – No Charge. (We realize people get sick & circumstances beyond your control arise)
* Second Time and each subsequent time – $50

Please note, at present there is no cancellation fee for COVID-related symptoms even if less than 24 hours notice is provided.


My child walks on their toes/walks pigeon toed/has poor posture – can physio help?

Yes physiotherapy can assist in all of these conditions. Sometimes a consultation is all that is required to reassure parents, make a referral, or teach a home exercise program. Other times more treatment is recommended. All of our staff are highly experienced in paediatric conditions and are very comfortable working with children of all ages. Treatment sessions are play based and fun.


My child  has Cerebral Palsy/ Autism Spectrum Disorder/ Developmental Coordination Disorder/ Gross Motor Delay– can physio help?

Yes physiotherapy can assist in all these conditions by working on motor activities that help improve the child’s function and ultimately their social and recreational participation and enjoyment.


My newborn/infant always looks one way (Torticollis)/has a flat head (Plagiocephaly) – can physio help?

Physiotherapy can be very effective in the treatment of torticollis and positional plagiochepaly (flat head). At our clinics we have a contract that covers some treatment for infants with this condition.


My child/teen has a sports injury. Can physio help?

Yes, all of our therapists are highly trained in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries and paediatric conditions.


Do you accept FSCD and PUF funded clients?

Yes. Please call 403-259-8534 and speak with our Office Manager, Jane, and she will be happy to assist you with further details.


Are the clinics accessible?

Both our north and south clinics are wheelchair accessible, including our onsite washrooms. We are located on the second floor at our south clinic and there is an elevator in the building. At our north clinic we are located on the ground floor. Both clinics have  handicap parking and curb cutouts/ramps as necessary.


Is there parking?

Both clinics have ample free parking in front of the buildings.


Do you do home visits?

When possible we try to offer home visits, depending on staff availability at the time.

 


Is there Alberta Health Care funding for physiotherapy?

Alberta Health Services Outpatient & Community Physiotherapy 

Alberta Health Services (AHS) offers funded physiotherapy services for Albertans with specific physical concerns to help improve their function, better understand their condition and what they can do to be healthy and independent. The services cover concerns including: 

Calgary Youth Physiotherapy contracts with AHS to provide physiotherapy for:

  1. Orthopedic Services; post surgical and post fracture
  2. General MSK Service (Low income criteria)

Accessing AHS-funded physiotherapy 

Albertans do not need a referral from a physician or healthcare professional to access AHS-funded physiotherapy. Here’s how to access services for each concern: 

For general joint or muscle conditions or injuries: 

Call the Rehabilitation Advice Line for general advice. Low-income Albertans may be eligible for virtual or in-person services. Call 1-833-379-0563 for more information (available Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, visit ahs.ca/ral. 

For fractures and orthopedic surgeries: 

If you have experienced a fracture or surgery for an orthopedic condition, please contact one of our offices so that we may assist you with the booking process.  

NOTE: Fracture and orthopedic surgery happened within the last 12 weeks. Physiotherapy clinics must have AHS approval if care needs to start later than 12 weeks. 

For hip and knee replacements: 

Hip and Knee Replacement  If  you have had a hip or knee replacement, please search the directory on ahs.ca/adultrehab to find a clinc and book an assessment.   Alberta Health Services Outpatient & Community Physiotherapy Services 

NOTE: Surgery happened within the last 12 weeks. Physiotherapy clinics must have AHS approval if care needs to start later than 12 weeks. 

Albertans can also choose to pay out of pocket or use third-party benefits to access the physiotherapy service provider of their choice, outside of the AHS contracts and outpatient services. 

For more information on AHS-funded physiotherapy, please see the AHS Outpatient and Community Physiotherapy FAQ.


What are your hours?

South Clinic
7am-7pm Monday to Thursday
7am-6pm Friday
9am-2pm Saturdays

North Clinic
7am-7pm Monday-Thursday
7am-4pm Friday

 

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