WHAT TO EXPECT
For all appointments you can expect undivided attention for you and your needs. During the initial visit, your practitioner will take a detailed health history and perform a physical examination. This will include evaluating your area of pain in addition to areas that can contribute to your pain such as your spine, joints, muscles, and nervous system.
After a thorough history and evaluation, your practitioner will perform treatment to assess how your body responds to different techniques. You and your practitioner will discuss your specialized treatment plan and additional tools to help you heal outside of your appointments
✓ RESULTS DRIVEN
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT
During your follow up appointments the practitioner will re-evaluate how your symptoms are progressing and address any questions you may have with your current plan. Your practitioner will review your home program and re-assess how your body is moving to determine what techniques will be appropriate for your appointment. Each appointment involves undivided attention with the practitioner and the opportunity to discuss all questions and concerns.
Prepare for an Appointment
✅ Check directions and information specific to the Airdrie Location
✅ If you take any medications, bring a list of medications so you can help your therapist understand your history.
✅ If you have any previous testing or results, bring them with you. It is always a good idea to bring any X-Ray or MRI images to your first appointment.
✅ Start a daily journal and jot down notes about your pain symptoms and triggers and bring it with you to help your doctor better understand your situation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Athletic therapy isn’t just for athletes. Clients range from growing children and elderly to post-natal women and professional athletes.
Athletic Therapy education includes – human musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, biomechanics, emergency care, orthopedic assessment, orthopedic rehabilitation, electrical modalities, brace fitting and external supports, manual therapy and concussion assessment & rehabilitation.
The 5 Subcategories of our Scope of Practice Include:
- Injury Prevention
- Orthopedic Assessment
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Emergency Recognition and Management
A one on one, personalized approach lets you get the care and attention your injury needs regardless of your activity level
Athletic Therapy uses the sports medicine model of rehabilitation. Our approach tends to be more individualized, more one on one, more hands on, and more exercise based. Both often take 2 years after a degree. AT’s spend 2 years learning over 200 injuries and honing our palpation and assessment skills to best serve our clients. Physiotherapist have a very broad scope of practice and work in a variety of different environments (home care, hospital settings, Spinal cord injury rehab, etc.). We have a smaller more specialized scope of practice for injuries to muscles, bones, joints, etc. Athletic Therapists are also trained in emergency response.
Athletic Therapy involves specialized assessment and diagnosis of the root cause of your issue. Athletic Therapists combine a variety of techniques that involve some massage style soft tissue releases as well as various mobilizations, stretches, movement based rehab and various other techniques learnt from continuous education courses. While Athletic Therapy often involves muscle release, it is usually in small sections for a specific purpose. If you come to an appointment and are just tight overall our team will likely refer you to get a massage before we do our work.
Yes! Most insurance companies will reimburse you for an Athletic Therapy Appointment the same way they will for other disciplines. Every individual health care plan is different so make sure you call and ask if Athletic Therapy is covered in your package, it is not always listed on your benefit booklet.
Bellow is a list of companies covering Athletic Therapy
- Alberta Blue Cross (via Health Spending Account)
- Canadian Life Assurance
- CHA Health
- Citadel Assurance
- The Economical Insurance Group
- Equitable Life of Canada
- Great West Life
- Green Shield Canada
- Industrial-Alliance Pacific
- Liberty Health
- Manulife Financial
- Premiere Life
- Standard Life
- Canadian Hockey Association
- National and provincial members of Hockey/Volleyball/Basketball/Rugby/Baseball/Soccer Canada
- Air Canada
- Pratt & Whitney
- Canada Post
Not covered? Ask for a request for coverage form.
Direct billing is available for Massage and TCM + Acupuncture Appointments. Currently only pre-approved MVA and WCB claims can be billed directly for Athletic Therapy .
Appointments not in these categories would have to be be paid up front then submitted through your insurance to be reimbursed.
Yes. Patients who have been in a Motor Vehicle Accident can receive treatment at Revival by our Certified Athletic Therapists which are Primary Care Providers.
Under section B of their benefits in Alberta a WAD1 (whiplash associated disorder) is approved for 10 appointments and a WAD2 or WAD3 is approved for 21 appointments. Revival can help fill out the necessary forms and submit them to your insurance provider. We can also direct bill your insurance provider for the appointments. Injuries falling outside of the WAD relm will be subject to insurance approval for any practitioner but patients are covered for a maximum of $10 000.00 pending approval from their insurance provider. Once benefits are used we can complete and submit a AB4 for consideration for approval of more appointments.
Please see our MVA forms or they can be provided at your initial appointment
Yes and no. Each case is treated individually and would require special permission from your case worker to have an Athletic Therapist work on WCB claim and be covered for an appointment.
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