Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
These are the most common frequently asked questions I get from people who are interested in my services. If you do not find your question (and the corresponding answer) please feel free to contact me.
What services do you offer?
I provide one-on-one, hands-on Physiotherapy, posture improvement, massage, intelligent exercise coaching and personalized exercise programs for osteoporosis and bone health. I also offer group classes and workshops.
What are your rates and packages?
I have a page on my website dedicated to describing my packages and rates. You can find a reference to the Rates and Packages on my Services page.
Is your service covered by insurance?
Yes. If you have insurance that provides coverage for a licensed Physiotherapist, then you will be reimbursed accordingly.
What kind of payment do you accept?
- Cash or cheque (in person at the time of the appointment).
- PayPal, Mastercard, and Visa (online — an invoice will be sent to you).
What should I wear to my session?
You should dress comfortably. There is a change room at the studio. At least for the assessment, I would appreciate if you could bring shorts so that I may examine your alignment. For women, please wear a bra you are comfortable in to expose your spine. If you wear orthotics, indoor shoes are allowed in the studio, I also have booties (to cover your outdoor shoes) if need be.
What’s the difference between your studio and traditional physical therapy clinics?
There are several significant differences between the service you receive from me and those received at a traditional Physiotherapy clinic.
- You will receive the dedicated attention of the Physiotherapist and not be handed off to a Physiotherapy Assistant or exercise specialist. Also, no one else is booked during your session.
- There are no electrical machines. All therapy is done through use of my hands and your body.
- Access to a quiet and private setting.
How many sessions do I need to get better?
How well you progress depends on your starting point as well as your goal(s). I can typically let you know how many sessions you will need after the assessment.
Do I need a physician’s referral? Should I advise my Physician?
It is not necessary for you to get a physician referral to see me. However you may require a referral for reimbursement from your insurance. Many physicians refer clients to me and I am always open to discussing my approach with them. Also, if I feel that an issue requires medical attention, I will not hesitate to inform you and will gladly contact your doctor.
Do you do spinal chiropractic work?
Spinal mobilization (with your consent) may be part of your program — if it is indicated. I do not do any spinal manipulation.
Are you licensed? How is your profession regulated?
Yes. I am licensed through the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario — the regulatory body for practicing Physiotherapists in Ontario. I am also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
You can learn more about my services by visiting my Services page.