Hamilton Physiotherapy FAQs
There are a few different ways to get your best physiotherapy treatments covered in Hamilton, ON.
Were you injured at work?
Then you may be eligible to have your entire treatment covered by WSIB. If you have injured yourself at work you and your employee need to fill out a WSIB claim. You can then go for an assessment at an approved WSIB physiotherapy clinic. The initial physiotherapy examination and first treatment will be paid for by WSIB.
Further physiotherapy treatment is only approved once the claim is accepted. If approved, the WSIB may authorize physiotherapy treatment for up to six weeks. That means you won’t be required to pay anything out of your own pocket and your treatment will be free.
Are you covered under OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)?
OHIP funded physiotherapy is limited to Community Based Clinics that have an agreement with the Ministry of Health. An assessment at a clinic that provides provincial funding is required to determine if you are eligible. To find OHIP-funded physiotherapy services, visit Ontario Health Service’s website and search for “physiotherapy.”
Are you covered under Employer Insurance Benefits?
Physiotherapy is normally included in employer or purchased health benefit plans. Coverage varies from plan to plan and can range from $500 to unlimited so you need to look into the details of your health coverage. Some insurers require a referral from a doctor to access your physiotherapy coverage. Most clinics offer direct billing so they will manage the administration of reimbursement for you so you can focus your efforts on your treatment instead of managing paperwork.
An effective way to replicate and enhance the physical therapy you get in a clinic is in your home. Your therapist can assess how you move in your native environment, look at how you have set up your home exercise station, watch you do your exercises, assess your home office set up, and much more.
And physiotherapy video visits (also known as virtual visits) are now covered by most insurance providers just the same way as an in-clinic session would be.
There are a large variety of injuries involving many different joints and muscles that physiotherapists typically treat in Hamilton, ON
Here are some of the most common ones that physiotherapists see:
- Sprain and strains of all body regions
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries, improper lifting, as well as poor ergonomics
- Whiplash Injuries, car accidents or falls
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Headaches and concussions