Manual therapy

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Hands-on techniques to treat a variety of ailments

Manual therapy refers to the use of the hands to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders. Manual therapy can help you recover from symptoms of arthritis, whiplash, TMJ, sciatica and sport injuries, among many other conditions.

Manual therapy can help relieve pain and improve function. It includes treatments such as myofascial release, muscle energy work and joint manipulation.

In Canada, physiotherapists receive post-graduate training in manual therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Division. The FCAMPT designation is given to physiotherapists who have completed the training and achieved an internationally recognized level of competency in manual and manipulative therapy.

Our manual therapists will develop a comprehensive and customized treatment plan best suited for your needs and goals. This plan may include manual therapy techniques, along with rehabilitative advice and therapeutic exercise.

Cost and coverage

Whether you are receiving physiotherapy, chiropractic service, massage therapy, occupational therapy or other types of rehabilitation services, most health insurance providers reimburse all or a portion of the fees.

Our clinic staff can help confirm your health insurance coverage. Your treatment may be partially or fully covered if you have extended health benefits, a worker’s compensation claim, or were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Find a Lifemark clinic to determine the coverage options available to you which may include:

  • All third-party insurance
  • Extended health benefits
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Motor vehicle accident insurance

Please note that for payment, all major credit cards, debit, cash and personal cheques are accepted.

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