Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a doctor’s script/referral?

No, you do not. However, if you plan on using your extended health benefits, your insurance company may require a physician’s referral in order to reimburse you. To find out you should contact your insurance company.

What should I bring/wear?

Comfortable clothing like shorts and t-shirts are recommended. If you are coming in for an upper extremity injury a tank top or sports bra is recommended. For yoga classes please bring a mat and a water bottle.

What will my first visit look like?

Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete the intake form if you haven’t done so online and change into clothes that will allow the practitioner to evaluate the body part you are seeking treatment for. Expect your first visit to spend about 75 minutes at your first appointment.

First; in depth interview, share your story, review health history and goals

Second; physical assessment which may include; postural analysis, breathing patterns, alignment, movement patterns, balance, muscle activation and sequencing and proprioception.

Third; Based on your goals and your physical assessment your therapist will help you come up with a treatment plan to fit your needs as well as answer any questions or address concerns that you may have. You will be given a few strategies to help you get started – possibly breathing and postures to practice.

Follow-up sessions will build on your treatment plan – they typically include; education, exercise, breathing techniques, mind-body awareness. Certain tools, books or other services (massage, chiropractic) may be recommended to you as well.

1+1=3. Two people who collaborate well will be about three times as effective as each of them operating independently.

What are your fees?

Our fees can be found under our services page.
Additional fees apply for kinesiotape and electrodes for electrical stimulation treatment.

Is yoga therapy covered by my extended health benefits?

If your extended health benefits plan covers physiotherapy then yoga therapy will be covered as it is a service provided by a Registered Physiotherapist. However, the amount reimbursed will depend on the type of plan you have. To find out you should contact your insurance company to learn more about your plan and its coverage.

Do you bill extended health benefits directly or accept OHIP?

No, we are not set up to bill directly at this time, however we will moving to direct billing as the practice is established. You will be provided with a receipt upon payment. This receipt will have all of the necessary information required to send to your insurance company to process your claim. We cannot accept OHIP because ours is not a designated OHIP funded clinic. The government has limited numbers of these clinics in Ontario.

Do you accept MVA or WSIB patients?

No, unfortunately we do not have the billing set up to treat MVA or WSIB. However, there are several reputable clinics in the area that do provide services for MVA and WSIB claims.

How many treatments will it take for me to get better?

There is no timeline for recovery. Healing is based on your readiness to make meaningful changes and stay committed to the practice. It is also dependent on pre-existing and current conditions, mindset, personality, currently lifestyle and personal choices.

We provide the tools and education but really encourage and expect you to take ownership of your program and overall health, it really is the key to long-term success. Physio yoga is a truly holistic approach that explores the bio-psycho-social-emotional and spiritual aspects of a person rather than solely treating the symptoms. This allows for true healing to occur however it requires consistent effort and lifestyle changes.