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If you’ve come across this article, then you are most likely in search of a good physiotherapist around the Edmonton area. Picking the best physiotherapist near you requires an investment of your time, effort, and money; therefore, it is important that you do everything in your power to find a professional that will give you the best results possible. Carry on reading to learn about the most useful insider tips to use when finding the right physiotherapist for you.
First things first, the most powerful tool for finding pretty much any professional, let alone a physiotherapist, is by word of mouth. It’s simple; people will not give recommendations if they feel that they had a poor first-hand experience with the physio they chose. Thus, a recommendation by a trusted friend or family member is worth its weight in gold.
If you are after any recommendations, consider Unpain Clinic. It provides some of the best physiotherapy in Edmonton. If you have your doubts, ask the people around you and let them speak for the clinic.
A recommendation goes a long way, in both a literal and figurative sense. Sometimes, people will recommend a physiotherapist that is a good 40+ minute drive away.
Not only does this require time that many people don’t have, but physiotherapy is already considered a costly expense. Extra fees, such as the fuel needed to travel to your destination, are something any financially conscious person would want to minimize to the fullest extent.
While some of you may be able to get away with traveling a long distance for a physiotherapist, you will be needing only once or twice, those that are needing frequent treatment will not. The best advice you can follow is to find a physiotherapist you are willing to frequently travel to. By making your treatment convenient enough to fit in with your lifestyle, you are more likely to commit to your physiotherapist and have a speedy recovery.
All sorts of advice can be found on social media; it is essentially a place full of opinions, sometimes even opinions that weren’t asked for.
When finding the perfect physiotherapist for you, social media can be your best friend or your biggest enemy, and it all depends on how you use it. The search engines for a physiotherapist are vast, wide, and overall overwhelming. You will come across thousands of pages that will shamelessly claim their clinic as your solution to your problem without even knowing what your problem is yet.
It is, therefore, very important to seek out clinics that rather use their platform to serve their users with information and guidance. A good example of this can be found on Unpain Clinic’s social media business pages.
If you did not know this already, great physiotherapists are pack animals. If you shift your vision to be on the lookout for a clinic instead, you are essentially finding yourself not just one physiotherapist, but a like-minded team of them all working together to collaborate and learn from one another.
A profound lineup of physiotherapists suggests that a clinic has a strong reputation within the medical community, which is a sign to look out for when deciding on the best physiotherapist for you.
The clinics in Edmonton, and typically anywhere else in the world, can be grouped into different types. For starters, there are solo-type therapist offices; there are also national corporations, as well as wellness centers that serve as a home to many professions.
Then there are clinics that focus on exactly what you are in need of, physiotherapy. Think about it this way, you wouldn’t want to go to an ear clinic where you can also get your hair done. Thus, you should not be going to a physiotherapy clinic whose focus is not almost entirely on providing medical care to your problem.
Furthermore, it is those clinics with the main focus that are well equipped to not only sympathize with your condition but to develop a good customer care experience in line with your needs.
If you are in physiotherapy, then ultimately, you should be spending a lot of time with your physiotherapist. A common practice in most clinics is to hire assistants who provide electro-therapeutic modalities or deliver exercise programs.
While this may be good and well for some, if you are someone who is looking for the best possible physiotherapy experience, and are trying to get your money-worth, then you should be looking for a clinic where you are receiving one-on-one time with your physiotherapist.
In Canada, the title of a “physiotherapist” is legally protected not only by a degree from a physiotherapy school or university, but with a pass on the Physiotherapy National Examination, and through registration with their provincial College Of Physiotherapists.
It is important that the physiotherapist you find meets all the criteria above, especially considering the number of reports of non-physiotherapists claiming to provide physiotherapy. For instance, they may be different types of health care providers, such as a massage therapist or chiropractor, claiming to do what it is that a physiotherapist does. More so, it may even be an assistant physiotherapist or a former physiotherapist that was suspended or had their license revoked.
It is your responsibility to check the status of the physiotherapist you decide to go to!
Hopefully, you as a reader were able to find this article both informative and useful, regardless of whether or not you chose Unpain Clinic as your physiotherapy provider. If you still have uncertainty about the clinic you have chosen, you can always give them a call and chat with their reception team. This phone call should be able to answer all your questions that this article couldn’t.
President, RMT, ISMST Certified Shockwave Therapist
Uran is the President and Founder of Remedial Wellness and Unpain Clinics. He has been one of a handful of shockwave therapists in Canada to hold certification with the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST) since 2013. Uran is also the President of I Love Shockwave where, in his role as a certified shockwave educator and device technician, he offers shockwave therapy training and support to other professionals developing their own practices.
In addition to shockwave education, Uran is one of ten medical professionals world-wide to be seated on the Flashwave® Faculty; a board established to set the treatment guidelines for Flashwave® technology (made available to Canadian patients in 2019).