Altea Wellness Services



Expert Physiotherapy Care for All Ages and Conditions

Physiotherapy can help people of all ages recover from injuries or repetitive strains caused by work injuries, sports, or everyday activities. Our team of skilled physiotherapists has extensive experience working with patients of all ages and abilities, treating a wide range of conditions and injuries. From acute injuries to chronic conditions, our approach to physiotherapy is focused on developing a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and goals.

We utilize a range of physiotherapy techniques to help you achieve optimal results, including manual therapy, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and more. Our goal is to help you achieve a full recovery, with improved strength, mobility, and function.


What Can Physiotherapy Help With?

• Low Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Arthritis
• whiplash
• Headaches
• Strains/Sprains
• Chronic Pain
• Whiplash
• Knee and Ankle Pain
• Tendonitis
• Osteoporosis
• Elbow and Wrist Pain
• TMJ Pain and Dysfunction

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What To Expect During A Physiotherapy Session

An Altea Physiotherapist will perform a detailed health and injury history. After that, they will perform a hands-on assessment to establish any soft tissue or joint dysfunction, pain and movement patterns, flexibility, and strength. Emphasis will be placed on function and ability to perform your desired activities or sport. The goal of physiotherapy is to guide and educate you to maintain your function and reduce the risk of injury at home independently. We understand that every patient is unique, and we’re committed to providing the care and support you need to achieve optimal health and wellness. Whether you’re dealing with an acute injury or a chronic condition, we’re here to help you regain your strength, mobility, and function, and get back to doing the things you love.


Frequently Asked Physiotherapy Questions

Q: What is physiotherapy?

A: Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession focused on helping individuals restore movement and function, manage pain, and prevent further injury or disability.

Q: Is physiotherapy covered by extended health benefits in BC? Does Altea direct bill insurers?

A: Yes, physiotherapy is often covered by extended health benefits in British Columbia. The amount of coverage can vary depending on the specific plan and provider.
At Altea, we offer direct billing for most extended health benefit plans. This means that we can bill your insurance provider directly for your treatment, reducing your out-of-pocket expenses and streamlining the billing process. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to determine your specific coverage.

Q: What conditions can physiotherapy help with?

A: Physiotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries and pain, sports injuries, neurological conditions, respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, and more.

Q: What can I expect during a physiotherapy session?

A: During a physiotherapy session, you can expect to receive a thorough assessment of your condition, as well as personalized treatment designed to meet your specific needs and goals. Treatment may involve manual therapy, exercise and stretching, modalities such as heat or cold therapy, and more.

Q: What should I wear to a physiotherapy session?

A: Typically, you should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to physical therapy sessions that allows for ease of movement. It’s also a good idea to wear or bring supportive footwear, such as athletic shoes, to ensure proper foot support and stability during exercises or movements. Depending on your specific condition or injury, your physiotherapist may recommend specific clothing or footwear to facilitate your treatment. Be sure to ask your physiotherapist if you have any questions or concerns about what to wear to your sessions.

Q: Is physiotherapy painful?

A: While some physiotherapy techniques may involve mild discomfort, your physiotherapist will work with you to ensure that your treatment is as comfortable and effective as possible.

Q: Do I need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy?

A: While a doctor’s referral is not always required for physiotherapy, it may be necessary for insurance coverage. Check with your insurance provider to determine their specific requirements.

Q: How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?

A: The number of physiotherapy sessions you’ll need will depend on your individual condition and treatment goals. Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and sets you on the path to recovery.

If you have any other additional questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are committed to providing you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare.