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Physiotherapy

PHYSIOTHERAPY IN GATINEAU
At Physio+ Hamel, our multidisciplinary team makes sure to offer you professional services specific to your problem while respecting your personal constraints.

Our physiotherapy services

Your physiotherapist in Gatineau

Physiotherapy helps you regain your ability to carry out your daily activities, your work, your hobbies or sports, taking into account your condition and your ability to recover.

Physiotherapy for the treatment of injuries

Physical therapy is recommended for the treatment of injuries to muscles, joints, bones and other soft tissue injuries (ligament, tendon, etc.).

Physiotherapy is effective in relieving pain, reworking mobility or rehabilitating the musculoskeletal system after an injury. Whether your discomfort is muscular, ligamentary, nervous or articular, a qualified physiotherapist can put in place a plan adapted to you.

Physiotherapy is also useful in cases of respiratory, circulatory and neurological diseases.

Rehabilitation and recovery from injury

For athletes, sports-related injuries are numerous and can sometimes be very painful and disabling.

Whether you are a high-performance athlete or a recreational athlete, no one is immune to injury. Sports physiotherapy is therefore responsible for relieving the pain caused by sport.

The physiotherapist will then define the treatment and adapt it to optimize your recovery and provide you with advice and provide you with a personalized exercise program to facilitate your recovery.

Physio + Hamel, a team of experts

Expert in sports and conventional physiotherapy, the Physio + Hamel team offers a complete range of services under one roof.

Our physiotherapists regularly undergo continuing education to offer you quality care and work collaboratively to offer personalized treatment in a friendly environment.

Faq

Physiotherapists may use different techniques to treat you, for example:

  • manual techniques;
  • exercises;
  • radial shockwave treatment;
  • the use of physiotherapeutic punctures with dry needles under the dermis (PPAS / dry needling)
  • electrotherapy (ultrasound, laser, etc.);
  • cryotherapy (cold treatment)
  • and much more!

At Physio + Hamel, initial physiotherapy assessments are 60 minutes.

The times of physiotherapy treatment sessions at Physio + Hamel are 45 minutes. Indeed, this guarantees the client that he will have at his disposal a physiotherapist for 45 minutes in full.

It is good to know, that in general, a treatment session usually lasts 30 minutes at most physiotherapy clinics.

In short, offering and guaranteeing 45 full minutes during a physiotherapy treatment session is a huge advantage for the patient so that the physiotherapist can provide optimal treatment.

First, physiotherapists must obtain a university degree in physiotherapy (bachelor’s and master’s degrees).

Thereafter, they must obtain a provincial licence. Depending on the university at which physiotherapist is studying, the physiotherapist may be required to pass the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) National Physiotherapy Examination.

NO! Direct access to physiotherapists has been permitted since 1991. It is therefore possible to consult one of our physiotherapists WITHOUT a doctor’s prescription. Our physiotherapists will be able to evaluate, diagnose and treat your condition effectively.

For reimbursement, there are still some insurance companies that still ask for the medical prescription.

However, be aware that each insurance company has its own policy in terms of reimbursement. Indeed, most insurance plans have coverage ranging from a maximum amount for physiotherapy, with or without maximum per visit. If you’re not sure, don’t hesitate to call your insurance plan for more information.

  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Sports injury
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Cervical, dorsal and lumbar pain or stiffness
  • Muscle and joint pain or stiffness
  • The different headaches (tension headache and migraine)
  • Elongation and/or muscle tear (strains)
  • Cervical, dorsal and lumbar sprain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Slipped disc
  • Sequelae following a plastered immobilization
  • Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome
  • Pediatrics and birth-related problems
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Deficient posture
  • Rehabilitation following surgery
  • Pain related to sciatica
  • Postpartum follow-up
  • Inflammatory problems such as; tendonitis, capsulitis, bursitis, periostitis and plantar fasciitis
  • Respiratory problems
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Lack of muscle strength
  • And more