FAQ

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Frequently asked questions

I'm not sure if I should see you in the clinic or gym first. Which is best to start?


If you're unsure, it is best to start off in the clinic as it'll give us time to thoroughly go through your history, previous injuries and talk about a plan moving forward. The clinic offers privacy to go through a full assessment of your body from posture, joint range of motion, muscle strength to basic and fundamental movements. *Update* At SCIENCED Athletics, I offer services in both settings!




What is the difference between seeing you in the clinic or the gym?


The clinic is a good starting point for your rehab journey so that we can establish what your needs and goals are along with giving me a full picture of what we need to work on. At the clinic I offer more traditional physiotherapy services such as education, manual therapy, manipulation, dry needling / IMS and body weight, low resistance exercises. The gym setting allows us to take the next step and load your movements with more resistance. This can be important for assessing higher level movements, building a thorough exercise program or getting you comfortable to workout independently.




Do you offer all the same services at both locations?


No. At Gastown Physio I can't assess heavy loaded movements (but often the first step doesn't require this right away). I also don't have access to force plates or force frame to measure strength and ground reaction forces at this space. We offer direct billing for your extended insurance here. At SCIENCED Athletics I offer all the same services including access to a full gym to assess your strength and ground reaction forces with objective data. I don't offer direct billing for your insurance at this time here.




Do you offer direct billing to insurance?


Yes! Gastown Physio & Pilates offers direct billing for the clinic. To see if your health insurance benefits qualify, check out their contact page or email/call their front desk at info@gastownphysiopilates.com, 604-569-3891. Currently at SCIENCED Athletics, we do not offer direct billing, but you will be provided with a receipt which you can manually submit to your extend medical insurance.




What are your rates?


Gastown Physio: Initial Assessment (60 minutes) - $150 Follow Up (30 minutes) - $100 Follow Up Extended (60 minutes) - $150 SCIENCED Athletics: Initial Assessment (60 minutes) - $160 Follow Up (30 minutes) - $90 Follow Up Extended (45 minutes) - $125 Follow Up Extended (60 minutes) - $160




Is there parking?


Gastown Physio: Parking is available on the street (free before 9am) or pay parking lots located nearby on Beatty & Pender. SCIENCED Athletics: There is ample free parking on Laurel street behind the gym or a few spots in the front on Canada Way. Please read the parking signs carefully as a couple spots are for 30 minutes only.