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Physiotherapists are primary healthcare providers, meaning we are trained to recognize/diagnose injury and can be seen without needing a doctor's referral. We can help you get started on your recovery sooner!
On your first visit, your therapist will assess your condition and put together a plan for your recovery. Usually you will start on treatment in the same appointment. You will receive a combination of education about your condition, treatment, and recommendations for things you can do at home to help speed your recovery, including exercise.
We provide Direct Billing to a number of insurance plans, including ICBC, WSBC, DVA, Canada Life, RCMP, Blue Cross, D.A. Townley, Empire Life, ClaimSecure, Sun Life, Chambers of Commerce, Desjardins, Johnson Inc, Manulife Green Shield, Co-Operators, Equitable Life, and more. If you're unsure if your plan allows direct billing, feel free to contact us.
At Qualicum Physiotherapy Clinic, we're committed to your recovery and helping you get better as quickly as possible. If we think you need additional resources we will direct you to someone in another discipline who can help. We will communicate with your physician to ensure if there are any red flags that they don't go unnoticed. We value every member of the healthcare team and are committed to contributing our part to your overall health.
A mix of manual therapy, exercise, modalities such as ultrasound, interferential current, laser, EMS, TENS, and other treatments like taping constitute a typical physiotherapy session at Qualicum Physio.
Some of our therapists are trained in Intramuscular Stimulation and/or dry needling, and this can be utilized in conjunction with standard physiotherapy to aid in your recovery. Mention your interest during booking or our therapists can discuss with you whether this would be beneficial to your condition.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we've been utilizing Telehealth to connect with patients when seeing you in person isn't possible. The Physitrack program gives us a secure way to communicate via phone or video, and it also provides a user-friendly platform for prescribing home exercises with instructive videos to make sure that you're exercising safely even if we aren't there to demonstrate.
With tools for strengthening, mobility and proprioceptive retraining, our gym had everything necessary to build you back up after injury.
We're looking forward to getting back to our pool therapy program as soon as public facilities reopen! A useful program for reconditioning with low impact but surprisingly challenging for younger and older patients alike, follow the link to Ravensong Aquatic Centre for more information about this award winning facility. Our program typically runs 3 days/week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am-12 and is instructed by Cory Pahl, BMR PT.
With training in Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation, our therapist can help you recover from BPPV and other vestibular disorders.
Cory graduated in 2004 from University of Mantitoba's Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy program. Born on the island and returning in 2008 he's proud to serve Qualicum Beach and the surrounding area since starting at QPC in 2012, and assuming ownership in 2013. His treatment approach is manual therapy and exercise-based, with a background in orthopaedic division and McKenzie courses among others. When he's not working, Cory can be found enjoying the island's highlights with his wife and two children, or at the golf course or hockey rink.
Ezra completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in 2009, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Queens University in 2012 and became certified in IMS (dry needling) Therapy early in 2015. Ezra has also taken several post-graduate courses in manual therapy and exercise prescription which have led him to emphasize a functional approach to rehabilitation. He keeps active with various outdoor activities and encourages an active and healthy lifestyle in his patients.
Connor graduated from Queens University in 2016 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy.Proudly born and raised on Vancouver Island, Connor earned his BA at Vancouver Island University where he majored in PE and played varsity on the mens soccer team. Connor then went on to receive an MSc in Kinesiology at UVIC while working in the physiology lab.Connor's treatment philosophy involves a blend of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education so patients understand their injury pathology and have the tools required to get back to a healthy and active lifestyle.In his spare time, Connor enjoys mountain biking, travelling and hiking in Vancouver Island's amazing mountain ranges.
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#1 - 140 1st Avenue West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2R5
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed