Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy - pt Health
- 8888 Country Hills Blvd NW
Calgary, Alberta T3G 5T4
Canada (403) 744-5052
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- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Tuesday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Wednesday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Thursday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Friday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Saturday : 9AM-2PM
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Punjab, French
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Welcome to Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy
Helping Calgary residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
- Custom Treatment Plans: Customized treatment plans will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
- Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
- Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
- Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
- Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
- No Wait List: Access to therapy in under 48 hours – normally same day
We also offer a convenient no-obligation appointment option so you can learn more about how we can help with no commitment.
When you choose Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Country Hills Blvd NW, Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.
We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options. Click on the “condition” tab above to learn more about therapy options.
Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain
Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*
Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy can help you feel your best. Schedule your no-obligation appointment today using the form to the right, or give us a call and put Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Conditions We Treat
At Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
You’re In Good Hands At Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Custom Bracing
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Vestibular Rehab
- Work Conditioning / Hardening
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
Important Coverage Information:
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
You are entitled to accident benefits coverage if you have been injured in an automobile accident in Alberta. Benefits coverage is provided regardless of whether you are at fault for the accident or not. However, the benefits you receive depend on your injury type.
We are able to directly bill your insurer for sprains, strains or whiplash injury. Other injury types will require you to submit expenses to your extended health benefits plan first. If you do not have an extended health benefits plan, your coverage has been exhausted or it does not cover all expenses, you can submit expenses to your automobile insurer. For a detailed list of injury types and coverage please see What to do After an Auto Collision on the Government of Alberta’s website or contact our clinic directly.
Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)
We bill directly to WCB for you.
If you have suffered a work-related injury, Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta (WCB) will pay for your initial physiotherapy assessment as well as your first treatment. Chiropractic care is available by a case-by-case basis. Any further physiotherapy treatment is subject to your claim being accepted and approved. The length of your treatment varies depending on your injury. WCB may authorize physiotherapy treatment for up to six weeks.
We bill WCB directly for treatments provided, help you with all your paperwork, progress reports, treatment extensions and communicate with adjudicators, your workplace and other healthcare professionals involved in your treatment. Our team can help you navigate through any WCB paperwork that you may be unsure about.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Jenny Devlin - Physiotherapist
Jenny has always had a keen interest in sports and her career path followed this course. Jenny gained a BSc (Hons) in Physiology and Sports Science at the University of Glasgow where she acquired a thorough understanding not only of human anatomy and physiology but also the physiological adaptations to exercise and the interactions of diet, physical activity and genetics on public health. However, her passion was to become a physiotherapist and in 2012 Jenny graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an MSc in Physiotherapy. Jenny has worked with a premier division American Football team, and subsequently with a rugby team gaining an appreciation of many sports injuries. Jenny has worked at this PT Health clinic since 2013. She is committed to providing excellent care and has taken many postgraduate courses to advance her knowledge and skills including acupuncture, IMS/dry needling, manual therapy and is able to dispense custom orthotics.
Karim Meghji - Physiotherapist
Karim’s commitment to his profession is includes being an active member as a health and wellness executive locally in Calgary within his community association along with Canadian Physiotherapy Private Practice Division – Communications Executive Clinical Instructor and National Board Examiner. Karim is a trusted physiotherapist that looks at the body as a functional unit and utilizes techniques that address your neuromuscular control, function and synergistic patterns.
Even with his busy schedule and being a new father Karim does not sacrifice the well-being of his clients, his dedication to his patients is second to none! Certifications and Post Graduate Education: – Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) – Medical Acupuncture – AFCI – Peripheral and Spinal Manipulation – Professional Graduate BSc – PT ( University of Toronto) – Honours BSc (McMaster)
Emily Lee - Massage Therapist
Emily graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Finance. Upon graduation, Emily worked several years overseas in Accounting and Finance and traveled extensively in Asia. Upon returning to Calgary, Emily pursued her passion in Health and Wellness and attended Mount Royal College where she completed her degree. Emily is dedicated to address health concerns of the clients and her massage interests include therapeutic and relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, trigger point?s therapy with a special interest in Motor Vehicle Accident related injuries.
Kristin Davenport - Massage Therapist
Kristin has been a massage therapist for over 9 years, after graduating from Foothills College of Massage Therapy with honors. In addition to working at Advantage Health Royal Oak, Kristin teaches and supervises at MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy. Kristin offers therapeutic, deep tissue, relaxation Swedish massage, prenatal massage as well as myofascial cupping. Kristin is dedicated to helping her clients achieve success in their recovery process!
Nicole Gendive - Massage Therapist
Nicole is 2200 hours certified and trained and certified in a variety of massage therapy techniques including: relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, passive/ active engagement, myofascial release, pre/ post natal (maternity), facilitated stretches, relflexology(feet), hot stone, and aromatherapy. She has worked with varying ages, from children to seniors as well as people with varying needs, from the weekend warriors, people with sports injuries, joint conditions, postural imbalances, muscle / tendon sprains and strains. Nicole believes in the bodies natural ability to heal itself , and how massage therapy can aide in a speedier recovery from the stress’ of day to day life or from a specific condition. She enjoys being part of team to help in promoting positive health services. In her spare time Nicole likes to read, hang out with her dog, and be out in nature.
Dr. Mike Manhas - Chiropractor
Dr. Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology & Genetics from the University of British Columbia in 2000. He continued on to achieve his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2003. Dr. Mike has been in practice since 2003 and has started up and managed multiple clinics. Currently he collaborates with multiple specialties- physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture/IMS, kinesiology, psychology, naturopathic medicine and personal trainers. His focus is always on improving his patient’s function and performance by incorporating chiropractic adjustments, home exercise prescription and teaching self-managing techniques to his patients. When Dr. Mike is not at work, he can be found at home spending time with his family or exercising at the gym!!
Dr. Greg Prete - Chiropractor
Dr. Greg is a graduate of Portland, Oregon’s Western States Chiropractic College and is a hands-on practitioner that employs traditional spinal adjusting with soft tissue techniques as well as nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Greg believes that the three basic pillars to maintaining good health are exercise, nutrition and neural integrity. Dr. Greg has a special interest in the treatment of headaches and sports related injuries. Dr. Greg has been married for thirty years and has two children and one grandchild; he is also an avid golfer.
Lisa Axelson - Patient Coordinator
Lisa is our office manager and has a scientific background in nursing and geology. She has been with the company for 8 years, since starting out as a physiotherapy aide during her nursing education. She later transitioned to the administrative side of things and enjoys the technical aspects that come with billing and solving any unusual client accounts. In her spare time Lisa can be found at the dog park with her bulldog Ernie, in Dinosaur Provincial Park hunting for fossils, reading books, and snowboarding.
MEGHA GOEL - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Megha graduated with Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India in 2010. She has worked in India as a Physiotherapist with Government organization for almost 5 years. She is working as Physiotherapy Support Personnel in Canada. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about her work. She is dedicated and motivated to health and well being to provide quality care to the patients. In her leisure time, she likes to try out new recipes or explore new places.
Zaiby Rafiq - Physiotherapist
MSc in MSK rehab.BSPT in physiotherapy
Zaiby has been working as a physiotherapist for the past 20 years in many countries like Canada, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. She received her MSc, in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, from Oxford Brookes University UK in 2008. During her time at Oxford, she did a research paper on management of chronic low back pain. While she was in King Abdul Aziz Medical University and Hospital in Saudi Arabia, she worked in a variety of settings, encompassing the clinical environment, teaching residents and intern physiotherapist,orthopedics and neuro surgery rehab. She has a wide range of experience in neurological rehabilitation, general medicine, geriatrics and in oncology rehabilitation. Over the years, Zaiby has accumulated many certificates in courses such as; Basic Bo Bath, Kin Tape, New Directions Understanding Whiplash (Rehab Institute of Chicago) and Women’s Health.
In her spare time, Zaiby enjoys activities such as walking, going for long drives as well as reading, spending time with her family and friends and taking care of her fish aquarium.
Valene Cheah - Physiotherapy Support Personnel - Floater
Val is a passionate kinesiologist who always seeks to positively influence the people around her. Val’s BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary has allowed her to integrate science with her love of health and fitness. During her undergrad, she stayed involved in the community by volunteering as a high school soccer/basketball coach, an exercise mentor for adults with MS, as well as a physical activity facilitator for children with autism. All of her experiences have cultivated her interest to pursue a career in the rehabilitation field as she believes that it provides individuals with valuable life skills.
In her spare time, Val loves to stay active and is constantly looking for new adventures. She enjoys playing soccer, hiking, biking, watching hockey, photography, and travelling. Val is now dedicated to provide personalized patient care to help maximize long term success
Aura Marie Viernes - Patient Coordinator
Marie has been working as a patient coordinator since 2012. She graduated with an Office Administrative Professional certificate and joined the team in 2013. She always makes sure that patients are cared for and she will give you the best customer service experience. She is dedicated to creating innovative administrative support in the workplace.
Natalie Bennett - Patient Coordinator
Natalie has been working with us since graduating with honors from the Medical Office
Assistant/Unit Clerk Program at SAIT this spring. She has become a dedicated Patient Coordinator and finds great satisfaction in helping our patients get the care they need.