Belmead Physical Therapy - pt Health
- 8944-182 Street, #300
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 2E3
Canada (780) 652-1127
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- Monday : 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
- Tuesday : 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Wednesday : 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
- Thursday : 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
- Friday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Saturday : 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, French, Gujrati, Hindi
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Welcome to Belmead Physical Therapy
Helping Edmonton residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Belmead Physical Therapy 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
- Efficient Recovery: We get you back to enjoying a pain-free life as quickly as possible
- 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 Belmead Physical Therapy you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on -182 Street, Belmead Physical Therapy 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.*
Belmead Physical Therapy 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 Belmead Physical Therapy 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 Belmead Physical Therapy, 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.
Belmead Physical Therapy 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 Belmead Physical Therapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Belmead Physical Therapy 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:
- Massage Therapy
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Custom Bracing
- Compression Garments
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- Vestibular Rehab
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 Belmead Physical Therapy, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Extended Benefits
- Work Injury
- No Obligation
- Government Funding
- Motor Vehicle Accident
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
- Personal Cheque
Important Coverage Information:
Alberta Health Services (AHS)
To determine if you qualify for AHS funded physical therapy you must have a valid Alberta Health Care card and undergo an assessment by a physical therapist. If your treatments are approved you may be subject to a waiting list due to funding regulations beyond our control.
Service Access: Edmonton
If you qualify for AHS funded physical therapy treatments you may be eligible to receive the following treatments within a year. The AHS year starts on April 1st and ends on March 31st. Within that time frame you could be qualified to receive:
- Regular clients: up to two treatments per year
- Low-income clients: up to six treatments per year
- Certain orthopaedic/surgical clients: up to six treatments per year
- Only physical therapy is covered by AHS
Service Access: Calgary Health Region
If you reside in the Calgary Health Region, have a valid Alberta Health Care card, and are approved for AHS funded physical therapy, you may be eligible for the following:
- Clients with a recent fracture, broken bone or surgery within the last 12 weeks: one assessment and up to six treatments
- Low-income clients: one assessment and up to 4 treatments
- Only physical therapy is covered by AHS
- Certain types of physiotherapy such as vestibular rehabilitation are not covered
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.
Belmead Physical Therapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Irfan Ishani - Physiotherapist
Master of Physiotherapy, BSc Specialization in Psychology
Irfan received his BSc Specialization Psych from the U of A and his Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. Irfan continues to stay up to date on best practice/research in his field and has received several certifications in areas of needling, taping, sports injuries, concussion and lower back injuries. His expertise has led him to work with diverse populations from the elderly, post surgery patients to athletes and anything between. He has been involved with teams such as the Fitzroy Lions from South Australia, and major tournaments (Australian Womens Ice Hockey League Championships, Canadian Ismaili Games) as the main physio. Having worked in a variety of settings, his knowledge allows him to work with all types of patients and in all areas of the body, including the jaw.
Blayne Burrows - Physiotherapist
BSc, BScPT, MClSc, FCAMPT
Blayne is a physiotherapist with interest in TMJ and orofacial pain. In 2012, Blayne completed her Masters of Clinical Science from Western University, and obtained her FCAMPT credentials. Blayne has been an active member of the National Orthopaedic Division Executive of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 2012, and has also volunteered with Physiotherapy Alberta and the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists. Outside of PT, Blayne enjoys spending time with her husband and finding unique ways to answer the question “why” for their two toddlers. She moderately/minimally enjoys home renovation projects, and loves to spend time outdoors.
Benjamin Bates - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
I am a recent graduate of the University of Alberta: Augustana Campus with a BSc. Physical Education in kinesiology and sport studies. During my time at Augustana, I was a member of the curling team and was the men’s basketball athletic trainer. My goal is to further my education in physical therapy in the near future.
Lauren MacKinnon - Physiotherapist
Lauren graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Distinction in 2013 and completed her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 2015. Lauren has had experience working as a personal trainer and was involved with the Paralympic Sports Association where she swam with participants with a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities. She has previous experience working with patients following surgery, orthopaedic injury, stroke and brain injury, and paediatric oncology. Lauren’s approach to treatment includes patient education, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise. Lauren values patient individuality and tries to find a way for each patient to participate in his or her own rehabilitation process. In her free time, Lauren enjoys staying active by working out, playing hockey and tennis, and doing yoga. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, and baking.
Becky Parker - Massage Therapist
Becky grew up on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC. Some of her favorite pastimes there were hanging out at the beach, playing volleyball, hockey, and hiking in the mountains. Becky moved to Victoria, BC in 2010 to attend WCCMT. Becky took the Spa Program were she learned such modalities as Thai Massage, Shiatsu, and Reflexology among many others. She graduated from the Spa Program and it wasn’t long after she decided she wanted to build on her foundations she had learned and progress into Registered Massage Therapy. Becky then took the RMT Program and completed 3000 hours as well as the BC regulated board exams. Becky moved to Alberta and started with PT Health in November 2014. Becky loves the great team of people she works with and looks forward to many more years to come at PT Health.
Colleen Dickie - Massage Therapist
Colleen is originally from Upper Stewiacke, NS. She is a graduate from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and received her diploma in June 2014. While attending the college she actively participated in a Neurology Clinic, as well as an Out-Reach Clinic for Enhanced Facilitated Care. In the Fall of 2014, Colleen began her studies in Osteopathic Manual Practice in a part-time, five year program at the CEO Osteopathic Studies College.
Venkata Naga Mahesh pothula - Physiotherapist
BPT, MPT, MCPA, CAFCI, MI
Venkata has Practiced Physiotherapy for 11 years. He is Certified to practice Spinal manipulation and Acupuncture. Outside of work, he loves to do Running and spend time with his family.