Chatham Physiotherapy - pt Health
- 372 Lacroix Street, Unit A
Chatham, Ontario N7M 2W3
Canada (226) 312-4226
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- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
- Wednesday : 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Thursday : 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
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Welcome to Chatham Physiotherapy
Helping Chatham residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Chatham Physiotherapy you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by OHIP & 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 Chatham Physiotherapy you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Lacroix Street, Chatham 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.*
Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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.
Chatham 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 Chatham Physiotherapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Chatham 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:
- Massage Therapy
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Custom Bracing
- Compression Garments
- Neuro Rehab
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vestibular Rehab
- Pediatric Care (3 yrs +)
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 Chatham Physiotherapy, 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
- Direct Deposit
- VISA / Mastercard
Important Coverage Information:
OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)
We direct bill your OHIP plan.
Government funded physiotherapy treatments are available to those who meet certain criteria. Ontario Ministry of Health uses an “Episode of Care” coverage system that consists of a block of physiotherapy treatments provided to patients that meet the OHIP criteria.
The number, frequency and duration of visits offered during each episode of care must be necessary and reasonable for the treatment of your condition. Your physiotherapist will use their clinical judgement and evidence-based best practices to make that decision. Keep in mind, this program does not cover services aimed to maintain an existing level of function. A new referral from a physician or nurse practitioner is required for each episode of care.
OHIP eligibility criteria:
- Age 65 or over
- Age 19 or younger
- Post Hospital stay (within in the last 12 months)
- On Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works
- Other ODSP or Ontario Works without a health card
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.
If you have extended healthcare benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in Ontario require that your claim be placed through your extended health plan first. Any remaining balances for services are then covered by your auto accident insurance plan. On your first visit, you may be asked to provide information about your extend health plan.
If you do not have an extended healthcare benefits that covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
We direct bill for Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) for you.
If you are injured while at work, you have the right to choose which healthcare provider you get care from. You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. For more information about your rights as an injured worker please see the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
If you sustain a workplace injury, you must contact your workplace immediately to ensure the proper paperwork is completed and that your claim is started.
WSIB provides physiotherapy coverage for workers injured on the job. We bill WSIB directly for treatments provided, complete necessary forms, 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 WSIB 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.
Chatham Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Karen Chornoby - Patient Coordinator
Karen is a St. Clair College – Thames Campus Alumni. She graduated from the Medical Office Administration program, with honors, in October of 2012. Karen has volunteered with the Canadian Red Cross as an Administrative Assistant since 2012, and is using her knowledge and experience gained to make sure the patients and daily office duties are fulfilled.
Jaimee Huckle - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Jaimee was born and raised in Chatham-Kent. She graduated from St. Clair College Thames Campus in April 2013 with a certificate in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant. In May 2013 Jaimee joined the team in Chatham as a Physiotherapy Support Personnel. Jaimee’s dedication to patients can be seen in her friendly and cheerful manner.
Patrick Milne - Physiotherapist
HBKin, MSc PT
A Graduate of McMaster University (MSc PT) and Lakehead University (HBKin), Patrick uses his exercise and sport background to create individualized treatment plans for each client. He has post-graduate training in Custom Orthotic prescription and Acupuncture. Currently, Patrick is completing his Manual Therapy level system. His passion for orthopaedics and helping others is an asset at Grand Physiotherapy.
Tasha Lachance - Massage Therapist
Tasha was born and raised in Chatham, ON and attained her diploma of Massage Therapy from Lambton College in 2011. Tasha returned to her home town of Chatham to pursue her career in Massage Therapy, joining the clinic staff in January 2012. She offers a variety of techniques such as Swedish massage, Deep Tissue work, and Trigger Point Therapy. She takes special interest in human anatomy, physiology, and enjoys reading in her spare time.