Vancouver Physiotherapy Services
We lift people as a team, so they can step toward success by their own definition.
Looking for a Vancouver Physiotherapist but new to Lift Clinic? Learn more below, or call us at 604-229-3500 9-am to 5-pm daily.
How Our Unique Vancouver Physiotherapy Services Will Help You Get Your Goals on Track:
Pain, movement, performance, or longevity? Starting with our intake form and continuing into your treatment – we want to know WHY you’ve come to us. What matters most to you? How is your issue affecting your life and goals?
Our consults and initial visits normally begin with a head to toe assessment so we can understand how the whole body and associated regions affect your issue. Movement happens in patterns across the body – if we can fix the whole pattern, pain and performance goals fall into place.
Speaking of head to toe assessment, our physios, chiros and massage therapists have ALL studied to ensure we can see the body through the same lens. Our focus is to provide you with a team who can and apply our collective skills to help you reach your goals.
Our team of registered physiotherapists have completed masters-level training and bring a collective skillset fuelled by an environment of continuing education, mentorship and collaboration as we strive for excellence here at the Lift Clinic.
Our therapists have experience playing and treating in a wide range of varsity and amateur competitive sport settings, so you can expect a professional who is highly literate in the best available means to help you reach your goals.
Our physiotherapists take pride in providing 1-on-1 care based in manual therapy and exercise. We’re proud to have created an environment that breaks the mold of traditional clinics to seamlessly integrate your experience as you move forward in the rehab-performance continuum. You can expect highly skilled therapists who excel in manual therapy and exercise from rehabilitation and pain management to performance. We also offer IMS/dry needling, clinical pilates, and some of Vancouver’s most educated therapists in strength and conditioning/performance exercise.
Get to the root cause of your issues with a caring, experienced therapist in our dedicated 1:1 appointments.
Physiotherapy commonly treats these issues and more:
- Neck – Strain, Whiplash, Surgery
- Shoulder – Rotator Cuff, Calcific Tendonitis
- Elbow – Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow
- Wrist and thumb – sprains, carpal tunnel
- Back Pain – Low back, Mid back, Upper back
- Rib Sprains and strains (pain with breathing)
- Pelvis – SI joint and gluteal pain
- Hip – groin strains, hamstring and hip flexor
- Knee – ACL, MCL, Meniscal, IT Band
- Ankle – Strain/Sprain, Shin Splints
- Foot – Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles
- Overuse Injuries
- Pre and Post-Operative Rehab
- Sciatica – Piriformis Syndrome
- Disc bulges, herniated disc, nerve pain
- Posture, neck tension
- Sports Injuries, taping and bracing
- Strains & Sprains
- Car Accident Injuries – Whiplash
- Arthritis – Osteo Joint Pain
- Concussions (headache, neck pain symptoms)
Our physiotherapy team also frequently work with clients who have “performance” goals:
- Full-body movement checkup
- Jump higher
- Run faster
- Strength and conditioning for jumping
- Build strength
- Core stability
- Squat deeper
- Press better
- Carry better
- Hinge better
- Mobility development
- Advanced flexibility for yoga, dance and gymnastics
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Insurance Covered & Submitted for You
Your physiotherapy is covered by most extended health insurance plans. We also direct bill your insurance company when available. Check the FAQ section below for a list of insurers who we direct bill!
Your first physiotherapy appointment will usually go for 60 minutes.
Your subsequent visits with a physiotherapist will most likely go for 30 minutes unless your clinician recommends 60 minutes (usually for more complex cases)
Yes! We currently do direct billing with these insurers:
- Pacific Blue Cross
- Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
- Desjardins Insurance
- Canada Life
- Industrial Alliance Financial Group
- Johnston Group
- Maximum Benefit
- Standard Life
- Sun Life Financial
If there is a gap, you can pay the remainder with your card.
If your insurance is not on the list, you can pay upfront, and then we will email you an invoice which you can submit to your healthcare provider.
- Loose fitting, comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your affected areas (shorts and t-shirt/singlet is fine)
- Any relevant brace, orthotics, footwear
- Any relevant referral letters (i.e from doctors or coaches), relevant imaging
- If you haven’t filled out the online booking form, bring your private health care provider card, ICBC claim number (if relevant)
On your first physiotherapy visit, one of our clinicians will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your current condition. This will include a history taking where the clinician may ask you questions about your current condition, and an in-depth assessment of your movement. The clinician will also provide the first treatment session. The information from the assessment and treatment will provide us with information to guide the treatment plan. This may include establishing treatment goals, a home exercise program and self-management strategies. The appointment will take approximately an hour.
Appointments are booked and held exclusively for you. Late cancellations often result in lost income for the therapist, as well as displacing other clients who would have liked to come at that time.
Please try to give at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule a visit.
Charges may apply for any appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, and for any appointments missed without any notice. Coverage through your health care provider will not reimbursed fees for missed appointments.
Cancellations due to illness or family/medical emergencies will not result in a late cancellation / no-show charge.
Yes we accept ICBC clients and directly bill ICBC. We have a separate blog post on ICBC cases which will answer your questions. Alternatively give us a call!
We do not currently accept WSBC clients. In some cases, clients choose to come see us and pay privately or through extended health.