No, you do not require a prescription to come and see a Athletic Therapist. However, many insurance plans do require a prescription from a physician before they will cover the service. Please check with your insurance provider as every plan is different.
Manitoba Health does not cover Athletic or Massage therapy at a private clinic. Most extended health insurance plans do cover all or a percentage of Victoryʼs services. Please check with your insurance provider to see what your plan covers.
Unfortunately, we do not direct bill at the current time. That means that you will be responsible for submitting your invoice to your insurance company. Fortunately, this process is fast and easy and you are typically reimbursed in a very short period of time. If you have any questions about submitting your invoices we will be happy to answer them.
The first visit is an initial assessment. Your therapist will assess the problem, educate you about the problem and often provide treatment that same visit. This appointment will take 60-75 min.
The initial appointment will consist of a detailed history and physical assessment, often providing you with a home program. All your questions will be answered as clearly as possible. You should leave your initial assessment with a good understanding of the problem and what you can do at home or work to get yourself to better health.
Most of the time we require you to bring nothing at all. To save time, you can fill out the new client form (download it here). If you are a WCB or MPI client, be sure to bring in all the necessary paperwork as well as your claim number.
Comfortable leisure wear such as shorts and a t-shirt/tank top are appropriate for most treatments.
We ask clients to show up approximately 10 minutes before their scheduled treatment time when possible.
Still have questions? Contact us.