Here are short answers to some of the most common ones
How is paediatric physiotherapy different from traditional physiotherapy?
therapists know kids bodies and the types of conditions that are most common to them. They are able to assess, diagnose and create a plan for your child while making the session fun, engaging and empowering.
What is NKT?
NeuroKinetic Therapy is a technique used to determine if muscles are working efficiently. If they are not working well then we can use NKT to find what muscles are compensating for others and correct the pattern.
How many treatments do kids typically need?
This varies depending on what the issue is. The physiotherapist can give you a better idea after the initial assessment.
Who pays for my treatment?
Payment is made at the end of each session, we accept Visa and Mastercard. If you have extended benefits, you can submit your receipt to your insurer and they will reimburse you.
At Home Program (AHP): If your child has AHP funding we can bill directly to the ministry for our services. Please call for further details.
Autism Funding Unit (AFU): We can bill AFU directly. Please call for further details
Private Charities: There are various private charities that we can apply to for funding, such as Vareity Club, President’s Choice etc. Please call our office for details.
Does my child need a doctor referral to see a physiotherapist?
No your child does not need a referral for our services, however some insurance companies require a doctor’s referral for your coverage. It is best to call your insurer to see what their guidelines are.
Extended Benefits, At Home Program, Autism Funding Unit, Private Charities
There is a parking lot located behind the building and the lot has 2 wheelchair stalls as well. There is also a parkade next to Newport Liquor Store, you can park in any of the stalls with no “reserved” sign.
What to wear
Comfortable clothing that’s easy to move in and a pair of shorts to change into
Initial assessments are 1 hour, follow up visits are 45 minutes.
PlayWorks Physio is the new paediatric physiotherapy clinic in the Tri-Cities.
Where to find us
320-205 Newport Drive
Port Moody, British Columbia
Canada V3H 5B7