Sport Medicine and Physiotherapy Q&A

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Do I need a referral to see a sports medicine physician?

No referral is needed to schedule a visit with our sport medicine specialists.

Do I need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist?

You do not need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist although some extended health benefits require a referral from a doctor in order to reimburse you for physiotherapy expenses.

Are sport medicine visits covered by OHIP?

Yes, sport medicine visits are covered by OHIP with presentation of a valid health card (excludes specialized injections and procedures).

Is physiotherapy covered by OHIP?

As with most Ontario clinics, physiotherapy is not covered by OHIP, however, almost all extended health benefits plans provide varying amounts of coverage for physiotherapy services.

How long is a physiotherapy appointment?

An initial assessment with a physiotherapist will take approximately 1 hour and follow up visits vary between 40 minutes to an hour.

Can I do direct billing through my insurance company?

We do not direct bill private insurance companies. After every visit we will provide a detailed invoice that can be submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement.

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