Physiotherapy is a form of healthcare that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement disorders and injuries. It can be particularly beneficial for veterans, as it can help to improve mobility, reduce pain, and increase overall physical function.
In Ontario, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a range of physiotherapy services to eligible veterans. These services are provided by registered physiotherapists, who work with veterans to develop individualized treatment plans that meet their specific needs and goals.
Physiotherapy services offered through the VA in Ontario may include:
•Exercise programs: Physiotherapists can design and supervise exercise programs to help veterans improve their strength, flexibility, and endurance.
•Manual therapy: This may include techniques such as joint mobilization, massage, and soft tissue release to help reduce pain and improve mobility.
•Education: Physiotherapists can provide education on topics such as posture, body mechanics, and injury prevention to help veterans maintain their physical health.
•Assistive devices: Physiotherapists can assess veterans’ needs and recommend assistive devices such as walkers, canes, and crutches to help with mobility.
Overall, physiotherapy can be a valuable resource for veterans in Ontario, helping them to maintain and improve their physical function and quality of life.
To get physiotherapy covered by Veterans Affairs (VA) in Ontario, you will need to be a veteran or a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who has been released with an honourable discharge. You will also need to be registered with VA as a client and have a valid VA Health Card. When you visit a VA-approved physiotherapist, you will need to present your VA Health Card and provide your consent for the treatment. VA will cover the cost of the physiotherapy as long as it is deemed medically necessary and is not already covered by another health insurance plan. It is important to note that VA physiotherapy coverage is limited to the treatment of service-related injuries and conditions.
If you are a veteran and looking to begin home physiotherapy, we can start the process for you and take care of all of the paper work. To start, call us at: (343) 370-7393
We offer physiotherapist services covered under Veterans Affairs in: Cornwall, Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville, and Russell.