ZONE clinical philosophy?

Our goal is to be an integral part of each patient’s rehabilitation team, with an emphasis on holistic, individual, client-focused care. Physical therapists employ a collaborative approach to ensure that recovery, rehabilitation, and training work simultaneously to improve the specific injury while also addressing the entire body. We provide patients with the tools to develop total-body strength, flexibility and balance that will help them prevent future injuries. ZONE Sports Physiotherapy delivers exceptional service and care, helping each client achieve their personal health, fitness and performance goals.

Am I an ideal candidate for physical therapy at ZONE Sports Physiotherapy?

ZONE Sports Physiotherapy provides rehabilitation for personal, sports, work and auto injuries. ZONE Sports Physiotherapy is also an ideal physical therapy provider for patients rehabilitating from orthopedic surgery and for patients who wish to return to athletic competition, a highly active lifestyle, or a physically demanding work environment.

Do I need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a direct access health care service. Therefore a doctor’s referral is not required to access care. Some insurance providers may require a doctor’s referral before providing coverage. Consult your insurance provider to understand what is required by your plan.

What is the cost of physiotherapy sessions at Zone?

Assessment/Evaluation: $110 (45-60 minute appointment)
Follow-up Sessions: $70 (25-30 minute appointment)

Do you bill directly to Private Insurance (ex: Blue Cross, Great West, Standard Life)?

No. Clients using private insurance to cover the cost of treatments will pay for the treatments in full at the time of the appointment. Receipts will be issued so that you can submit them to your insurance provider for reimbursement.

Do you treat auto and work injuries?

We are an accredited auto injury and work injury primary care facility. Client treatments are directly billed to them so you do not have to make any payments at our facility.

Are you associated with the Saskatoon Sport Medicine Centre?

Yes. Our aim is to be leaders in post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation through innovative and evidence based practice. Located along side the Saskatoon Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Centre and Associated Radiologists, we are able to communicate and work with each patient’s surgeon and medical team to maximize the complete delivery of orthopedic health care. As physical therapists we coordinate a comprehensive treatment plan through consultation with each patient’s orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialists to ensure a fully integrated recovery plan.

What is Exercise Therapy?

Exercise Therapy is a critical component of ZONE Sports Physiotherapy programming, and involves designing and implementing an exercise program that is tailored specifically for you, to alleviate injury and optimize performance. We provide many different types of Exercise Therapy including exercises to promote healing/rehab; challenging exercises to prepare for return to sport and prevent injury; general conditioning; athletic screening; posture improvement; as well as exercises to promote overall life fitness

What is prehabilitation?

As part of the recovery process, each patient will learn prehabilitation exercises to reduce the potential for future injury. These exercises will continue strengthening weakened areas, while improving flexibility and mobility, thereby decreasing the risk of future injury..

What is a Gait Analysis?

A gait analysis involves videotaping you while you walk or run to determine excessive or atypical movement patterns. Videotaping is done from the side and back to obtain a complete view of your running stride. The video is analyzed using Dartfish™ Software. This, combined with your clinical biomechanical assessment, provides critical information for key areas for improvement, improving performance and reducing injury risk.

What is Manual and Manipulative Therapy?

Manual Therapy means "hands on" therapy. Techniques can include joint mobilizations and manipulation, soft tissue massage, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and active release techniques.

What is an Electrotherapy Modality?

Electrotherapy modalities are treatments including: Ultrasound, Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS), Interferential Current (IFC), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), and Electromuscular Stimulation (EMS).

What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)?

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an acupuncture needling technique that is used to treat many pain conditions caused, or aggravated by tight and painful muscle bands, in particular, the nerve supplying these muscles. When IMS treatment is applied to the spinal muscles, release of muscle tension can result in decompression of spinal nerves and a reduction in pain in the regions of the body supplied by those nerves. Detailed knowledge of anatomy is required to ensure the precise placement of the needles and maximum effectiveness of the treatment. A thorough examination, assessment and evaluation will be carried out by your physiotherapist to determine if IMS is a good treatment option for you.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to encourage natural healing, improve energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body.