AlbertaPT is a Calgary-Based eService company which assists patient with Care Coordination. Its focus is to provide patients with information to assist them in their recovery. Through its clinical partners, AlbertaPT assists patients in navigating the health care system and help them find the most appropriate treatment.
People often have trouble choosing between different health care providers. Depending on your injury, you may be able to see one provider or you may require a team approach. At AlbertaPT, we know that navigating your benefits and the various funding models can be complicated. If you need help with your situation, contact us.
Physiotherapy – Calgary
With physiotherapy you can help stop pain and discomfort. Physiotherapy is your first line of treatment for car accidents, work or sport injuries, or any sort of chronic aches and pains. Physiotherapy consists of corrective exercises, manual therapy, and electrical modalities.
With so many providers and treatment options choosing the correct physiotherapist is a challenge, so many people choose to delay professional advice. Each injury is unique and choosing the correct therapy option is important. Injuries can be time-sensitive and prompt assessment and treatment can be critical.
Massage Therapy and Chiropractic – Calgary
With massage therapy and chiropractic therapy, you can both treat and prevent injuries. Massage therapy is a good choice for tight muscles and trigger points while chiropractic therapy works well with those stiff joints which just don’t seem to stay loose.
Physicians and Surgeons - Calgary
Physicians and Surgeons diagnose and treat pathology and disease. The primary responsibility of the physician is to investigate and rule out serious issues. From there, they manage injuries through education and medication. When needed, physicians can requisition medical tests and arrange for consultations with medical specialists.
Surgeons are medical specialist whose primary approach of intervention is surgery. Patients who are assessed as surgical candidates will consult with a surgeon, but this does not always necessarily mean surgery will take place. Unfortunately, wait times for surgical consultations can be lengthy. For cases waiting for surgical consultation, conservative management and exercise is recommended.
Navigating the Alberta Health Care System
Navigating the Alberta Health Care System is complicated. Access to clinical services and funding can be frustrating. Alberta Health Services offers a number of publicly funded services for your convenience. Alberta Workers Compensation Board claims and Car Accidents are a different funding source which requires different treatment approaches. Patients with Extended Health Benefits have various levels of coverage depending on their plan. Consultation with a Health Care Provider is the first step in understanding your condition and funding options.
Limitations of AlbertaPT
AlbertaPT cannot help everyone. Thos eService is an electronic platform designed to give patients information. AlbertaPT is a no charge service developed by physiotherapists and physicians, and monitored by our administrative team. It receives no funding from Alberta Health Services, Alberta Workers Compensation Board, or Motor Vehicle Accident insurance companies. It is not designed to provide specific medical advice and does not replace your current health care provider.
How Can AlbertaPT Help?
For those patients needing information and/or treatment, we can help. Contact us today at ask@albertaPT.com.