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Physiotherapy in Coquitlam


Back in Motion Health’s Coquitlam physiotherapy clinic can help manage your mobility concerns, so you can enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle in the Lower Mainland.

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About Physiotherapy Treatment in Coquitlam


Physio supporting female patient to do her exercises with ACL knee brace.

When you want to improve your health and wellness, you’ll find plenty of options in Metro Vancouver. If you live in Coquitlam, Back in Motion Health is your local physiotherapy clinic, offering a wide range of therapeutic programs to help you improve your quality of life through pain management and enhanced mobility. 

Whether you need rehabilitation or improved athletic performance, our experienced, empathetic physio specialists will help you achieve your goals. From direct ICBC billing to free parking, Back in Motion Health can support you every step of the way. Contact our Coquitlam location today to book an assessment.

About physiotherapy treatments at Back in Motion Health, Coquitlam location


Unsure what physio is all about? Physiotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that helps people restore, maintain or improve their physical movement and strength. A physiotherapist can diagnose conditions affecting your bones, muscles and nerves, then apply drug-free, non-surgical techniques to help you reduce pain and improve your movement.

Every physio patient has a different journey. The physiotherapists at Back in Motion Health have helped people get through difficult pregnancies and recover from devastating illnesses. We’ve helped many people rehabilitate after injuries and surgery. We’ve also helped professional athletes optimize their performance. 

Take a look at some of the treatments provided by Back in Motion Health:

  • Physiotherapy for knee pain
  • Physiotherapy for shoulder pain
  • Plantar fasciitis physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy for wrist pain
  • Tennis elbow physiotherapy treatment
  • Ankle physio
  • Osteoarthritis physiotherapy treatment
  • Vestibular physiotherapy
  • Pelvic floor physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy for back pain
  • Physiotherapy for sciatica
  • Jaw physiotherapy (TMJ)

Back in Motion Health offers an extensive array of health and wellness treatments in one clinic. In addition to our dedicated physiotherapy service, we offer acupuncture, registered massage therapy, active rehab and kinesiology and more. Contact our Coquitlam location today to schedule an initial assessment.

Back in Motion Health physiotherapy treatments: what you can expect


Your physiotherapy journey starts with your goals. Are you looking to improve your athletic performance? Do you need rehab after an injury or illness? Are you trying to manage a chronic or degenerative condition? With your goals in mind, your physiotherapist will go through a series of steps that may include diagnostics, treatments in the clinic and exercises you can do at home. 

When you come for physiotherapy at Back in Motion Health in Coquitlam, here’s what you can expect from the process:

Interview and assessment.

Your physiotherapist will ask you about previous illnesses and injuries that may be relevant to your treatment. The physiotherapist will have you go through a series of physical movements to help them evaluate your current condition.

Diagnosis and treatment.

If you’ve come to manage or treat a condition, you may receive a diagnosis. The physiotherapist will then provide recommendations for a treatment strategy and propose a treatment session schedule.

Education for self-management.

You’ll likely be given activities and exercises to do between your clinic visits to sustain your progress.

Ongoing monitoring.

Your physiotherapist will assess your progress over time, potentially revising your goals to align with your progress.

Because every physiotherapy patient has a different set of circumstances, each person’s treatment will be different. At Back in Motion Health, our physiotherapy expertise comes with a side of human connection. We’ll meet you where you are in your condition and help you find a physio plan that gets you where you want to go. Contact our Coquitlam location today to take that first step.

Our Experienced Physiotherapists at Coquitlam Location


Hiral Parikh | Physiotherapist


Meet Hiral

Hiral has been practicing Physiotherapy since 2008. She has completed her graduation from India and has joined Back in Motion’s team since 2016, and speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati.

She finds value in collaborating with and empowering the clients to actively work on their treatment and rehabilitation. She provides clear and focused treatment plans based on the individual’s condition. Her core treatment involves a combination of education on injury prevention, manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.

Along with her manual therapy skills, Hiral utilizes the treatment of IMS/dry needling to address pain due to shortened muscles. She has enjoyed working with various caseloads including patients with Orthopedic, Sports and Neurological injuries along with return to work program. She has received education in Treatment of Vertigo and Concussion.

Book online with Hiral Parikh in Coquitlam

David Hendry | Physiotherapist


Meet David

David graduated from the UBC Masters of Physical Therapy program and holds a bachelor degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. He brings into his physiotherapy practice 5 years of experience as a Kinesiologist designing and implementing active rehabilitation programs and experience as a fitness trainer for over ten years. 

David’s own experience with chronic injuries has led to a deep appreciation for the role of the physiotherapist in walking with clients down the pathway to restoring function and quality of life. David has completed mobilization with movement (Mulligan) courses for both Upper and Lower Quadrants as well as the Level II Upper and Lower Orthopedic Manual Therapy courses. He enjoys a varied caseload working with patients with vestibular issues, concussion and various types of musculoskeletal injuries.

Book online with David Hendry in Coquitlam

ICBC-Covered Physiotherapy in Coquitlam


A motor vehicle accident can leave you confused and unsure where to turn for help. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, regardless of who caused the accident, you’re covered by ICBC for at least 25 physiotherapy sessions. Back in Motion Health can do direct billing so you don’t have to bear any out-of-pocket expenses. We’ve prepared a comprehensive guide to ICBC accident benefits to help you understand how the process works.

You may also be covered for treatment under MSP, WorkSafeBC or private insurance. If you’re unsure whether you qualify for coverage or direct billing, just ask us.

Back in Motion Health – Other Locations


In addition to our Coquitlam location, Back in Motion Health also offer services across the Lower Mainland. Choose the most convenient location for you:

Abbotsford | North Vancouver | Richmond | Surrey-Newton | Vancouver

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ


Is Physiotherapy covered by ICBC?

In most cases, if the car accident was less than 3 months ago, patients with an ICBC claim are pre-approved for 25 Physiotherapy sessions. If funding is approved, Back in Motion Health will directly bill your pre-approved costs to ICBC. If it has been longer than 3 months since your accident, Back in Motion can contact your ICBC adjuster on your behalf to request funding for Physiotherapy, and a doctor’s referral may be required.

What is pelvic floor physiotherapy?

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is the application of physiotherapy treatments to address pelvic floor injuries and/or conditions. Pelvic floor physiotherapy consists of the assessment and treatment of a variety of conditions involving pain or dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissues.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy (also known as physical therapy) is a healthcare profession that helps individuals to restore, maintain, and improve their physical health, physical function and overall wellbeing. Physiotherapists (or Physical Therapists) utilize modalities, education, exercises and a variety of manual techniques to assist patients with their injury and/or condition.

How much does physiotherapy cost in BC?

Physiotherapy rates vary according to session type (assessment, subsequent), session length, experience and expertise of the clinician, as well as if you have an active claim associated to your booking. The best way to find out the cost is to call and speak with one of our staff, who will be able to provide you with a session rate, and any coverage you may have available to offset the out-of-pocket costs. 

Patients eligible for MSP have 10 visits annually to be shared between physiotherapy, massage, and chiropractic treatment. A $25 user fee will still apply to visits. 

Patients with Extended Health Coverage: Physiotherapy services are covered in part by most insurance providers. Back in Motion Health directly bill most insurance providers or provides you with a receipt to request reimbursement. Portions of the visit not covered by Extended Health insurance providers will be billed to you at the time of your visit.

Patients with ICBC Claim: most recent claims (within 3 months) have 25 physiotherapy sessions pre-approved. 

Patients with an approved WorkSafeBC claim have 60 days from the date of injury to come in for an assessment/treatment, and treatments will be billed directly to WSBC.

Is physiotherapy tax deductible in BC?

Physiotherapy is an eligible medical expense on your income tax return. If you have paid any expenses for yourself or dependents, they can be added to your tax return.

What to wear to physiotherapy?

If you are attending a physiotherapy appointment, wear comfortable and loose clothes that allows movement without restriction and that exposes the area of injury or area for treatment.

How to prepare for physiotherapy?

If you are attending an initial physiotherapy appointment (assessment), bring any information related to the reason of your visit, for example referral information, family Physician name, medical imaging reports, etc. Your physiotherapist will also ask questions about your overall health condition (illness, health conditions, medications, allergies), past injuries or surgeries, and any details on past treatments. 

On your appointment day, wear comfortable and loose clothes to your appointment. If there are any other specific preparation for your appointment, your clinician will communicate with you prior to your appointment date.

Do you need a referral for physiotherapy?

Doctor referrals are not required to see a physiotherapist. You may book an appointment directly with a physiotherapist. If your visit is associated to car accident (ICBC claim), or work injury (WorkSafeBC claim), you will need to provide an active claim number when booking your appointment. 

Does physiotherapy hurt?

Physiotherapy supports patients to restore, maintain and improve range of motion, function, and mobility. Depending on your injury and/or condition, you may feel discomfort during treatment, which should decrease as healing occurs. Your Physiotherapist will discuss with you any potential pain side effects of treatment before you proceed. You may also feel some soreness or increased discomfort after first treatment and assessment, which should subside in 1-2 days. Most post-treatment pains can be reduced by applying some heat or ice or with gentle stretching. Speak with your physiotherapist if pain is preventing you from doing the exercises, and your treatment plan may be adjusted to support your healing process. 

Does physiotherapy help scoliosis?

Yes, physiotherapy is a recommended to treat scoliosis as it addresses many aspects of the condition: managing pain, improving posture, improving and /or restoring muscle symmetry, strengthening muscles, and improving function. 

What’s the difference between physiotherapy and osteopathy?

Both physiotherapy and osteopathy are registered professionals who support patients through assessment, diagnose and treatment plans to address musculoskeletal injuries and/or conditions. Both physiotherapists and osteopaths have extensive knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathology and are trained for a variety of techniques. Physiotherapists are trained in, and can treat, musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions; osteopaths are specialized in musculoskeletal conditions and the utilization of spinal and joint manipulation.

Can you do physiotherapy while pregnant?

Physiotherapy treatment is safe during pregnancy and can be effective to address pregnancy-related aches and conditions, as well prepare women for labour. Although treatment is safe, patients must disclose their pregnancy to their physiotherapist, so the treatment plan will include safe therapies, appropriate positions, and exercises for each stage of the pregnancy. 

How often should you do physiotherapy?

The frequency of your physiotherapy visits may vary depending on your injury, condition and treatment plan. Your Physiotherapist will recommend how often you should attend your appointments, as well as what type of exercise routine you should perform in-between appointments. 

How does physiotherapy work for back pain?

Physiotherapy treatment may be recommended to treat back pain. A registered physiotherapist will assess your injury and medical history to determine the type of therapies that are appropriate for your own individual circumstance. When recommended, Physiotherapy (active and passive treatments), can support patients to manage pain, retrain posture, strengthen muscles, gain flexibility, restore mobility and function. 

Is physiotherapy the same as physical therapy?

Yes, both physiotherapy and physical therapists mean the same thing and can be used interchangeably. 

Is physiotherapy good for osteoarthritis?

Yes, physiotherapy is often recommended for individuals with osteoarthritis. Treatment includes guided exercise routine to strengthen muscles around joints, increase flexibility and function, reducing pain, and assisting patients to return to their daily life activities and hobbies. 

What is shockwave physiotherapy?

Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive procedure administered by Physiotherapists, where a series of pressurized air wave pulsations are applied to the skin in the area where the injury is located. This therapy stimulates the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and connective tissue) natural self-healing process and can be very effective in treating subacute, sub chronic, chronic conditions as well as recurrent or unresolved conditions. As Shockwave therapy may not be appropriate for certain health conditions, your Physiotherapist will be able to confirm is Shockwave Therapy is recommended for you.

Who needs physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy treatment is recommended for anyone with acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, difficulties with physical function, and/or chronic health conditions where exercise or activity modifications are recommended. 

How long is a physiotherapy session?

Physiotherapy sessions vary in time. Assessments or initial sessions are often longer, ranging from 40-60 minutes. Subsequent sessions may vary depending of the type of therapy that is recommended for your injury and/or condition. The subsequent/ follow-up sessions usually range from 20-40 minutes

What is pediatric physiotherapy?

Pediatric physiotherapy is physiotherapy treatment intended for patients up to 17 years old. A pediatric physiotherapist is expert in treating children’s motor development and physical conditions. 

Is physiotherapy alternative medicine?

Physiotherapy is a regulated health profession, where physiotherapists are trained to support individuals to restore, maintain and improve their physical health. Physiotherapists may use complementary or alternative treatment techniques in conjunction with their conventional treatment plan. 

What is the difference between in-person and telehealth physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy treatment is offered in person and through telehealth. Most injuries and conditions respond well to treatment interventions delivered through telehealth. However, some physiotherapy treatments are only available with in-person appointments.

I am not sure if physiotherapy is right for me. How can I tell?

Call us! We are here to help, and we will answer any questions you have about your unique injury, physiotherapy or our services. When calling, choose your preferred location so we can better assist you.

Is my appointment directly billed to my extended health plan?

In most cases, yes. Look at our list of direct-bill insurers to see if we bill directly to yours, or call us at 1-866-205-9000 to confirm. 

How can I book an appointment with a physiotherapist?

You can book an appointment by phone or online. You can also book in person at any of our clinics across the Lower Mainland. Visit backinmotionhealth.com to obtain each clinic information. 

Does my extended health plan cover my physiotherapy appointment?

This depends on your specific extended medical coverage. Most medical plans cover physiotherapy, but not all. Refer to your plan coverage for details. 

What will my first appointment and subsequent appointments be like?

In your first appointment, your physiotherapist will complete a comprehensive assessment and provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. It will include pain-management techniques, education, guidance and prevention. Your treatment plan will see you return to hobbies and physical activities gradually. Your assessment session may range from 40 to 60 minutes. 

After your first treatment and assessment, expect some soreness or increased discomfort, which should subside in one or two days. Most post-treatment pains can be reduced by applying heat or ice and gentle stretching. You may contact your physiotherapist to confirm the best approach for your case. You will receive subsequent exercises and educational materials, if applicable. 

You will also receive an email to complete a client satisfaction form to provide feedback and suggestions.  

For subsequent appointments, your physiotherapist will assess you to verify your progress and gauge how your exercise plan works for you. Your appointment may range from 20 to 40 minutes. Your physiotherapist works closely with your team of adjustors, physicians and practitioners to ensure you are getting better as quickly as possible. 

You will be asked to book a follow-up appointment at the end of the session. You can also book a follow-up appointment by contacting any of our clinics.

Insurance Claims & Information


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Extended Health Coverage

ICBC Insurance Claims

Back in Motion’s team of clinicians, including Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, and Kinesiologists, all have extensive experience in administering ICBC treatments. We are here to help! Click the ‘Learn More’ button for additional details.

WorkSafeBC Claims

Workplace injuries are usually due to trauma or overuse. If you have been injured as a result of a workplace activity, our team of experts at Back in Motion can perform a comprehensive assessment and develop a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and rehabilitate your injury.

If your claim is approved by WSBC, your initial assessment is 100% covered with a WorkSafeBC Claim number. Once your claim has been accepted by WorkSafeBC, the full treatment cost of your appointments will be funded (within the approved time parameters). When you are ready, your physiotherapist will work with you, your employer, physician, and WorkSafeBC Case Manager to develop a safe and appropriate return to work plan. If your claim has been denied or is disallowed, the expenses will need to be covered by the Client.

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