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Physiotherapy
What is a Physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist is a licensed healthcare professional who is registered with the College of physiotherapy.  They have in-depth knowledge of the body and specialized hands-on clinical training to promote health and treat injury, disease, and disability.

changepainTM Physiotherapy is recommended.  Evidence-based, patient-centered care for pain management is provided both on site and virtually.  One-on-one care is provided to allow for comprehensive assessment and treatment.

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Ashleigh Low, Physiotherapist

Ashleigh has received her Bachelor of Science degree from MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and completed her Masters in Science of Physical Therapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

She provides an individualized and patient-centred approach to acute and chronic injuries. Her goal-oriented mindset was crafted over her years as a competitive slopestyle skier with the first-hand experience of injury. With her unique skills as a high-level athlete, 

Ashleigh focuses on both the mental and physical rehabilitation of her patients. Ashleigh also practices preventative care and can apply her high level of knowledge to specific treatment plans aimed at creating a pain-free and holistic approach to her patient care. 

Professional Memberships:

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia. 
Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 

Credentials: 

Active Release Technique- Full Body Certified. 
Shift Concussion Management. 
MPS (Micropoint Stimulation). 
IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation). 

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Ashleigh Low

MSc. (PT), HBSc.

Physiotherapist

Ashleigh has received her Bachelor of Science degree from MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and completed her Masters in Science of Physical Therapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

She provides an individualized and patient-centred approach to acute and chronic injuries. Her goal-oriented mindset was crafted over her years as a competitive slopestyle skier with the first-hand experience of injury. With her unique skills as a high-level athlete,

Ashleigh focuses on both the mental and physical rehabilitation of her patients. Ashleigh also practices preventative care and can apply her high level of knowledge to specific treatment plans aimed at creating a pain-free and holistic approach to her patient care.

Professional Memberships:

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.
Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Credentials:

Active Release Technique- Full Body Certified.
Shift Concussion Management.
MPS (Micropoint Stimulation).
IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation)

Ashleigh Low
Physiotherapist
Leroy Ho, Physiotherapist

Leroy believes the key to rehabilitation and performance is to first understand the individual -Your goals are his goals. With years of experience empowering people in chronic pain, Leroy uses his diverse skillset of both physical and psychological approaches to show that exercise can be done safely and enjoyably for everyone. He has played competitive hockey with Oxford University and enjoys applying his experience to personal training, athletic rehab and geriatric longevity. Leroy also has a special interest in treating hip and knee osteoarthritis and is also certified by GLA:D Canada. He is passionate about enabling people to live to their healthiest potential no mater what stage of life you’re in.  

Leroy has worked in multiple hospital settings with a variety of populations including those with musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular diseases including patients in the Covid ICU. He also has volunteered at many health-related organizations around the Lower Mainland which include the SFU Sports Medicine Clinic, Kids Physio Group, Canucks Autism Network and BC Children’s Hospital. During his free time, Leroy is often spotted having a laugh at a local brewery, planning for his next vacation or attempting to revive his career at the ice rink.

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Leroy Ho

MScPT, BScKin 

Physiotherapist

Leroy believes the key to rehabilitation and performance is to first understand the individual -Your goals are his goals. With years of experience empowering people in chronic pain, Leroy uses his diverse skillset of both physical and psychological approaches to show that exercise can be done safely and enjoyably for everyone. He has played competitive hockey with Oxford University and enjoys applying his experience to personal training, athletic rehab and geriatric longevity. Leroy also has a special interest in treating hip and knee osteoarthritis and is also certified by GLA:D Canada. He is passionate about enabling people to live to their healthiest potential no mater what stage of life you’re in. 

Leroy has worked in multiple hospital settings with a variety of populations including those with musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular diseases including patients in the Covid ICU. He also has volunteered at many health-related organizations around the Lower Mainland which include the SFU Sports Medicine Clinic, Kids Physio Group, Canucks Autism Network and BC Children's Hospital. During his free time, Leroy is often spotted having a laugh at a local brewery, planning for his next vacation or attempting to revive his career at the ice rink.

Leroy Ho
Physiotherapist
Khushbu Mehta, Physiotherapist
Khushbu has several years of experience as an internationally trained Physical Therapist. In 2012 Khushbu completed her Certificate of Advanced Study in Neurology from Massachusetts General Hospital- Institute of Health Professions, Boston, USA and in 2016 obtained her Doctor of Physiotherapy from Alabama State University, USA.

Khushbu always had a keen interest in the human body, how it works and incorporating different skills in improving her patient’s quality of life.
 
Outside her passion for the physiotherapy profession, Khushbu enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music and painting.
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Khushbu Mehta

MSc. (PT), HBSc.

Physiotherapist

Khushbu has several years of experience as an internationally trained Physical Therapist. In 2012 Khushbu completed her Certificate of Advanced Study in Neurology from Massachusetts General Hospital- Institute of Health Professions, Boston, USA and in 2016 obtained her Doctor of Physiotherapy from Alabama State University, USA.

Khushbu always had a keen interest in the human body, how it works and incorporating different skills in improving her patient’s quality of life.
 
Outside her passion for the physiotherapy profession, Khushbu enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music and painting. 
Khushbu Mehta
Physiotherapist

PHYSIOTHERAPY FAQs

To restore, maintain and maximize a person’s mobility, function, and quality of life.

The physiotherapists at changepain work collaboratively alongside your physicians and the rest of your healthcare team to provide an integrated holistic approach to care. Our physiotherapists have both specialized training in pain, as well as extensive experience working with people living with pain.  Our physiotherapists collaborate with you to help you maximize your function. The treatment may include hands-on techniques, active rehabilitation exercises, and education on self-management strategies.  

Initial Assessment: Your physiotherapy initial assessment will be up to 60 minutes in length. During this visit your physiotherapist will provide clarity on your diagnosis. In addition to this you and your therapist will have a shared discussion about what is the best course of care for you.  

Ongoing Treatment: Treatment plans are personalized and individualized and guided by you and our entire changepain clinical team. Recovering from pain requires improvement in function, quality of life, as well as decreased pain and suffering. Your physiotherapist will address all these areas, with the greatest focus on functional improvements. It is crucial you take an active role in your physiotherapy care by practicing the exercises prescribed to you at home. 

Allowing 4 to 6 sessions of physiotherapy care is necessary to evaluate your response to care. For those that are responding positively additional sessions may be required after this and can be discussed with your therapist. Sessions are typically booked once a week to once every 2 weeks for the first 4-6 weeks. Please plan accordingly  

  1. Wear clothing that you can move in easily and allows easy access to the area of your body to be treated. (shorts or tank tops are often recommended)
  2. If you are seeing a doctor on the same day try to book your physiotherapy appointment before you see the doctor.
  3. Arrive 5 minutes early to get checked in and fill out any necessary paperwork. 
  4. Fill out any online questionnaires that are sent to you prior to your appointment. 
  1. Attend the online GMV classes (MSP covered) through changepain
  2. Come up with some goals you would like to work on with the physiotherapist  

Physiotherapy is not covered by MSP, however many people do have some extended benefits that will cover all or some of the cost. In most cases your insurance provider will require you to pay up front and then submit your receipts. However, we do direct billing to ICBC, Pacific Blue Cross and Medavie Blue Cross (only for Veterans). 

Please contact our Allied Health Coordinator:

Call 604-566-9101, ext. 2 or
Email rehab@changepain.ca

GALLERY

Cost of Initial Assessments - Non-MSP Medical


Private Medical Consultation (PMC) Multidisciplinary Private Assessment (MDPA)
Description Expedited, focused assessment to determine fit for non-MSP covered services requested:
IV Lidocaine Infusion, Ketamine Therapies, Prolotherapy, BOTOX, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
Comprehensive functional and medical assessment with a multidisciplinary report addressing the biopsychosocial issues identified.
Care Team Pain Specialist Pain Specialist
Functional Movement Specialist
Duration 30 minutes 2 hours
Cost $450.00 $3,500.00

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Cost of Initial Assessments - Allied Health


Assessment Duration Cost
Chiropractic Initial 60 minutes $165.00
Physiotherapy Initial 60 minutes $160.00
Kinesiology Initial 45 minutes $90.00 (+ tax)
Counselling Initial 90 minutes $250.00
Acupuncture Initial 45 minutes $140.00
Ketamine Counselling Initial for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy 60 minutes $250.00

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