FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Do I need a Medical Doctor referral to receive treatment at Target Therapeutics?

Physiotherapist

  • A Medical Doctor referral is NOT needed to make a physiotherapy appointment at Target Therapeutics.
  • Check with your insurance provider in case a Medical Doctor's referral is necessary for you to be reimbursed.
    • If you DO need a Medical Doctor referral it is best that you see your medical doctor first, if at all possible.
    • If care is needed immediately it is best that you see us as soon as possible and then get your Medical Doctor referral at a later date.

Chiropractor

  • A Medical doctor referral is NOT needed to make a Chiropractic appointment at Target Therapeutics.
  • Your extended insurance does NOT require a Medical Doctor referral in order for your chiropractic treatments to be reimbursed by your insurance company.


Massage Therapist

  • A Medical doctor referral is NOT needed to make a Massage Therapy appointment at Target Therapeutics.
  • Check with your insurance provider in case a Medical Doctor's referral is necessary for you to be reimbursed by your insurance company.


Certified Pedorthist

  • A Medical Doctor referral is NOT needed to see our Certified Pedorthist at Target Therapeutics.
  • Check with your insurance provider in case a Medical Doctor's referral is necessary for you to be reimbursed, if Custom Orthotics are dispensed to you.

Registered Acupuncturist

  • A Medical doctor referral is NOT needed to make a Registered Acupuncturist appointment at Target Therapeutics.
  • Check with your insurance provider in case a Medical Doctor's referral is necessary for you to be reimbursed by your insurance company.

 

How is Target Therapeutics different from other clinics?

Patients benefit from our team approach. A wide range of services and treatment types are available at our clinic (see TREATMENTS). This assures that our patients receive the most effective and appropriate care needed to treat their pain, all in one facility.

We believe in giving each of our patients the utmost attention that you deserve, which is why we do not have assistants helping us with our treatments.
Each and every treatment performed at Target Therapeutics is performed by the professional themselves.
  • Chiropractic visits range from 15 to 25 minutes in length
  • Physiotherapy visits range from 30 to 45 minutes in length
  • Massage Therapy appointments are based on the time that you schedule for your appointment.

 

Your first visit to Target Therapeutics

Physiotherapy or Chiropractic and Massage Therapy

  • Print the forms for the practitioner that you are seeing from our web site, fill them out at home and come to your appointment 5 minutes early.
  • You can arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment and fill out your paperwork here at the clinic.
    • You do not need to bring anything with you to your appointment.  We provide gown, shorts, sheets and all supplies needed for you to feel comfortable during your treatment.

Certified Pedorthist

  • Please bring the three most common pairs of shoes that you wear to your appointment with you.

 

How long and how often will I need treatment?

  • The timeline for return to pain free living and activity depends on many factors: the type and location of your pain/injury, the severity and chronicity of your pain/injury, your age, other medical conditions, and the type of sport or activity that you plan to get back to.
  • After your initial visit, your practitioner will discuss the treatment plan and the frequency of your visits needed to get you pain free and back to doing the things you love.

 

How do I pay for appointments at Target?

  • Treatments performed by our Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Massage Therapists are paid at the time of service. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Cash and Personal Cheques.
  • Your extended health coverage may cover all or some of our treatments. Check with your plan to see what your coverage is for:  Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy and Certified Pedorthist (Custom Foot Orthotics).
    • An invoice will be issued to you so that you can pursue reimbursement either by
      • mailing the invoice to your insurance company or
      • by submitting your claim online.
  • If you don’t have extended insurance keep your invoices from each visit, or we can issue one invoice at the end of the year for you. These can be given to your accountant and be used towards your health care expenses.
  • Custom Orthotics dispensed by our Certified Pedorthist are paid for when your Custom Orthotics are dispensed to you. The cost of our orthotics includes the examination, the dispensation and any follow up appointments needed.
  • Treatments as a result of a Motor Vehicle Accident are paid by a combination of your extended health care coverage and your insurance through your car insurance company .