X-Rays, Ultrasound Imaging & MRI
Physiotherapists with proper credentials are authorized to refer patients for x-rays, MRI and ultrasound imaging. These tests must be used judiciously to assist in establishing a diagnosis, to assist in interventional procedures, or in clinical decision making. Here at Elevation Physiotherapy, both Albert and Karen Chan have been authorized by Physiotherapy Alberta to order diagnostic imaging. However, as of April 1, 2020, Alberta Health Services will no longer cover the cost for diagnostic imaging services referred from Physiotherapists. For AHS to cover the cost, the referral will need to be made by a family physician.
“Albert helped me recover from a foot stress fracture. Not only did he get me through the post-AirCast recovery, but he was very focused on finding the root cause of the problem to prevent recurrence, and although the physical therapy aspect was very successful, the best part was his personal care and attention, way beyond anything I’ve experienced. I will continue to trust Albert with any future concerns.” – Mekita A. (3:05 Female Masters Marathon Runner)