Access to Physiotherapy Services

Every Albertan, regardless of age, condition or location, should have access to timely and appropriate physiotherapy services to restore or maintain their physical function and mobility. 

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Funding for Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Alberta supports the principle that funding mechanisms for physiotherapy services be sufficient to secure timely, reliable and quality physiotherapy for all Albertans, while balancing value to the consumer, financial fairness to the physiotherapy service provider and sustainability for the payer.

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Physical Activity for Albertans

Physiotherapy Alberta promotes the principle that all Albertans have full and equitable access to physical activity opportunities where they live, work, learn, recover from injury and play.

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Physiotherapists in Primary Health Care Teams

Physiotherapy Alberta supports strengthening Albertans’ access to multi-disciplinary primary care teams. 

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Self-Referral for Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy Alberta believes self-referral benefits Albertans by providing them more choice, improved access to care, faster recovery and reduced health care costs.

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Substitution of Physiotherapists with Unregulated Health-care Providers

Substituting unregulated health providers without equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities in the place of physiotherapists negatively impacts the quality and safety of health services delivered, resulting in increased health-care costs and undermining the health and health outcomes of Albertans.

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Substitution of Physiotherapists with Unregulated Health-care Providers within Public Health-care Environments

Physiotherapists are the regulated health professionals best equipped to perform assessments and provide patient education, health coaching, and treatment for acute and chronic musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiorespiratory conditions.

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