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Acupuncture

This technique involves using sterile disposable needles to affect changes in the client’s musculoskeletal system.

ACUPUNCTURE is based on the theories developed by eastern (mostly Chinese) medical practitioners almost 5000 years ago. Acupuncture can be used as a treatment option for both painful and non painful conditions. Recognized by all medical and allied medical colleges in the province of Alberta, acupuncture can be an effective part of many treatment plans.

Panther Sports Medicine has acupuncture services available to our patients at each of our locations. For more details on this service, or to speak with a Physiotherapist certified by the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta to practice acupuncture, call any of our facilities today.

The number of treatments required depends on several factors, including the age of the injury. Each person’s body is unique, and responds in different ways to these techniques.


Funding

There are many ways to access funding options when seeking treatment at our centres.

Extended health benefit plans

Physiotherapy treatment is usually covered in health benefit plans. Check your plan for coverage details and if your insurer requires a doctor referral for reimbursement. Depending on your insurance company, you may even have access to direct billing.

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) coverage

If you are injured at work, WCB will normally approve up to 21 treatment visits over six weeks. WCB pays for the first visit and after reports are submitted they will notify us if you claim has been accepted. Contact our clinics for more information.

Automobile insurance

If you have been injured in a car accident seek treatment within 10 days of your accident. Your insurance company will normally pre-approve up to 21 treatment visits over a 12 week period. You can consult a licensed physiotherapist directly and you do not need a physician referral.

Veteran’s Affairs, Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP

If you are a veteran or currently serving with the Armed Forces or the RCMP, you may have access to funding for therapy services through your government benefits. Contact Panther Sports and your health coordinator for more information.