Physiotherapy in Downtown Toronto

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Physiotherapy treatment in Toronto's Downtown

Physiotherapy is a drug-free health care practice that aims to fight pain directly at the source. the [clinic] physiotherapists have completed Master’s degrees from accredited universities and are highly trained and specialized in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of sport and recreational injuries as well as everyday aches and pains.

Our physiotherapists work in partnership with individuals of all ages to break down the barriers to physical function whether that means working with patients pre and post-surgery, helping people come back from injury, aiding recovery after industrial and motor vehicle accidents or helping people fight age-related conditions. Physiotherapists also play an important role in health promotion and disease prevention. Our qualified practitioners can advise you on the proper stretching and exercise techniques to help you avoid injuries in the future.

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The[clinic] physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises and provide essential education about the body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence, and how to avoid or prevent bodily harm.

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At the[clinic], our physiotherapists use a combination of modalities, soft-tissue work, acupuncture, manual therapy, neurokinetic therapy and exercise prescription to have you feeling better faster. Physiotherapy benefits include decreased pain, improved joint mobility, increased strength and coordination and improved cardiorespiratory function. Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy whether you are living with a chronic illness, recovering from a work injury or suffering after that weekend hockey game. Some specific situations where it really benefits patients are:

People in chronic pain – the aches and pains of everyday life don’t get any better as we get older. Work, posture, exercise and age play a big role in how our bodies feel. Physiotherapy can help your body feel so that you are ready for the next day pain-free.

Those with scar tissue from surgery – major accidents or surgeries can severely limit our mobility. Our physical therapists can help get your mobility back.

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Physiotherapy is good for:

  • Healthy people who want to improve flexibility – if you simply want to improve flexibility and reach your highest potential when training, we can help you with that!
  • People with injuries- if you are currently injured from any type of sport, work or everyday injury, then a few treatments from us will help you feel better and regain your regular range of motion.
  • Our expert movement specialists will restore your natural body movement and feeling. Together, we can work to get you back to 100% and keep you that way. Come in and experience the absolute latest and most effective treatments in the field. Our whole-body physical therapy will help you get your life back.

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Physiotherapy FAQs

What is physiotherapy and how can I benefit?

Physiotherapy is the involvement of therapeutic exercise that aims to improve strength, endurance, range of motion, postural and muscle imbalance and more to help reduce any stiffness and pain in the body. Many patients with neurological disorders such as strokes, multiple sclerosis and more benefit from physiotherapy treatment.

Some other benefits of physiotherapy treatment are:

  • Improving mobility in the joints
  • Increasing strength and coordination
  • Improving cardio-respiratory function
  • Decreasing pain

A variety of people can benefit from physiotherapy, whether they have a chronic illness, a traumatic injury or endured any bodily stress (i.e. playing an aggressive sport).

What types of physiotherapy treatments are available?

There are several types of physiotherapy treatments available such as:

  • Deep transverse frictions: a deep massage technique that helps prevent adhesions and improve the quality of scar tissue.
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation: this is the most common treatment and is used to address issues involved in the range of movement in your joints. This can also be used to treat pain associated with stiffness in the joints.
  • Manual traction: this is when a gentle force is applied to the neck/back. This helps people who have problems with their spinal discs and works to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves.
  • Acupuncture: this involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites of the body to clear any blockages and help enhance the normal bodily functions of the individual.
  • Electrotherapy: used for the treatment of tissue pain and swelling. This is often used as a complement to other types of physiotherapy treatments. Examples of this are laser therapy and ultrasound therapy.

What should I expect during my first physiotherapy visit?

During your first physiotherapy visit, you can expect that you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire that will help the physiotherapist know your condition better. You will then discuss your medical history, any current problems/complaints, your pain intensity, and how your injury/condition is impacting your daily activities and functional limitations. An evaluation will be conducted by your physiotherapist. Based on the results of the evaluation, they will plan a comprehensive treatment program that is catered to you. The treatment plan will be shared with you, and you will find out how often you have to see the therapist and for how long.

Can I see a Physiotherapist even if I'm not injured or do not have any pain?

Yes. In fact, this is encouraged because it engages in the practice of preventative health – preventing any injuries before they happen. The stronger and more mobile your body is, the less likely you will sustain any long-term injuries. Even if you do not have any injuries or pain, our physiotherapist can help improve your flexibility, posture, and just assist in enhancing your overall health. This is strongly recommended for those who spend most of their day in the same position (i.e. working in an office) because we can help minimize any repetitive strain on the body.

What is involved in a physiotherapy treatment/follow up session and how many do I need?

At the end of your initial consult and assessment, the frequency that you come in for treatment and the duration of those treatments will get determined. Your physiotherapist will work with you to come up with a timeline that suits your needs. Typically, the frequency of follow up treatments is high during the first few weeks of the treatment program – to help control your symptoms and to ensure that the exercise regimen is being followed. As the program progresses, the frequency lessens as your body becomes stronger and more mobile – thus effectively reaching the end goal of the treatment.

Does insurance cover your services?

As a strict rule, all of our services are provided by registered physiotherapists and/or registered massage therapists. These therapists are licensed and follow the practice regulations that are set out by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and/or the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Because of this, our services are covered by insurance plans that offer physiotherapy/massage therapy benefits.

In regards to the amount and the frequency of the coverage you are entitled to, you have to check with your insurance provider. Once this information has been finalized, we can use it to develop your physiotherapy treatment program in respect to the frequency and duration of your insurance coverage.

Can you bill my extended health insurance company directly?

Yes, we do bill your insurance company directly. We work with all major insurance companies. To find out which insurance companies we cover, please contact us. If there is any other information that is required by your insurance, let your physiotherapist know and we will be happy to provide it.

Can physiotherapy help with a car accident injury?

Yes, we accept clients who have claims under a regulated auto insurance company. If you were injured in a car accident (motor vehicle accident), please contact us at your earliest convenience. At the time of your booking, we will require the following pieces of information:

  • Your claim and policy number
  • The name of your adjudicator
  • The name of your auto insurance company

Please note that if your claim is rejected by the auto insurer, you are required to cover any outstanding costs.

Do you have same day appointments for physiotherapy?

Generally, it is possible to have same day appointments for physiotherapy, but this largely depends on the schedule of your physiotherapist. If you want to ensure an appointment on a specific date, it is recommended that you call ahead of time and book the appointment.

Does physiotherapy involve exercise?

Physiotherapy typically will always involve an exercise of some sort that is specifically catered to your injury, illness or condition. Exercise is typically defined as anything that you do in addition to your regular daily activities with the goal of improving your flexibility, strength, coordination and endurance. Some exercise techniques that your physiotherapist may suggest for you could be:

  • Lifting weights to strengthen your muscles,
  • Stretching to reduce the stress on your joints,
  • Water aerobics

and more. This can vary on the type of condition you are being treated for. Your physiotherapist will teach you how to do these exercises, and conduct them with you while also instructing that you put those exercises into practice at home.

How are physiotherapists trained?

Physiotherapists are trained through extensive education and on-the-field experience. Typically to become a physiotherapist, one needs a four-year Bachelor degree in physiotherapy, or a five-year double degree in a related study. Once a person has graduated with a physiotherapy degree, they will choose a specializing field, which will involve further schooling.

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