What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy involves restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain, and promoting health. Through the use of manual therapy, exercise prescription, and adjunctive therapies (i.e. acupuncture, ultrasound, shockwave therapy, etc.), physiotherapy helps to reduce pain while promoting mobility, function, and wellbeing.

What can physiotherapy treat?

Physiotherapy can improve any musculoskeletal conditions through prevention and rehabilitation. Some of the conditions it can help improve include, but are not limited to:

- Muscle and joint pain: including back and neck pain
- Sports injuries: treating and preventing athletic injuries
- Sprains and strains: common in musculoskeletal injuries
- Postural problems: addressing alignment issues
- Chronic pain: developing strategies to manage long-term pain
- Pediatric conditions: helping children with developmental issues
- TMJ dysfunction: treating jaw pain and tension
- Geriatric rehabilitation: enhancing the quality of life for older adults
- Rehabilitation for amputees: learning to use prosthetic limbs
- Spinal cord injuries: rehabilitation after such injuries

How long will each physiotherapy treatment take?

Initial intake sessions are 45 minutes, which involves a comprehensive assessment and treatment.

Subsequent follow up sessions can be 30, 45, or 60 minutes which involve a quick reassessment, followed by treatment.

I suffer from headaches. Can physiotherapy help me?

Yes! The most common type of headache is cervicogenic which is caused by musculoskeletal referral pain. Physiotherapy can help to re-establish normal movement patterns in those suffering from headaches.

What should I wear to my physiotherapy appointment?

During a physiotherapy session, the clinician will need to be able to access the region in which you are experiencing pain. Athletic, comfortable clothing is best. If you are coming from work, the Sport Medicine Clinic can offer you a change of shirts/shorts for the duration of your session.

Can physiotherapy treatments be painful?

Depending on the type of treatment you receive, you may experience some soreness or tenderness during or after treatment. Typically, this will subside within 24 to 48 hours. 

Is physiotherapy covered by OHIP or my insurance?

Physiotherapy treatment at our Clinic is not covered by OHIP. It is covered by most insurance plans, so please check with your benefits provider prior to your appointment. The Sport Medicine Clinic will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist at the Sport Medicine Clinic?

No referral needed. Any member of the public can benefit from physiotherapy and can call the Clinic directly to book in with a registered physiotherapist.

Is the Sport Medicine Clinic accepting new patients for physiotherapy?

Yes! Please call 416-865-0903 or click here today to book your appointment.