Physiotherapy for Ankle & Foot Pain

Physiotherapy for Ankle & Foot Pain

Running injuriesSuffering from that ongoing Achilles tendonitis and Tennis elbow that is not responding to conventional therapy? In many cases, conditions or injuries that involve tendons, muscles and other structures such as fascia may not respond very well to treatments.

Physiomobility Don Mills offers Shock Wave Therapy treatment to our clients in our CF Shops at Don Mills clinic located in North York.



Ankle & Foot Pain Physiotherapy

Ankle & foot pain and injuries can be very limiting making daily activities such as walking, going up and down the stairs, gardening, driving, and  sports a struggle. Physiotherapy and exercise therapy combined with other treatments such as chiropody (footcare), orthotics fitting or bracing are some of the most effective and safest treatments to help you get rid of ankle & foot pain.

At Physiomobility, your treatment starts with a comprehensive assessment by a registered physiotherapist to find out the cause of pain and how it affects your activities and life. We then devise a treatment plan specific to your condition which involves:

  • Full Rehabilitation program before and after hip surgeries
  • Pain management
  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Orthotics
  • Bracing
  • Education to not only help you to get rid of pain but to stay well and return to work and lifestyle activities safely
  • Help to manage your pain without unnecessary medication, injections or surgery
  • Communication with your doctor to inform them of your plan of care and progress and when a referral is necessary


Ankle injuries are very common and the most common among these is a sprained ankle. However, there are many other sources of ankle pain and injuries including wear & tear and osteoarthritic conditions.

Ankle Pain

Inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis can be a source of ankle pain and swelling. Diabetic pain conditions can cause ankle pain, however, it is not due to a joint inflammation but a more of nerve pain. Ankle pain can be a result of accident or sports injuries. However, even walking on an uneven path can lead to a twisted ankle and hence ankle pain. People of all ages can suffer from ankle pain. Ankle pain can affect the daily activities of an individual and restrict mobility.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for ankle pain…

Heel & Foot Pain

Heel & foot pain are common complaints among athletes and non-athletes. There are a number of causes of foot and ankle pain but the most common ones are Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, and stress fractures due to osteoporosis or running injuries.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for heel & foot pain…

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition when the Achilles tendon of the foot or it’s covering tissue becomes inflamed. It is caused due to overuse of the tendon and is common among jumpers and joggers as these activities require repetitive motions & high jumps.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for achilles tendonitis…

Plantar Fasciatis

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue band that originates from the bottom of the heel bone and continues to towards the toes. Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the plantar fascia becomes torn and inflamed at places resulting in heel pain. It is one of the most common reasons for heel pain.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for Plantar fasciatis…

Metatarsalgia (Foot bone pain)

Metatarses are the long bones in the foot. These bones are designed to share the body weight of a person when walking and during other daily activities. The disruption of the delicate balance of bones in the foot causes mild and in some cases intense foot pain, which is known as metatarsalgia (foot pain).

Read more about metatarsalgia…

Ankle Sprain

When the ligaments supporting the ankle joint are overly stretched or torn, the condition is called ankle sprain. Ankle sprains are common in sports such as Tennis when the ankle joint is forced to move beyond its normal range of movement. Ankle sprain can be partial or complete.
A sports physiotherapist is the best practitioner to treat a sprained ankle.


Do I need a referral from my doctor for physiotherapy?

To see physiotherapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors in Physiomobility, you do not require a doctor’s referral. However, some insurance companies require that you submit a Doctor’s referral with your claim form.

For Orthotics and orthopedic footwear, a requisition by a chiropodist or physician is usually required. Our Chiropodist will complete such referral as part of your Orthotic assessment which is sufficient by most insurance providers; however, some insurance providers only accept physician notes. We recommend that you clarify the requirements with your insurance provider.

For Compression stocking and braces, requisition by a physician is usually required.

*** WE NEED A REFERRAL FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON for OHIP covered physiotherapy after knee, hip and shoulder replacement operations. If you are not directly referred to our program and would like to receive your post operation rehabilitation in our clinic, you could request a referral from the hospital or we can request an approval on your behalf prior to your operation date. Contact our administration team for more information.

Are your services covered by Insurance?

Most extended health insurance plans cover the cost of the services at Physiomobility. Payment is required at the end of each session. You will be provided with a receipt detailing the type of service you received, applicable fees and provider’s registration number to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. If your plan qualifies for direct billing, we will happily submit the claims on your behalf. You will only be responsible for the unpaid balance.

Can you directly bill my insurance provider?

Registered Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, bracing, and orthotics are generally covered by most extended health insurance policies. We recommend that you call your insurance provider to determine the extent of your coverage.

Physiomobility is an approved provider for direct billing for a growing list of insurance providers. Great-West-Life, Sunlife, Manulife, Desjardins, Johnson are just to name a few. We can assist you to inquire and see if your insurance plan approves direct online billing for you.

If you are being treated for injuries sustained in a car accident or a work-related injury and your claim has been approved we do not require payment directly from you. After your initial assessment, we will submit the appropriate proposed treatment plan to your insurance company and upon approval of the plan, we can bill your insurance company or WSIB directly.

What type of physiotherapy is covered by OHIP?

Rehabilitation programs after knee, hip and shoulder replacement are covered by OHIP in our clinic. Call our office for more information.

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Physiomobility continues to remain open and is not part of the lockdown. We continue to have rigorous disinfection policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of our community and are open for patient in-person visits with all of our practitioners.

Virtual appointments are available and encouraged for those who are at a heightened risk of illness.

We remain focused on our quality of care & our continued commitment to helping our patients feel their best. For further assistance, you can contact us at 416-444-4800 during our opening hours. 

The Physiomobility Team