Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic in Toronto

Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy In Toronto By Highly Qualified Physiotherapists

Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Toronto

Our orthopaedic & sports physiotherapists usually use manual hands-on & exercise therapy in combination with education to treat their patients. They may also use Shock Wave Therapy, laser, acupuncture, ultrasound, bracing or taping. The goal is for you to get better faster, get back to doing what you like to do, go back to work or sport and learn how to prevent future injuries.



Read through this page to find answers to questions about orthopedic & sports physiotherapy in Toronto:

For a comprehensive assessment and an effective treatment plan for your orthopedic condition or injury come to Physiomobility.

What is Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy?

General Orthopaedic & Sports physiotherapy fits the public perception of physiotherapy but it is only one of the many areas of physiotherapy. Each one of our Toronto physiotherapists is trained and experienced in a specialty area of physiotherapy. Typically an Orthopaedic & Sports physiotherapist deals with treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones such as fractures, sprains, strains, ruptures and overuse syndrome as well as conditions. Whether you are an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or require rehabilitation following an accident, fracture or surgery, our highly skilled health care team including physiotherapists and exercise therapists have the in-depth knowledge and specialized hands-on skills to assess, diagnose and treat your symptoms to assist you in reaching your highest level of function, and regaining your independence.

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What conditions are treated by Orthopaedic Physiotherapy?

An orthopedic physiotherapist treats a wide range of physical injuries and conditions. Commonly occurring conditions that orthopedic physiotherapists treat are muscular and skeletal conditions ranging from acute injuries such as fractures, sprains, and strains to more chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and inflammatory joint pain. The role of an orthopedic physiotherapist is to help you manage pain, educate you on how to manage your condition and improve your flexibility, muscle strength and posture. The ultimate goal of an orthopedic physiotherapist is to improve your quality of life and assist you to resume the pre-injury level of function and return to your work and play.

At the Physiomobility clinic, we commonly treat:

If you do not see a specific condition in the list, visit our Conditions We Treat page or just ask us to book a consultation so we can answer your questions. We will be happy to let you know if we can help.

  • Postural assessments and correction
  • Pre-sport athletic screening for injury prevention
  • Sports specific reconditioning
  • Taping and bracing

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Is physiotherapy covered by Insurance?

At the Physiomobility clinic, all physiotherapy services are provided by registered physiotherapists. If you have coverage through work or a private plan for physiotherapy, all or part of your treatments may be covered. We do not need a referral for physiotherapy. Occasionally, insurance payers may need a referral from a physician to reimburse your treatment cost. Our administrative team will assist you with direct billing to your insurance when your plan allows direct billing.

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Is physiotherapy covered by WSIB & MVA insurances?

We are a licensed provider for WSIB & FSRA/FSCO (MVA & Car Accident insurance providers in Ontario), so your physiotherapy treatments for injuries as a result of work or car accident are covered as long as you have an approved claim. Our administrative team is very experienced in dealing with WSIB & MVA and can answer your questions.

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Is physiotherapy covered by OHIP or ODSP?

Currently we offer two rehabilitation programs that are covered through publicly funding physiotherapy systems. Qualifying clients will be assessed and treated within evidence based protocols. These programs are rehabilitation programs for patients after total knee & hip replacement operations as well as shoulder partial or total replacement. You may qualify for this funding. Please contact our office for qualifying criteria and information on the program.

As well, when you are assessed in Ontario’s rapid access clinics for knee & hip osteoarthritis, you may qualify for our  GLA:D program which is funded by the provincial health system through Ontario’s rapid access clinics. You may qualify for this funding. Please contact our office for qualifying criteria and information on the program.

We are a private clinic and other than the above mentioned programs, no other services in our clinic is covered by publicly funded programs, OHIP or ODSP.

Limited physiotherapy treatment sessions may be covered by OHIP or ODSP for patients aged younger than 19 & older than 65 in certain clinics throughout Ontario. For comprehensive information and how to access publicly funded physiotherapy clinic locations, please contact Ministry of Health.

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Pre & Post-Surgery Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Treatments in Toronto

Successful surgery is a combination of appropriate and skillful surgical techniques or procedures, proper nursing care and finally a comprehensive rehabilitation program. To ensure a successful outcome after your surgery, your physiotherapy usually begins in the hospital typically by showing you how to manage swelling and pain, start walking, minimize complications such as chest infection and DVT (blood clots). This usually involves teaching you simple exercises. After being discharged from the hospital, you need to find a physiotherapist in Toronto who is trained and can assist you to reach your goals and get back on track. Our physiotherapists in Toronto will start your program by an assessment of your current physical abilities and will determine what type of treatment plan will benefit you best. Postoperative physiotherapy typically involves the use of some modalities such as a laser for tissue healing or TENS for pain management but the main focus of the program will be on conditioning exercises, strengthening exercises and functional rehabilitation. Consult a physiotherapist in  North York who is experienced in post-operative rehabilitation to speed up your recovery and get back to your daily life as soon as possible.

At the Physiomobility clinic, we will assist you with your post-operative care. We are familiar with most protocols followed by surgeons for common constructive operations such as:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair

Your surgeon may favor a rehab protocol over others. We will liaise with your surgeon to ensure specific requirements for your rehabilitation are met. The following surgeries commonly require post-operative care:

  • Fractures that require operation
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Acromioplasty
  • Shoulder joint manipulation (forceful mobilization of a restricted joint under anesthesia)
  • Shoulder Capsulotomy
  • Tennis Elbow Release
  • Golfers Elbow Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Tendon Repairs
  • Hip & knee Replacements/Resurfacing
  • Hip, knee and shoulder Arthroscope
  • ACL ligament reconstruction
  • Meniscal repairs
  • Chondroplasty
  • Patella tendon release
  • Achilles Tendon Repairs
  • Ankle Reconstruction
  • Ankle ligament Repairs
  • Heel spur removal
  • Bunion removal
  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion/Stabilization

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How Does a Physiotherapist Treat Fracture?

Fractures (broken bones) are usually because of falls, motor vehicle or work-related accidents or sometimes sports activities. Fractures can be simple or complicated. Most simple fractures heal in 6-12 weeks and a cast may or may not be required to set the fracture and keep it in place so the healing occurs. In more complex fractures an operation may be needed. When a fracture happens, it is not the bone that been injured, surrounding tissues such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons are also involved. Besides, the immobility period required to heal the fracture, the inability to put weight on the fractured area causes joint stiffness and limited range of motion as well as muscle weakness. Physiotherapy and full rehabilitation programs are essential to help the patient to return to their maximal functional abilities and normal life.

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How Soon Should I Start Physiotherapy after a fracture or operation?

It all depends on the type and location of the fracture. Always consult your orthopedic surgeon or GP for when it is safe to start your physiotherapy in Toronto, just remember that early intervention prevents complications. Even with non- complex fractures, physiotherapy may be needed to manage pain and swelling and prevent complications related to immobility such as DVT (Blood clots). A safe exercise program to prevent deconditioning, strengthen muscles and prevent stiffness in the adjacent joints and muscles can start within a few days after the incident.

When the fracture involves lower extremities, retraining for proper walking is an important part of the rehabilitation program.

Depending on the fracture site and severity, regular follow up sessions are usually arranged by the orthopedic specialist or surgeon. If X-Rays were taken as part of follow up show a week bone formation or poor healing, your Toronto physiotherapist will adjust your treatments to increase blood flow to the fracture site by adding appropriate stress to the area, safely mobilize adjacent joints to promote healing. We will help you to resume your activities and normal life as soon as possible.

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Is Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Provided at Home?

We provide physiotherapy services for orthopedic conditions and after accidents and operations at our patients’ residence or even while they are in the hospital, through Physiomobility Home Healthcare division. We serve a large area of North York, Scarborough, Markham, Thornhill & Richmond Hill. We match you with a registered physiotherapist who has expertise and experience in treating your condition. You will be connected directly with the physiotherapist to choose a time and day that works for you.

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What does a physiotherapy program in Physiomobility look like?

At the Physiomobility clinics, we have a number of registered physiotherapists who exclusively treat orthopedic and sports injuries. In addition to their training as a physiotherapist, these therapists have extensive post-graduate training in treating sports-related injuries and orthopedic conditions.

Your physiotherapy session starts with an assessment which includes taking a thorough current and past history followed by physical examination. This process helps the sports physiotherapist to identify the root cause of your problem. Your physical therapist also will discuss your short term and long term goals and will discuss a treatment program that not only is aimed to manage and treat your pain but to make you stronger and help you reach your goals. Your therapist will discuss a typical course of treatment, how many sessions you are expected to attend and how often. Finally, your therapist will discuss the expected outcomes of your treatment. We understand that each patient is unique, so is their condition.  A successful outcome requires the combined efforts of your and your therapist. As you progress, your treatment plan may change to better fit your needs and make sure your problem does not return.

How to book an appointment with Physiomobility’s orthopaedic & sports physiotherapist?

Simply call us or book online and mention that you would like an appointment. Our receptionist will provide you with your booking details. Our orthopedic & sports physiotherapists work morning, evenings and Saturdays. We can help you as soon as possible following your accident or sports injury.

Our fully equipped gym contains all the necessary exercise equipment to improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, in order to help you prevent injury and enjoy your activities. We provide professional care from prevention to rehabilitation by a team of therapists highly trained in the treatment of orthopedic conditions and injuries to the spine, muscles, and joints after accidents, work-related and sports injuries, fractures, and surgeries.

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What are the common physiotherapy treatments?

Manual Therapy in Toronto

Manual therapy refers to any treatment approach when a practitioner uses hands-on techniques. Manual therapy is effective in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions and commonly reduces the need for pain medication. Manual therapy techniques are used to:

  • Improve joint & tissue mobility
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Promotes tissue healing and faster recovery

Manual therapy techniques include:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Active Release Technique (ART)

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Modalities & Electro-therapy in Toronto

Orthopaedic & sports physiotherapists mainly use hands-on treatments and exercise therapy. However, they occasionally may use the following modalities to promote healing, control pain and speed up the recovery to assist their patients’ ability to participate in the exercise portion of the treatment and return to their function faster.

Exercise Therapy in Toronto

  • Stretching Exercises
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Maintenance exercises
  • Core Stability training
  • Coordination
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Sports specific performance training
  • Stability Ball Exercises
  • Pilates & Yoga

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IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

Physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists among other health care professionals use their hands to move tissues, break down scar tissues and assist the healing of the injured area. These practitioners commonly use instruments designed to mobilize soft tissue. The technique is referred to as IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) Graston, M2T blade, EDGE, and many other devices are a few examples of IASTM. IASTM is an innovative technique and is used to treat pain and decrease tightness in tense muscles when conventional massage therapy and manual techniques such as Soft Tissue Mobilization and ART are not enough to resolve the condition. Using mobilization tools allows deeper tissue to reach and targeted treatment. When it comes to treating fascia, scar tissue or fibrosis, IASTM is one of the best treatment options. Our physiotherapists commonly use IASTM for treating patellofemoral syndrome (also known as knee Chondromalacia) when the knee cap loses its movement and the cartilage starts to break down. The use of this tool stimulates the regeneration of damaged cartilage and collagen. IASTM is commonly used in treating these conditions:

  • Strain or sprain to cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndromes
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Adhesions and tightness post-surgery
  • Many More (Just ask us and we are happy to let you know if IASTM may benefit your condition)

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What to Expect from Physiotherapy Services at Our Physiomobility Clinic

The Physiomobility team has the experience needed to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, injuries, and other health issues. We have a team of professionals highly trained in the treatment of orthopedic conditions and injuries to the spine, muscles, and joints after accidents, work-related and sports injuries, fractures, and surgeries.

The success of each treatment plan is the result of the assessment that each patient receives. Your physiotherapist looks at your joint range of motion, alignment, current symptoms, and previous health history, among other factors. This is followed by the development of your treatment plan in order to help you reach your health and performance goals.

The integrative treatment plans we offer are tailored to the needs of each patient. This leads to better results when compared to generalized treatments that only address the symptoms while overlooking the root causes of pain and dysfunction.

Physiotherapy is applied to patients of all ages. It enhances the physical development of children and teenagers while improving the quality of life for older adults.

Physiomobility offers the physiotherapy services that guide patients towards better health. Having the resources you need minimizes the cost of healthcare services while ensuring that you prevent the onset of future health problems.

In addition to the passion and commitment of our physiotherapy team, Physiomobility offers the interdisciplinary treatment approach that leads to measurable results.

We use state-of-the-art equipment in a comfortable setting that supports the healing process. Our approach is driven by the results we achieve, and the treatments we apply are based on the latest scientific research. This has established Physiomobility’s reputation among patients and other medical service providers. You can restore function and establish a lasting foundation of health through the use of high-quality physiotherapy services.

Joints are surrounded by muscles and tendons (the tissue that attaches each muscle to the bone), ligaments and capsules each of which plays an important role. Bad posture, whiplash and other orthopedic or sports injuries often cause muscle tension which in turn decreases joint motion. Physiotherapy treatment is only complete when not only joint mobility but the muscle tension is also addressed. Soft tissue mobilization techniques are used to break up scar tissue and soften fibrous muscles, increase flexibility and decrease restrictions. Our physiotherapists in Toronto also uses soft tissue mobilization techniques to move fluids when swelling or edema is present. Muscles surrounding the spine and joints are usually being treated by soft tissue mobilization techniques. Massage therapists and chiropractors also use these techniques to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Physiotherapy is an essential component of an effective health care program. Physiotherapy services are applied in a wide range of settings that include private clinics, hospitals, assisted living facilities, schools, and at home.

Physiotherapy can be used to treat acute and chronic illnesses, sports and workplace injuries, and health issues related to aging. Patients use physiotherapy treatments for pre and post-surgery care.

More importantly, physiotherapy plays a major role in preventing the onset of future disease while reducing the risk of injuries.

Physiotherapy is a non-invasive approach to improving your health and function, and it can be used alongside other treatment methods to give you an integrated plan for achieving lasting relief and long-term health.

Physiotherapists use a wide range of treatment modalities to achieve specific results for their patients. These include corrective exercises and stretches, manual therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and ultrasound, among many others.

In addition to orthopedic physiotherapy, patients use physiotherapy to help them treat spinal cord injuries, respiratory dysfunctions, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. This allows them to restore their physical well being and resume their daily activities.

Orthopedic issues such as fractures, strains, and sprains can be effectively managed by physiotherapy. Arthritis and other inflammatory issues can also be treated by a skilled and knowledgeable physiotherapist.

Patients get the tools and resources needed to manage or eliminate pain while improving their muscle balance, flexibility, postural alignment, and movement. Sports physiotherapy treatments are available for common injuries related to recreational or competitive sports activities.

Through a customized and comprehensive program that addresses strength, coordination, and stability, you achieve long-term relief while minimizing the risk of future injuries on the playing field.

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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