The Physiotherapist at The Medical Station provides extensive and supportive physiotherapy services to patients at our North York clinic.
What does a Physiotherapist do?
Physiotherapists specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating illness and injury through hands-on, clinical skills.
Working with individuals of all ages and various abilities, we work to provide pain management, injury rehabilitation, and chronic disease management, as well as injury prevention education.
Will insurance cover physiotherapy services?
Physiotherapy services follow a fee for service model. Many medical insurance plans will reimburse clients for physiotherapy service fees provided by a certified Physiotherapist. Please check your group or individual insurance policy for coverage details.
Physiotherapy services are tax-deductible as medical expenses. Individual physiotherapy service fees are HST exempt.
Please Note: Fees for Physiotherapy services will be increasing as of February 1, 2021. The new fees* are show below in red.
Initial Physiotherapy Assessment (45 min.) | $90
30 Min. Follow-Up Treatment | $70 ($80)*
45 Min. Follow-Up Treatment | $90 ($100)*
60Min. Follow-Up Treatment | $100 ($115)*
90Min.Follow-Up Treatment | $125 ($145)*
Nordic Pole Walking | $15/class or 3 classes for $36
Some of the therapies used during physiotherapy treatment sessions (tailored to varying individual needs) will include the following:
Hands-on treatment techniques that mobilize and manipulate joints, muscles, tendons and nerves in an effort to improve movement and function and decrease pain.
Such techniques include: deep tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, scar-tissue/adhesion release, joint mobilizations and, when necessary, joint manipulations.
Assessment of walking and/or running form, to find the cause of pain (knee, hip, back pain, etc), or to improve performance.
Gait analysis also includes finding areas of weakness and patterns of compensation that can be altered fixed in order to improve running efficiency.
Identification of postural dysfunction through postural assessment.
Addressing pain, stiffness, weakness and /or nerve pain caused by scoliosis, pregnancy, poor ergonomics, improper form during exercise and/or sports through exercise prescription and manual therapy.
Taping & Bracing
Multiple taping techniques and different kinds of braces can be used to protect a joint or muscle while it is injured, to help with the healing process, or to prevent further injury to the affected area.
Tape can also be used to treat plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, wrist sprains, ankle sprains, heel contusions/heel bone spurs.
Bracing and/or taping is instrumental in recovery and pain management with ACL and/or MCL sprains, ankle sprains, patellofemoral pain syndrome, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, and lower back pain.
Nordic Pole Walking
Nordic poles are an exercise tool that allows your arms and core to be more involved in the walking process.
The poles allow you to distribute your body weight between both arms and legs during walking. In doing so, pressure is taken off the knees and hips while the upper-body muscles (arms, shoulders, back and neck) are more greatly recruited.
Nordic Pole Walking is an excellent exercise for people with diabetes or high blood pressure. Knee, hip, and back pain can be greatly reduced by building these core muscles. Nordic Pole Walking even helps with arthritic and post-surgical pains.
Are you eligible for eClaims?
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Check with your insurance provider if you are eligible for eClaims or contact us for more information.