Physical Therapist in Toronto
If you are struggling to maintain your mobility into your old age, or if you're looking for assistance in the aftermath of an injury, you may benefit from physical therapy. Fortunately, you've come to the right place.
Healthfx Physiotherapy is a Toronto-based physiotherapy clinic with over 30 years of experience in helping individuals achieve health and wellness through physiotherapy.
Book an appointment with a professional physical therapist. Contact us online or at (416) 960-4689 today. We look forward to hearing from you.
Understanding the Discipline of Physiotherapy
Before investing in physical therapy, it is important to know its roots and motivation. Physical therapy is a certified health discipline that works to prevent and alleviate various movement dysfunctions. Its goal is to enhance the physical capability of an individual and help them achieve the highest possible level of independence.
An individual may seek out physical therapy in the aftermath of an injury or illness that has debilitated the physical body, or after surgery. Older individuals may seek out physical therapy to maintain their movement and mobility as they age.
Physical therapists, also known as physiotherapists, work to educate their community about the prevention of physical disabilities and the best ways to promote health.
Who We Are: Local Leaders in Physical Therapy
Healthfx Physiotherapy is a local leader in physical therapy. Our clients represent a diverse range of people. Athletes, senior citizens, and those recovering from severe injuries are a few examples of the type of clientele we have extensive experience helping.
Our goal is simple: we seek to bring health and wellness to your body by reducing pain, increasing mobility, and preventing disease and injury. We specialize in physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and preventative care.
Some specific examples of the conditions we treat include (but are certainly not limited to):
- Acute and chronic back pain
- Slipped, ruptured, and herniated discs
- And more
If you have any inquiries about the various conditions, we can help you with, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.
As registered physiotherapists, we are recognized by all insurance companies and third-party payers. Our billing number will be written on your receipt, which you can share with your provider to receive coverage. Some insurance carriers will require a doctor's prescription for physiotherapy before they reimburse you. If you need help navigating the specifics of your plan insofar as it pertains to our clinic, we'd be happy to assist.
Your First Visit to Our Physiotherapy Clinic
When you book your first appointment with us, you're one step closer to a more independent, active, and healthy lifestyle. This is what you can expect on your first visit to our clinic:
- One-on-One Interview
- Physical Examination
- Treatment Plan Suggestion
- Schedule Planning
We assure you that your first visit to our clinic will be a friendly, informative experience. To maximize the benefit to your appointment, we kindly ask that you bring along any referral letters and medical scans or reports that you may have from your doctor or previous physiotherapy sessions. That way, our physiotherapists can assess the effectiveness of both successful and failed treatment attempts, allowing us to create a more accurate diagnosis of your recurring condition.
We also ask that you bring along a change of clothes. If you have a lower back or lower extremity problem, we suggest bringing shorts and running shoes. If you have an upper extremity problem, we recommend bringing along a sleeveless shirt.
Easy and Accommodating Scheduling at Our Physio Clinic
At Healthfx Physiotherapy, we understand that many of our clients lead busy lives, and we want to accommodate you as best we can. We offer flexible scheduling options and last-minute cancellation to work around your change of plans. All appointment bookings and modifications can be made through our multi-functional online booking software. Our expert administrative team will work with you closely to find a time that fits your schedule while prioritizing your therapy. Physical therapy is most productive and successful when it's maintained regularly, so we'll keep that in mind when booking your appointment.
If you require a reminder about your appointment, we are happy to call you a few days out to refresh your memory, so let us know how we can best accommodate you.
A Physio Clinic with Personalized Treatment Plans
When you come into our clinic for your appointment, you can expect a friendly welcome from our administrative team. Then, in a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment, one of our licensed physiotherapists will speak with you about your condition. We'll perform a thorough musculoskeletal assessment that will examine the following:
- Joint range of motion
- Muscle strength
- Myofascial tension
- Muscle and joint flexibility
- Stabilization strength
- And more
This detailed assessment will give us an in-depth insight into your injury and pain that will shape our treatment strategy moving forward.
From there, we'll develop a treatment plan tailored to you. Together, we'll identify achievable goals that we can work towards. For example, we often work with clients seeking to rehabilitate from injury and return to work or sport. Or, you may have more general goals, such as being able to lift your grandchildren or experience less pain.
Some components of the plan may involve modifying or eliminating habits, activities, postures, or exercises that are harmful to your body. Other components may include adding physical training, massage therapy, self-treatment techniques, corrective exercises, or manual physiotherapy to your routine. Rest assured, we understand that you lead a busy lifestyle. We do our best to design our treatment plans so that they are easy to implement into your day-to-day activities.
Our practitioners will discuss your next steps with you in detail. We'll demonstrate how to perform the exercises and stretches properly and provide you with all the advice and information you need to implement and maintain your new treatment plan with success.
When necessary, we'll also arrange regular follow-up visits to monitor your progress and modify your treatment plan as necessary. Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes in physiotherapy. Progress takes time, patience, and great discipline. Even with the best plan in place, it can take weeks, months, and even years to see results. Our team is committed to providing you with the ongoing support your need for your continued well-being.
Our Certified Physiotherapists
Our highly skilled and seasoned team of licensed physiotherapists are educated to treat injury, disease, pain, disability challenges, aging, degeneration, and neurological and cardiovascular conditions, among others. Healthfx Physiotherapy was founded by three-time Olympian Joan Mlynarczyk (M.A., B.ScPT., F.C.A.M.T) who has practiced clinical physiotherapy and sports medicine for over three decades. Joan leads a talented team of passionate physiotherapists known for their professionalism and industry expertise. Together, our team boasts more than 50 years of experience.
As a clinic, we strive to provide every client with an extraordinary level of care. We've worked hard to develop a cohesive team atmosphere amongst our staff, where we meet regularly and share our insight and knowledge with each other. That way, every patient of ours receives care from not only one physiotherapist, but from a whole team of them. At our clinic, we choose to operate as a "low volume" facility to ensure that you receive the full attention and support you need to succeed in physiotherapy.
Our Physio Clinic
We host our physio practice from a state-of-the-art facility, conveniently located in the Toronto area. We've specially designed our space with your privacy in mind. Our clinic has several treatment rooms where you can consult with a certified physical therapist in confidence. On a daily basis, we treat many clients without any overlap. Our space also boasts a gym where you can put your regimen into action with a professional by your side. Our physio clinic is a safe space where you'll receive individualized treatment and care alongside unmatched privacy.
By the way, we adhere to strict cleaning and sanitation protocols in our facility. Each treatment room is routinely cleaned and maintained with your health and safety in mind. If you'd like to learn more about our on-site cleaning operations, don't hesitate to drop us a line.
Many Approaches to Physical Therapy
It's essential to recognize that there are many unique approaches to physical therapy that could be involved in your practice, including:
- Manual treatments
- Therapeutic exercise
- Proprioceptive therapy
- Stabilization programs
- And so much more
Your physical therapy treatment will be based directly on your needs. Our experts also offer pediatric physical therapy to meet the needs of children of all ages. We will work with you or your kids to help find relief of aches and pains. We'll give you the information you need to understand your injuries and the best way to prevent similar issues in the future.
Discover the Freedom of Movement with Our Physical Therapists
Nothing is more important to us than the lasting health of our clients. We want to help you find the freedom to move and live your life to the fullest. Having worked in this industry for years, we know how much your range of physical mobility can affect the course of your life. We'll help you find greater independence through physical rehabilitation and upkeep.
With the help of our physical therapists, many of our clients have improved their mobility enough to discover new opportunities they didn't know were possible, from riding a bike to running a marathon.
If you're ready to improve your physical health, we're prepared to support you, so contact us today.
Virtual Physical Therapy Options
We're a modern-day physio clinic with all the technological resources necessary to perform virtual treatment sessions. At our practice, we emphasize convenient care. As part of that emphasis, we're incorporating remote appointments into our routine. With state-of-the-art teleconferencing equipment at our disposal, high-quality virtual physical therapy is not only feasible, but a regular part of our practice.
Engage with a licensed physiotherapist from the convenience of your phone, tablet, or personal computer. Chat with us from home or on the go. We can adapt your service to the technology that you have available at the time of your appointment. Rest assured, our virtual sessions are equally eligible for insurance coverage as our in-person services.
All our virtual physiotherapy sessions will begin with a personalized assessment. Our professionals will ask you a series of questions to ascertain the specifics of your injury and symptoms without touching you. After you've answered our questions, we may ask you to attempt to perform certain movements or exercises. These results, combined with the information you provide us, will enable us to make a thorough diagnosis. Sometimes, although rarely, we may need to refer you to our on-site physio team to complete the diagnosis.
Once we've determined the root cause of your physical pain, we can create a customized rehabilitation plan in much the same way we would during a face-to-face consultation. We can demonstrate exercise techniques to you via video, and supply you with additional resources, including instructions, photographs, and videos, electronically. If your P.T. deems it necessary for your rehabilitation to receive hands-on treatment, we will prescribe future in-person appointments.
We believe that virtual physiotherapy is a valuable tool and represents the future of our field. As a fast-growing clinic with our eyes continually fixed on the future of physio, we're excited to bring our clients the option of virtual visits.
Individualized Exercise Programs
Routine physical exercises are often the key component of rehabilitation programs. These exercises can be supervised by a PT in-office, but more often than not, they are easy to implement on one's own in the comfort of your home. Some examples of the benefits of performing regular exercises are:
- Improved mobility and movement
- Pain management
- Recovery from injury or trauma
- Fall prevention
- Improved balance and strength
- Avoiding surgery
Naturally, the benefits of your exercise program will be tailored to your personal medical history and treatment needs.
As exercise is so crucial to regaining and sustaining a healthy, active lifestyle, our clinic places great emphasis on making exercise accessible. We take the time to ensure our clients feel completely at ease with performing the motions we include in their treatment programs. Wherever necessary, we modify exercises to make them easier, harder, or more suitable to your setting. The exercise programs we recommend are backed up by extensive, sound research, which we'll be more than happy to discuss with you in detail.
Here is one example of a daily treatment plan for an individual with an injured knee and torn ACL ligament (you can read the full detail's about the patient's virtual care experience on our blog):
- 10-15 minutes walking, marching, or cycling to warm up the knee
- 10 minutes heat applied to the knee
- Leg slide to full extension with quads contraction hold x 10 seconds
- Leg slide into full flexion with a hamstring contraction hold x 10 seconds
- Prone assisted knee flexion with opposite foot and hold x 20 seconds x 10
- 3 knee strengthening exercises including squats, backward lunges, loaded step ups
- Balance training x 20 march march freeze with 5 second hold
- Ice x 10 minutes if any post-treatment soreness
As you can see, exercise programs are relatively quick and easy to do at home or wherever you may be. You can expect your treatment program to be individualized to fit your medical history and present circumstances to a tee.
For more information about some of the exercises we use with our patients, head to our website's Featured Exercise page, where you'll find several educational videos in which our PTs explain and demonstrate various exercises.
Physical Therapy for Everyone
Our clinic welcomes a diverse clientele. People of all ages and circumstances throughout the city of Toronto come to see our PTs. The way we see it, physical therapy is for everyone who wants to maximize their quality of life and movement. For some, engaging in physical therapy is a means to increase range of motion and excel in sports to the fullest. For others, physical therapy is essential to manage pain post-injury and feel better both physically and psychologically. Whatever your motives, our physical therapists are ready to partner with you on your journey to better physical health. We will use your goals to mold your treatment program, and we'll be your trusted ally along the way by providing you with realistic expectations, achievable treatment plans, and ongoing support.
Book a Physiotherapy Session Today
Are you ready to take the first step toward increased wellness and health? We're ready to help. Our physiotherapists are extremely knowledgeable, experienced, passionate, and personable professionals. We're confident we can assist you on your journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Contact Healthfx Physiotherapy today to schedule an appointment. We try our best to accommodate acute and painful conditions in the shortest delay. Our administrative team will assist you in booking an appointment time that is convenient for you. We also offer virtual sessions if you would like to speak with a P.T. remotely.
We invite you to reach us by email or phone. We look forward to hearing from you.