Does your clinic employ registered professionals?
Yes, and we would not have it any other way. Our physiotherapists, massage therapist, occupational therapist, chiropodist and dietitian are all registered and in good standing in their respective professions. As well, and unlike most community clinics, we only employ a fully trained and certified Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) as support staff.
Do you provide direct patient care?
Our physiotherapists have always strived to maintain a strong connection with our patients. This allows us to observe, respond and adapt our treatments to best suit their needs. We have a scheduling system in place that ensures therapists and patients have adequate time with each other. On rare occasion, when time does not allow for physiotherapists to provide the entire treatment by themselves, a careful decision may be made to delegate some of the non-essential tasks to the physiotherapy assistant (such as the application of an ice pack).
Our chiropodist, occupational therapist, registered massage therapist, and registered dietitian only provide one-on-one care.
What is physiotherapy?
As primary health care professionals, physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
With your independence in mind, a physiotherapist’s goal is to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well-being.
Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises, and provide essential education about the body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence, and how to avoid or prevent bodily harm.
Several people have mentioned that a few local rehabilitation clinics claim to offer physiotherapy despite not having a physiotherapist on staff. To protect yourself and available access to your private insurance coverage, you should only seek out the services of a licensed physiotherapist
- Under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and the Physiotherapy Act use of the title Physiotherapist or Physical Therapist is given to those who have completed the required education and are registered under the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. The descriptors of the profession, physiotherapy / physical therapy, are not currently protected by law in the province of Ontario.