A.R.T. ( Active Release Technique) is considered the gold standard treatment for soft tissue injuries. It treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia & nerves. Shoulder pain, tennis elbow, shin splints, Achilles & ITB & syndrome are a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly with A.R.T.
Acupuncture is the use of disposable acupuncture needles to stimulate the body to produce endorphins. Endorphins are the body's "natural aspirin". Acupuncture can help decrease pain and inflammation and can be used to treat many conditions.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle massage technique which stimulates the lymphatic system to help the movement of the fluid that has collected (eg. in the arm /leg). The technique may be combined with compression bandages ,compression garments, exercise, learning self massage or learning self care. This is a one-on-one treatment for an hour with a physiotherapist who is certified to treat lymphedema.
Treatment of lymphedema does not cure the condition, but it can make the situation considerably better and improve the quality of life of the individual. If you or someone you know has questions please call us, we are happy to help.
We have Physiotherapists who are ADP certified for compression garments. ADP (Assistive Devices Program) is a government-funded program where the government covers 75% of the cost of the compression garments.
Orthotics are custom-made inserts for your shoes. A biomechanical foot assessment is performed by a registered physiotherapist to determine the most appropriate way to support your feet. This assessment also includes the history of your condition/injury, relevant medical history, demands on your feet and your goals regarding activity.
Orthotics may help with foot pain. They can also be used as a preventative measure for daily activity, sport and work demands on your feet. Orthotics may also help with ankle, knee, hip and back conditions.
Orthotics are often transferable from shoe to shoe.
Natalia is a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and a member of The McKenzie Institute International.
She has over 15 years experience in the treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries.
Natalia has taken some of the most recognized courses in her field. Such as; McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Acupuncture, Manual course Level III, and Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.)
Natalia’s focus is bringing awareness to the reasons why her patients are experiencing pain, lack of movement and other symptoms. If you know what you are doing wrong you then can improve.
She will also teach you exercises that are tailored for your own needs so that you can treat your problem and feel better faster.
Natalia strongly believes in the empowerment of patients in their journey towards recovery. This can only be done through active participation of the patient in their recovery,
inside and outside of the clinic.
This is why Natalia is perusing the certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, a highly-respected method of assessing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, that focuses on active therapy and patient independence.
Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, TMJ, Orthotic Inserts
Alison graduated from The Bradford Hospitals School of Physiotherapy in England. She worked in the English Hospital System (NHS) for some years before immigrating to Toronto Canada. Alison pursued orthopaedics in the private clinic and hospital system. She has taken many courses to continually upgrade her skills. In 2009 Alison qualified as a Certified Decongestive Therapist. This is a recognised qualification in the treatment of Lymphedema. Etobicoke Physiotherapy has been providing this programme since 2009. Physiotherapy in Etobicoke
Physiotherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, A.D.P
Jean completed her degree in physiotherapy in India in 2001, and has been a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario since 2014. For the past 15 years she has worked and gained experience in the UAE, India and Saudi Arabia, treating musculoskeletal, sports injuries, and neuro rehab patients in hospital and clinical settings.
Jean is a dedicated therapist with strong professional values, and believes that a thorough assessment, hands-on treatment, individualized exercise program, functional training and active patient participation will help achieve maximum levels of function. She continually upgrades her skills by attending various manual therapy courses, evidence-based courses and webinars to provide effective and quality service to her clients.
Physiotherapy, Vestibular (Vertigo)
Clover graduated as a Physiotherapist from Trinity College in Ireland in 2006. She worked in the Irish hospital system where she gained a broad base of clinical experience. Alongside this, she worked with a local first division soccer team, treating players’ injuries and facilitating a speedy return to play.
She came to Canada in 2010 and has been working in clinical practice in Toronto since 2011. She has an interest in running injuries and is a registered as a running injury specialist with The Running Clinic.
She also has an interest in concussion management and has taken courses related to the management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. Clover uses a variety of manual therapy techniques to manage pain, restriction and loss of motion.
In 2016 she worked with ‘The River Dance’ dance company while they performed in Toronto. Providing clinical care to cast and crew and being on hand during every performance.
In 2017 clover completed her Pilates instructor training and she uses Pilates based exercises in the rehabilitation of many conditions.
She enjoys working closely with her patients to achieve their personal goals, weather they be a return to sports, to work, or to a pain free nights sleep.
Physiotherapy, Concussion Management