Physiotherapists are experts at diagnosing and treating acute and chronic injuries and dysfunctions. Physiotherapists use manual techniques such soft tissue and joint mobilization, passive and active stretching, muscle activation and energy techniques, and rehabilitative exercise under the Sports Medicine model of care.
- Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention for all ages and abilities
- Postural Changes. Chronic Pain and Repetitive Strain/Tendonopathy
- Stability and Proprioception for Performance and Healthy Aging
- Core Rehabilitation after Pregnancy or Back Injury
- Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome, Meniscal Tears, and Jumper’s Knee
- Sport-Specific Strength and Mobility Training
- Functional Movement Assessment and Range Conditioning
What does a Physiotherapist do?
A physiotherapist is well-trained at assessing injuries to the muscles and joints of the body, including muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendon tears, and chronic repetitive injuries. Physiotherapy can also be key in reducing healing time and easing the acute symptoms caused by whiplash injuries, surgery, slip and fall accidents, sports injuries, and other disruptions in mobility.
Improve strength and stability. Move without pain.
Is Physiotherapy covered by insurance?
Yes! Most major insurance/benefits plans have coverage for Physiotherapy. Anatomica offers direct billing for Physiotherapy on most plans, with no extra charge. We’ll bill your plan directly (when allowed by your provider) to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and the hassle of submitting your own claims. Simply ask for our Direct Billing consent form and we’ll do the rest!
Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?
You don’t need a referral to see a Physiotherapist at Anatomica. We are happy to accept new Physiotherapy patients at our Functional Health and Wellness branch on Bloor St West. You may book your Initial Assessment appointment online anytime, or contact us for more information.
What to expect during a Physiotherapy appointment
During your Initial Assessment appointment, your Physiotherapist will ask questions about your health history and current injury, daily activities, and treatment goals. They will assess your range of motion, strength, and mobility and perform special testing as needed to determine the cause of your pain. Patients will have their practitioner’s undivided attention for their entire session.Your physiotherapist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan that can include manual therapy, soft-tissue release, remedial exercise therapy, kinesiotaping, mobility work, stretching, strengthening, home care and prevention techniques.
How many Physio sessions will I need?
A physiotherapy treatment plan usually consists of regular sessions of one-on-one care and a progressive rehab program of exercises done at home in between. You can expect to see a Physiotherapist once or twice a week during the acute stage of care, with treatments less frequently once symptoms starts to reduce and strength/mobility improve, usually over the course of one or two months.