Welcome to St. George Physiotherapy Clinic

40 years of keeping Toronto mobile

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About Us

Why Choose Us

St George Physiotherapy is one of Toronto’s most established physiotherapy clinics.  It boasts a colourful history of over 40 years treating patients of all ages and abilities in downtown Toronto.  We maintain a strong relationship with physicians and other health care providers, many of whom have trusted us with their patients for many years. The clinic is conveniently located near the intersection of Bloor Street West and Avenue Road. 

How We Can Help You

St George Physiotherapy will get you moving. Whether you need physiotherapy before or after surgery, are living with a chronic condition, have been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) or a workplace accident (WSIB), have osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, we have the answer for you.

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Our Physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropodist have varied work and educational experiences, yet prescribe to a patient-centred model of care, utilizing an evidence-informed approach.

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Our Services

Multi-disciplinary management of pain and functional impairment

Whether you have strained your back, or had recent surgery, our therapists have been trained and are experienced in helping you manage your pain and to nurture you back to your fullest potential. 

 Our core services are Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, and Chiropody.

Physiotherapy

All of our Physiotherapists are in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and maintain special interests in areas such as sports injuries, management of degenerative joint and inflammatory joint conditions, post-surgical care, and pelvic floor rehabilitation to name a few.  


Massage Therapy

Massage is the oldest known healing art.  By using therapeutic touch through massage, a registered massage therapist can effectively reduce the pain caused by a headache or sprain and strains caused by a car accident or sports related injury.  A massage can help reduce chronic and acute stress and allow you to feel relaxed which causes the body to release endorphin hormones that relieve pain and muscular tension.


CHIROPODY

What is Chiropody

Chiropody is a branch of medical science that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb disorders: this includes the management of a wide variety of disorders, injuries and local manifestations of systemic conditions (from http://michener.ca/program/chiropody/)

How does Chiropody help

A Chiropodist can help manage the lower extremity manifestations in the following areas:

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Sport Injuries
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Rheumatology
  • Biomechanical Assessment and Gait Analysis
  • Podiatric Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Wound Care

What treatments does a Chiropodist offer

  • Chiropodists can perform nail, skin and soft tissue surgical procedures.
  • Chiropodists can prescribe topical (creams, lotions, ointments), oral (pills, tablets) and injectable medications to treat a variety of foot conditions using antibiotics, anti-fungals, anti-inflammatories, cortisones, anaesthetics
  • chiropodists are one of only two regulated health professionals in Ontario whose scope of practice includes the provision of orthotics
  • Footwear advice or custom footwear, footwear modifications and sole lifts, 
  • Mobilizations and stretching exercises 
  • Ultrasound, low intensity laser, shockwave therapy

Service Highlights

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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of your pelvic floor and may be indicated for a variety of diagnoses such as stress/urge incontinence, chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain, etc.

Post-cancer rehabilitation

The role of exercise in the management of symptoms associated with cancer has been studied in great detail.  Exercise may be indicated to help manage symptoms of fatigue, weakness, decrease strength, depression, and pain.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective technique in the management of chronic tendon pain as well as increased tightness in muscles of your body.

Bracing

Bracing is a safe and effective technique used to decrease the range of motion and stresses around a particular area.  Braces may be over the counter or customized to specific areas such as the knee.

Concussion Management

Have one of our physiotherapists guide you to a safe and efficient return to sport after suffering a concussion.

"A concussion is a traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces, which may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head (1)”. It requires immediate attention and care to prevent further injury and chronic impairment.  Headaches, dizziness, nausea, light and sound sensitivity, difficulty with attention, concentration and memory and sleep disturbances are some common symptoms following Concussion. 

Concussion management and rehabilitation can help to limit impairments and expedite recovery, especially if symptoms persist beyond the first few days following the injury. Our trained physiotherapists will utilize varying treatment options including education around the injury, vestibular rehabilitation, Ocular/visual rehabilitation, cardiovascular training and manual therapy for cervical spine dysfunction in order to guide you through your recovery following a concussion. 


(1) McCrory P. et al. Consensus statement on concussion in sport - the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016. Br J Sport Med 2017; 0:1-10

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicines in which fine needles are inserted into your body to elicit a positive response with regards to pain, stiffness and decreased function

Our Team

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OUR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Natalia Converso, Registered Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist Natalia McKenzie Institute Manual Therapy Sprain Strain

Natalia is a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and a member of The McKenzie Institute International.She has over 10 years experience in the treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries. Natalia can help you recover from many conditions ranging from headaches to sciatica, to post surgical conditions such as shoulder surgeries and total joint replacements, as well as in the recovery of tendinitis, sprains and strains. 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, stiffness, tingling and or numbness among 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 recently got her certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, a highly-respected method of assessing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, that focuses on active therapy and patient independence.

Natalia is a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and a member of The McKenzie Institute International.

She has over 10 years experience in the treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries. Natalia can help you recover from many conditions ranging from headaches to sciatica, to post surgical conditions such as shoulder surgeries and total joint replacements, as well as in the recovery of tendinitis, sprains and strains. 

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, stiffness, tingling and or numbness among 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 recently got her certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, a highly-respected method of assessing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, that focuses on active therapy and patient independence.

Natalia is fluent in Spanish as well.

Negar Nayeri Nia, Registered Physiotherapist

Negar Physiotherapist Bloor Street West

Negar is a Registered Physiotherapist licensed to practice in the province of Ontario.

She completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Tehran.  Negar has been practicing in the hospital, community, and private settings for over 20 years treating orthopaedic and sports injuries, cardiovascular conditions and pelvic health.  She has additional training in manual therapy, acupuncture, therapeutic taping and pelvic health physiotherapy.  She is extremely passionate about her work.

Negar's goal is to provide optimal treatment programs using her clinical proficiency and knowledge to improve the overall health and well-being of her patients.


Sameer Physiotherapist Bloor Street West

Sameer Chunara, Registered Physiotherapist, ACPAC

Sameer has been a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for over 12 years, mainly in community ambulatory care.  He treats a diverse group of patients, of varying ages and abilities. He is one of the few graduates in Canada from the well-regarded ACPAC program (www.acpacprogram.ca) and has a special interest in inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis.

Vitas Physiotherapist BLoor Street West

Vitas Naudiziunas, Registered Physiotherapist

Vitas Naudziunas completed his Masters of Physical therapy at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 2013. He

completed his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio. Since graduating, his sole focus has been outpatient orthopaedics. Vitas has, and continues to strongly focus on further developing his clinical skills through various continuing education courses to help improve patient outcomes.

Before entering into the world of physiotherapy, Vitas was on occasion a patient himself having played NCAA basketball in the United States and professionally in Spain. Those experiences have helped him understand what a patient goes through when they have an injury and are unable to compete or participate in the activities that they enjoy, or even have pain going through their daily activities.

Vitas Naudziunas approaches each patient looking for the cause of the injury in order to make treatment more efficient and to also prevent future occurrences of the condition for that given patient. He has a functional approach to treatment with the knowledge that moving well means feeling well. He has a very active approach and believes that exercise is the best medicine. He has a strong strength and conditioning background that has greatly benefited his clients, from rehab to avoiding various surgeries. He has done post graduate course work in acupuncture, dry needling and various mobilization techniques to compliment his active approach to rehab.

In his free time Vitas enjoys strength training and also continuing to work on his own mobility, movement and flexibility. He spends the rest of his time with friends and family, reading and spending time outdoors.

Reza Hosseinian, Registered Physiotherapist

Reza received his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to this, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree at University of Toronto, majoring in psychology and neuroscience.

Reza is devoted to patient-centred care by utilizing evidence-based knowledge and practical skills to improve the physical functioning and wellbeing of his clients. His approach to treatment focuses primarily on therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and education

Reza has completed his level I manual therapy diploma, Level I Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), an acupuncture course, as well as advanced physical therapy and personal training courses. He is also a Shift Concussion Management Trained Provider. Reza has provided patient care in a variety of settings including acute inpatient orthopaedics, outpatient spinal cord injury rehab, community/home, and outpatient clinics. Being exposed to different settings has allowed him to work with a diverse group of patients.

Reza has experience working with a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, shoulder pain, low back pain, ankle/foot pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome, lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow) and post-operative hip and knee replacements.

OUR MASSAGE THERAPIST

Tara Leela Prashad, RMT

A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) since 2008, Tara offers an appreciated and valued body treatment to add to your healing journey.  All RMTs are trained with advanced muscle techniques for tension relief, pain relief and stress relief.

Tara's therapy can include, fascial release, trigger point therapy, cranio-sacral techniques and stretching, according to the her client's condition and needs. 

OUR CHIROPODIST

Shannon Youn, H.B.Sc., D.Ch Chiropodist/Foot Specialist

Shannon Youn, H.B.Sc., D.Ch is a Registered Chiropodist who is passionate about helping others achieve and maintain optimal lower limb and foot health. As an individual who always finds reward in caring for others, Shannon is eager to use the skills and knowledge she’s attained to improve the quality of life of her clients. Shannon graduated and obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, double majoring in Human Biology and Animal Physiology. She then continued her education at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN enrolled in the Chiropody program where she graduated with distinction in her class. During her studies at Michener, Shannon gained valuable clinical experiences at the Michener Chiropody Clinic, The Anne Johnston Health Station, Newmarket Foot Centre, and Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre. As one of your primary health care professionals, Shannon is committed to providing the best patient-centred care by practicing evidence-based medicine and working towards patient satisfaction. Shannon is skilled and trained in the full scope of chiropody and looks forward to meeting you to assess and treat your foot concerns.    In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and especially taking care of her baby niece. Shannon also loves playing board games, solving puzzles, and appreciates a bit of friendly competition.   In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and especially taking care of her infant niece. Shannon also loves playing board games, solving puzzles, and appreciates a bit of friendly competition.

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OUR REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jessica Salomon, MAN, RD Registered Dietitian and Sports Dietitian

Jessica grew up in Northwestern Ontario where she enjoyed camping, hiking, and being outdoors with friends and family. Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics at Western University and completed a Masters of Applied Nutrition and internship at the University of Guelph.

Jessica has always had a passion for food and nutrition. In Jessica's free time, she enjoys going to the gym, running, hiking, cycling, skiing, trying new restaurants, as well as cooking and baking. She enjoys being outside and keeping active. She is a dedicated and motivated nutrition professional who has a special interest in the gastrointestinal system and its related conditions, the effect the gut microbiome has on health, and eating disorders.

Through her dietetic placements, Jessica has shaped her professional practice to encompass and specialize in providing nutrition education and support through evidence-based, client-centered approaches. Jessica is excited to work within the athletic community to assist clients in reaching their nutrition, performance and health goals.

Jessica also has a unique interest in women's health, specifically managing hormonal changes, treating PCOS, gut health, and the female athlete triad. She works alongside women to reach their individualized goals in realistic and manageable ways. 

Contact Us

Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.

We can be reached at:

T: 416.921.4587

F: 416.921.4632

E: info@stgeorgephysio.ca

@StGeorgePT

www.stgeorgephysio.ca

180 Bloor St West, Suite 1202, Toronto, ON M5S 2V6 Canada

(416) 921.4587

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