St George Physiotherapy is one of Toronto’s most established physiotherapy clinics, with a history of over 40 years in existence. Our therapists collectively have decades of experience 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Healthy aging at home is a priority for many older adults. Our physiotherapists have had extensive experience helping patients in the comfort of their own home following surgeries such as total hip or total knee replacements, car accidents, or after a prolonged stay in a hospital. Many of our patients choose to stay home in order to protect themselves from the community spread of COVID-19 while receiving care in the comfort of their own home. Whether you have strained your back or knee or are recovering from a complex surgery, let our Physiotherapists guide you and optimize your recovery. Our staff will arrive with the appropriate personal protective equipment and adhere to all strategies designed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. If you require additional details, please email us at email@example.com.
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.
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 is a safe and effective technique in the management of chronic tendon pain as well as increased tightness in muscles of your body.
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.
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 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
IMS is a technique, much like acupuncture, that uses fine needles inserted into taut bands of muscle to decrease tightness. It is useful in many acute and chronic pain conditions.
ART is the use of manual soft tissue manipulation to release tough, dense scar tissue that has accumulated as a result of injury or dysfunction. Abnormal tissue is treated using very specific pressures to soft tissue and active movement to decrease the tension and scar tissue that has accumulated.
Manual Therapy is the use of specialized manual techniques involving the soft tissue and joints of your spine and extremities. Our Physiotherapists have extensive training in assessing your soft tissue and joints to determine whether there are restrictions that are clinically related to your injury/dysfunction. Treatments using specific directional mobilizations of these joints to relieve pain and increase range of motion may be utilized as part of a comprehensive treatment protocol to help you recover.
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/)
A Chiropodist can help manage the lower extremity manifestations in the following areas:
Please call the clinic at 416.921.4587 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional details or clarification. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF OUR SERVICE OFFERINGS HAVE CHANGED DUE TO PHYSICAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS POST COVID-19.
Initial Consult (In-Person): $100
Follow Up Treatment (In-Person): $75 (30 minutes one-one-one with Registered Physiotherapist).
Shockwave Therapy (Initial Consult): $125
Shockwave Therapy (Follow up): $95
Virtual Care: $125 (Initial Consult-1 hour) and $75 (follow ups- 30 minutes)
Please note that a valid student ID card is required to determine eligibility.
Initial Consult: $75
Follow up Treatment: $50
Virtual Care: $75 (Initial Consult) and $50 (Follow ups)
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT OFFERING ANY DISCOUNTS THROUGH THE STUDENTCARE NETWORK.
Initial Consult: $70
Follow up appointments: $60
Custom Foot Orthotics: $550
Medical Pedicures: $70
Wart Excision/Nail Surgery: $350-$500
Corticosteroid Injection: $80
Compression Stockings: $125-$240
Student Custom Foot Orthotics - with Valid Student ID card: $375. Please note that there is a consult fee of $35 and a dispensing fee of $35 for students who wish to have orthotics made. These fees may be covered by your extended health care plan.
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Initial Consult (75 minutes): $90
60 minute sessions: $70
Initial Consult (In-person or Virtual): $125
Follow up sessions (In-person or Virtual): $75
Student Initial Consult: $75
Student Follow up session: $50
All pelvic floor rehabilitation services are provided by a Registered Physiotherapist with additional training and rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
BASED ON THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON NOVEMBER 20TH 2020 AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR REGULATORY BODIES, ESSENTIAL SERVICES SUCH AS THOSE AT OUR CLINIC WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED DURING THE LOCKDOWN. ACCORDINGLY, THE CLINIC WILL BE OPEN FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY, MASSAGE THERAPY AND CHIROPODY APPOINTMENTS. WE CONTINUE TO EMPLOY ELEVATED INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICES, PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND ADVISE PATIENTS TO WEAR THE APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING WHEN ATTENDING IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS.
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You may have access to coverage for our services through your extended health care benefits package. The type and amount of coverage varies from plan to plan. Please contact your benefits provider to determine what you coverage is. If you require some aid in navigating your coverage, please speak to our front desk. We will do our best to assist you.
Did you know that St. George Physiotherapy Clinic offers direct billing services for the treatment you receive at the clinic? The ability to bill directly depends on your plan and provider. Free yourself of all the work and hassle of tracking your invoices, receipts, reimbursement! Please speak to the front desk for further details. Currently, we may be able to bill directly for:
Great West Life:
Greenshield (non- U of T students):
Hassle Free direct billing and co-ordination of benefits is standard at St George Physiotherapy. You are free to attend your clinic of choice, as we are able to provide the same treatment and administrative services as clinics recommended by your insurer.
Direct Billing is standard for WSIB services at St. George Physiotherapy Clinic.
Coverage for Virtual Physiotherapy Services are currently being supported by the following insurers:
- Canada Life/Great West Life
- Sun Life Canada
- Green Shield Canada
- Medavie Blue Cross
-SSQ (for some regions and plans but not all)
-Equitable Life of Canada (covered for those who have virtual care included in their plans)
Contrary to common belief, there is publicly-covered Physiotherapy in Ontario. Some outpatient Physiotherapy clinics in Ontario offer coverage for Physiotherapy through OHIP. In order to determine if you are eligible for Publicly-Funded Physiotherapy, please click on the following link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/physiotherapy-clinics-ohip-funded
St. George Physiotherapy Clinic is one of the few providers of publicly-funded Physiotherapy services in the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN). Please call or email us if you require further details.
St. George Physiotherapy offers OHIP-covered Physiotherapy following your hip, knee, or shoulder replacement if you have had your surgery in Ontario. You must not have received any publicly-funded outpatient Physiotherapy and you need your surgeon's referral note as well as the bundled funding package from your hospital in order to be considered. Please contact us if you need further details.
In Canada, the IFHP provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits to people in the following groups who aren’t eligible for provincial or territorial (PT) health insurance:
Physiotherapy is covered under the benefits. If you are part of one of the above groups of patients, please call the clinic for further details on how to access the service under The IFHP.
(April 7th 2021) Please note that our clinic continues to provide in-person appointments (Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropody) and we also continue to accommodate patients who require Physiotherapy at home as well as virtually. Our Registered Physiotherapists have extensive experience providing care to patients with a variety of injuries, and complex surgeries within the comfort of their own living space. Please contact us at email@example.com or at 416.921.4587 if you require additional details. Physiotherapy services may be covered by your extended health benefits package.