40 years of keeping Toronto mobile
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.
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):
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
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.
Our personal trainer specializes
in working with older adults or
with clients who have completed
a physiotherapy program
following an injury or surgery.
Initial Consult (75 minutes): $90
60 minute sessions: $75
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.
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, or car accidents, or after a prolonged stays in a hospital. This need has never been magnified as many of our patients choose to stay home in order to prevent the community spread of COVID-19. 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.
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:
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.
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.
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 condition
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 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 pelv
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.
After completing a Bachelor of Physical Health & Education from the University of Toronto, Christen graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and then ventured off to the University of Sydney for a Master of Physiotherapy in 2016. For the past 3 years, he had the opportunity to work in Syd
After completing a Bachelor of Physical Health & Education from the University of Toronto, Christen graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and then ventured off to the University of Sydney for a Master of Physiotherapy in 2016. For the past 3 years, he had the opportunity to work in Sydney at the highest level of professional rugby league (NRL) as a physiotherapist. He was fortunate to be the head physiotherapist for the Canterbury Bulldogs NSWRL Cup team for 2020. Additionally, Christen's experience as a Physiotherapist has earned him valuable experiences, including working at various capacities with top level amateur to professional basketball, Australian Football League, and cross-fit athletes.
While working in private practice clinics, he has also developed an interest in post-operative rehabilitation, degenerative conditions like arthritis, falls prevention and mobility, occupational injuries, and various sports injuries. Through his work-related experience, he has been exposed to and has extensive knowledge and skill in treating a wide scope of conditions that affect persons across the age spectrum. Christen takes pleasure in helping patients achieve their health and mobility goals!
Sameer has been a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for over 14 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 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.
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 registered as a running injury expert 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.
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.
Clover uses a variety of manual therapy techniques to manage pain, restriction and loss of motion. She enjoys working closely with her patients to achieve their personal goals, whether they be a return to sports, to work, or to a pain free nights sleep.
Mary-Beth graduated from the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage in 1990 and joined their faculty in 1993. She taught various aspects of the program - Anatomy/palpation, Various Assessments, Trigger point Treatment and Clinical Supervision until 2001.
Since then she has been in private practice in many different settings with a wide range of clients. She has years of experience treating patients with various musculoskeletal issues including but not limited to hip and low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, pinched nerves, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, as well as surgeries. A few areas of focus have been touchstones throughout her career. A fascination with working with performing artists led her to specialize with the TMJ (jaw) and tensions that affect the breath and voice. She also remains fascinated by the potential for Massage and its effects on long term functional recovery as well as recovery from trauma.
For the past 30 years Mary-Beth has also made the study of the structure and dynamics of the connective tissue of the body and Neurology of stress behaviours a central focus in her practice. In this pursuit, she has taken numerous courses in Movement-based Therapies, Osteopathic Techniques, Contemporary Acupuncture, Neurobiological mechanisms of Pain, and Pilates. What she feels is most effective is to listen carefully to a patient’s body to determine what the source is is and establish the best course of treatment to normalize function .
Mary-Beth likes to draw on her experience with dance, rock climbing, and other forms of moving meditation. In her mind, integrating a wide range of approaches, clinical and life experience becomes truly therapeutic for the individual.
Amanda is certified Chiropodist from the Michener Institute. Amanda has an extensive background in kinesiology, personal training, and pedorthics that allows her to excel as a chiropodist. She graduated from Western University with a B.A Honours Specialization in Kinesiology and a diploma in Pedorthics. Amanda spent two years working as a pedorthist allowing her to have extensive knowledge and skills on making and modifying custom foot orthoses by hand or from a lab. She has a strong ability to cast through plaster of paris, foam, wax, and laser.
Amanda takes detailed patient history, footwear wear analysis, weight-bearing body assessment, gait analysis, appropriate functional tests, non-weight bearing lower limb joint range of motions, casting for custom foot orthoses, footwear modifications, padding/taping, compression stockings and patient educations on a wide variety of topics. She has exposure to many types of lower limb pains, injuries and deformities such as; plantar fasciitis, Achilles’ pain, fractures, ankle, shin, knee, hip, and lower back pain. Also, she provides fast and efficient treatments of ingrown nails, corns, calluses, warts, and diabetic feet with the knowledge to generate new and appropriate treatment plans suitable for each unique patient. In addition, she administers injectable materials within the scope of practice to perform soft tissue surgeries (nail removals for ingrown nails, tendon releases for claw toes, wart needling, and excision, cyst removal) and appropriate prescription of necessary medications.
Amanda recently started to incorporate manual therapy, foot mobilizations/adjustments and hypervolt techniques into her practice.
Cristina Montoya is a Registered Dietitian (RD), a member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Dietitians of Canada, and the Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA). As a patient advocate, Cristina participates in the Durham Region Sjögren's Syndrome Support Group from the Sjögren's Society of Canada as well as the Online Consumer Panel from the Arthritis Society. She is passionate about autoimmune rheumatic diseases, medicinal cannabis science, digestive health, Mediterranean diet, low FODMAP diet, heritage foods, home cooking, gluten-free baking, Zumba, and living one day at a time.