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 a familiar environment. 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. We have the ability handle the necessary paperwork if you require physiotherapy at home following a car accident, and can help you navigate your insurance policy. 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
Dry Needling, 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 require clarification.
Initial Consult (In-Person): $110
Follow Up Treatment (In-Person): $80 (30 minutes one-on-one with Registered Physiotherapist).
Shockwave Therapy (Initial Consult): $130
Shockwave Therapy (Follow up): $95
Virtual Care: $130 (Initial Consult-1 hour) and $80 (follow ups- 30 minutes)
Please note that a valid University of Toronto student ID card is required to determine eligibility. Discount is NOT applied for specialized services such as pelvic floor rehabilitation, vestibular physiotherapy, concussion management, shockwave therapy, acupuncture.
Initial Consult: $85
Follow up Treatment: $60
Virtual Care: $85 (Initial Consult) and $60 (Follow ups)
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT OFFERING ANY DISCOUNTS THROUGH THE STUDENTCARE NETWORK.
Initial Consult: $90
Follow up appointments: $70
Custom Foot Orthotics: $560
Medical Pedicures (Follow up): $70
Wart Excision/Nail Surgery: $350-$500
Corticosteroid Injection: $80
Compression Stockings: $125-$240
Student Custom Foot Orthotics - with Valid Student ID card: $385. Please note that there is a consult fee of $45 and a dispensing fee of $45 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: $75
Initial Consult (In-person or Virtual): $135
Follow up sessions (In-person or Virtual): $90
Student Initial Consult: $85
Student Follow up session: $60
All pelvic floor rehabilitation services are provided by a Registered Physiotherapist with additional training and rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
Initial Consult (60 minutes): $180
Follow up sessions (45 minutes): $135
Follow up sessions (60 minutes): $180
All Homecare Services are provided by a Registered Physiotherapist and may be covered by your extended health care plan or benefits following a motor vehicle accident (MVA).
Below are health-care related topics that may be of interest. The content has been generated by the health care practitioners at St George Physiotherapy Clinic. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email or call us.
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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 directly bill the following insurers:
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.
Physiotherapy is covered under public-funding if you satisfy the eligibility criteria at Physiotherapy clinics (government-funded) | ontario.ca. Please note that you need a physician's or a nurse-practitioner's referral and a valid OHIP card to initiate treatment. Funding covers the initial consult, diagnosis, physiotherapy treatment, and discharge. The amount of treatment is determined by the treating Physiotherapist.
Discharge from the program for an episode of care occurs when therapeutic objectives have been achieved, when no further gains are likely to be achieved, or any gains in outcomes can be achieved through a self-management or exercise program. Discharge from the program may also occur if patients have not followed up with their physiotherapist as per their recommendations. In this case we may attempt to get an update from you on your health status, and if we are not able to get in touch with you after a reasonable number of attempts and it has been over a month from your last visit, we may discharge you without notice from further care at our facility.
Your physiotherapist may make recommendations about goods, services or products that may further help you with your recovery. We may carry or provide some of these goods, products, or services (such as massage therapy, braces, splints, and exercise equipment) for purchase at the clinic. You will be notified about the costs of any of these good, services, or products if they are not covered under public-funding. You are under no obligation to purchase any of these goods, products or services and/or have the option of purchasing them elsewhere.
Procedures under the bundled funding program in Ontario which includes shoulder or knee or hip replacement surgery may require physiotherapy. Physiotherapy for these services may be accessed and covered at St George Physiotherapy Clinic. In order to determine whether you will be covered for these services, please ask your surgeon's office to forward us (via fax at 416.921.4632 or via email at email@example.com) your arthroplasty outpatient physiotherapy package. This package provides us with information regarding your procedure, post-operative protocol, a discharge summary form as well as invoicing instructions. We will then notify you once we have made the determination, and set up appontments accordingly.
Due to the high demand we have for publicly-funded physiotherapy services at our clinic, we have a wait-list. We attempt to get to patients as quickly as possible, but are limited with how many patients we may be able to see. We encourage patients to call other clinics that provide publicly-funded services in order to determine whether they can be assessed any earlier. Other publicly-funded clinics in our vicinity can be found at Physiotherapy - Programs and Services - Public Information - MOHLTC (gov.on.ca)
Due to the high demand of services at our facility, we have a strict cancellation/appointment change policy. We prefer a 48-hour cancellation/appointment change notification, and if we are not notified at least 24 hours ahead of time, we will assess a no-show fee equivalent to the value of the service that was booked. Patients under our publicly-funded stream who do not give us sufficient notice for an assessment, will be assessed a $100 charge fee, and your name will be added to our wait-list for the same assessment, should you wish to receive care at our facility. Patients under the publicly-funded stream at our facility will not be re-issued any missed follow-up appointments or follow-up appointments with under 48 hours of cancellation notice.
St George Physiotherapy may be able to directly bill your insurer for services provided at our facility. Currently, we may be able to bill directly the following insurers:
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
We can be reached at:
180 Bloor St West, Suite 1202, Toronto, ON M5S 2V6 Canada
07:00 a.m. – 06:30 p.m.