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The Toronto Centre for Sports Medicine is a leading provider of sports medicine and rehabilitation services including physiotherapy, aquatic therapy, custom orthotics and custom made braces. We are centrally located at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto.

5 Broadway Ave. Suite 105, Toronto On. M4P 1T7 Phone: 416.4801460  Fax: 416.4800074

Midtown Yonge and Eglinton

At The Toronto Centre for Sports Medicine it's not just physiotherapy, aquatic therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, custom made orthotic and brace services but much more... 

We provide comprehensive personalized rehabilitation services for our clients and referring doctors encompassing the full spectrum of sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Sports Medicine

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  • Sports medicine consultation services provided to referring doctors 
  • Sports medicine assessment and follow up of acute injuries in self referred individuals
  • sports medicine aassessment of chronic conditions and injuries such as osteoarthritis
  • sports medicine case management
  • Ordering appropriate investigations such as radiographs, MRI, ultrasound etc.
  • sports medicine supervision of rehabilitation programs
  • Medical legal assessments and reports including reports for MVA's (motor vehicle accidents)
  • Costs for sports medicine services are covered by OHIP as stipulated by the Ministry of Health. Costs not covered by OHIP for sports medicine services may be covered by extended health insurance.

Registered Physiotherapy

 

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  • Hands on manual physiotherapy performed by a registered physiotherapist
  • Exercise prescription functional training and supervision is part of the physiotherapy program
  • Education is considered indispensable in our physiotherapy programs
  • Physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, interferential current therapy, laser,whirlpool treatments etc.
  • Sport conditioning programs are a standard part of our physiotherapy services
  • aquatic therapy is part of our physiotherapy program
  • Physiotherapy is covered by private health insurance plan

Aquatic Therapy; Water Rehabilitation

 

Registered Massage Therapy

     

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  • Massage therapy is used as a primary form of treatment in many conditions and is known to promote circulation, muscle relaxation, and healing
  • Massage therapy is often used as an effective adjunct to physiotherapy and aqa-therapy
  • Massage therapy is helpful with relaxation programs
  • Massage therapy is helpful in recovering from intense exercise
  • Massage therapy is covered by extended health plans
  • Our massage therapist uses specialized massage techniques including:
    • Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
    • Our massage therapist is one of only 1000 therapists certified in the Dr. Vodder technique in North America.
    • In addition our therapist integrates Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy and is skilled in Shiatsu massage techniques.

Acupuncture

     

  • Acupuncture is a treatment technique that stimulates energy channels in the body for optimal healing and performance
  • Acupuncture is often used to speed the healing of many conditions
  • Acupuncture is used in almost any medical condition including acute and chronic pain, muscle stiffness, fibromyalgia, myofascial syndromes, allergies, digestive problems and many other medical conditions
  • Acupuncture can cut down the required treatment in many conditions requiring rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture, contrary to what many believe is not painful
  • Acupuncture can lessen the need for medication
  • Acupuncture is a  medical treatment technique that has gained wide acceptance in the western allopathic medical community while being very popular with those who want to approach treatment of their medical conditions with a more natural approach
  • Acupuncture is covered by most extended health plans
  • Acupuncture is generally combined with physiotherapy and may also be combined with aqua-therapy as necessary

 Naturopathic Medicine

     
       

  • Naturopathy is available at the Toronto Centre for Sports Medicine
  • Naturopathic treatments are provided by Dr. Eytan Cowen ND
  • Naturopathy uses an integrative approach to treatment of various ailments
  • Naturopathy is an excellent adjunct to therapy and massage for treatment of various sports injuries and physical conditions
  • Accupuncture is also available through Naturopathic care.

Othotics (Custom Arch Supports)

     

  • Custom made foot orthotics or custom arch supports often referred to as just "orthotics"
  • Patients may be referred by their health practitioners or refer themselves for custom orthotics
  • Patients receive a full sports medicine orthopedic work up to ensure that custom foot orthotics are an appropriate mode of treatment of their condition
  • Custom orthotics are made for a variety of conditions including many forms of back, hip, knee and shin pain as well as many types of foot conditions. 
  • We also provide orthotic shoes and orthopedic shoes as necessary. We suggest you check your private health plan coverage for these additional benefits.
  • We use gait analysis, force plate analysis, and various casting techniques as required to make as accurate a custom orthotic as possible.
  • Physiotherapy and custom orthotics are often used together for maximal benefit.
  • Custom orthotics are covered under extended private health plans
  • Our custom orthotics are manufactured by the The Orthotic Group.

Custom Braces ACL, PCL, Osteoarthritis Unloading Braces

 

  • Custom made braces for ACL knee ligament or PCL tears allow earlier and safer return to sport after an ACL injury or  ACL or PCL reconstruction
  • ACL derotation and PCL derotation braces including the CTi ACL derotation brace, the Extreme ACL derotation brace, and the Paradigm ACL derotation brace are also available for for PCL injuries and are provided by Ossur.
  • ACL derotation braces and PCL derotation braces such as the Donjoy Defiance and Defiance III are provided by provided by Donjoy.
  • Custom made osteoarthritis unloader braces of the knee relieve pain, improve functioning, reduce the need for physiotherapy and delay the need for surgical intervention.
  • Custom made braces for osteoarthritis include the Unloader XT, the Unloader Lite and The Unloader One braces also referred to as the osteoarthritis unloader series as well as the CTI osteoarthritis unloader series braces are provided by Ossur.
  • Donjoy also has a line of osteoarthritis unloader braces including the Defiance osteoarthritis unloder and the OA Adjust osteoarthritis unloading brace.
  • Custom made knee braces are covered under most extended health benefits.
  • There is no better place to be fitted with a custom made ACL PCL or osteoarthritis unloader brace then a centre which diagnoses and mananges these conditions.

 

Over the Counter Braces

 

  • Over the counter braces for knee ligament tears such as MCL injuries and ACL or PCL knee ligament injuries are available for those requiring routine or advanced bracing treatment.
  • Osteoarthritis unloading braces are also available in over the counter models.
  • Over the counter ACL derotation, PCL derotation and osteoarthritis unloader braces provide a less expensive solution to those individuals not covered by extended health plans. 
  • We carry a wide range of over the counter braces to cover most injuries and conditions ranging from tennis elbow to ankle sprains. 
  • We can source any brace you need. Suppliers include Ossur, Donjoy, Orthoactive and many more.

Sport Conditioning Programs

 

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  • Conditioning programs are available for any sport or activity
  • Conditioning programs are personalized and take into account previous or current injuries and other medical or orthopedic conditions
  • Conditioning programs help individuals condition themselves for their given sport prior to the start of the season
  • Conditioning programs are an effective way of minimizing or preventing injury during sport activities and through the season
  • Conditioning programs help optimize  the performance and enjoyment in a given sport

Psychophysiologic Testing

 

  • Psychophysiologic testing is a method of assessing how an individual's thought processes affect their physical functioning.
  • The tesing involves computerized tests of attention, biofeedback and neurofeedback (measuring of brain waves).
  • This technique is used to help high level athletes and executives optimize their functioning
  • This technique is also used to help individuals manage stress by identifying and then modifying how they perceive and react to various situations in life.
  • Psychophysiologic testing allows individuals to adopt a program of self regulation whereby they can identify different states of mental and emotional functioning and switch between them at will. This gives one the ability to chose which state is most appropriate at any given time. Individuals are therefore able to function at the highest levels at all times with stress minimized. 
  • With stress minimized, optimal health follows. We know that chronic stress even at low levels is considered the cause of most chronic illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and even cancer to name just a few.
  • Psychophysiologic testing and self regulation is often necessary for individuals to adopt a healthy plan of weight loss and the maintenance of life long optimal weight without succumbing to regaining their lost weight.
  • Psychophysiologic testing may be covered by some extended health plans under the category of biofeedback

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