Our expert Physiotherapists help relieve your pain, heal your injury, & get you back to doing what you love

Now accepting new clients at our Scarborough & Riverdale locations

Frequently Asked Questions about Physiotherapy

Not sure how our physiotherapists can help you? Curious to find out how physiotherapy works? Want to know exactly when you need physiotherapy? Here are some of your most common questions answered

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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are trained for many years to help you recover from any pain or injuries. They use a variety of hands-on techniques & exercise therapy to help you heal from an injury, rehab after surgery and help relieve any chronic pain! Some common conditions that physiotherapy can treat include:
– Frozen Shoulder
– Rotator Cuff injury
Shoulder Impingement
– Bursitis
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Knee pain/knee injury’s
– Low Back Pain
– Arthritis Pain
– Sciatica
– Tennis/golfer’s elbow.. & more

Physiotherapists also help you recover & get stronger after surgery. Come see us after your:
– ACL/MCL Repair
– Meniscus Surgery
– Rotator Cuff surgery
– Post fracture

How Does Physiotherapy Work?

Our Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to encourage the body to heal & repair itself, while restoring your function and decreasing pain.
Your Physiotherapist can use a combination of soft tissue techniques, cupping therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, ultrasound, stretches and prescribing exercises.
When you come for your first appointment, your physiotherapist will perform and thorough assessment of your pain or injury. This will help them identify the root cause of what’s your issues and will work with you to formulate a plan to help you achieve your goals.
Your appointment will always consist of a hands-on portion where they provide immediate relief to the area of pain, either by massaging it, stretching, acupuncture, or maybe even cupping. Some physiotherapists might use ultrasound or IFC to help reduce your inflammation to provide you with pain relief.
During your physiotherapy session you will also be provided with some exercises to help you strengthen your areas of weakness or stretch out tight muscles to reduce your pain and keep you moving.


Do I need a Doctor’s Notes?

No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to come to our Physiotherapy clinics. However, check with your insurance company to see if you need one for reimbursement. If you have any ultrasound/x-ray/MRI/CT results, please bring them in! Your physiotherapist can review the results with you.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes! Physiotherapy services are covered by most employee health benefits plans. We offer direct billing for most major insurance companies including:
– Manulife/OTIP
– Sunlife
– Canada Life
– Green Shield Canada
– Desjardins
– Industrial Alliance
– Medavie Bluecross
– Claimsecure
– Manion
Don’t see your insurer here? Call us and speak to one of our Client Experience Coordinators directly!

Why Choose Physiotherapy at Axis Therapy & Performance

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We do not compromise on quality of care or customer service. We are results driven, and are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and live pain free

Your physiotherapist will work with you hands-on for the entire session. Minimum of 30-minute treatments, that are 1-on-1 with your expert physiotherapist, means you are getting high quality care that will get you fast & effective results.

Our Physiotherapists also collaborate with other team members (chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and fascial stretch therapists) to ensure you are getting a complete circle of care.

How Physiotherapy Can Help You

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Hands-on Physiotherapy sessions to effectively target your pain

We’ve heard so many stories from our clients about how physiotherapy was never effective for them. Then we ask them to tell us about their experience, and it turns out that they had never experienced much of a hands-on approach from their previous therapists.

At Axis Therapy & Performance we provide hands-on care from the get go during all our physiotherapy sessions!

Getting Back to Sports with Physiotherapy

Are you ready to get back in the game?

With the return of outdoor activities/sports, we are all iching to jump back into it, but from our experiences, injuries can happen at any age. Just because you are young doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prehab. 

Our physical therapists are more than just rehab specialist. They will help build your endurance, balance, coordination, and durability via increased mobility and stability. 

Treating Shoulder Impingement With Our Physiotherapist

If you’re dealing with the challenges of shoulder impingement, fear not! There’s a beacon of hope in the form of physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can be a powerful tool in managing shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement is a common condition that affects countless people worldwide.

Read More About How Our Physio’s Can Help Manage Your Shoulder Pain


Our Expert Therapists in Your Corner.

Client Experience. We have no greater goal than to get you feeling better, moving better & help you get back to doing the things you love.

Full Assessment. To identify the root cause of your issues, our therapists will always perform a full assessment.

Hands On Treatment. We don’t believe in hooking you up to a machine/putting a heat pad on and walking away. Every session includes hands-on treatment to help relieve your pain right away.

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Expert therapists. On top of the many years of school & formal education, our therapists are always learning more. Annual continuing education courses, team skill building & case study sessions are just a few ways our team is continuously learning.


Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, RMT Scarborough
1585 Markham Rd, Unit 308
Scarborough, ON M1B 2W1

Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, RMT, Naturopath Riverdale
377 Broadview Ave, Unit 101
Toronto, ON M4K 2M7

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