Not sure how our physiotherapist in Scarborough 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
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 – 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 – RWAM – Manion Don’t see your insurer here? Call us at (647)350-2766 and speak to one of our Client Experience Coordinators directly!
Great experience with Axis. Every time I phone the office, right away someone will pick up the call. It is so easy to book the appointments! I love their online booking option, straightforward, timely reminders, easy to find the service availabilities, extremely flexible to reschedule, you can put yourself on the waitlist if you wish to see a specific staff. All the staffs are very professional, I always feel so relaxed when I leave the office.Everyone is so nice on the team, I always feel welcomed! I would 100% recommend my family and friends!
The front team is a dream. They’re very pleasant & helpful, greeting everyone upon entry. The space is nice & clean— very sleek decor with nice touches of greenery.Parking is generous with a super easy registration process.I see Rex for fascial stretch therapy. He’s super knowledgeable & great at communicating what’s happening throughout the treatment in ways that I understand. I’m super grateful for the mobility homework he gives me. I work from home & spend most of my day sitting. I strength train regularly, but the assessment & tools I receive from Rex really help my to excel in my mobility goals.Thanks, Rex!
Carolyn did a great job in tending to the specific area I had trouble with in my back while also getting rid of other tight spots I wasn’t aware of. Beyond the massage itself, we had great conversation over the other services Axis offers that will be beneficial as well as tips for stretching and overall conditioning so I can be my best self when I go back to work. Definitely will be coming back!
I absolutely love this place, it is the best the people are great. They are so friendly, warm and welcoming. They make you so comfortable you want to come back. They had me laughing for like 7 minutes straight one day. The services they provide are phenomenal, they are very professional and know what they're doing every time I leave I feel very good and relaxed. Very clean environment. I will always use their services. I highly recommend Axis.
I’ve been visiting the team at Axis for a few months now to see a chiropractor, for cupping, and for acupuncture. It’s truly made a significant difference in my healing process and have tremendous confidence in the abilities of the team. The Riverdale clinic is absolutely beautiful and very clean. Highly recommend!
A second-to-none experience. Front desk is hospitable and very friendly! I’ve done a few appointments with Emma and she is absolutely fantastic. Very knowledgeable in her expertise and solved my chronic back-pain within just a session. Wish I had an extra thumb to give it three thumbs up, two isn’t enough
Can't recommend this place enough! Erika is amazing at what she does & does a phenomenal job of targeting areas that need attention. Really recommend her services - the cupping, body work & acupuncture trifecta is a perfect combination and I look forward to each visit. Additionally, everyone I've encountered at Axis is very friendly and easy to chat with; overall, a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of.
Absolutely love this place.Have done several FST and Deep Tissue sessions with Rex. He is fantastic and has the best hair line. Guarantee you’ll be taken care of.Update: Rex is unreal. Wow. Does not get enough credit for the work he does. Where immense knowledge meets application. You are the best.
Always a 10/10 experience at Axis. The front desk staff is super friendly and helpful. I have been going for acupuncture/cupping/massage with Erika for my back pain. She really cares about my concerns and takes her time with me. She is also super knowledgable and hilarious. I feel amazing after my treatments. I tell all my friends and family to go see her!! I highly recommend!
Emma gave me one of the best massages I've ever had. We discussed my problem areas before starting and I was surprised at how intuitive she was. I felt the full effects of the one-hour deep tissue massage and was sad to see the time was already up! Very impressed overall 🙂
My Genuine Review for Axis Therapy:This was my first visit to Axis and I don't mind going back there for my future treatments for following reasons:First of all, the people. Everyone is so professional and welcoming.They make you feel at home.I went there to treat my foot pain. I was having very bad foot pain.so I decided to try massage therapy. I booked a session with Emma Woodhouse to try the therapy for the very first time and i don't regret my decision. I am very much impressed with her massage therapy sessions. Emma is very professional , very knowledgeable and knows her job very well.Within just 3 sessions she managed to reduce my foot pain to great extent. She also gave me some excercises which is helping me a lot.I can definitely recommend Emma to everyone.Secondly, I liked the Place and Ambience.This place is so professionally managed and designed ( I really liked the hanging plants at the waiting area ).Its super clean and make you feel fresh on every visit.Definitely worth visiting.
I have been fortunate to visit Axis Therapy and Performance on a regular basis for over 4 years and have always been pleased with their exceptional service. From a warm greeting at the door, to very specific and detailed treatments from the lovely therapists, I know I’m in good hands! I am a VERY HAPPY regular.M. Mekni
My girlfriend and I had a great experience at Axis. I am a physiotherapy student and I already know where I will be applying once I graduate! The customer experience from the initial call to the front desk and to the therapist is flawless and seamless. I felt like they actually cared and was taken care of every step of the way. I love that they don't use machines or send me off to assistants. The hands on approach has helped me more than what the other clinics provided me. I also love the vibe of the space and the team, they clearly all love what they do, have fun, and speak highly of each other. I have been to other clinics like Myodetox or Evolve, and although they are great and have a similar model, its the customer care from the front desk, positive environment, and the quick results my gf and I received that would put Axis above the rest. I would give more stars if I could. I have already highly recommend Axis Therapy & Performance to my friends and family.
First time going to Axis. Emma has some magical hands!! She was able to identify the root cause of my pain! Emma made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. After my session, I felt great! Highly recommend Emma for RMT. Lady at front desk was so kind! Will definitely return! Also not to mention, Emma is 😍!
I’ve had a few injuries and physical issues in my lifetime and I also had some physiotherapists and chiropractors attend to me and my needs. I have to say Dr. Tiffany has been a rare combo of getting the best medical help I can get plus an absolute awesome personality to come with it. Its just great to receive one of the best medical attention out there and couple it with that fun personality that makes you comfortable and eager to come back for more. It takes away the natural fear of seeking medical help … and that itself if awesome … Thanks Dr. Tiffany, Thanks Axis
Had an amazing massage experience with Emma! I prefer heavy pressure for my massages, I get deep tissue and Emma did not disappoint! She was able to hit all the necessary spots to relieve tension in my body. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Dr.Lim(b) - pun intended- is amazing.She’s incredibly patient and you get a real sense that she not only cares about you as a patient, but also you as a person.After every session I feel encouraged and excited to for what exercises and goals that she sets for me to help myself!I’ve finally found a chiropractor that actually does their job diligently and is caring.
Staff are so welcoming and friendly. An easygoing environment that is clean and well maintained. Received FST with Rex and was not disappointed. He always makes sure that I am comfortable and is super attentive during every appointment I've been to. I'm feeling stronger, flexible and now able to do more and get more out of my workouts.
Axis is the place to go! Be it for Teens, Young Adults, Adults, All Age Range! My family has had great experience with the multiple services they offer. I have been going to Axis for over a year, and can say that the staff is amazing; friendly, helpful, supportive, professional and understanding! A great environment to get treated!
I found Axis by searching top rated clinic of this kind and I am so glad that I tried it. With so many good reviews, I am sure that they are all wonderful professionals, and I started with Dr. Edward and wow, he was amazing! I didn't feel the need to ask a lot of questions as I could feel that I was in good hands. Dr. Edward is an awesome chiropractor, he knows what he does, truly professional. Front desk staff is very friendly and pleasant. And of course, the clinic is very clean. Great experience!
I love this place. It’s my Go To. Dr. Ed is wonderful and so is the rest of the team. I’ve been doing accupuncture on my ankle due to swelling and Dr. Ed is simply amazing. He’s so nice and welcoming, and very educated. He makes you feel very comfortable. The entire staff is awesome as well. They answer any questions in regards to insurance which is really helpful.Thank you guys for everything ☺️
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.
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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.
Rohan is our return to sports physiotherapist that will build a strengthening a rehab program for your so you can safely get back to doing what you love!
Treating Elbow Pain with our Physiotherapist
Have you ever felt pain on the outside of your elbow? Lateral epicondylitis, or what’s more commonly known as “tennis elbow”, can really suck. Sometimes you can feel pain on the inside of the elbow, this would be referred to as golfers’ elbow.
The pain is caused by repetitive movements of the elbow joint which can cause irritation at the tendon. There are many factors that can lead to this, but one of them is faulty positioning of the elbow joint.
Phaly is our expert physiotherapist trained in treating all sorts of musculoskeletal conditions! PS. She is also our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist – CLICK HERE to learn more about Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.
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.
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.