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Downsview Orthopaedic and Arthritis Centre
806 Wilson Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M3K 1E5
Tel: 647-748-1005
Fax: 647-748-1007
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Downsview Orthopaedic and Arthritis Centre is a full service physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic in North York, Ontario offering a comprehensive array of treatments ranging from traditional physiotherapy modalities to orthopaedic surgical treatments, registered massage therapy, orthotics, custom knee bracing, viscosupplementation and other musculoskeletal injection therapies. We house three orthopaedic surgeons affiliated with Humber River Hospital.

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0 Physiotherapy
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0 Post Operative Rehab
0 Custom Bracing
0 Foot Care and Orthotics
0 Viscosupplementation
0 PRP Injections
0 Functional Braces/Casts
0 WSIB Rehabilitation
0 Motor Vehicle Accidents
Physiotherapy is not just for patients who have recently had surgery, although it does offer a great way to regain motion, strength and eliminate pain, swelling and weakness.

People with back pain, sport injuries, chronic fatigue and even those starting a new weight loss or fitness program can benefit from various physical therapy modalities.

Physical therapy traditionally involved the use of heat, electrical stimulation and water applications to aid movement and function. After World War II, physiotherapists slowly began to align themselves with medical practitioners and today, the profession is a field within the realm of medical practice with referrals from not only chiropractors and sport trainers, but doctors, physiatrists and surgeons alike.

Today physiotherapies include a wide range of treatments from traditional heat therapy and electricity (TENS) to manipulation, shock wave therapy, and exercises including stretches, strengthening and cardio. Some physical therapist employ accupuncture, spinal traction and parafin treatments. Many physical therapy clinics employ or are affiliated with chiropractors who engage in spinal and extremity manipulation and adjustments. As the lines between “alternative” therapies and mainstream medicine blur in this era of health consciousness and preventive medicine, physiotherapists are an integral part of the holistic healthcare experience.
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