As part of a new protocol and staying in adherence to the Ministry of Health guidelines, we’re requesting that:
1) patients and anyone who accompanies the patient complete and report on the COVID questionnaire prior to coming in (see link below)
2) you wear a mask
3) you wait outside the clinic until ready to be received (appointment times will be set to minimize your wait)
Please avoid bringing too many belongings into the clinic. Contact surfaces will be sanitized between patient visits.
Get the insight to better understand your ailment for the optimal management of your symptoms.
by providing you a choice of several effective and evidence based treatment options.
With our personalized guidance and focus on your well-being.
Able to deal with WSIB and MVA claims. Also will provide in-home therapy and home safety/function assessments with recommendations on equipment and modifications (setup consultation with appropriate vendor) that can be made to your home.
Ultrasound therapy is used to minimize muscle pain and movement dysfunction. Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to deliver deep heat to the treated tissues. The treatments may help reduce stiffness, swelling, and pain, increase circulation, and promote pain-free movement. Ultrasound therapy is a painless procedure, and many people find it relaxing.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture.Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body.
Acupuncture needles are solid, usually stainless steel and measure from 13-70 mm. The needles are very fine, flexible and rounded but sharp at the tip. They are “atraumatic,” meaning that they do not have a cutting edge like a hypodermic needle, which slices through tissue. Their design allows acupuncture needles to slide smoothly through tissues and makes them unlikely to cause bleeding or damage to underlying structures.
A dull, heavy, or aching feeling often occurs when the needle is correctly placed. This is referred to as ‘de Qi.’ It has been demonstrated that relief of pain can often be obtained without provoking the de Qi response.
The needles are left in place for 15-30 minutes, and the practitioner may manipulate the needles to strengthen or reduce the effect.
Electro-acupuncture is a process where needles are electrically stimulated by various frequencies and voltages by attachment to a battery-powered machine using wires with small clips at the end. Low frequency stimulation (2-4 Hz) results in a slow onset of pain relief that outlasts the treatment for hours to days and is often cumulative with repeated treatments. High frequency (80-200 Hz) results in pain-blocking effect that is fast in onset but does not usually outlast the stimulation.
Interferential therapy involves applying low level alternating currents through the tissues which produces a tingling sensation. These currents stimulate the tissues to decrease pain and swelling. It is not painful but is intended to give a strong sensory input to the body.
Involves restoring mobility and normal end feels to stiff joints. Mobilization is the gentle, rhythmic, repetitive passive movement of graded amplitude aimed at restoring mobility and function and reducing pain in a joint and surrounding tissue. Manipulation is a skilled, passive, quick movement aimed at restoring mobility and function and reducing pain in a joint and surrounding tissue.
NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. This compensation pattern can create pain or tightness. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns — reprogramming the body at the neural level.
The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs. The goal is to increase the independence of people with physical disabilities through access to such equipment as Walkers and Wheelchairs.
Eligibility includes any Ontario resident who has a valid ONTARIO HEALTH CARD issued in their name and has a physical disability of 6 months or longer. Equipment cannot be required exclusively for sports, work or school. ADP does not pay for equipment available under the WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD or to GROUP A VETERANS for the pensioned benefits.
Using the most advanced Gait analysis system available we’re able to diagnose a patient’s biomechanics and from this information custom orthotics can be manufactured. Some patients who wish purchase shoes with their custom orthotics can browse the following selection for available options.http://www.theorthoticgroup.com/PatientSite/Footwear.aspx
Non-thermal laser works by interacting with tissue causing certain photochemical reactions to occur thereby stimulating natural biological healing processes such as increasing ATP production (energy for cells), reducing inflammation (by increasing nitric oxide levels) and by reducing pain.
Other benefits include: Rapid Cell Growth, Faster Wound Healing, Anti-inflammatory action, Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation, Increased Metabolic Activity, Increased Vascular Activity, Stimulated Nerve Function
The TLC2000 is a class 3B system that not only doubles (905 nm) and quadrouples (660 nm) the power of earlier models, it provides bio-feedback functionality which allows for specific patient-tailored delivery of energy dosing, allowing for optimal treatments.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a treatment option that applies abrupt, high amplituted pulses of mechanical energy, similar to soundwaves, generated by an electromagnetic coil. The resulting energy delivery promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissue.
Some of the effects include:
New blood vessel formation
Reversal of chronic inflammation
Stimulation of collagen production
Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts
Release of trigger points
Dispersion of pain mediator “substance P”
Common conditions treated with Shockwave include: Jumper’s knee, Calcific tendinitis, Tennis/Golfer’s elbow, heel spurs, chronic tendinopathies.
These are some of the Insurers available for direct billing:
Payment will be requested at the end of each visit and can be completed with cash/debit, cheque, VISA or MC.
Direct billing may be available depending on the insurer. (Any WSIB, MVA or VA claims will be billed directly.)
The patient will be responsible for providing required documentation (i.e. medical note) if required. The patient is ultimately responsible for full payment of services rendered.
As the visits at Bronte Physiotherapy are designed to be one-to-one, we do require 24-hour notice for cancellation so that arrangements can be made to fill an open appointment slot. A regular treatment fee may be charged for missed and/or late notice cancelled appointments.