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Physiotherapy

Manage pain and speed up your recovery process for any injury. We offer: Manual Therapy, Ultrasound, Interferential Current, Deep Oscillation Therapy, Shortwave Diathermy, Muscle Stimulation, Mechanical Traction, TENS, Paraffin Wax, and more.

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Physiotherapy

Manage pain and speed up your recovery process for any injury. We offer: Manual Therapy, Ultrasound, Interferential Current, Deep Oscillation Therapy, Shortwave Diathermy, Muscle Stimulation, Mechanical Traction, TENS, Paraffin Wax, and more.

What do physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists are trained in manual therapy, exercise, education, and many other techniques to help patients recover from all sorts of injuries. Physiotherapy is a treatment for many medical conditions, it's relatively inexpensive and offers an alternative to surgery.

Our team of physiotherapy professionals use manual therapy, contemporary acupuncture, multi-modality therapies, and corrective exercises to help those suffering from physical problems arising from disease, illness, injury, and aging. They rely on their years of experience and training to understand your problem and create an optimal treatment plan for your recovery.

Vaughan Physiotherapy is dedicated to educating our patients and their families on how to lead healthy lifestyles that prevent injuries or make injury recovery easy. We can help you plan and implement safe and effective fitness programs, and they can help speed up your rehabilitation.

Our friendly staff are passionate to getting you back to moving your best.
Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery. (College PT)

How much does physiotherapy cost in Ontario? 

Fees for Physiotherapy

We are happy to offer quality and affordable healthcare for our community.

  • Initial Physiotherapy Consultation and Assessment (45 Minutes) - $110.00
  • Follow-up Physiotherapy Consultation (30 minutes) - $65.00
  • Follow-up Physiotherapy Consultation (45 minutes) - $80.00
  • Follow-up Physiotherapy Consultation (60 minutes) - $100.00
  • Follow-up Physiotherapy Consultation (75 minutes) - $125.00

Your Physiotherapist will create a treatment plan for you and work with our care coordinators to arrange a suitable treatment schedule after your first appointment.

As a general rule for booking follow-ups is that if you have an injury affecting a single part of your body (i.e. knee), then a 30 minute consultation is typically sufficient. If you have an injury affecting two body parts (i.e. both knees), then a 45 minute consultation is warranted. If you are seeking treatment for multiple areas in your body (i.e. head, neck, shoulders after a motor vehicle accident), then we recommend either a 60 or 75 minute treatment and consultation.

Each case is different and treatment time may vary depending on each individual.

Physiotherapy is often covered under group health benefits and insurance. This means that some, most, or all of your costs may be covered.

We treat each individual as their own, and treatment time may vary depending on your particular problem.

Does insurance cover Physiotherapy?

Yes, we accept most insurance plans including those associated with motor vehicle accident and work place injury claims. Please have a look at our insurance page for more information.

Many workers in Ontario have partial or full coverage for Physiotherapy through their workplace health plans. The physiotherapy patient is provided with a detailed itemized receipt listing the services provided, the credentials of our therapist, as well as payment details for reimbursement. You do not necessarily require a physician's referral to attend physiotherapy however some insurance companies may require this for reimbursement purposes.

We are happy to offer direct billing for our Physiotherapy services. Please give us a call or inquire during your next visit.

What types of treatment do you offer? 

Physiotherapy management combines many factors in order to treat and diagnose problems.
  • Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Interferential Current
  • Deep Oscillation Therapy
  • Shortwave Diathermy
  • Muscle Stimulation
  • Mechanical Traction
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Paraffin Wax Bath
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Active Release Technique
  • Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular Stimulation
  • Gait Aid Prescription
  • Custom Brace Fitting
  • Custom Orthotics Fitting
  • Manipulation
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Pelvic Health Therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Thermotherapy
  • Custom Bike Fitting (Bike Fit Canada Level 1)
  • Titleist Pro Institute Golf Fitting (Unavailable Currently) 
  • Shockwave Therapy (Unavailable Currently)

What Conditions Can Physiotherapy Treat?

Physiotherapy can help you if you are are trying to recover from injury or better manage a chronic condition.

Physiotherapy aims to restore movement in the body where there has been injury. Our experts have treated a wide variety of conditions:

  • Sports injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder instability
  • Knee injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Meniscal knee injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Sports hernias
  • Labral tears
  • Pre and post natal conditions
  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Stress fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • ACL injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Total knee replacements
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Postural dysfunctions
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Pre and post operative rehabilitation
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Post-Op Arthroscopy

Give us a call at 905 669 1221 or book an appointment online.


How effective is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can be a safe alternative for individuals who may be considering medications or surgery to manage or treat their condition. Results from Physiotherapy are supported by scientific research and literature. Often it is used as a conservative measure which is easily accessible to patients over other more invasive and riskier interventions such as surgery or pharmaceuticals. With a good Physiotherapist your injuries may be resolved sooner and without spending as much!


Physio can be effective for many people for a variety of problems. Below we have provided links to some of the most up to date research supporting physical therapy interventions.

"..."all three treatments in our study led to substantial improvements in patient-reported shoulder pain and function. None of the treatments were clearly superior. Arthroscopic capsular release resulted in the least number of further treatments but carried higher risks and costs. The early structured physiotherapy pathway with steroid injection could be accessed quickly in the NHS, but more patients who had physiotherapy needed further treatment. Manipulation under anesthesia was the most cost-effective option but with a longer waiting time to access than physiotherapy. These findings should help clinicians to discuss treatment options with patients during shared decision making and encourage surgeons to use capsular release more selectively when less costly and less invasive interventions fail."

The differences in patient-reported outcomes between the treatment groups at 3 months were influenced by longer waiting times for the surgical interventions (26 [13%] manipulation participants and 46 [23%] capsular participants commenced treatment after the 3-month follow-up). The planned analysis of our primary outcome, OSS, adjusted for variable waiting times between the three interventions using additional data that was collected on the day of treatment and 6 months after treatment. In this analysis, the difference in benefit of capsular release over physiotherapy at 12 months included a confidence interval that marginally overlapped with the minimal clinically important difference of 5 points. Therefore, clinically meaningful group differences might potentially exist between capsular release and early structured physiotherapy in the wider population. We observed no meaningful differences in OSS between the two surgical interventions at any timepoint. Although patients with diabetes had poorer outcomes than patients without diabetes at all timepoints, we found no evidence of an effect on the primary outcome of participants' diabetes status, receipt of previous physiotherapy, baseline treatment preferences, or length of frozen shoulder symptoms at baseline.

Serious complications were rare, although the arthroscopic capsular release group was relatively less safe.

Management of Adults with Primary Frozen Shoulder in Secondary Care (UK Frost): A Multicentre, Pragmatic, Three-Arm, Superiority Randomised Clinical Trial.
Rangan, Amar, et al. (2020) The Lancet, vol. 396, no. 10256, 2020, pp. 977–989.,
https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(20)31965-6.

The effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions on pain and quality of life in adults with persistent post-surgical pain compared to usual care: A systematic review
Robinson A, McIntosh J, Peberdy H, Wishart D, Brown G, et al. (2019) PLOS ONE 14(12): e0226227.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226227

How can I get my Physiotherapy covered by OHIP?

Yes however, only for individuals 65 years or older, or 19 years or younger who are eligible. You will require a referral from a doctor or nurse practitioner.

Ontario Community Physiotherapy Clinic Program:

You can enter the Program if you are referred by a doctor or nurse practitioner and have experienced:

  • A recent illness, injury, accident or surgery that led to a decline in function or movement or
  • A flare-up or worsening of symptoms from a previous fall, accident, surgery, or chronic condition that led to a decline in function or movement

You must also:

  • Have a valid Ontario health card, and
  • Be 65 years or older, 19 years or younger, or any age if you were admitted to a hospital for an overnight stay within the last 12 months as the reason for your referral

You can also participate if you are approved for Ontario Disability Support (ODSP) or Ontario Works (OW). In that case, an Ontario health card is not required and there are also no age requirements.

Visit our OHIP page and find an OHIP physiotherapy clinic near you to book an assessment today.

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