What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to physical rehabilitation. It includes manual therapy (hands-on work), exercise programs and education to unlock the lifestyle you desire while ensuring that your body’s functionality is supported.
A great physiotherapist will create a custom treatment plan that suits your condition, goals and abilities and ensure you’re supported throughout the healing process.
Meet Your North York Physiotherapist
The physiotherapist at Madison Clinic is part of our award-winning team of wellness specialists.
I’m Slava Blokhin, the physiotherapist at Madison Sports Injury Clinic. I got my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at York University, followed by a Masters of Physiotherapy program at the University of Toronto. I was born in Omsk, Russia, located in southwestern Siberia. I know you’re thinking it’s super cold but the … Read More ›
When Should I See a Physiotherapist?
You should see a physiotherapist if:
- You incur an injury
- You are experiencing pain for 2 weeks or more without improvement
- Your pain prevents you from moving well
For example, when you’re unable to:
- Play with your children
- Workout the way you want
- Perform your work duties due to pain or functional limitation
Conditions Treated With North York Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy care can provide relief from many of today’s most common health problems, including:
- Neck muscle stiffness
- SI joint dysfunction (lower back issues)
- Lower back disk issues
- Rotator cuff tendinopathy (shoulder injuries)
- Tennis elbow
- Hip Impingement
- Patellar tendinopathy (knee issues)
- Hip and knee arthritis
- Ankle sprains & Plantar fasciitis
- Neuropathies (nerve issues)
What is the Difference Between a Chiropractor and a Physiotherapist?
The two disciplines are fairly similar in nature. However, the primary focus of Physiotherapy is pain-free movement and optimized function of the body. The primary focus of Chiropractic care is pain relief and addressing the misalignment of the spine.
Chiropractors perform manipulations and adjustments of the joints and spine while Physiotherapists focus on manual therapy techniques, mobilization techniques and rehabilitation exercises.
Examples of Physiotherapy modalities we practice:
- Manual Therapy – hands-on, soft tissue massage
- Exercises – Stretches, lunges, spine mobility, etc.
- Education – How you should or shouldn’t be moving, what to do when you are in pain, etc.
When Is It Better To See a Physio Instead of a Chiro?
When the pain is muscular, joint or bones related, you should see a Physiotherapist.
Muscular Pain Examples
Pain in your shoulder after lifting something heavy or when you wake up with a pinch in your neck. Tennis elbow issues are also muscular in nature.
Joint Pain Examples
When you come up from sitting or prolonged walking and feel knee pain, that’s a joint problem. Anytime you sprain your ankle, that’s a joint issue as well.
Bone Pain Examples
Anytime you fracture your wrist or hip, that’s a bone problem. When you experience extreme tenderness or aching in one or more bones.
What Our Physiotherapy Patients Say
Find out why Madison Clinic has hundreds of 5-star reviews
What an amazing team of professionals at Madison Clinic. With physiotherapy and a personalized exercise routine Slava managed to rehabilitate my back. Now I am pain free. Thank you! Would highly recommend!
An amazing place, pretty good customer service… Due to an ankle injury/cast, I had to go for to physio in another place spent all my money/insurance nothing improved. I went to Madison Clinic.. From the start my physiotherapist Slava was amazing great communication, he had a plan in place with timelines. He pushed me to improve in a matter or weeks.. Now I’m back at the gym jogging without any issue. Recommend this place to everyone!!!!!!!
I was suffering from chronic back pain for a few years. Going to massage sessions or applying heat provided some temporary relief but i was hoping to get some permanent improvements. I was initially skeptical in the first physio session. But Slava was very knowledgeable and assured me that together we can achieve the results i was looking for. Two years have past and my back pain is virtually gone! He had a tremendous impact on my quality of life. Highly recommend physiotherapist!
Came in with an injury where things were looking bleak. Slava Blohkin worked patiently and diligently with me. He was very personable and made the entire experience very simple and educational. All the staff is very kind and accommodating. I’m walking now thanks to Slava and this Clinic and if you need help, be rest assured you will be taken care of.