Physiotherapy Service 


Restore strength, maintain function & optimize performance.

The physiotherapist at Madison Clinic will create a unique rehab program that will help you optimize physical function and prevent injuries.

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.

Slava Blokhin
Physiotherapist

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 ›

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What makes a good physiotherapist?

Our physiotherapist, Slava Blokhin, believes that three things make a good physiotherapist:

  • Personalized Approach
    We use a personalized approach based on your health goals to improve your function and reduce pain. Treatment is tailored to each person individually. Treatment may involve a combination of manual therapy (hands-on), education about your condition and exercise prescription to provide a long-term solution to your problems.
  • Clear Communication
    When the patient is clear about the treatment plan, healing is expedited. At the end of your assessment, you will receive a treatment plan that outlines your rehab journey to have a clear understanding of the process.
  • Outside Office Support
    Patients are welcome to email the clinic with questions in between sessions. That level of support is available even after the treatment program is finished.

When Should I See a Physiotherapist?

You should see a physiotherapist if:

  1. You incur an injury
  2. You are experiencing pain for 2 weeks or more without improvement
  3. 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
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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?

North York 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.

Where is your clinic located?

Our Physiotherapy Clinic is located in North York, Yonge and Sheppard area, in the Madison Centre. 

Our address is 4950 Yonge Street, Concourse Level, Unit 2, North York, Ontario, M2N 6K1.

What Our Physiotherapy Patients Say

Find out why Madison Clinic has hundreds of 5-star reviews

I came to Slava Blokhin with a hip issue. I had difficulties to sit, walk and run. With his excellent personable approach he was able to foster great functional recovery where I have no limitations in my life. Would definitely recommend him!
Uliana Sharapova

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!

Max Tsarkov

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!!!!!!!

ED PR

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!

Sasan Taghizadeh

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.

John Han

FAQ

During the first visit with the Physiotherapist, you can expect:

  • A thorough physical examination with a diagnosis
  • First treatment 
  • Treatment plan outline to understand rehab journey
  • Plan for 45 minutes (or more)

For details about your visit, see Your First Visit page. 

No. You do not need a referral to work with a Physiotherapist. However, check your Extended Health Benefits insurance because some insurance companies require a referral for purposes of reimbursement.

Yes, it is possible to achieve 100% recovery. Your body is very adaptable to change and it is designed to heal. Pain means that the patterns of your body are not functioning properly and need to be corrected.

It depends on the severity of the problem, how long it has persisted for and the current condition of your body. Issues that have been persistent in your body for a long time may take longer to heal. But, the bottom line is – you CAN get better!  The longer you wait, the longer it would take to achieve full recovery. As an agent of your health, you are in control.

Seek help as soon as your body is not functioning optimally.

Generally, it is true if all of the conditions between a younger and an older person are kept the same, except for age. However, it greatly depends on the injury and the functional state of the muscles and joints of the specific person.

For example, take a knee injury due to running: 

  • A 20-year-old will be able to recruit their muscles faster and resume running more quickly.
  • A 60-year-old will take longer to resume running because of compensations of muscles that occurred over many years. 

But in general, the message is – you CAN heal, you CAN get better. You CAN live pain-free! The age and the state don’t matter.

The first assessment will determine the severity of the injury. Based on that assessment, the number of sessions will be outlined in the treatment plan. You will get a photocopy of the treatment plan to keep.

Physiotherapy definitely works but the communication has to be clear between the Physiotherapist and the patient as to the expectations of the treatment plan. 

Some injuries take longer to heal and some can recover much faster. Your treatment plan is also based on the goals that you would like to achieve. 

You will know that your condition is moving in the right direction as the frequency and intensity of pain are decreasing and you are able to do more activities in your daily life.

There are options for 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 60 minutes appointments. The length of sessions will be determined on the first visit as well.

You can do the following to prepare for the first Physiotherapy appointment:

  1. Wear comfortable clothing to be able to move around 
  2. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork. Alternatively, you can acquire these forms prior to the appointment and complete them at home.
  3. Understand how much time you have available for Physiotherapy to make the process of booking further sessions easier
  1. People who have an injury
  2. People who have ongoing pain that is not getting better
  3. People who have issues with alignment and imbalances in their body

Yes. We treat people with work-related insurance claims and auto-related insurance claims. 

Please remember to bring your claim number, insurance adjuster’s contact details, and all relevant info to your initial appointment.

Our time together is important. Unless there is an emergency, we require you to cancel your appointment 24 hours in advance.

Patients who miss their appointment and fail to cancel without 24-hour notice may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

Book Your Next Visit

Please book your next visit, even if it’s a check up! We want to ensure you get the best care. If you are not sure what services are right for you, please Ask a Question to speak with one of our team members.