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ATHLETICO SERVICES


We consider ourselves experts in the area of treating Spine, Bone, Muscle, Joint and Nerve Conditions. Athletico is a leader in providing individualized cutting-edge physiotherapy care to our patients resulting in a fast and effective recovery.


Athletico assessments begin with performing a thorough assessment of your condition including advanced examination techniques to ensure that we not only diagnosing your injury but also identifying all subtle mechanical drivers behind your condition to ensure a reduced risk of re-injury once your rehabilitation is completed. Our process ensures you of a safe and effective return to sports and athletic involvement, as well as the activities that matter to you the most!


Athletico physiotherapists have completed rigorous postgraduate education in these areas and are very well placed to assist in your recovery, particularly if you are failing to recover with standard treatment. Our treatment programs involve a combination of an array of advanced physiotherapeutic services to help exceed your needs and facilitate a quick recovery.

Manipulative/Manual Physiotherapy

All our physiotherapists have undergone advanced training in the area of advanced spine and joint treatment including spinal manipulation which is also commonly referred to as “joint adjustments”. All our physiotherapists are rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform this controlled act in the province of Ontario.


When clinically indicated your physiotherapist will provide the treatment commonly combining joint manipulation or mobilization with other research-based treatment strategies to get you better, Faster!

Running Biomechanical and Sport-Specific Assessments

Team Athletico physiotherapists will combine their knowledge and experience from the Running World with the findings of a Comprehensive Biomechanical Running or Sport Technique Assessment to help identify Faulty Mechanics and Running Patterns, Deviations, and/or Mechanics which commonly lead to Acute and Repetitive Injuries in the running population. 


A Running assessment involves a thorough  Visual and Metric analysis of your Running Pattern, Foot Strike, Footwear, Cadence, Running Body Alignment/Adjustments etc. A thorough review of your Running History, Habits and Goals will also be included to help your physiotherapist develop a clear understanding of your running Needs, Limitations and Goals. 


At Athletico, your physiotherapist will work with you to not just get you back to Running and Sports, but also Most Importantly help Mitigate the risk of further sports-related injuries!


Yoga-Integrated Therapeutic Exercises (Y-ITE)

At Athletico, we combine the principles of Yoga Therapy with our advanced training and experience in the area of sports exercise prescription.


Athletico Physiotherapists, when clinically indicated will provide you with individualized exercise programs tailored to your abilities which help address mechanical imbalances in your body while reducing the risk of further injuries. These programs would often combine research-based therapeutic exercises with the principles  of Yoga to formulate solutions for your joint, bone, muscle, spine and ligament injury, and Help you Get Better, FASTER! 



Medical and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Athletico physiotherapists have gained advanced postgraduate training in the area of Medical (Western) along with Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and have years of clinical experience in the practice of Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves the use of thin sterile needles to help reduce pain, muscle spasms and assist with tissue recovery. Athletico physiotherapists will when clinically indicated encompassing principles of Medical and Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture administer acupuncture as part of your overall recovery plan



Acupuncture is the practice of piercing the body with thin, sterile needles at specific acupuncture sites throughout the body. The goal of Acupuncture is to treat the whole person, restoring balance in the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the individual.


Combining the principles of Traditional Chinese and Medical Acupuncture with our years of clinical experience and quality research in the area will help you achieve Best outcomes during your recovery


All Athletico physiotherapists are well-trained a qualified in performing Acupuncture and are rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the controlled act of Acupuncture in the province of Ontario


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for (Males and Females)

Athletico physiotherapists have advanced training in the area of pelvic floor rehabilitation. Assessment and treatment for pelvic floor disorders is provided in our private treatment rooms on a one-on-one basis with an Athletico male or female physiotherapist


Athletico physiotherapists have received advanced post-graduate training in this area from leading pelvic floor rehabilitation specialists in the US and always incorporate the best available research in formulating individualized treatment plans combined with other treatment options to help you with a successful recovery


Athletico Pelvic Health physiotherapists are rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the controlled acts involved while providing these assessment and treatment techniques in the province of Ontario


Specially trained Athletico male and female physiotherapists are able to help you with recovering from various pelvic floor conditions including:


  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain Syndromes
  • Pre- and Post-Natal Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
  • Dyspareunea (Pain with intercourse)
  • Incomplete Emptying
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Constipation
  • Vulvodynia, and many more

We will always work with your physician and medical specialists to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcomes from our programs!


Functional Dry Needling (FDN)

Athletico physiotherapist Richa has received advanced postgraduate training in the performance of Functional Dry Needling. Richa has also been trained in the unique techniques involved in performing Dry Needling in the Pelvic Floor region by Specialists in the US.


Dry needling involves the penetration of Tight Muscle Trigger Points with a sterile needle in order to provide quick and effective relief from your symptoms. Dry needling is a technique similar to Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) where an acupuncture needle is used to relax tight muscles and stimulate the healing of over sensitive nerves. Its called “dry” because nothing is injected into the body.


Your Athletico physiotherapist will perform a thorough examination of your condition to determine if you might be a candidate for FDN.


Athletico physiotherapists are well-trained a qualified in performing Dry Needling and are rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform the Controlled Act of Dry Needling in the Province of Ontario


Intra Muscular Stimulation (IMS)

IMS also known as GUNN IMS is a unique assessment and treatment system used commonly for treating chronic pain syndromes. The principles of IMS are a true Canadian invention by past UBC professor and Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Chan Gunn who after many years of research and development is credited for creation of the unique IMS system of assessment and treatment.

Dr. Gunn and the iSTOP institute has over the years trained hundreds of physiotherapists and physicians in this unique assessment and treatment system.


The Gunn IMS educational program which is administered by the UBC has very strict admission criteria which is thought to be one of the factors responsible for the scarce amount of Certified IMS practitioners in Ontario.


When clinically indicated, a specific examination is performed to establish if a patient would be a candidate for IMS treatment. Your Athletico Certified IMS physiotherapist will then provide treatment-combining IMS with other research-based treatment strategies to get you better, Faster!

Custom and Over-The-Counter Orthotics

Athletico Physiotherapists have Years of experience with the prescription and design of Custom and Over-the-Counter Foot Orthotics and Custom Footwear. Our orthotics are designed to provide comfort and assist with obtaining optimal alignment of your body, while mitigating cumulative stresses on your joints, spine, muscles and ligaments.


The findings of a thorough biomechanical static and dynamic analysis while non-weight bearing, standing, walking and running is performed by Athletico physiotherapists to determine if you need custom or over-the-counter orthotics.


Properly fitted orthotics (custom-made or over-the-counter) are an important part of your foot health and research has shown a direct correlation between improperly fitted footwear and excessive strain and wear on your joints, muscles and ligaments leading to repetitive stress injuries including shin splints and many knee, ankle, hip and spinal conditions.


All Custom-Made Orthotics at Athletico are prescribed and dispensed by specially-trained and experienced physiotherapists. Depending upon your insurance coverage requirements, you might require a prescription from your physician for custom-made orthotics. At Athletico, we will work closely with your physician and if needed, we can refer you back to your physician for a prescription.

Medical Compression and Sports Socks & Stockings

At Athletico, we have Years of experience with the measurement, prescription and dispensing of Custom and Over-the-Counter Medical and Sports Compression Socks and Stockings.


Compression Therapy above the pressure gradient of 20mm of Hg is considered a medical device and should be prescribed by a health provider, including an Athletico Physiotherapist. Research has shown many advantages of Graduated Compression Therapy in the Prevention and Management of many lower extremity repetitive-stress injuries as well as Cardiovascular conditions including varicose veins, lymphedema, CHF etc.



Athletico physiotherapists have received advanced post-graduate training in the assessment, prescription and measurement of Medical and Sports Compression Garments and will be able to evaluate and determine if you would benefit from Medical or Sports Compression Therapy. Your Athletico physiotherapist will review your cardiovascular and circulatory status and combine this information with the mechanics of your body, both static and during movement to help find the best management plan for you, which may include Medical or Sport-Specific Compression Therapy.


We have worked with an excellent lab in Quebec for years who hold a reputation for an excellent turnover time for OTC and Custom-Made compression garments, to ensure that we get the equipment you need to you.. FASTER!


All Athletico custom-made compression garments are prescribed and dispensed by specially-trained and experienced Athletico physiotherapists. Depending upon your insurance coverage requirements, you might require a prescription from your physician for Custom Compression Therapy. At Athletico, we will work closely with your physician and if needed, we can refer you back to your physician for a prescription.

Custom and Over-the-Counter Joint Bracing

Athletico physiotherapists when clinically indicated are well-trained to prescribe, measure and dispense Over-the-Counter and Custom braces for your ankle, knee, SIJ, spine, elbow wrist and other joint conditions.

Athletico works with a World Leader in Custom Joint Bracing to help obtain High Quality Braces to help with your condition. Bracing has shown by research to be vital in providing the static and dynamic support to your joints, while mitigating mechanical stresses and further damage to your healing tissues.

All Athletico Over-the-Counter and Custom-Made Braces are prescribed and dispensed by specially-trained and experienced Athletico physiotherapists. Depending upon your insurance coverage requirements, you might require a prescription from your physician for Custom Bracing. At Athletico, we will work closely with your physician and if needed, we can refer you back to your physician for a prescription.

Electrotherapeutic Modalities



Our clinic is well equipped with 6 individual treatment areas.


Your Athletico Physiotherapist, when indicated will combine a multitude of modalities including EMG, Ultrasound, IFC, TENS, Tissue Distraction Cupping and Electrical stimulation with an active treatment approach to help achieve the best possible clinical outcomes!

Concussion Management

Concussions have quickly become a nationwide concern. The Shift Concussion Management Program provides an advanced approach to concussion awareness and management, guiding injured athletes and non-athletes to a safe return to both sport participation and daily life activities. It is well established that concussions tend to go under-reported in youth sports, and this stems, in part, from a lack of knowledge of both the signs and symptoms of a concussion and the proper recognition and management of the injury. The Athletico Concussion Management program emphasizes a continuum of care from education and baseline testing to injury management and return-to-play or activities of daily living.


It is important for the clinician to be able to effectively identify physical signs of a concussive injury to the brain and manage these symptoms quickly and effectively. Concussions can be a result of a sports injury or car accident and are more common then we have thought. A patient with concussion-related deficits post 3 months of trauma are diagnosed as having "Post-Concussion Syndrome". Some signs of PCS can be a combination of:


  • Headache
  • Pressure in Head
  • Neck Pain
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Balance Problems
  • Sensitivity to Noise
  • Feeling Slowed Down
  • Feeling like ‘Being in a Fog”
  • Melaise (“Don’t Feel Right”)
  • Difficulty Concetrating
  • Difficulty Remembering
  • Fatigue or Low Energy
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Trouble Falling Asleep
  • More Emotional
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Nervous or Anxious

Athletico physiotherapists with their Years of Advanced Education and Experience managing Sports Injuries are very well placed to provide you with solutions for your pain condition and get you back to the things you love to do... Faster!

Dizziness and Vertigo: Vestibular Rehabilitation

Patients with vestibular system disorders may experience symptoms including vertigo, dizziness, imbalance or visual disturbances. These conditions usually affect the vestibular system which commonly involves the inner ear and the neurological system.


Vestibular system disorders are unfortunately quite common in an active as well as the ageing population and can significantly affect a patients quality of life. 


Our Team Athletico Physiotherapists are trained with an Advanced Standing at an Advanced Level in assessing and treating issues leading to dizziness and vertigo. In some instances, long-term gains can be achieved with a single session of vestibular rehabilitation. Contact Team Athletico today to book an appointment and we will help you Get Better, Faster!


TMJ -  Jaw Pain Physiotherapy

Team Athletico Physiotherapists have received Specialized Training at an Advanced Level in assessing and treating conditions affecting the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) or Jaw Joint. In some instances, long-term improvement from Jaw Pain can be achieved with a few sessions of Physiotherapy with a Team Athletico Physiotherapist.

Conditions affecting the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) or Jaw Joint may present with symptoms including:

  • Pain or movement restriction with jaw/mouth function: mouth opening or
               closing, speaking, shouting, yawning, shouting, swallowing
  • Jaw joint noise: clicking sensation
  • Jaw locking
  • Pain in the facial region
  • Ear symptoms: ear pain, sensation of stuffiness/fullness, loss of hearing, infection
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo, nausea
  • Headaches
  • Stress, anxiety, teeth clenching and difficulty concentrating


Team Athletico Physiotherapists will perform a thorough Physical Examination with you to help determine the nature and origin of your symptoms to help establish an effective treatment plan to manage your Jaw Pain Condition. Your Team Athletico Physiotherapist will then Treat you combining many Cutting-Edge Research-Based strategies to Help get you Better, Faster!