Lawrence Park Health and Wellness Clinic is an evidence informed clinic located at Yonge and Eglinton in busy midtown Toronto – this means that the treatments we offer are based on the most up to date clinical research, with our practitioners informing and involving you in all stages of your treatment plan – it is important to us that YOU are always informed and an active part of your care! Our North Toronto Physiotherapists are all university educated health professionals and work closely with you one-on-one to treat, manage and prevent many physical problems caused by illness, disease, sport-and work-related injury, aging and long periods of inactivity. At Lawrence Park Health, our Physiotherapists specialize in hands-on manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. Yes, we do have electrical modalities at the clinic as well, but we prefer to work with our hands and get down to the root cause of your problem! At Lawrence Park Health Clinic in Toronto, we work in many areas including: orthopaedics, neurology, sports and overuse injuries, paediatrics, women’s health and pelvic floor rehab, seniors’ health, cardiac conditions and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Conditions Treated By Physiotherapy:
- Neck & Back Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
- Golfer’s & Tennis Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip / Knee Injuries
- Shin Splints
- Ankle Sprains
- Foot Pain
- Muscle Strains
- Ligament Sprains
- Sports and Overuse Injuries
- Surgical Pre/Rehabilitation
What Should I Expect?
At Lawrence Park Health Clinic, you can always expect one-on-one treatment, 100% of the time. We have closed treatment rooms for your privacy, as well as a large open studio space with plenty of room for exercise rehabilitation. During your first visit, your Physiotherapist will complete a thorough assessment including a discussion of relevant health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, objective examination of strength, joint ranges of motion, reflexes, session and cardiorespiratory status. If applicable, your Physiotherapist will also examine relevant X-ray or MRI results, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment, your Physiotherapist identify a comprehensive problem list.
These concerns will be different for everyone, but could include:
- Restricted range of motion
- Poor stability or balance
- Difficulty walking or moving
- Difficulty participating fully in a sport
- Difficulty performing daily activities & chores
- Upcoming surgery requiring pre-op strengthening
From this individualized list, the Physiotherapist will work with you to identify realistic and achievable goals. For example:
- Short-term goals: decreasing pain and swelling; increasing movement
- Medium-term goals: increase strength and balance
- Long-term goals: return to playing a sport; return to work; restore or maintain independence at home; better post-surgical outcomes
Your Lawrence Park Physiotherapist will then review their clinical findings with you, answer any questions you may have, and work in partnership with you to develop individualized goals and treatment programs tailored to your unique needs. Our pracitioners pride themselves on taking the time to work one-on-one with patients to formulate a treatment plan that focuses on active achievement of goals.
Physiotherapy Treatment Components May Include:
- Full medical history, orthopaedic assessment & consent, prior to treatment
- In-clinic and at-home exercise rehabilitation programmes
- Soft tissue release/massage
- Joint mobilization or manipulation
- Electrotherapeutic modalities including: ultrasound, interferential current (IFC), TENS, and electro-acupuncture
- Therapeutic Taping and Custom Bracing
- Education about dos and don’ts specific to your injury
- Ergonomic consultation
In addition, our Physiotherapists have a wide network of specialists and other healthcare professionals, and will not hesitate to make a referral when appropriate.
In-Home Physiotherapy Treatments – NOW AVAILABLE!
Lawrence Park Health Clinic is pleased to offer in-home and workplace on-site physiotherapy treatments. Most of our in-home and workplace physio appointments are booked between the hours of 8am – 4pm, Mondays and Wednesdays, but we do offer some flexibility if we have a therapist available during your requested appointment time. If you have difficulty getting around due to mobility issues, lack of transportation, or just simply prefer to be treated in the comfort of your own home, in-home physiotherapy just might be the perfect fit for you! Other great candidates for in-home physiotherapy include those that are getting ready for surgery (pre-surgical pre-habilitation), or recovering from surgery (post-surgical rehabilitation). Our Toronto physiotherapist is available for in-home treatments within the north Toronto, midtown Toronto and downtown Toronto areas. If you live outside a 30min radius of our clinic, extra travel fees may apply. Please call us for bookings and additional information, we look forward to meeting you!
Our Yonge Eglinton Toronto Physiotherapy Team
Clarence Lau, Registered Physiotherapist | Acupuncture Practitioner
Clarence obtained a Master of Physiotherapy Studies degree from the University of Queensland in Australia. Prior to this, he graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science at McMaster University in Hamilton. During his time in Australia, he worked at a private clinic in downtown Brisbane and completed level 1 and 2 of Lyn Watson’s shoulder specialization course, as well as Level 1 of his Kinesio Taping certification. Upon his return to Canada as a Toronto physiotherapist, Clarence has obtained his certification in medical acupuncture, an excellent modality for treating pain, headaches, trigger points and stubborn “knots” in muscles, reducing swelling and inflammation, expediting the healing process and increasing muscle recruitment.
Clarence enjoys treating a wide variety of injuries with a special interest in neck, low back, and shoulder pathologies. Clarence believes in providing an active approach to treatment with hands-on therapy, one-on-one supervised exercise and advocates self-management in order to prevent re-injury. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, playing ultimate frisbee, basketball, soccer and participates in long distance running events.
Alanna Fish, Toronto Physiotherapy Resident
Alanna graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after completing her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. During her time at Western, Alanna worked as the student Trainer for University of Western Ontario’s Varsity Women’s Field Hockey Team, allowing her to gain experience working with high level athletes and various injuries. Alanna gained a deep appreciation for working among a multidisciplinary team to provide the best quality of care for her athletes.
Alanna has completed courses in basic sport taping, soft tissue release and has obtained her Level 1 Certification in Manual Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She strongly believes in continued education to gain the most up-to-date techniques to incorporate in to her Toronto physiotherapy practice.
As a Toronto physiotherapy resident, Alanna enjoys treating patients of all ages and conditions. Her treatment approach is focused on using client specific goals in order to create individualized programs. Alanna uses manual therapy (hands-on treatment), exercise prescription, as well as patient education to build the most effective program for each patient. Alanna is excited to implement the best physiotherapy treatment plans for all of her clients to help them return to their pre-injury level from recreational physical activity to highly competitive sport.
Growing up, Alanna was always involved in sports from a young age and realized it was important to be active and take care of your body. Alanna is an avid sports fan, especially for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Alanna is very excited to be a part of the Lawrence Park Health Clinic team and looks forward to helping you move and feel better!
Lauren Smith, Toronto Physiotherapy Assistant | Certified Personal Trainer
Lauren is currently a student at Humber College in the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant program in Toronto. A previous Dalhousie University graduate with a Bachelors in Science, Lauren played fours years of Varsity Volleyball for the Dalhousie Tigers. Still passionate about the sport, she is a Provincial Volleyball Referee and refereed at the Parapan Am games in Toronto. For recreation she plays in indoor and beach volleyball leagues and pick up tennis. She enjoys taking her puppy on long hikes throughout the GTA and being outdoors. Lauren is excited about enhancing her knowledge of all the multi-disciplinary rehab fields at Lawrence Park Health Clinic and looks forward to assisting our clinic patients and clients in achieving their health and fitness goals. She is eager to continue learning about rehabilitation while she attends school for her diploma to become a Toronto physical therapy assistant. As a certified personal trainer at our Yonge and Eglinton location, Lauren prides herself on challenging her training and rehab clients, as she helps them to build strength, tone muscles, and improve fitness levels – all while having fun and working in a safe environment. You might also find Lauren’s smiling face at clinic reception sometimes – feel free to say hello and ask her how she can help work with you one-on-one to achieve your health and fitness goals!