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, Toronto Registered Physiotherapist | Acupuncture Practitioner
BSc (Hons), MPhtySt
Specialities: Physio Exercise Rehabilitation, Shoulder Injury Rehab, Motor Vehicle (MVA) Rehab, Muscle Release Therapy, Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture
Clarence obtained a Master of Physiotherapy Studies degree from the University of Queensland in Australia in 2011. Prior to that, he graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University in 2008. Clarence has certifications in manual therapy and myofascial soft tissue release. He recently completed Level 2 of the Upper Quadrant and Lower Quadrant certifications from the Orthopaedic Division of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, a myofascial soft tissue release course taught by Tom Myers, the originator of Anatomy Trains Myofasical Meridians, and a Robin McKenzie Method (MDT) course focusing on the lower back. Clarence is looking to add to his educational repertoire by taking courses on post-concussion management.
Clarence enjoys treating a wide variety of injuries, especially the neck and shoulder, but also has a special interest in post-operative care – in particular – rehabilitating individuals after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs, meniscal repairs, Achilles ruptures, arthroscopic repairs of the hip/shoulder and fractures of the upper and lower extremities. He is well versed in post-surgical rehabilitation and will do whatever it takes to help you meet your short and long-term goals.
As well, he regularly provides in-home physiotherapy care in the uptown Toronto, Yonge and Eglinton, Lawrence Park, Forest Hill and Leaside areas, for individuals with limited mobility or general de-conditioning, usually after surgery or extended hospital stays. He has extensive experience restoring mobility and strength for seniors after falls and total hip and knee replacements.
As an experienced Toronto physiotherapist, Clarence believes in providing an active approach to treatment. He utilizes various methods in his manual therapy repertoire, prescribes graduated exercises / stretches to help with strengthening and mobility respectively, and advocates self-management in order to prevent re-injury. In his free time he enjoys watching movies, playing ultimate frisbee ,basketball, soccer and participating in long distance running events.
Lauren Binstock, 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!