Located on the corner of Pape and Danforth in the heart of Danforth Village, in Riverdale and East York, Don Valley Health & Wellness – Sports & Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Centre has come to pass as a touchstone of progress in an unreconstructed health care system and is committed to broadening the spectrum of care.
The goal of physiotherapy is to help you restore, maintain and maximize strength, function, movement, and overall well-being. Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises and provide essential education about the body, including what is preventing proper movement, how to restore mobility and independence, and how to avoid or prevent bodily injury.
Chiropractic is a health care profession emphasizing differential diagnosis, patient-centred care and research, with expert knowledge in spine and musculoskeletal health. Chiropractors assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints and provide a diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as adjustment, is to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function to help improve overall health.
Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation.
It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the body’s soft tissue, specifically muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints, for the purpose of optimizing health. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.
Osteopathy is a natural medicine that aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. To achieve this goal the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner relies on the quality and finesse of his/her palpation and works with the position, mobility and quality of the tissues.
Source: Canadian College of Osteopathy
Naturopathy is a distinct system of primary health care that addresses the root causes of illness, and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. It supports your body’s own healing ability using an integrated approach to disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention that includes: acupuncture/Asian medicine, botanical medicine, physical medicine (massage, hydrotherapy, etc.), clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, and lifestyle counselling.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.
Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems.
A practicing psychologist is trained to assess and diagnose problems in thinking, feeling and behaviour and to help people overcome or manage these problems. A psychologist is uniquely trained to use psychological tests to help with assessment and diagnosis. Psychologists help people to overcome or manage their problems using a variety of treatments or psychotherapies.
Orthopaedics is the branch of surgery devoted to treating a wide variety of injuries and disorders in children and adults pertaining to the skeleton and its supporting muscles. Your bones provide the structural frame for your skeleton, protect your internal organs, anchor muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints for movement, store calcium and produce blood cells. Healthy bones are dependent on a healthy lifestyle, but being active may also mean injury.