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Woman trying on custom orthotics

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.

Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.

five orthopedic footwear lined up.

At Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre, we offer a variety of trendy and supportive footwear designed to work in unison with your custom orthotics.

While a custom orthotic helps to improve biomechanical foot function, accommodative orthopedic footwear with proper support throughout is critical in ensuring the custom orthotic is utilized most efficiently.

Black Compression Hosiery

With over 50% of adults at risk of Chronic Venous Disorders (CVD), understanding the causes is important. CVD is the result of everyday symptoms such as tired, aching or swollen legs or Varicose Veins, and can lead to problems such as Deep Vein Thrombosis, leg ulcers and other severe venous disorders. 

Black knee brace on a man's leg

Bracing can be used to help prevent injury, reduce pain and stabilize joints. At Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre we offer to brace of both custom (knee) and off-the-shelf varieties.

A custom knee brace is made specific to the measurements of your knee and to the condition or injury you have sustained.

Tens unit device with lead wires and four self-adhesive reusable electrodes.

Electrotherapy or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or Tens unit is a drug-free, non-invasive therapy designed to temporarily reduce and relieve muscle and joint pain, stiffness and numbness in the arms, legs, feet and lower back by applying electrical nerve stimulation to the surface of the skin near the site of the pain.

You can access service by telephone, e-mail, fax or walk-in.

Telephone

Call (416) 466-4438 Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm or Friday between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm to speak to a receptionist and schedule an intake appointment with an appropriate clinician.

Email

Send an e-mail to info@dvhealthandwellness.com and include your contact information, best times to reach you and a brief outline of your health condition, and we will respond within one business day.

Fax

You can also fax a request to (416) 466-4452 and ask us to call or request an appointment. Please include your contact information, best times to reach you and a brief outline of your health condition, and we will respond within one business day.

Walk-in

If you’re in the neighborhood, please drop in during office hours Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm or Friday between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm to speak to the receptionist about scheduling an intake appointment with the appropriate clinician.

A patient receiving massage therapy by a therapist at a clinic

Massage therapy has existed for almost 4,000 years and is known to be one of the oldest methods of healing. It is a widely accepted and effective treatment for reducing stress and decreasing muscle pain and stiffness. It is also used in aiding rehabilitation and postural realignment.

Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre is located at 658 Danforth Avenue, Suite 200, at the northeast corner of Pape and Danforth. Enter the lobby of the building at 658 Danforth Avenue and take the elevator to the second floor to Suite 200, next to the courtyard fountain.

Motor Vehicle & Parking

The clinic can be reached either by Pape Avenue or Danforth Avenue.

Parking

In addition to street parking, the nearest ‘Green P’ public parking lot is located on the west side of Pape Avenue directly north of Danforth Avenue.

Subway

Located just steps from the Pape subway station on the Bloor-Danforth (Green) TTC line. Leaving the station, walk one block south on Pape to Danforth Avenue and turn left on the Danforth. The clinic is in the first building on your left at 658 Danforth. Enter the building and take the elevator to the second floor; the clinic is located next to the fountain in Suite 200.

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing as you may be participating in exercise, depending on your specific treatment. Additionally, try to keep any injured areas accessible.

For example, if you have a shoulder injury, wear a loose fitting t-shirt in order to provide your clinician with the ability to comfortably work on the area if necessary.

A old couple smiling at each other after osteoporosis treatment

[BoneBuilder Program]

Bone strengthening for people with osteoporosis

As you age, your bone density decreases, putting you at risk of injury. The Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre BoneBuilder Program is designed for individuals who have a lifelong commitment to building and maintaining healthy bones. The program consists of a series of annual sessions devoted exclusively to measuring, monitoring and managing multiple determinants of optimal bone health.

A woman with arthritis exercising with a physiotherapist

[MobilityPlus Program]

Early intervention for arthritis

If you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, you’ll want to choose an evidence-based approach to the care of ageing joints. Learn about how to control pain and slow the progression of the disease. Extend the life of your joints with the help of our team of allied health professionals.

Early intervention includes understanding osteoarthritis and how it affects you, medications and supplements, nutrition and weight management, and adapting exercise and activity to protect your joints. Program participants receive The Arthritis Helpbook and a customized home rehabilitation kit.

A pregnant lady being offered pre-natal care

[Supportive care for expectant mothers]

Designed to provide supportive care for expectant mothers, our pregnancy pre & post natal care program offers expert care and advice from our team of allied health professionals throughout your pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Program modules include an array of paramedical services and medical devices that address pregnancy-related issues. Each program is tailored to the expectant mother’s specific needs and insurer eligibility requirements.

An old patient getting helped by a nurse during knee replacement surgery recovery period.

[GoodRecovery Program]

Pre and post-operative fitness

If you’re a candidate for surgery and interested in accelerating your recovery and prolonging the success of your surgery, then the insurance-eligible GoodRecovery Program is for you. It will give you the information and tools you need to make the right personal health care choices and lifestyle changes to achieve the best post-operative results.

Osteopath in white dress performing osteopathy/osteopathic treatment on a female patient

Osteopathy is a type of alternative or holistic medicine. It is a manual therapy method that is used in a variety of conditions. It is also considered a whole-body therapy, which means various areas of the patient’s body can be addressed in a single session. This is a more hands-on approach to treating certain conditions. The therapy is sometimes referred to as osteopathic manipulative treatment.

What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy involves a manual therapy mechanism, where hands are used as a therapeutic technique. A doctor of osteopathy uses their hands to manipulate several internal parts of the body. The spine is often targeted through osteopathy medicine. Other areas can also be focused on – including the joints and muscle tissue.

A motor of healing herbs with oil, turmeric and lavender in a naturopathic clinic

Pharmaceutical drugs are mostly used to treat chronic disorders, as well as acute illnesses, in the modern-day. While these drugs do offer effective ways to treat several conditions, there are some concerns among people. This includes the risk of side-effects associated with pharmaceutical products. Naturopathy is an alternative treatment option that many are considering, providing a safer approach to treating health conditions.

What Is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a field of alternative medicine that focuses on using natural remedies and treatments for a patient’s diagnosed condition. There are two different types of naturopathic practitioners that patients can see.

Woman undergoing an acupuncture treatment with line of needles in her face,

Alternative medicine plays a big part in the treatment of chronic diseases today. There are several options that people are able to opt for – many of which not only helps with chronic conditions but also serve as excellent treatments for some of the more common ailments.

Acupuncture is an excellent alternative medicine method that helps to reduce stress, takes away headaches, and offers many other potential benefits. Even though the idea behind acupuncture may seem a little frightening at first, most people find that it is not an uncomfortable or unpleasant experience.

 

A psychologist providing psychotherapy to a couple.

An estimated 46.4% of all Americans will experience some type of mental illness at some point in their lives. About 6% of people with psychological problems have three or more mental illnesses. These conditions are very common. Mental illnesses are highly treatable – yet the majority of people with these conditions do not receive the treatment they need.

While medication is sometimes used as a treatment, most people find that psychotherapy also plays an essential role in helping them overcome a mental condition. The treatment can be helpful for various types of mental illnesses, and may sometime assist the patient in addressing the root causes of depression, anxiety, and other conditions.

Orthopedic Surgeon discussing an X-ray film with a female colleague.

[Lower Extremity]

Orthopedics 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.