Physiotherapy

“Kaizen Physiotherapy changed my life and
they are the best at what they do.”
- Peggy & Michael A

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based healthcare profession that views human movement as central to health and well-being. Physiotherapy aims to maintain, restore and improve your function after disease or injury, enabling you to keep moving and enjoying life without anything holding you back.

At KAIZEN, our physiotherapists’ ultimate goal is to empower you to fully recover and claim back your ability to do the things that matter to you,  whether that is getting you back to your game or simply being able to hold your child again!

We provide a full compliment of care, including all aspects of Physiotherapy treatments, as well as adjunct therapies that support you on your path to wellness:

Physiotherapy

At Kaizen,  our physiotherapists are registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Our physiotherapists are dedicated, experienced, and committed to your health and well-being.  Our common goals are to resolve pain, eliminate inflammation, restore function and maximize performance. To achieve these goals we develop a treatment plan that addresses the root cause of the condition and we employ a variety of beneficial treatments such as: manual therapy, prescriptive exercise programs, physical modalities (TENS, therapeutic ultrasound, acupuncture) and lifestyle self-evaluation and re-education.

What to expect from your first visit?

On your first visit, you will have a one-hour assessment and/or partial treatment with your physiotherapist in a private setting.  Your assessment will include:

  • Detailed history of your overall fitness and health, and specifics related to your exhibiting condition/injury
  • Physical examination of the area/s of concern
  • Physical testing to help determine the factors that may contribute to your condition/injury as well as measurements to assist with the rehabilitation progress
  • Discussion of your goals and commitment to the rehabilitation process
  • Development of a treatment plan that focuses on your needs and abilities
  • Discussion of active participation in a home program to maximize results
  • Discussion of treatment plan for in-person sessions

Follow up appointments are usually 45 minutes, providing full treatment which includes “hands on” manual therapy, implementation of a home exercise program, modalities for pain management and re-evaluation of your condition to ensure you are moving towards your goals.

Kaizen Physiotherapy offers you:

  • One-on-one physiotherapy care – we have no assistants
  • Private rooms that are sanitized regularly after each appointment
  • A bright, spacious gym area for cardio and training exercises
  • Pilates-integrated physiotherapy program
  • Facilitation of community based therapeutic pool/gym program
  • In-home physiotherapy treatments

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a combination of joint and soft tissue mobilization techniques such as manual stretching, friction massage, trigger point, muscle energy and myofascial release.  Manual therapy is part of a plan to help restore the range of motion of the joints and soft tissue following an injury.

Acupunture

Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) healing technique that has been applied for 2,500 years. It restores balance and maintains health using the body’s own defense systems.  As a form of alternative medicine, it involves the insertion of fine acupuncture sterile needles into specific areas of the body to achieve a variety of effects including: pain relief, reduction of swelling and improve circulation.

Acupuncture may not be appropriate for all patients. Our physiotherapists will assess your condition to determine if acupuncture is right for you and your rehabilitation program.

Neurological Rehabilitation (Neuro-rehab.):

Neurological rehabilitation is designed to help treat patients with nervous system damage or neurological diseases. The Neuro-Rehab process aims to increase function, reduce debilitating symptoms and improve a patient’s quality of life.

Our approach to Neuro-Rehab is to provide individualized assessment and treatment to assist those individuals with a variety of movement and functional impairments caused by conditions and/or injuries affecting the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Current evidence-based research has shown that certain therapeutic exercises based on normal movement patterns  such as Bobath and NDT (neuro-developemental techniques) are effective in assisting clients after a neurological injury to regain and/or maximize their mobility.  At Kaizen, our neuro-physiotherapists are highly trained with post-graduate courses and certification in NDT  and other neurological treatment techniques.

Once the assessment is completed, a customized treatment program is developed to meet a client’s specific goals. We work in collaboration with our client’s rehabilitation team (Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Work/Case Manager) and other healthcare professionals to provide a comprehensive system of care either in the clinic, in-home and/or in the community.

Some of the conditions that will benefit from a Neuro-Physiotherapist assessment and treatment program include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Post spinal surgery (discectomy, laminectomy, spinal decompression)
  • Gait Training

Physio-pilates

After you have recovered from your recent injury, the Physio-Pilates Supervised Program is a great way to continue your post-rehabilitation. You will go through an assessment with one of our on-site physiotherapists.  Your one-on-one Physio-Pilates session is guided by a Registered Physiotherapist and is used in conjunction with traditional physiotherapy treatments as a form of Pilates exercise rehabilitation.

Meet Our Physiotherapist

Rosa Maria Echevarria
PT c/NDT

For more than 25 years, Registered Physiotherapist, Rosa M. Echevarria, has worked with clients of all different movement capabilities to facilitate orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation.

Rosa’s warm, caring and professional approach has been the heart and soul of Kaizen since she became certified in 1998.   Like the Japanese word Kaizen, “the practice of continuous improvement”, Rosa is always striving for excellence and a 360° approach to ongoing wellness for her clients.  Her admiration and passion for the practice of Pilates lead her to launch Kaizen Pilates in 2017 as an ongoing functional fitness discipline to help clients achieve mind and body wellness beyond their rehabilitation.

Rosa is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  Her credentials include an undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy and post-graduate courses in NDT/Bobath Facilitation Techniques, Manual Therapy, Myofascial Release, Mackenzie Training, Biomechanical Foot Evaluation Orthotics Fitting and Acupuncture.  Rosa is passionate about the mind-body connection and has acquired further certification in acquired Brain Injury and in Stroke Assessment, NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment), Concussion Management and Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Rosa is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish with a good understanding of Italian.  She loves gardening, her many cats and to sing to Freddie Mercury’s greatest hits.

For further information please refer to our FAQ or contact us

Rates

Physiotherapy Fees
Initial Visit (Assessment & Rx) $ 110.00
Following Visits $ 70.00 (30 minutes)
$ 85.00 (45 minutes)
$ 100.00 (60 minutes)
Neuro/Ortho Rehab $ 100.00 (60 minutes)
Home Visits – Assessment & Rx $ 175.00 (60 minutes+travel)
Home Visits – Following Visits $ 150.00 (45 minutes+travel)
WSIB and MVA Fees are according to pre- approval Rx-Plan