Physiotherapy is an evidence-based Movement Science. It aims at the prevention, rehabilitation, & optimization of Movement Disorders.

Physiotherapists are regulated primary healthcare professionals registered with the
College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. They have a Bachelor or Masters Degree in Physiotherapy Sciences. Many pursue advanced training, including, 
Manual Therapy, Soft Tissue Techniques, & Pelvic Floor Health

Physiotherapists help you achieve all of your physical health goals through restoring and improving dysfunctional movement! According to Modern Theories of Pain Sciences, pain stems from the brain telling you something hurts because your body is not moving correctly. 

Fix the pain by fixing the movement!

PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN TREAT, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

low back pain and stiffness disc bulge disc herniation pelvic pain
neck pain and stiffness
upper and mid back pain and stiffness
sciatica hip and leg pain
knee pain knee instability knee dislocation

Neck Pain
& Stiffness

Low Back & Pelvic Pain & Stiffness

Upper & Mid Back Pain & Stiffness

Sciatica, Hip
& Leg Pain

Knee Pain & Instability

Rotator cuff tear tendinitis frozen shoulder
headaches migraines vertigo
ACL repair knee scope total knee repair
ankle sprain
heel pain plantar fasciitis heel spur

Rotator Cuff Tear/Tendinitis, Frozen Shoulder

Headaches, Vertigo

Ankle Sprain

ACL Repair, Knee Scope & Total Repair Rehab

Heel Pain & Plantar fasciitis

Pelvic Floor Health

Wrist Sprain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tennis & Golfer's Elbows

TMJ Dysfunction

Disc Bulge, Scoliosis, Arthritis

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wrist sprain carpal tunnel syndrome trigger finger
tennis elbow golfer's elbow elbow tendinitis
tmj dysfunction
scoliosis arthritis disc bulge
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GET TO KNOW OUR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Nancy Lu Physiotherapist toronto
Nancy Lu

Registered Physiotherapist

Nancy graduated in 2017 from Western University with a Masters of Physical Therapy, and in 2014 from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Honors in Life Sciences, double majoring in biological and nutritional sciences.

Nancy is highly skilled in assessment and treatment; she uses a multi-modal approach for optimal outcomes that includes manual Therapy, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, and therapeutic exercise. She is highly passionate about getting individuals back to what they love doing most, through facilitation of the necessary skills for life-long health and well-being. As an advocate of health promotion and disease prevention, she uses her creativity and keen eye for body movement patterns to create holistic treatment plans with her patients. Given her scientific background, she is interested in the theoretical knowledge of the  functioning of the human body. In particular, Nancy is interested in neck and back pains, shoulder and hand conditions/disorders.

 

In her free time, you will find Nancy trying new outdoor activities, minimizing her space, and learning how to care for her plants.

Nancy Lu

In office: Wed, Fri, Sun

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ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS INJURIES

 

 

Our Physiotherapists use a range of hands-on therapeutic techniques in the treatment of orthopedics & sports injuries, including but not limited to joint mobilization, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise, and self-management. Read about our therapists' profiles to learn more about their techniques. 

joint mobilization manual therapy

 
JOINT MOBILIZATION

 
Joint mobilization involves low force and velocity movement of a stiff and/or painful joint.
It is needed for full restoration of movement that exercise alone cannot achieve.

myofascial release soft tissue release massage

 
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Myofascial release involves various hands-on techniques for normalizing muscle tone
& tissue sensitivity, eliminating muscle knots, and releasing stiff fascia.
This helps to optimize your stretching and strengthening abilities. 

exercise exercise rehab physiotherapy workout

 
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

Therapeutic exercise is the secret to total healing of a movement disorder. Without maintaining a home exercise program, the problem can come back. Therapeutic exercise, unlike regular exercise & physical activity, is targeted for your specific condition. 

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SELF MANAGEMENT

Self-management is the other secret weapon. The physiotherapist will teach you the tricks
of the trade to becoming pain-free for life, such as postural education, sleeping positions,
and self-release techniques. Once you are in the maintenance stage, it is recommended you arrange a maintenance schedule to make sure you are still on track!

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PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH

 
WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is not much different than a regular physiotherapy session.
Just like a regular session, the Physiotherapist will conduct a series of orthopaedic tests to assess movement. Upon your consent, an internal exam may be conducted in conjunction
to assess the muscle tone & strength of your pelvic floor muscles. 

 
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is beneficial for both women & men. Based on scientific evidence,
it can be used as a standalone treatment for pre-, peri-, and post-natal care, pelvic pains, urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, and post-surgical testicular cancer care.

 
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE PELVIC FLOOR?

The pelvic floor is a series of muscles and ligaments that form a sling to support the pelvic organs. It is involved in voiding of the bladder and defecation. It plays a role in sexual intercourse and pregnancy. And it is the floor of the "inner core" muscles for pelvic stability.

 
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION?

Dress comfortably as you would for a regular physiotherapy session. The internal exam requires de- from the waist down. If you are currently menstruating, the internal exam can still be performed. And don't overthink it! The Physio will guide you step-by-step!

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