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Are you looking for help with physiotherapy in Etobicoke ON? The team at Health For Life Centre is here to help.

Conditions That Physiotherapy Can Help in Etobicoke ON

Physiotherapy helps restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physiotherapy or "medically directed rehab" helps restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Our Etobicoke ON patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.

Treatment often includes exercise; especially for patients who have been immobilized or who lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physiotherapy helps encourage patients to use their muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion. More advanced exercises focus on improving strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home.

Physiotherapy also helps treat a wide range of disorders; such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy.


Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physiotherapy?

  • You can have direct access to Physiotherapy without visiting your Medical Doctor if you would like. This means that you don't need to see a medical doctor or primary care provider unless your workplace health insurance requires a prescription for coverage.

What is the difference between a chiropractor and a physiotherapist?

  • Physiotherapists perform a comprehensive analysis identifying injured joints, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances, and structural pathologies. A chiropractor evaluates the health of the spine and nerve system locating subluxations and removing them through specific chiropractic adjustments.


Health For Life Centre of Etobicoke ON was designed to provide an ideal environment for healing your body through chiropractic, massage and physiotherapy treatments. When you arrive at our office our physicians will take a thorough history, and evaluate the entire body including posture, biomechanics, range of motion and joint mobility to find out the cause of pain or disability. Treatment options and your personal goals will be discussed so that we can customize a treatment plan catered to you.

Each session will last roughly 30 minutes to one hour. The frequency of visits and the length of treatment is determined by the physiotherapist who prescribed the treatment. The results are typically a result of the patient's commitment level and willingness to participate in the process. When the patient follows the plan, does their exercises as often as suggested and uses the proper techniques, the treatment is typically very successful.


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Health For Life Centre
430 Brown's Line
Etobicoke, ON M8W 3T9
(416) 253-5433