Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is offered at GSH Medical Liberty Village and GSH Medical Forest Hill 

Book an appointment with a Sport Specific Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy is a health care profession that focuses on the treatment and prevention of physical injury and disease. Physiotherapists have completed a physiotherapy program at an accredited university, have been licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and must maintain their clinical skills through post-graduate courses on an ongoing basis. At your first visit, a physiotherapist will perform an assessment to determine the cause of injury and design a personalized treatment plan to restore function. This treatment plan may include manual therapy techniques to mobilize the joints and soft tissues, massage therapy to release the myofascial tissue, electrotherapeutic modalities to control inflammation and pain, and individualized exercise prescriptions to stretch and strengthen musculoskeletal structures. There is also an education component to physiotherapy that will address posture, body mechanics, ergonomics, work habits, pathology, injury prevention and return to work or sport. Other techniques often employed by physiotherapists include acupuncture, orthotic prescription, and bracing or taping.

The professionally trained and registered physiotherapists at GSH Medical recognize that each patient has unique injuries and requires an individualized treatment plan. Our physiotherapists have advanced training in manual therapy with continually upgraded skills to stay current with advances in medical research. They understand the importance of communication among patients’ health care providers, and keep each patient’s family doctor up to date with their treatment and progress. We provide patient-centered, evidence-based care and focus on open communication within the multi-disciplinary health care team.

Our primary focus is to restore function and improve your quality of life through caring, skillful and personalized applications of exemplary physiotherapy services for clients of all ages.

 Registered Physiotherapists on staff at GSH Medical Liberty Village

Joanne Ukposidolo

Alanna Holz

Kara Messenger

Stephanie Dragan

Eliza pereira-Karve

Meghan Stapledon

Services

  • Physiotherapy Assessment
  • Physiotherapy Session
  • Pelvic Floor Assessment
  • Pelvic Floor 45 min session
  • Pelvic Floor 30 min session
  • Acupuncture

Intake form for GSH Medical Liberty Village (you may print and fill this out before your appointment to save time)

Intake form download

Registered Physiotherapist on staff at GSH Medical Forest Hill 

Jerrick Yao PT, MPT, BScKin
Registered Physiotherapist
 
Jerrick completed his Master of Physical Therapy degree from D’Youville College in New York and his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. He successfully treats individuals of all ages with acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions using a whole-body functional approach. He also has experience with neurologic conditions. Jerrick is a manual therapy-based practitioner who emphasizes proper patient education and involvement. He incorporates mobilization and manipulation of joints, nerves and soft tissues, therapeutic exercise and taping, acupuncture/dry needling, and custom orthotics and bracing to help patients achieve their individual goals. He regularly participates in progressive continuing education and has a special interest in cranial, TMJ and foot & ankle conditions.
When not caring for patients, Jerrick enjoys an active lifestyle that includes spending time with his family, hiking, running and playing basketball and table tennis. He also enjoyed being a personal trainer and a volunteer therapist with Skate Canada.