Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic - pt Health
- 2155 Lawrence Ave E, Unit 14
Scarborough, Ontario M1R 5G9
Canada (647) 794-3677
- General Parking
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- Cantonese, English, Russian, Farsi, Hindi, Punjab, Urdu, Gujrati, Mandarin
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Welcome to Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic
Helping Scarborough residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by OHIP & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
- Efficient Recovery: We get you back to enjoying a pain-free life as quickly as possible
- Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
- Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
- Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
- Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
- No Wait List: Access to therapy in under 48 hours – normally same day
We also offer a convenient no-obligation appointment option so you can learn more about how we can help with no commitment.
When you choose Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Lawrence Ave E, Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.
We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options. Click on the “condition” tab above to learn more about therapy options.
Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain
Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*
Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic can help you feel your best. Schedule your no-obligation appointment today using the form to the right, or give us a call and put Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Conditions We Treat
At Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
You’re In Good Hands At Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Custom Bracing
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Extended Benefits
- Government Funding
- Work Injury
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
Important Coverage Information:
OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)
We direct bill your OHIP plan.
Government funded physiotherapy treatments are available to those who meet certain criteria. Ontario Ministry of Health uses an “Episode of Care” coverage system that consists of a block of physiotherapy treatments provided to patients that meet the OHIP criteria.
The number, frequency and duration of visits offered during each episode of care must be necessary and reasonable for the treatment of your condition. Your physiotherapist will use their clinical judgement and evidence-based best practices to make that decision. Keep in mind, this program does not cover services aimed to maintain an existing level of function. A new referral from a physician or nurse practitioner is required for each episode of care.
OHIP eligibility criteria:
- Age 65 or over
- Age 19 or younger
- Post Hospital stay (within in the last 12 months)
- On Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works
- Other ODSP or Ontario Works without a health card
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
If you have extended healthcare benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in Ontario require that your claim be placed through your extended health plan first. Any remaining balances for services are then covered by your auto accident insurance plan. On your first visit, you may be asked to provide information about your extend health plan.
If you do not have an extended healthcare benefits that covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
We direct bill for Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) for you.
If you are injured while at work, you have the right to choose which healthcare provider you get care from. You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. For more information about your rights as an injured worker please see the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
If you sustain a workplace injury, you must contact your workplace immediately to ensure the proper paperwork is completed and that your claim is started.
WSIB provides physiotherapy coverage for workers injured on the job. We bill WSIB directly for treatments provided, complete necessary forms, progress reports, treatment extensions and communicate with adjudicators, your workplace and other healthcare professionals involved in your treatment. Our team can help you navigate through any WSIB paperwork that you may be unsure about.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Central Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Karandeep Riar - Chiropractor
Dr. Karandeep S. Riar, B.Sc (Hons), D.C.
Dr. Karandeep S. Riar earned a Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University and then went on to complete a Doctorate in Chiropractic. While completing his one-year internship, Dr. Riar was recognized with the health centre award for clinical excellence. Dr. Riar has obtained in-depth training in chiropractic adjusting, myofascial release therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, functional movement analysis, the use of various modalities, orthotics therapy and rehabilitation therapy. Dr. Riar also holds a certificate in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.
Dr. Riar is a firm advocate of patient-centered evidence-based healthcare. He spends a lot of time keeping up-to-date on current literature and attending various musculoskeletal seminars to expand his knowledge and apply it to patient care. His approach consists of getting patients out of pain as well as identifying and correcting aberrant movement and motor patterns that led to the patient’s problem in the first place.
In his spare time, Dr. Riar enjoys keeping fit through resistance training, running and playing basketball.
Dr. Riar is certified in:
-Graston Technique M1
-Myofascial Release Therapy
-Custom Orthotic Therapy
James Chen - Physiotherapist
MScPT, BSc (Hons Kin)
James completed his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2016, after graduating with a Bachelors of Science in the Honours Kinesiology co-operative program at the University of Waterloo.
In his clinical internships, James has had successful experiences in treating clients with musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions in acute care, rehabilitation and private practice settings. James recognizes the importance of physical activity in rehabilitation, injury prevention and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.
James uses a treatment approach that integrates manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and education in helping clients return to pre-injury function. James values continuing education and plans on completing courses in acupuncture, dry needling, graston technique and learning the McKenzie method of assessment and treatment in the near future.
In his spare time James enjoys playing badminton, making gains at the gym and smashing home runs on the softball diamond.
Renu Kumra - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Renu has been a Physiotherapy Support Personnel/assistant for over 18 years. She loves her job because it allows her to help and work with patients to achieve their goals, whether it is by patient education, mobilization, an exercise program, modalities, or emotional support. It gives her great satisfaction to be able to play a part in getting patients back to a desired and healthy state.
In her spare time she loves reading, attending continuing education courses, spending time with her family, and traveling.
Eugene Serebrennik - Massage Therapist
Eugene Serebrennik is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at Central Scarborough Physiotherapy. He graduated in 1999 from the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. He has been working at this clinic since 2010, focusing on chronic injuries and pain management. He also specializes in rehab and muscular dysfunction of the arm and shoulder. Previous to joining pt Health, he had owned his own clinic for 5 years. His goal is to help his clients return to their daily lives and activities.
Javad Nejatbakhsh - Physiotherapist
Javad’s been working at Central Scarborough Physiotherapy since 2004. He has achieved his McKenzie Certification (A & B) and a certification with Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (AFCI). He offers his patients the latest assessment and treatment techniques including sport taping, mobilization and manipulation mentored in Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). He has worked predominantly in orthopedics with additional experience in geriatrics, outpatient, and long term care as well as sport injuries.
Javad enjoys a balanced life outside of work, including hiking, biking and traveling to explore the new places. He is excited to be a part of pt Health team and looks forward to working with you to help on your road to recovery.
Prescilla Redulfin Marcos - Patient Coordinator
Prescilla is a Patient Coordinator at Central Scarborough Physiotherapy. She studied medical office assistant training through online and got my certificate in 2006. She has been an integral part of the Central Scarborough Physiotherapy team by coordinating booking patients’ treatment plans accurately, payments, and many more aspects of office administration and management. Prescilla ensures that the patients and team needs are managed efficiently.
Prescilla also took a 2 year course, Food and Nutrition Management from George Brown College. I am now an active member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. I’ve been working as administrative assistant for over 5 years, not to mention my work experiences from Philippines and Taiwan related to admin job.
Maria Nievera - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Tess is a Physiotherapy Support Personnel/Assistant at Central Scarborough Physiotherapy for more than 6 years. She works closely with the Physiotherapists to assist patients in recovering from their injuries by carrying out the treatment plans. She is also a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in the Philippines with 4 years of experience as an internationally trained Physiotherapist.