Melrose Physiotherapy - pt Health
- 368 Melrose Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5M 1Z7
Canada (647) 794-3699
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- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Polish, Japanese, Filipino, German, Spanish
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Welcome to Melrose Physiotherapy
Helping Toronto residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Melrose Physiotherapy 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
- Custom Treatment Plans: Customized treatment plans will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
- 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 Melrose Physiotherapy you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Melrose Ave, Melrose Physiotherapy 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.*
Melrose Physiotherapy 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 Melrose Physiotherapy 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 Melrose Physiotherapy, 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.
Melrose Physiotherapy 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 Melrose Physiotherapy
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Melrose Physiotherapy 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
- Pediatric TX (3 yrs +)
- TMJ/ TMD
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 Melrose Physiotherapy, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Government Insurance
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
- Direct Deposit
- American Express
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.
Melrose Physiotherapy Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Waku Goto - Physiotherapist
Waku Goto graduated from Western University in 2017 with his Master of Physical Therapy. His treatment philosophy emphasizes the delivery of evidence-based, individualized treatments involving manual therapy, exercise prescription, therapeutic modalities and client education to empower clients in optimizing their health and well-being. He has completed courses in the Mulligan Concept, soft tissue release and manual therapy. In his spare time, Waku enjoys staying active through weight-lifting and playing flag football. He also loves music and watching his Indianapolis Colts play on Sundays.
Darek Spoz - Massage Therapist
Darek graduated from Kikkawa College Massage Therapy School in 1992, after obtaining his degree in Physical Education in 1985. He is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Massage Therapy Association. He concluded his training in various specialties of massage therapy techniques including; myofascial release, cranio-sacral therapy and others. He has practiced massage therapy for the past 19 years, including 16 years at Melrose Physiotherapy. He also has extensive experience conducting assessments for Independent Assessment Centres.
Willem McIsaac - Physiotherapist
Willem McIsaac MScPT, BSc, Physiotherapist. Willem received his Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto after completing his Bachelor’s of Science degree at McGill University. Will’s first experience in the field of rehabilitation was in the realm of neurological rehabilitation where he worked with individuals with acquired brain injuries or neurodegenerative conditions. He has now committed his efforts to helping individuals cope with persistent pain and injuries in the field of orthopedics. On top of his physiotherapy studies, Will has furthered his education through courses in soft tissue release, athletic taping, therapeutic neuroscience education on pain, and biomechanics and pain.
Julie Gourlay - Physiotherapist
Julie Gourlay, MScPT, Physiotherapist. Julie received her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy degree from McMaster University in 2016. Recently Julie has furthered her skills through a course on soft tissue release and in the near future she hopes to increase her knowledge in acupuncture and pelvic health. In her spare time she enjoys both running and crossfit.
Minette Tiangha - Physiotherapist
Minette Tiangha has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the Philippines and completed her Physiotherapy Assistant internship at Melrose Physiotherapy just before she was hired on permanently. Minette is an active member of the community and has begun the process of pursuing a license in Registered Physiotherapy.
Zeya Teodoro - Patient Coordinator
Zeya Teodoro graduated Mohawk College in 2016 with a diploma in Physiotherapist Assistant and Occupational Therapist Assistant. The Patient Coordinator role is fairly new role for Zeya, but she enjoys learning and taking on new roles in the clinic setting. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in bootcamp classes and spin classes.
Ryan Grigg - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Ryan Grigg has been working in PT Health clinics as a certified Physiotherapy Assistant for over 6 years. He is a constant support to all our staff and patients and has helped Melrose Physio fundraise hundreds of dollars by participating in Movember and other charities for the past several years.
Agnes Budyn - Physiotherapist
Agnes Budyn DPT, Bsc (Hons), Registered Physiotherapist, Clinic Team Manager. Agnes obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Utica College in New York, USA and her BHon degree in Science from McMaster University. Having experience in diverse clinical settings has helped Agnes to develop proficiency for working with a varied clientele and a multitude of health conditions. Agnes continues to build on her skills as a physiotherapist by receiving certification in anatomical acupuncture as well as other continuing education courses, most recently the TMJ.
Dr. Scott McCrae - Chiropractor
Dr. McCrae is a graduate of both the University of Victoria (Sciences) and the
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College here in Toronto. He practices at several pt Health clinics around the GTA.
Since finishing his studies Dr. McCrae has practiced a number of years in South America with the balance of his professional life spent practicing here in Toronto and the GTA.
Besides adding Acupuncture to his resume since graduation, Dr. McCrae has become the gait scan professional who fits and dispenses orthotics for a number of our PT Health clinics. He also does custom bracing.