Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - pt Health
- 520 Upper Sherman Ave
Hamilton, Ontario L8V 3L8
Canada (905) 389-0610
- Street Parking
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Tuesday : 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
- Saturday : 9:00AM-1:00PM
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Polish, Russian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjab, Gujrati, French
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Welcome to Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Helping Hamilton residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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 Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Upper Sherman Ave, Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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.*
Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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 Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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 Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, 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.
Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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 Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 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:
- Massage Therapy
- Arthritis Management
- Athletic Therapy
- Chronic Condition Management
- Compression Garments
- Custom Bracing
- Ergonomic/Work Station Assessments
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Work Conditioning / Hardening
- Prenatal Massage
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 Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, 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
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.
Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Tristan Sault - Physiotherapist
Tristan graduated from D’Youville College with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 and from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Physical Education and Health in 2008. He has lived and worked in Hamilton since 2014. He is currently one of the Physiotherapists at Mountain Physiotherapy.
Tristan finds that effective patient care and wellness comes from a combination of patient engagement, promoting independence and ensuring the physiotherapy experience is an enjoyable one. Tristan also places a high importance on evidence-based medicine as a guiding light in designing his treatment plans. Tristan believes patient feedback and input is a valuable part of the physiotherapy experience.
In his spare time Tristan enjoys spending time outdoors, either in the sun or snow, hiking and spending time with friends and family as well as being an avid fan of all local sports teams.
Rijul Sharma - Physiotherapist
Rijul believes in diagnosing and treating the root of the problem rather than just the problem itself. After completing four years of bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from India, he has worked in various hospitals and clinics as a physiotherapist. The focus of Rijul’s practice is on client centred approach with implementation of hands on manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise and patient education. He has completed post-graduate training in acupuncture, soft tissue release, kinesio taping and is pursuing further training in various other courses to enhance his treatment skills.
Brennan Patrick - Massage Therapist
Brennan graduated Everest College in 2014, obtaining a diploma in Massage Therapy after passing the Ontario Examination Process, and becoming a Registered Massage Therapist.
Brennan was trained in Swedish Massage Therapy Techniques, Joint Mobilizations, Fascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and Remedial Exercise. Brennan has been a part of the PT Health team since March 2015 and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario as well as The Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. Brennan also plans on upgrading his skills and knowledge to better meet client needs in a more effective manner.
Tracey Aspin - Massage Therapist
Tracey is an Honours graduate from the Massage Therapy program at Trillium College in Burlington in 2012.
Tracey has over 10 years’ experience in the rehabilitation field as a Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy assistant and 4 + years as a Registered Massage Therapist. Tracey brings compassion, care, and empathy towards her clients during all their Massage Therapy treatments. Tracey’s knowledge and experience is a great asset and she is a very valuable team member at Mountain Physiotherapy.
“Trust me you need me to knead you..” Tracey Aspin
Caitlin Durette - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Diploma in Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant
Caitlin Durette has been with pt Health for two and a half years since her graduation from Niagara College in 2014. In school, Caitlin studied the Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant Program and has been working as Physiotherapist Assistant with us ever since. Caitlin started out with the company floating to different clinics before she received her full-time position at Mountain Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation. Caitlin is known and loved by all her patients as she’s always found laughing and smiling while interacting with her patients on a day to day basis. Caitlin’s exceptional personal skills make Caitlin so easy to communicate with and build a therapeutic relationship with during your treatments at Physio. Caitlin suffered from an ACL reconstruction back in 2008 which lead her to do what she is doing today and makes her very understanding and compassionate to patients who are dealing with injuries and pain levels.
Diana Sverdlov Varengaupt - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Diana completed her diploma in PTA at National Academy of Health and Business August 2016 which has prepared her for work in the healthcare field.
Since then she has worked with PT Health as a Physiotherapy Support Personnel.
Diana enjoys meeting new faces and maintaining good relationships with patients and their families. Diana is very organized with a keen attention to detail. She is able to converse easily with patients to put them at ease and explain procedures.
Diana has a passion for fitness, she loves cardio and strength training classes using all sorts of bands, balls, weights and sliders and assists others in achieving their fitness goals.
In her spare time, Diana enjoys spending time with her family and two kids, she also interested in Archeology as she was Graduated with B.A.degree in Archeology, Geography and Environment in 2010 from Tel Aviv University.
Antonietta Pasquale - Patient Coordinator
Antonietta graduated from Medix College in Brantford, ON. in 2007 with her Diploma in Medical Office Assistant, and 2008 with her Diploma in Phlebotomy and EKG from Medix College, London.
Antonietta is a highly energetic, compassionate, personable, caregiver who encourages the safety and well-being of her patients, co-workers, and public.
Antonietta is relatively new to the medical field and her eagerness to learn, assist, and improve will be her greatest asset with her Patient Coordinator position at Mountain Physiotherapy PT Health.
Antonietta enjoys travelling, spending time with her 2 children, and just getting in the car and driving on a sunny day.
“You are so much stronger than you think..” Antonietta Pasquale
Joanna Domienik - Patient Coordinator
Joanna graduated from George Brown College with a Pre-Health Sciences diploma in 2005. Through further academic programs for nursing Joanna demonstrates great compassion, knowledge and understanding towards each new patient that walks through the door.
Joanna has been with PT Health since 2015 and has created great relationships with her patients. Joanna likes to spend her spare time at home with her 2 children, outside gardening and is an avid reader.
“You don’t need a reason to help people, it should come naturally..” Joanna Domienik
Nupur Panchal - Physiotherapist Resident
Nupur is an internationally graduated Physiotherapist and has also pursued a diploma in Health, Wellness and Fitness from Mohawk college.
She is a highly motivated, confident individual with exceptional multi-tasking and organizational skills. She is a caring PT with strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in time management.
Megan Shanahan - Physiotherapist
MSc (PT), B.A. (Hons)
Megan graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2017. She was born and raised in P.E.I and now lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Megan plans to further her education by taking additional courses in acupuncture and manual therapy. She believes in using an evidenced-based approach to treatment along with a client-centered focus to improve each patient’s overall well-being.
Tawnya Metcalfe - Patient Coordinator
Tawnya started working for pt Health as a patient co-ordinator in October 2017. She graduated from the Medical Administrative Program at Mohawk College in June 2017.
She is passionate about being the first person a patient sees when they walk in the door and making them feel welcome and comfortable.
Katie Dawson - Physiotherapist
Katie received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2012. She has worked in Waterdown for the past 5 years and is now splitting her treating time between Waterdown and Hamilton. She is currently the Clinic Team Manager of Flamborough and Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.
Previously, Katie graduated with an Honours Degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2010. Katie is eager to learn and is taking additional post graduate training in order to further her clinical knowledge. She also is a competitive athlete with an extensive background in ringette. She enjoys weightlifting and playing a variety of sports throughout the year.