Lisa received her Masters in Science in Physiotherapy in 2010 at the University of Western Ontario. Since then, she has extensive experience working with various ages with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
Lisa’s treatment stems from not just treating the symptoms but finding the root cause to effectively treat the patient so they can obtain faster and long lasting results. Based on each individual’s case a variety of treatment techniques are offered to best suit the patient’s needs.
Lisa values the importance of lifelong learning and continues taking postgraduate courses and staying updated with evidence based research publications.
Lisa is also a member with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and Orthopaedic Division.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys staying active through a balance of strength training, running, and yoga.
Harbourfront Medical Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy at Harbourfront Medical is located downtown at the corner of York St. and Queens Quay. It is conveniently at street level and is wheelchair accessible.
All sessions are direct one-on-one with the physiotherapist and held in a private room.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are registered healthcare professionals who are university trained and provide treatment to a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries and conditions. Physiotherapy will help restore your physical function after an injury, aid in preventing future injuries, and assist in disease prevention.
Common Conditions Treated
Neck and Back pain (including Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica)
Shoulder pain and stiffness
Elbow pain (including Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow)
Wrist and Hand pain (including Carpal Tunnel and ‘texting thumb’)
Tendonitis and Muscle Strain
Hip and Knee pain
Foot and Ankle pain (including Plantar Fasciitis)
Pre and Post-surgical rehab (including fractures)
Sport Related Injuries
Work-related aches and strains
Based on assessment findings and your goal, Lisa will recommend one or more of the following forms of treatment:
Manual therapy- joint and soft tissue mobilization
Individualized Exercise Program (including Prenatal Exercises)
Postural Education and Conditioning
Acupuncture, Dry Needling
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
No. Physiotherapists are primary health care providers whom are professionally trained to diagnose your condition. However, some insurance companies require a physician’s referral in order to be reimbursed for expenses. Please check the details of your extended health benefits if this is the case.
My doctor referred me to another clinic. Can I come for treatment at Harbourfront Medical Physiotherapy instead?
Yes you can! Patients have the absolute right to decide which physiotherapist is right for them. In addition to appropriate treatment, building a rapport and being comfortable with a physiotherapist is important in your recovery.
What happens at my appointment?
At your initial visit, your physiotherapist will conduct an interview and a thorough physical evaluation. This will be directly followed by treatment so you can immediately benefit from your experience at our facility.
What do I wear to my first assessment and sessions?
We ask patients to wear clothing appropriate to the type and area of injury. To ensure comfort during therapy, you should wear loose clothing that allows room for movement.
Upper Body Injuries: tank tops or loose T-shirt
Lower Body Injuries: shorts or loose pants that freely allow your legs to move or can be pulled up over the knee
If coming in work attire, please note that we may have you lying down which may wrinkle your attire. Additionally, skirts/dresses make it difficult to get you in positions we may need to test or have you exercise in.
How long does a treatment session take and how many appointments do I need?
For starters, an initial assessment will be scheduled between you and your physiotherapist. All initial assessments are 1-hour long.
Your initial visit provides your physiotherapist with the requisite information to assess your concerns and issues, determine a prognosis, and create a treatment plan. This is where your road to recovery starts!
Thereafter, follow up treatments are 30-minutes or 45 minute sessions. You should note that all appointment times with the physiotherapist at Harbourfront Medical Physiotherapy are one-on-one.
The number of sessions you require depends on the severity of your condition. All patients are unique and individually evaluated.
Can I see a physiotherapist even if I do not have pain or an injury?
Yes! Seeing a physiotherapist is beneficial for numerous reasons. By seeing a physiotherapist, expect to increase your flexibility, strength, stability and balance – all of which are beneficial for injury prevention and optimizing your wellness. General maintenance is key to a long and healthy life.
I’m a senior and retired and do not have extended health benefits. Can I afford a physiotherapist?
Harbourfront Medical Physiotherapy offers a discounted rate for those over the age of 65 and retired from the workforce. Contact us for further details.