YR News

Clinic Update #2

Tuesday March 17th, 2020 – 7am: Services Temporarily Suspended (Precautionary)

Dear Patients,

We continue to closely monitor developments as they relate to the coronavirus (covid-19) situation.  Our clinic is staffed by Physiotherapists and Chiropodists.  The professional associations and/or governing bodies for each of our practices have issued strong recommendations that as a precautionary measure, all non-essential and elective services be suspended immediately.  In response to this directive, our clinic has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend patient services effective March 17th, 2020.

If you require urgent care, do not hesitate to contact reception from 8am to 4pm at 905-715-7201 to discuss your options (Covid-19 screening still applies).

Our wish is that we are doing our part to support social distancing which can flatten the curve in the spread of this virus. 

This may be a stressful time for you.  Educate yourself by following reputable sources for information on this situation such as the Ontario Ministry of Health or similar government bodies.  Do remember to wash your hands frequently and carefully (even while inside your home), sanitize your phone, clean doorknobs and latches regularly and speak to someone if you’re worried or stressed.  We are all in this together.  Stay healthy and safe.  We will continue to issue updates on our status as the need arises.

York Rehab Management

Clinic Update: Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Monday, March 16, 2020 – 11am

Dear Patients,

We have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing developments as they relate to the coronavirus (covid-19) situation. Our reactions and decisions have been guided by communication issued by the local municipal government along with health authorities both locally and provincially.

As it stands our clinic is currently open in order for us to continue to treat and take care of our patients. Given our clinic is not a high-traffic facility we believe that we can maintain a low-risk environment. However, as the safety of our patients, as well as our staff, is of utmost importance, we are doing the following:

– Using passive screening with signage before you enter the clinic asking ALL visitors to the clinic to self-identify symptoms and if any exist, they must refrain from entering the clinic and should contact their healthcare provider.

– We are also conducting active screening at reception to confirm that you have seen and reviewed the signage at the entrance to the building.

– We are asking staff to remain at home if they show symptoms.

– We are increasing the frequency of cleaning rituals which include entrance door handles, armrests in the waiting area, the point of purchase (Interac) machine, all exercise equipment after every use and other regularly used technology in the office (keyboards and touch screens).

– We are also practicing frequent and thorough hand washing in addition to the normal practice of therapists doing so between each patient visit.

– We invite patients to request the treating therapist wear a mask if that increases their comfort level. However, we won’t be providing masks to patients. If a patient feels the need to wear or request a mask, we would ask that they refrain from coming to the clinic.

We are continuing to monitor the developing situation closely and will issue additional information as the need arises.

This is a stressful time for all of us. Remember to wash your hands frequently and carefully, and sanitize your phone. We wish you continued health and stay safe.

York Rehab Management

Congratulations on your degree Fiona!

York Rehab is extremely proud to announce that Fiona MacKenzie, one of our therapists, has successfully completed the Diploma Programme in Mechanical Diagnosis and therapy (MDT). She is one of less than 20 physiotherapists nationally and 400 physiotherapists internationally with this designation. Her new diploma represents an increased depth of training and certification that she can use to provide patient remedy in the McKenzie Method, an evidenced based and highly recognized treatment process. Well done Fiona.

Staff Member Wins Award

Carrie-Ann McQuaid was awarded the Stan Pagonis President’s Award for her volunteer commitment to York Simcoe Baseball. Well done Carrie-Ann and congratulations!


Staff attend Concussion Course – Returning to Sport After Injury

Topics included current techniques for the treatment of concussions and how to help people return to sport after injury. Course was organized by the Orthopeadics division of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Lecturers included Dr. Chantal Vaidyanath, a physiatrist who works with Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, St. Michaels Hospital and Synergy Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, specializing in treating patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Dr. Michael Hutchison, Director of the Concussion Program at the David L MacIntosh Sports Medicine Clinic and an Associate Professor at U of T. And Jacque van Irssel, a physiotherapist and PhD Student with U of O who has extensive experience treating patients with concussion. She is also an educator of physiotherapists on the management of post concussion symptoms.