Sports Physiotherapy for Recreational and Competitive Athletes

Olympic Athlete PG on AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

We have been providing Sports Physiotherapy to individuals of all athletic levels since we opened our doors.  From recreational athletes and weekend warriors, to competitive athletes and high level runners. Sports Physiotherapy can be thought of as a sub-specialization of traditional Orthopedic Physiotherapy, one that focuses on the unique injuries of athletes, and their sport-specific recovery and injury prevention needs.

We understand what recreational and competitive athletes want:

  1. They want the hands-on-therapy they need.
  2. They want home exercise programming to help them get back to their activity/sport faster.
  3. They want education to help prevent re-injury, and avoid long-term damage (for example see: “Does Running Cause Knee Osteoarthritis? Or protect against it?“)

And they want this without spending a lot of time going to appointments, or spending a lot of money on extra services or support staff.

This is how we do Sports Physiotherapy, and our team has a depth of experience to draw upon. Our team includes orthopedic physiotherapists with advanced manual therapy, running-specific rehab and gait training expertise, and for those who need it, pelvic floor physiotherapists and core strengthening specialists.

We can help with a wide range of sport-related issues, including treating acute injuries, episodic aches and pains, and chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis in runners; from postpartum return-to-activity issues in new moms to high-level athletes who need to ready for their next event.

Featured Staff Athlete: Sayaka Tiessen, PT

Runners and triathletes can benefit from being treated by a physiotherapist who has walked a mile or two in their shoes (or run a few thousand). Sayaka has been a competitive athlete all her life, with a current focus on triathlons. This past year Sayaka placed 4th overall at the Toronto Triatholon festival, and 2nd in her age category at Nationals!

Her personal passion for running and sport, is mirrored by her professional passion for treating runners, triathletes and other competitive athletes.

Outside the clinic when Sayaka is not training or competing, you can find her involved in the running and triathlon communities giving talks and training sessions.

Learn about more about Sayaka and our other exceptional physiotherapists here. Sayaka practices out of our Yonge and St. Clair location. Have a question about how we can help with your recovery, or just looking for some advice? Email a physio at info@torontophysiotherapy.ca.