Functional Fascia Therapeutics (FFT)

In 1996 Zhonghua Fu, PhD, invented a technique which inserts needles under the skin into the fascia.  The technique is different than traditional acupuncture as the needles are inserted horizontally and more superficially.  Only one needle is inserted at a time and the therapist provides the treatment by gently moving (swaying) the needle. The technique is relatively pain free.

The technique is used to reduce tightness in the myofascial system.  Its effect can be an immediate increase in mobility.

The theory behind the response is that the collagen tissues are most abundant in the subcutaneous layer of the body.  As the technique targets this layer of tissue it stimulates more change in connective tissues.

At the Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic we find that this technique is most effective when paired with soft tissue treatments that assist your full myofascial system to lengthen i.e. massage, soft tissue manipulation.  This technique, coupled with therapeutic exercises and posture change awareness creates a comprehensive catalyst for recovery from persistent musculoskeletal restriction.

Igal Untershats therapist at Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic in TorontoIgal Untershats is trained in Functional Fascia Therapeutics. To arrange an appointment please call 416 925 4687 or email: igalu@orthophysio.com

 

 

 

Welcome to our new Registered Physiotherapists!

Please join us in welcoming Taylor Sipos, Arjun Patel and Tiffany Shi to the team at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic. 

Taylor Sipos

Taylor completed his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Western University after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. His passion for physical therapy developed as he grew up participating in competitive sports.

Since graduation, Taylor has taken numerous courses to improve his skills and advance his professional development. These courses include the Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant course, Soft Tissue Release and Acupuncture. He plans to complete his manual therapy levels through the Orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Taylor delivers treatment with a great deal of empathy and compassion for his clients. He strives to provide evidence-based therapy with a strong focus on exercise and education. He believes in motivating his clients in taking an active approach in their rehabilitation to meet their individual goals.

In his spare time, Taylor participates in mid and long-distance running and as such, he has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of running-related injuries. In addition to running, he also enjoys weightlifting, playing hockey and cycling.

For an appointment please call The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic at 416 925 4687 or contact Taylor at tsipos@orthophysio.com

Arjun Patel

Arjun is a Registered  (Resident) Physiotherapist, MPT,BSc.  He completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at University of Toronto in 2019. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from University of Toronto in 2016- for which he received a high distinction honor.

Arjun came to physiotherapy through a research background. While working at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research he developed a passion for front-line clinical care. Coming from a sports background himself, he has a special interest in sports medicine and preventative healthcare. This made physiotherapy the perfect choice for his career.

Right from the start he has committed to involvement with the profession. During his Masters, he served as a student representative and a voting delegate for the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) as well as working as an athletic consultant for the Toronto Raiders Major League Quidditch team.

Arjun aims to collaborate with every patient to provide personalized and functionally oriented treatment which empowers them to reach their goals. Having worked as an athletic consultant, he looks to find the root cause of the problem and apply it to find long term solutions in rehab.

He is committed to lifelong learning and is currently pursuing advance training through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). His goal is to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). During his training he worked with spinal cord injured, and post-surgical, patients. In addition, he has completed advance first responder training and provides sports medicine coverage at tournaments.

Arjun loves to teach and is heavily involved in professional development. He is currently serving as an executive for the Private Practice Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and volunteers as a TA at University of Toronto, helping the next generation of Physiotherapy Students.

Outside of work, he enjoys reading, cooking, and stays active through sports. He is part of the Canadian Quidditch team program; and has recently taken up running and dragonboating. In addition to English, he is fluent in Gujarati, Hindi, and Urdu

For an appointment please call The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic at 416 925 4687 or contact Arjun at apatel@orthophysio.com

 

 

 

 

 

Tiffany Shi

Registered (Resident)Physiotherapist, MSc.PT, BSc

Tiffany graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2019. Prior to pursuing a career in Physiotherapy, Tiffany obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Biochemistry from McMaster University in 2017.

Tiffany is passionate about helping people recover from their conditions and return to the activities they love. She loos to obtain a thorough history and a holistic physical examination of patients to identify the root cause of the condition. Tiffany’s treatment approach includes manual therapy and evidence-based exercise prescription tailored to the different goals of each client.

Tiffany is a strong believer in life-long learning. She is interested in continuing education in areas of manual therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, concussion rehabilitation, and pelvic health. She has recently received her certification in level 1 orthopaedic manual and manipulative physiotherapy.

In her spare time, Tiffany is busy practicing in sabre fencing and refereeing at competitions. She also enjoys photography, sewing, life drawing, and reading. Tiffany is bilingual, she is happy to provide service in Mandarin if needed.

For an appointment please call The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic at 416 925 4687 or contact Tiffany at tshi@orthophysio.com

Announcing Aneila Amio – Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Reiki practitioner

We are excited to announce Aneila Amio is joining our team at the Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic. Aniela brings extensive experience in injury rehabilitation through Yoga and Pilates. She is certified in Pilates, Yoga and Reiki. Her focus is on spinal health and injury recovery as well as pre and post-natal care. Aniela will be an integral part of the team, along with our registered kinesiologist, John Gray, in helping you to advance your recovery to return to fitness while reducing your risk of injury.

Aniela’s passion is to empower people of all ages and abilities to improve how they to move and help them to take care for their own bodies.  She is interested in and continues to expand her studies with workshops on the mind body connection, chronic pain, scoliosis, fascia, pre and postnatal health and recovery as well as working with the aging population.  Aniela has had the opportunity to work with professional athletes, dancers, chronic pain suffers and those recovering from spinal injuries and surgeries.

Aneila will be at our clinic on Tuesday’s starting February 19, 2019. Call us  at 416 925 4687 to book an appointment or chat with your therapist to determine when you are ready to benefit from working with her.

 

Scoliosis Presentation

Maureen Dwight presented a paper on scoliosis at the National Orthopaedic Division Conference held  in London Ontario.  This will represent her third presentation to treatment professionals on managing and treating scoliosis.  These engagements have been based on the paper she  co-authored on scoliosis treatment.  Although primarily written for treating professionals, it is available on our website at https://orthophysio.com/?s=scoliosis. These efforts are helping to raise the awareness of treatment professionals on evidence-based treatments for scoliosis.  Maureen also attended the International scoliosis conference (SOSORT http://sosort2018.com/ ) in Dubrovnik Croatia.