FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Our space is a 4000 square foot, open-concept design clinic. As former athletes who spent many fond hours in training rooms bonding with our team-mates, we want to create a community atmosphere where like-minded individuals can work toward success.  We feel that community is fostered by promoting positive interactions between clients.  We encourage clients to talk to each other, share stories, motivate each other, be respectful of one another, and help create a positive experience for everyone around you.  We are respectful of situations where privacy is necessary or preferred, and we will do our best to accommodate treatment in one of our private rooms when possible.

Please bring gym clothing that allows your therapist to see the area to be treated (i.e. shorts for knee, tank top for shoulder, etc.) and appropriate footwear for movement.  If you have seen your doctor before coming in, please bring your physiotherapy referral. Also bring copies of any relevant medical test results (i.e. x-rays, MRI, ultrasound). Most importantly, please bring a positive attitude and a willingness to work.

Physiotherapy Assessment: 60 minutes-$120
The initial assessment consists of taking a thorough history of your injury, and a complete examination to figure out the root of your condition. We always try to get you started with treatment as soon as possible.

Physiotherapy 2nd Session: 60 minutes-$120
Visit 2 gives your therapist the opportunity to re-assess and for you to provide feedback on the effects of the assessment. We will get you comfortable with your movement program.

Physiotherapy Sessions: 60 minutes-$120 / 45 minutes-$95 / 30 minutes-$65
Your therapist will recommend 30 or 60 minute follow-up appointments depending on the nature of your condition. You will be in the clinic for as long as is needed to complete your treatment program, under the direct supervision of your therapist.


General Massage Therapy: 30 minutes-$60 / 45 minutes-$75 / 60 minutes-$90
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

Active Release Technique (A.R.T.): 20 minutes-$60 / 30 minutes-$75
A patented movement-based massage technique that treats issues with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. A.R.T. treats abnormal tissues by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.


Kinesiology Training Session: 30 minutes-$45 / 60-minutes-$70
Train with a registered Kinesiologist to reach your health and fitness goals including (but not limited to); mobility, flexibility, strength, endurance, weight loss and athletic development. Both individual and semi-private sessions are available.


Naturopathic Initial Assessment: $180
The most comprehensive appointment that is used to determine where you’re at and where you want to go. During this appointment a thorough medical history is taken and a relevant physical exam is performed to help determine the best course of treatment.

Naturopathic Follow-Up Appointment: $115
This appointment is used to continue care. Additional assessments will be used to determine progress and relevant therapies will be used to help further your care and progress.

Naturopathic Intake or Physical Appointment: $90
This type of appointment is available for when a full initial appointment needs to be split into two parts. In either of these sessions, a full comprehensive history will be taken or relevant physical exam with assessments will be used.

Naturopathic Acute Visit: 15 minutes-$50
Used for acute sessions like coughs and colds.


Video Movement Analysis/Running Analysis: $275
Two 60-minute sessions + Individualized plan with exercises and techniques to improve your running and mitigate injury risk.  Speak with your therapist about additional sessions.

Race Prep Program: $100
12 week race prep for either 10k or ½ marathon distance including group runs, training plan, and classes. Check Defy Running Group page for info on current programs.

Defy Group Classes: Drop In-$25 / 4-Class Pack–$80 / 8-Class Pack–$140 / 12-Class Pack-$180
60 minute classes run by Defy Performance staff.  Max class size is 10 individuals.  Packages expire 6 months from date of purchase.  Check schedule for each class listed under class descriptions.

Training Program: Assessment & 12 Week Program-$275
For experienced clients who are looking for professional programming for independent training.
Begins with an initial 60-min assessment encompassing goals, history, orthopaedic assessment movement competency and capacity. A customized, individual 12-week program will be designed for your needs and goals. Then return for second 60-min follow-up session to review your program.

Sports Taping: $10 
Re-application of previous taping technique or taping for an event.

*Please note that all prices are subject to taxes.

 

We do not currently treat patients under either MVA or WSIB coverage.  We would be happy to refer you to a clinic that does so that you can get the care you require.

As with the majority of physiotherapy clinics in Ontario, we are a private clinic and are not eligible to bill OHIP for physiotherapy services. Extended health plans provide varying amounts of yearly physiotherapy coverage.

A doctor’s referral is not required in order to be treated by a physiotherapist. However, when you submit to your extended health care plan, the insurer may require a doctor’s referral for reimbursement.  

Research tells us that a tissue(s) need appropriate load placed on them to heal.  The goal of exercise is to manage that load under controlled conditions to allow your body to heal faster while getting stronger.  

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