We are a Mississauga physiotherapy and wellness institution rooted in functional rehabilitation.
Our Treatment Philosophy
We spend the majority of time with our clients assessing their needs and function. Due to the human body’s capacity for compensation, the source of musculoskeletal pain is often not where the problem originated. We find out where the problem originated in order to fix the cause, which in turn will allow the body to heal.
The approach our clinicians take is simple but thorough. We test, treat and re-test. This process provides us with a more objective way of assessing the effectiveness of our treatments.
We ask pertinent questions to gain a clearer understanding of what the issue is and to ensure your safety.
A proper full-body movement evaluation will give us an idea of where to direct a more local biomechanical assessment, highlighting areas in need of improvement.
In order for us to provide high quality care, we require 60 minutes for all new assessments.
Our individualized treatment plans target the areas of improvement identified during your assessment.
Along the way, we like to re-evaluate your progress to ensure that we remain on track to achieving rehab success. Our approach to treatment includes:
- Manual therapy to reset your tissues and joints.
- Behavioral modifications to reinforce the therapy.
- Exercise prescription enables a reloading of your body’s tissues and joints to enhance your functional capacity.
Our sessions are 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length.
When you have met all criteria for discharge, and you are happy about your physical status, we provide you with a full plan for maintenance.
We are always willing to provide consultation for our clients to support their continued success!
The LIFT Physiotherapy Team
ADAM CHANG, PHYSIOTHERAPIST & OWNER
ELYSHA PHILLPOTTS, PHYSIOTHERAPIST & OWNER
BRITTANY PEREIRA, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
MScPT, BAS-Kin, CSEP CPT
KATE BURSEY, OFFICE MANAGER, KINESIOLOGIST, YOGA INSTRUCTOR
ABEGAIL RIVERA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
My passion for understanding human movement has been innate, starting with early childhood athletics and continuing today in my practice as a physiotherapist. My kinesiology undergrad sparked my interest in pursuing a better understanding of movement dysfunction. I took on a position as a personal trainer, which opened my eyes to a world of movement dysfunction. Many of my clients had awkward body mechanics, and often complained of pain they had experienced for years. Managing their pain was necessary for them to achieve optimal function. This led me to a lifelong career dedicated to establishing skills geared toward enhancing human movement.
Enjoy the journey and look forward to the destination. Live like there is no tomorrow.
Soccer & Strength training year round, Focus pads and heavy bags (boxing), Snowboarding minus the falls, Cheering on the local sports teams (Raps & Leafs), and perfecting recipes in the kitchen for family and friends.
At the age of 12, I broke both my arms from a fall off the uneven bars as a provincial level gymnast. I had to endure a long and hard recovery to get back to the sport I loved doing. Physiotherapy became a big part of my life. I wanted to become a part of this awesome profession that allows me to help others get back to doing what they love. With a little hard work and persistence, you’ll be amazed at how your body can respond to adversity.
Hard work and discipline means doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to do it. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Strength training, Boxing, Snowboarding (green circles only), Cheering on the Raptors & TML, Eating good food and drinking even better wine.
At a young age, I was involved in multiple car accidents. As a result, I required physiotherapy for a number of years in order to reverse the effects of those accidents and to strengthen my body to prevent future injuries. I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be the person who could help others return to their optimal functioning and achieve all of their physical goals. Our bodies can achieve so much with the right mindset, motivation and guidance!
A positive attitude, hard work, dedication and teamwork are the ingredients for success, both in rehabilitation and in life.
Strength training, Yoga, Curling up with a book and a large mug of tea and eating delicious food with a large glass of wine
Growing up I always lived an active lifestyle and participated in various sports, therefore it was only natural that when choosing a field of study I opted for a path that would expand my knowledge and understanding of the human body and how it moves.
Everybody you encounter in life has something to teach you if you give them the chance to do so. The key to success in any field is continuous learning.
Strength training, yoga, travelling, cooking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
To work in a clinic or in any medical industry has always been my goal. It’s exciting and challenging. I get to interact with all kinds of people and provide a high level of customer service. I also have the opportunity to acquire new skills by performing several clerical and administrative tasks.
Always challenge yourself. Step out of your comfort zone to grow as an individual, and treat everyone as you want to be treated. If you work really hard and you are kind, amazing things will happen.
Listening to any kind of music, cooking, playing golf, watching sports, strength training, cottage life, hiking, road trips and traveling.