LIFT Physiotherapy

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.


Assessment

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.

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Restoration

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.

Maintenance

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

MScPT, B.Kin

ELYSHA PHILLPOTTS, PHYSIOTHERAPIST & OWNER

MScPT, B.Kin

BRITTANY PEREIRA, PHYSIOTHERAPIST

MScPT, BAS-Kin, CSEP CPT

KATE BURSEY, OFFICE MANAGER, KINESIOLOGIST, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

B.ScH-Kin

ABEGAIL RIVERA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
My Motivation

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.

My Motto

Enjoy the journey and look forward to the destination. Live like there is no tomorrow.

My Interests

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.

Continuing Education
  • Orthopedic Division of Canada Advanced Manual Therapy (level 3)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA)
  • Advanced running analysis and functional biomechanical concepts using video analysis
  • My motivation

    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.

    My motto

    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.

    My interests

    Strength training, Boxing, Snowboarding (green circles only), Cheering on the Raptors & TML, Eating good food and drinking even better wine.

    Continuing Education
  • Orthopedic Division of Canada Advanced Manual Therapy (Level 3)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) & Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  • Concussion Management
  • Advanced running analysis and functional biomechanical concepts using video analysis
  • Non-Internal Introduction to Pelvic Health
  • My Motivation

    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!

    My Motto

    A positive attitude, hard work, dedication and teamwork are the ingredients for success, both in rehabilitation and in life.

    My Interests

    Strength training, Yoga, Curling up with a book and a large mug of tea and eating delicious food with a large glass of wine

    Continuing Education
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Orthopedic Division of Canada Manual Therapy (Level 1)
  • Pelvic Health: Female and Male Urinary Incontinence (Level 1) – coming January 2019!
  • My Motivation

    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.

    My Motto

    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.

    My Interests

    Strength training, yoga, travelling, cooking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

    Continuing Education
  • Complete Concussion Management Healthcare Practitioner Certification – CCMI
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Zuna Yoga
  • SPIN® Instructor Certification – Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
  • Advanced Neck & Upper Extremity Exercise Prescription – Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute
  • Kinesio Taping Fundamentals and Advanced (KT1 & KT2) – Kinesio Taping Association Intl.
  • My Motivation

    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.

    My Motto

    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.

    My Interests

    Listening to any kind of music, cooking, playing golf, watching sports, strength training, cottage life, hiking, road trips and traveling.

    Administration & Policies

    For your convenience, our sophisticated cloud based clinic software allows you to book appointments online. Creating an account will allow you to manage your appointments, and obtain a record of your billing. If using an online system is not for you, not to worry! Give us a call and speak to our office manager Kate or administrative assistant Abhie. They are more than happy to assist you over the phone to book an appointment or to answer any administrative questions you have about our clinic.

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    For your convenience, we offer direct billing to most extended health care providers. The details of your plan are determined by your employer. If you are unsure of what you are covered for, please call your insurance company to determine this information. Please be advised that we make every attempt to assist our clients with the direct billing process. Unfortunately, we are not set up for coordination of benefits. This means we are unable to bill to multiple insurance companies for one individual. We can only bill to the primary provider. If you have any questions about direct billing, please give us a call.
    Please be advised that we have a 24-hour cancellation policy in effect. Last minute cancellations leave open times in the clinician’s schedule. In order for us to provide optimal service, we require advance notice for a change to your appointment time so that we can accommodate the clients who may be waiting for that specific appointment time slot.