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We are a Mississauga physiotherapy and wellness institution rooted in functional rehabilitation.
PHYSIOTHERAPY IS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL
As primary health care providers, we are extremely fortunate to be able to continue servicing our clients at this time. As long as COVID-19 is around, please rest assured that we are taking every precaution to keep our clients and staff safe. On our end, we are happy to announce that all of our in-person staff members have received (at least) the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine!
We continue to implement strict health & safety policies and procedures during our in-person visits. Please bear with us during this time and understand that the changes being enforced are meant to help minimize the spread of this virus. Check out a summary of “screening, clinic protocol and sanitation” processes.
Clients who are in need of in-person appointments will be triaged. The treating physiotherapist will determine who would benefit the most from an in-person appointment vs online appointment.
Day of client screening
Clients will be required to complete a quick online screening questionnaire and waiver prior to each in-person visit. The screen & waiver are mandatory. If the screen is positive, clients will be asked to reschedule. Prior to entering the clinic, each client’s temperature will be taken using a contactless thermometer.
Daily staff screens
All in clinic staff will complete a daily questionnaire before coming into work. As of March 22, 2021 all in-person staff members have received (at least 1 shot of) the COVID-19 vaccine.
All staff members will be wearing a mask and face shield/ goggles during all appointments. Clients are required to bring a mask to their appointments. Cloth masks are acceptable.
Waiting in Vehicle
All clients must wait in their car prior to their appointment. Please call us at 905-282-9922 when you arrive. Please do not enter the clinic until speaking to a staff member first. If we are unable to pick up the phone, a staff member will call you prior to your appointment.
Maximize Physical Distancing
All appointments are spaced out appropriately to minimize client contact with others. Waiting area chairs will be spaced out and reduced. Guests will not be allowed to enter the clinic unless accompanying a minor to their appointment. Guests will have to wait in their car during the length of the client’s visit. We will be operating with minimal in-person staff.
Staff members will wash their hands thoroughly between patients. Clients will be asked to wash/clean their hands upon entering and exiting the clinic and after exiting their treatment room.
Treatment rooms will be wiped down after each patient interaction using MOH approved surface disinfectant.
LIFT Physiotherapy Clinic
All common surfaces will be wiped down between patients. We encourage contactless payment during this time to minimize point of sale use. The only form of payment accepted at the POS is using TAP. No cash transactions will be accepted at this time.
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!
ADAM CHANG, PHYSIOTHERAPIST & OWNER
ELYSHA PHILLPOTTS, PHYSIOTHERAPIST & OWNER
BRITTANY PEREIRA, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
MScPT, BAS-Kin, CSEP CPT
SAM YENTIN, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
MScPT, BScAT, CSCS
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
As children we are taught that we have unlimited potential. However, we sometimes struggle to realize this potential and often need help, especially when dealing with injuries. My motivation for becoming a physiotherapist stems from my passion for helping people overcome obstacles to unlock their potential. Initially, this led me to pursue a degree in athletic therapy, where I focused on helping athletes overcome injuries and optimize their performance. This passion has since evolved into an all-encompassing desire to help all people optimize their quality of life. Whether you’re looking to perform better at home, at work, or at a sport, I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve YOUR goals.
You can’t go wrong getting strong.
Strength training, supporting local competitive sports teams, experimenting in the kitchen, aspiring craft beer connoisseur, and long (but not too long) walks with my stubborn pug-tzu Benji