We are confident treating any condition involving the musculoskeletal system, whether you have injured yourself or are recovering from orthopedic surgery.

Some of the common conditions which we treat at SHAPE are:
  • Overuse injuries (tennis elbow, patellar tendonitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy etc.)
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Disc herniation and Sciatica
  • Post-operative care (ligament repairs, joint replacements etc.)
  • Hip and knee replacement pre and post op
  • Whiplash associated disorders
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction
  • Post-natal care

Head & Neck

  • Mechanical neck pain
  • Headaches (tension type, migraine, cervicogenic)
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) due to motor vehicle accidents or trauma
  • Chronic muscle tension due to poor posture
  • Torticollis (in infants, children, and adults)
  • Scoliosis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
  • Cervical disc herniation’s
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Arthritis / arthrosis
  • Facet joint irritation/ dysfunction
  • Sports injuries (sprains & strains)
  • Sinusitis
  • Vertigo
  • Myofascial pain syndromes (MPS)

Upper Back & Shoulder

  • Postural stress (chronic muscle tension)
  • Facet joint irritation / dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Asthma (tension caused by bronchiolar spasms)
  • Costovertebral injuries (injured ribs where they attach to the spine)
  • Shoulder sprains & strains
  • Tendonitis (and calcific tendonitis of the shoulder)
  • Bursitis
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Rotator cuff tears / injuries / strains / tendonosis
  • Arthritis in the shoulder joint
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Shoulder separations (acromioclavicular joint)
  • Muscle trigger points
  • Sports injuries
  • Rib irritations

Low Back & Hip

  • Lumbar sprains & strains
  • Lumbar disc herniation’s
  • Sciatica (radiating leg pain, pinched nerves)
  • Piriformis syndrome (which can cause sciatica-type symptoms)
  • Muscle tension and generalized stiffness
  • Lumbar instability or poor core muscle strength
  • Pregnancy related low back or pelvic pain (see below)
  • Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB) seen commonly in runners
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Degenerative joint disease (DJD)
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis (in lumbar spine and hip joints)
  • Adductor strains (pulled groin injuries)
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Nerve entrapments
  • ACL/MCL injuries in the knee
  • Patellar tendinopathy / tendonosis (‘Jumper’s knee’)
  • Knee or ankle arthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (‘shin splints’)
  • Sprains and strains
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
  • Meniscal tears
  • Baker’s cyst’s

Conditions During Pregnancy

  • Low back pain due to postural changes
  • Sciatica (shooting pain down the back of the thigh and leg)
  • Ligamentous laxity
  • Ankle pain (due to swollen ankles)
  • Piriformis syndrome (pain in buttocks and down the leg)
  • Mid-back pain due to breast enlargement
  • Headaches due to hormonal changes
  • Abdominal and uterine pain due to in-utero constraint (caused by tension in the soft tissues that stabilize the pelvis and uterus)

Is your injury/condition not listed? Contact Us – we’ve seen it all!

Benefits of Physiotherapy

  • Preventing and treating sports injuries
  • Restoring and increasing range of motion in joints
  • Increasing coordination
  • Counselling and educating in pre-and post-natal care
  • Designing 'user-friendly' or ergonomically-correct homes and workplaces
  • Educating clients in the use of devices such as canes, crutches and wheelchairs
  • Helping injured individuals return to work successfully through 'work hardening' programs
  • Alleviating pain
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SHAPE Physiotherapy

SHAPE Health & Wellness Centre Toronto
35 Coldwater Rd. (Leslie & York Mills)
Wheelchair Access & Free Parking
Call: 416.929.8444


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