Shoveling Snow 101 - How to Prevent Injury
As much as we would like to avoid the strenuous activity of shoveling (not to mention winter itself), we have to prepare our bodies for the heavy demands. The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation has classified snow shoveling as a high-risk activity for cardiovascular events (heart attacks, ang
Let SEMI Help Guide Your Path to Recovery!
SEMI is among Toronto’s most trusted sports medicine clinics. Doctors and patients alike refer new patients to us, because of our proven expertise in sports medicine and sports therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, massage therapy, injection therapy, and more.
We’ve helped countless patients recover and manage injuries and pain after suffering debilitating sports injuries, car accidents, workplace accidents, and other injuries. Our team consists of doctors, sports medicine specialists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, injection therapy specialists, massage therapists, and countless other trained and licenced professionals. We use our vast expertise to develop a targeted treatment plan for each individual under our care, and ensure they recover quickly and safely.
Active Release Techniques
Active Release TechniquesART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.
AcupunctureAcupuncture has been scientifically shown to decrease pain via the release of your body’s natural pain killers, known as endorphins. The acupuncture process involves inserting very fine needles into the meridians of your body which represent the various organs of the body, including your heart, stomach and kidneys.
Bracing/Exercise Aids/Home Products
Bracing/Exercise Aids/Home ProductsSEMI is pleased to offer a full line of off the shelf braces, exercise aids and various home products for all kinds of conditions. Arm braces/straps for tennis and golfer’s elbow. Wrist braces for carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon problems and instability.
- Electronic Medical Records
- Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS)
- Mobile Services
Orthopaedic Consultation/SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgeons diagnose and treat a wide variety of problems related to bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Although we employ a number of non- operative modalities such as physiotherapy, bracing and injections, consideration for surgery remains the primary reason for referral. In most cases the decision to go ahead with surgery rests with the patient, although the surgeon may recommend the procedure as the best option.
Personal TrainingAchieving your health, fitness and training goals becomes that much easier when you book an appointment “with yourself”, and, your trainer! Trying to avoid the gym? Not comfortable with all of that ‘heavy metal’ equipment? Join us in our modern studio settings and take advantage of a more private environments, where your trainer guides you every step of the way.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) InjectionsPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections involve withdrawing a patient’s own blood, taking the PRP containing a high concentration of blood platelets, and as a result, a high concentration of growth factors and injecting it into the damaged tissue to speed up healing in chronic injuries and acute injuries.
ProlotherapyProlotherapy ("Proliferative Injection Therapy") involves injecting an otherwise non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution into the body, generally in the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening weakened connective tissue and alleviating musculoskeletal pain.
Shockwave TherapyShockwave Therapy involves shooting ultrasound or mechanically generated waves at injured tissue. Studies report anywhere from 70-90% improvements in various conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles, Tendinopathy, Tennis Elbow Jumpers Knee, Stress Fractures and Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Sport Chiropractic / Active Release Therapy
Sport Chiropractic / Active Release TherapySport Chiropractic is a focused area within Chiropractic that involves the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries. It provides soft tissue treatments (including Active Release Techniques or ART and medical acupuncture), spinal and other joint mobilization/manipulation, rehabilitation exercise prescription, an understanding of the biomechanics of various sports and fitness activities, physical therapy modalities, bracing, and athletic taping (including Kinesiotaping).
Sport Massage Therapy
Sport Massage TherapyMassage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700′s with the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on anatomy and physiology. Massage most commonly includes the application of pressure and kneading to muscles, joints, fascia, tendons, ligaments, skin, nerves, blood vessels and lymph vessels.
Sport PhysiotherapySport physiotherapy is a focussed area of practice in physiotherapy that requires skills and knowledge in the following areas: manual physiotherapy, exercise prescription, an understanding of various sports and fitness activities and knowledge of how to use advanced modalities (i.e. Biodex) in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries.
- Sport Podiatry
Sport PsychologySport psychology involves the mental and behavioural aspects of participation and performance in sport, exercise, and physical activity. People contact a sport psychology professional for various reasons, including performance improvement, dealing with pressure, enhancing the sports experience, mental and psychological aspects of injury rehabilitation and more.
Sports Medicine Physicians/Consultation
Sports Medicine Physicians/ConsultationSport Medicine applies to many classes of people in addition to competitive athletes. Because of this, it would more appropriately be called "Activity Medicine". This specialty deals with diagnosis and treatment of activity related injuries to muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, bones and joints, whether they be from a bona fide sport, work or other "non-sport" related causes.
Stem Cell Transplantation
Stem Cell TransplantationThis therapy utilizes a patient’s adipose (fat) derived stem cells (AD-SC) combined with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to provide a potent biological therapeutic combination. Stem cells are abundant in adipose tissue, containing from 100 to 1000 times the concentration of stem cells found in bone marrow.
The Osteoarthritis (OA) Clinic at SEMI
The Osteoarthritis (OA) Clinic at SEMIThe Osteoarthritis (OA) Clinic at SEMI offers services to individuals who have been diagnosed with OA in any part of the body, including shoulders, hands, wrists, neck, back, pelvis, hips, knees, ankles and feet. OA can be a painful condition, often limiting activities of daily living and enjoyment of sport and activity. We can help!