Proud to be servicing the City of Vaughan, our clinic offers advanced care in the treatment of aches & ailments through physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropody, and clinical conditioning. Our highly skilled team of professionals uses a team-based approach to co-manage each case to provide quick and positive results. With our whole health approach, we will ensure that we look at all aspects of your health and wellness in order to prevent illness and injury in the future. Choices you make now will affect your health in the future!
Dr. Timothy A. Damaso, Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist
Dr. Damaso is a Clinic Director of the Physiomed Roytec location in Vaughan. Providing a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to treatment and pain management is the cornerstone of Dr. Damaso’s practice. Dr. Damaso graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto (DC), is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Certified Acupuncture Provider (Dip. Ac). Dr. Damaso’s chiropractic skills, integrated healthcare approach, and passion for educating patients has enabled his patients to make healthier lifestyle changes for themselves and for their families. In his spare time, Dr. Damaso enjoys spending time with his family and walking his dog, Lulu.
Dr. Tiffany Giecko, Clinic Director, Chiropractor
Dr. Giecko is a Clinic Director at Physiomed Roytec Road. As a Chiropractor with a degree in Psychology, she has a great appreciation for both mental and physical health and how the two interact. At Physiomed, she has the opportunity to work with many highly trained individuals who enjoy thinking 'outside the box' to provide the patient with personalized and effective care, while addressing possible psychological barriers. In her spare time, Dr, Giecko enjoys working out, reading, and travelling. She is currently working towards a Diploma in Orthomolecular Nutrition.
Scott Branny, Physiotherapist
Since graduating from McMaster University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy Scott has completed Level 1 of Manual Therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA and Level 1 of Anatomical Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). Scott uses a combination of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and education to improve form and function in his patients. In his spare time, Scott enjoys working out, skiing, and playing hockey and golf.
Adam Malik, Registered Chiropodist/Foot Specialist
Adam completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto where he received an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Health Studies. Subsequent to completing his degree he commenced his training as a Chiropodist/Foot Specialist at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences and graduated in 2010. Adam has interned at several different public clinics and trained under several podiatric professionals. In his spare time Adam enjoys playing tennis.
Robin Roeslen, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Robin Roeslen is a fully licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She considers herself an eclectic practitioner, practicing all of the formal naturopathic modalities equally. She regularly treats everything from the common cold to chronic diseases such as arthritis, highly valuing preventative health and education with each patient. Robin has additional training in HIV\AIDS care as well as special interests in seniors care and pain management. Dr. Roeslen graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and gained full accreditation and Board certified licensing in 2011. Additional education includes an Honours degree in Biochemistry from Mount Allison University. In addition to patient care, Dr. Roeslen offers public talks and seminars on a variety of topics, often trying to implement a hands on approach to engage the audience.
Laura McInytre, Office Manager
Laura comes to Physiomed Roytec Road with an extensive background in accounts receivable, customer service and the day-to-day operations of the paramedical discipline. Laura has competed in curling competitions and is well aware of the demands of athletics and the risk of injury. She holds great knowledge of what is required for overall well-being and how it helps her to win the game. In addition to her curling interest, she also loves to read and spend time with her two girls and husband.
Our 3200 square foot clinic consists of private treatment rooms and a large open functional fitness area equipped with standard gym equipment, cardio equipment and functional training tools. Clinical beds are also available for stretching purposes post-session. The combination of standard gym equipment and functional training along with the WAVE Vibrational Exercise machine allows for a fun and diversified workout program!
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies to correct and prevent joint and muscle pain. Physiomed’s skilled chiropractors will help to restore movement and improve proper alignment in your body, and provide continuing care to keep you feeling your best.
Chiropractic care is effective in treating the back and neck, pelvis and joints. The most common and effective treatment in chiropractic care is the chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulative therapy. Adjustment is a very safe, painless manual procedure. A skilled healthcare practitioner applies carefully controlled pressure to restore your normal body alignment. Adjustment is effective in decreasing pain, increasing joint mobility and reducing muscle tightness.
Is something keeping your body from moving well? Whether your problem is caused by injury, illness or simple wear and tear, Physiomed is here to speed your recovery with a wide range of specialized treatments including manual therapies, technology-based therapies and prescribed therapeutic exercise programs to reduce your pain, improve your movement and functionality, and get you back to doing the things you love to do.
We all know massage therapy is a great form of relaxation and relief from stress and muscle tension. But did you know that therapeutic massage therapy can be beneficial in treating illness and injury, and is an effective preventive health tool?
Regular therapeutic massage by a Physiomed registered massage therapist can be a valuable element of your health maintenance plan. Massage therapy leaves you feeling relaxed and revitalized, and can help to:
Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive therapy used to promote natural healing and reduce pain. An ancient form of Chinese medicine, acupuncture has provided effective relief for centuries.
Acupuncture treatment involves inserting a series of specially designed needles into the skin at specific points in the body. Acupuncture needles are very fine, flexible and slide smoothly through tissue so they do not cause bleeding or tissue damage. There is no drug injected through the needles; the presence of the needles themselves provides the stimulation that achieves the beneficial effects of acupuncture treatment. Needles are typically left in place for 15 to 30 minutes.
Acupuncture has been known to provide effective, natural treatment for many conditions, including headaches, back and neck pain, digestive difficulties, anxiety and stress.
Feet are like fingerprints; no two are alike. That’s why a precise prescription for every patient leads to the most effective results. Unlike off-the-shelf arch supports, which do not control biomechanics when walking, custom orthotics improve foot function with every step.
Physiomed’s prescription orthotics are custom moulded from a cast or scan of your feet. Orthotics fit discreetly into most shoes, and are available in styles designed for athletic, casual and dress shoes for men and women. For hockey players and avid ice skaters, we offer custom orthotics specially designed for skates.
Physiomed can help with prescription compression stockings, designed to fit perfectly and exert just the right amount of constant pressure on your feet and legs. Compression stockings work by compressing your veins, arteries and muscles, forcing your blood through narrower channels, increasing pressure and causing more blood to return to the heart, and less to pool in the feet. Compression therapy may also be helpful in reducing or preventing varicose veins. We offer a variety of styles for men and women in several colour choices.
Therapeutic exercise is one of the most effective elements of a rehabilitation program, and is a key component in most Physiomed treatment plans.
Once we have diagnosed the root cause of your health concern, and conducted a Clinical Fitness Functional Screen to assess your flexibility and range of motion, we’ll combine passive treatments with active care to help you strengthen your muscles, improve your flexibility and range of motion, improve your gait and posture, and increase the stability in your joints.
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident – even a minor one – it’s important to ensure that you are properly assessed and treated. Even minor injuries can develop into more serious condition if they are left untreated.
Physiomed’s health professionals have extensive experience in dealing with injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, including strains, sprains and whiplash. We provide a complete range of therapies to successfully treat your injuries, put you on the road to recovery and help you return to daily activities in the shortest possible time. Our services are covered by your motor vehicle insurance.
No matter what sport you participate in, improving your health can improve your game. By improving strength, flexibility, range of motion, posture, endurance, balance, power and agility, you can improve your performance.
Our team of healthcare experts will conduct a Clinical Fitness Functional Screen to assess your range of motion, biomechanics, stability and strength, and work with you to optimize your performance. We’ll focus on improving your flexibility and range of motion, and strengthening the key muscles used in your sport, using sport-specific exercises and a focus on core strength. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, we can help you perform at your best.
Chiropody is the assessment and treatment of conditions, disorders and diseases of the feet, ankles or lower legs. Physiomed chiropodists also focus on preventive foot health and ongoing care to improve mobility and reduce pain.
Chiropodists employ a variety of treatments, including physical therapy, custom-made orthotics, orthopaedic footwear, compression therapy and general foot care.
Chiropodists treat a wide range of conditions, from corns and calluses to biomechanical disorders to the special foot care needs of diabetics.
Information about nutrition is everywhere. In fact, there are so many studies on what we should and shouldn’t be eating that making smart food choices can become a daunting exercise.
That’s where Physiomed can help. Our team of health professionals can help you understand the key elements of healthy eating. We’ll work with you to develop a nutrition plan that will help you achieve your health objectives, manages your food intolerances and works with your tastes and lifestyle.
We will work with you to develop a balanced diet with the right daily amounts of all key nutrients, including proteins, healthy carbohydrates, good fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals. We’ll guide you to good food choices, nutritionally sound meal plans, and strategies to maintain a healthy diet on an ongoing basis.
Used most often to treat back pain, traction therapy is a passive treatment that uses mechanical force to stretch soft tissue, with continuous or intermittent pulling. Traction therapy uses specialty equipment designed to maximize the effects of gravity.
Traction works by gently pulling the spine in opposite directions, reducing pressure on the discs, and increasing the space from which nerves exit the spinal cord. Traction is beneficial for conditions such as disc prolapses and nerve impingements.
Some Physiomed clinics offer state-of-the-art shockwave therapy, a medical solution to chronic, unrelenting pain. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a new technology that uses shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound.
Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, particularly those involving attachment points for tendons and ligaments in major joints. Shoulders (such as the rotator cuff), elbows (epicondylitis or tennis elbow), hips, and knees (tendinitis or “jumper’s knee) are common sites for Shockwave Therapy.
Vibration Therapy is used to treat and prevent of a variety of illnesses, injuries, and adverse health conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, metabolic syndrome, postural syndrome and joint and muscle instability.
Vibration is a safe and effective exercise therapy designed to help restore strength, mobility and function in people with physical limitations or injuries.
Vibration therapy works by generating rapid involuntary muscle contractions – up to 3000 per minute. Without placing stress on joints and ligaments, these contractions mimic some of the benefits of exercise, but require less effort – a great benefit for those with physical limitations.
Whether you’re a beginning golfer or a 5 handicap, Physiomed can help make sure your health isn’t hindering your game.
A golf swing brings many muscles and joints into play. We’ll perform a complete physical assessment, including a golf swing analysis from a health perspective, to determine whether or not your body is moving as effectively as possible. We’ll look at: