Finding a Sports Medicine Clinic is not a difficult task; they seem to be popping up on all corners in Oakville and Mississauga. The real challenge is finding a “good” Sports Medicine Clinic that offers expertise across a number of disciplines from well-educated therapists. A number of individuals seeking care admit that their criteria while doing a Google search for a clinic consist of which one is closest to home/work and the cheapest. Neither of these options are good ways to start your health care. If you want to see great results, you need to do some research and put a bit of effort into finding the right clinic and therapist for you.
What to look for in a Sports Medicine Clinic and Therapist
Have the therapists completed advanced training and are they committed to providing the most up-to-date and effective treatment options?
At Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine (SPSC), we currently have an FCAMPT physiotherapist and several other physiotherapists on their way to obtaining the FCAMPT designation. Physiotherapists who are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) have undergone internationally recognized post-graduate training in orthopaedic manual and manipulative therapy. In addition, the therapists at SPSC have undergone extensive training in concussion rehabilitation, acupuncture and several other manual therapy courses. To find out more about each individual therapist at SPSC, click here.
Time in the community
Has the clinic been around for a long time or is it brand new?
SPSC has been well established in the Oakville community for over 10 years. As such, we have connections with family doctors, teams and organizations, as our long history in the community speaks volumes for our success as a clinic.
Level of Therapists:
Therapists have the opportunity to complete extensive post-graduate education in a variety of specialized areas. Make sure the therapists are up-to-date with the most current research and education.
At SPSC our mission is to offer the most up-to-date treatments by some of the best therapists in the Halton region. All of our therapists have completed extensive post-graduate education across a variety of specialties.
Does the clinic offer specialty services not available at most clinics?
SPSC offers a number of specialty services, such as:
Are there a variety of services available, or will you need to attend several different clinics in order to meet all of your health care needs?
SPSC offers expertise in Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Athletic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Pedorthists and Sports Medicine Physicians.
Focus on Sports Injuries and Athletes:
Does the clinic focus on athletes, and do they understand the specific needs of athletes across different sports?
Treating athletes is a whole different ballgame, and SPSC has been treating athletes of all ages and levels, including clientele from a variety of major sports teams and organizations ,such as the NHL, OHL, national level swimmers, runners and Olympic athletes for over 10 years. We strive to get athletes back to their sport as quickly and safely as possible and will coordinate the rehabilitation plan with coaches and trainers.
Does the clinic offer flexible hours?
SPSC offers extended hours during the weekday as well as weekend appointments.
If you are looking for a Sports Medicine Clinic in the Oakville and Mississauga area that has great therapists AND will get you results quickly, then contact Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic. Find out for yourself why we were awarded the 2015 Patient Choice Award.