Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre - pt Health
1 Quarry Ridge Rd
Barrie, Ontario L4M 7G1
CA (705) 986-0207
- Public Parking (Walking Distance to Clinic)
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
- Tuesday : 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
- Wednesday : 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
- Thursday : 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
- Friday : 08:00 AM-02:00 PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Hindi, Gujarati, Hebrew, Polish
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About Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy pt Health
Proudly Serving Barrie Residents since 2009
At Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy pt Health, you can expect a different kind of care. Because at pt Health, we take an interdisciplinary approach to care, that means our team of physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and support personnel work together to address your concerns, create custom treatment plans, and set attainable rehabilitation goals. We understand that every person is different and that our care must be focused on our patients’ needs to ensure our rehabilitation programs are sensible, help patients live pain-free, and most of all, achieve their rehabilitation goals.
About our Clinicians
Meet Our Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and Support Personnel
We pride ourselves in offering the best care possible in a welcoming and supportive space. That includes providing all of our services in a variety of languages including English, Hebrew, Polish, and Hindi. Our experienced and skilled team of physiotherapists, massage therapists, and support personnel work together in an interdisciplinary team to help our patients get well and stay well. So, whether you would like help managing a chronic condition like arthritis or diabetes, have suffered a concussion, want to improve your health and overall fitness, or are recovering from a sports injury, illness or an accident, we’re here to help.
Planning Your Visit
Payment and Insurance Coverage Options
Most extended health benefits plans cover our services. If you have dental coverage, you most likely have physiotherapy coverage as well. Our team is happy to help you navigate insurance with direct billing available for most major insurers including Great-West Life, Sunlife, TD, Intact, Blue Cross and more. We also accept Visa, Mastercard, debit, direct deposit, cash, and personal cheques for payment.
No Obligation Appointment Consultations
We understand that choosing a healthcare provider can be challenging this is why we offer free no obligation appointment consultations. Our free 15-minute consultations are completely private and give you the opportunity to:
- See the clinic, equipment and treatment space
- Ask questions about cost and funding options
- See if physiotherapy or massage is the right treatment for you
- Meet our therapists and support team members
Our no-obligation appointment consultations allow you to learn more about rehabilitation before considering treatment. We want you to feel confident in your rehabilitation choices by providing the information you need to choose your care and your provider. There is no charge for no obligation appointment consultations, and there is absolutely no obligation to continue into treatment.
Location, Parking and Accessibility
Located in Barrie’s North end, a short walk from Georgian College and easily accessible from Highway 400, Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre is located on the first floor of the Royal Court Medical Centre. Our building offers free parking and is fully accessible for those with mobility impairments. At Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre pt Health, you can expect a bright and spacious clinic fully equipped with the latest physiotherapy and rehabilitation equipment.
What to Expect
If it’s your first time visiting Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre, be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing to allow for a full assessment. We’ll let you know if you should arrive a bit early to complete any paperwork that might be needed. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call us.
Conditions We Treat
At Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
You’re In Good Hands At Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:
- Massage Therapy
- Arthritis Management
- Chronic Condition Management
- Compression Garments
- Custom Bracing
- Neuro Rehab
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Pediatric TX (3 yrs +)
- Product Board
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Vestibular Rehab
- Work Conditioning / Hardening
- Vertigo/Epley Maneuver/Dix-Hallpike
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre – pt Health, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
- Personal Cheque
Important Coverage Information:
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
If you have extended healthcare benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in Ontario require that your claim be placed through your extended health plan first. Any remaining balances for services are then covered by your auto accident insurance plan. On your first visit, you may be asked to provide information about your extend health plan.
If you do not have an extended healthcare benefits that covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
We direct bill for Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) for you.
If you are injured while at work, you have the right to choose which healthcare provider you get care from. You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. For more information about your rights as an injured worker please see the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
If you sustain a workplace injury, you must contact your workplace immediately to ensure the proper paperwork is completed and that your claim is started.
WSIB provides physiotherapy coverage for workers injured on the job. We bill WSIB directly for treatments provided, complete necessary forms, progress reports, treatment extensions and communicate with adjudicators, your workplace and other healthcare professionals involved in your treatment. Our team can help you navigate through any WSIB paperwork that you may be unsure about.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre - pt Health Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Shirley Cameron - Massage Therapist
Shirley graduated from Kikkawa College in 1999 with an education in Swedish Massage. She also has certification in reflexology and neurological integration and structural alignment, (NISA).
She has been practicing massage therapy for 19 years. Her focus is on re-alignment, and Shirley takes pride in listening to the needs of her patients.
Shirley believes that listening to what the patient verbalizes, observing body language and paying attention to the body’s response to touch are her tools to success. This leads to relief and the ability of the patient to resume their life where it was interrupted by pain.
Shirley looks forward to seeing her patients smile from a positive treatment experience. In addition to deep tissue work, Shirley also has a level 1 certification in both Reiki and Crainiosacral massage. Together with the use of Swedish massage, these two modalities offer a much gentler approach in releasing tissue restrictions as well as realigning the mind, body and spirit.
Shirley invites you to call and book your appointment today. She will work together with you to help you achieve optimal health and live life to the fullest.
Cheryl Hill - Patient Coordinator
Chery l Hill has a long background in health care both as a physio patient and as a care giver. After many years of caring for our “Golden Agers” as a Personal Support Worker, Cheryl chose to return to school to become a health care administrator. She graduated with honours from the Medical Office Administration course at CTS College in 2013.
In her spare time, Cheryl loves gardening and cooking.
Shreyas Pol - Physiotherapist
SHREYAS POL ( BPT)
In 2011, Shreyas received his bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from South Gujarat University, India. He started working in a busy and advanced spine clinic where he treated a lot of patients with severe cervical and lumbar degeneration. Along with the clinic he did a tremendous amount of community work in India, in which he treated patients with neurological anomalies.
In 2016, he migrated to Canada and started working in a busy private clinic in Brampton.He also began to do community work in the Midland region. Since October 2017, he has been with ptHealth, treating a wide variety of patients having musculo-skeletal and neuro muscular conditions.
Shreyas believes ‘Medical Education’ is an ongoing process, and hence, continues to enhance his university education by taking advanced courses, which includes:
• Maitland Manual therapy for spine.
• Mulligan Manual therapy for spine and peripheral joints.
• Kinesiotaping for spinal and peripheral joint muscles.
• Evaluation and treatment of foot dysfunctions and orthotics prescription.
• Treatment of shoulder dysfunctions via PSRP method (India based technique).
In addition, he has worked under a certified Mckenzie therapist, from whom he learned the basics of Mckenzie diagnosis and treatment. Also, he has a knowledge of dynamic control, which is an emerging technique for pain relief.
Paul Love - Physiotherapist
Paul graduated from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, in 1991. He was head of the Physiotherapy department at Poriyah Government Hospital, Tiberias, Israel. He is Clinic Team Manager for Barrie/Quarry Ridge and Midland Physiotherapy. He has experience in neurological, vestibular and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is also an authorizer for the Assistive Devices Program.
Paul has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society’s Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program.
Swavek Cioroch - Physiotherapist
Master of Physical Therapy
Swavek Cioroch – Physiotherapist
Swavek completed his Bachelor in Human Kinetics (Honors Movement Science) at the University of Windsor (1998); received a title of Registered Massage Therapist through the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (2000), and earned his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario (2009). Swavek’s experience both as a massage therapist and physiotherapist comes from his work in various multidisciplinary clinics including outpatient-orthopedic, health and wellness as well as hospital and long-term care. As a physiotherapist in his approach to treatment, Swavek integrates a wide range of physiotherapy techniques and therapeutic modalities with massage/soft tissue manipulation and trigger point therapy, providing complete and effective patient care.
Carol Karastamatis - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Carol graduated from the Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant program at Georgian College in 2016. She also attended York University where she studied psychology and anthropology.
Carol has recently undertaken an NDT introductory course in the management of adults with stroke, brain injury, and other neuromotor disorders and has received a certificate in KT taping.
With a focus on stroke rehabilitation, Carol continues to increase her repertoire of management strategies for clients with hemiplegia.
In her spare time, Carol works to assist people at the YMCA to achieve their fitness goals, raises two children and a husband, and enjoys hiking with her dog…alone.
Suzanne Roach - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Suzanne Roach –Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Faculty of Health, B.A., Spec. Hons. Kinesiology & Health Science
Suzanne Roach is a Physiotherapy Support Personnel from Innisfil, Ontario. She has been living and working in the area since 2013. She graduated from York University in 2011 with a Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology & Health Science.In 2012, she received her diploma in Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management from Humber College.
Suzanne focuses on restoration of mobility and re-gaining strength after injury. She has also completed training and is certified in orthotic therapy and custom knee braces. She believes good health, function and fitness are the keys to a good life.
In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys family time with her son, husband and dog, doing activities such as camping, walks down at the lake and playing at the park.
Sanjay Maraj - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Sanjay Maraj graduated from York University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. He started working in the health field running exercise classes in retirement homes from 2013-2014. He has been working in Physiotherapy clinics since 2014, specializing in sports injury rehabilitation and treating patients with McKenzie based exercises. He is an avid Blue Jays and New York Giants fan.
Timothy Purkiss - Massage Therapist
Tim graduated with honours from Bryan College’s fast track program, and has recently become a Active Release Technique Provider. Tim enjoys teaching his patients about stretching and strengthening to improve their health in between massage treatments. He has developed a good awareness of the therapeutic and recovery needs of his patients, from a lighter relaxation massage to deep tissue work. He works with a broad range of patients from athletes, industry workers, to persons with a wide range of physical conditions.
Tim has a background as an athlete in various sports; competitive football, rugby, and currently participates in competitive lifting. This has allowed him to be more empathetic to his patient’s needs, and their injuries, as well as aiding in providing a more successful treatment.
As he is new to the profession and extremely enthusiastic about learning new techniques, he is constantly expanding his skill set.
In his spare time Tim enjoys: team sports and competitive lifting, listening to music, new food experiences and spending time with his family and friends
Gopika Nair - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
Gopika attended Georgian College where she earned a diploma as an Occupational and Physiotherapy Assistant . She was trained as a PTA in different long term care facilities and at Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy Centre during her co-op period. During her placement at Quarry Ridge she acquired the skills used as a physiotherapy assistant. In her spare time she enjoys drawing and learning new painting techniques.
Lori Milne - Physiotherapy Support Personnel
In 2015 Lori graduated from York University with a BA Honours Degree with a double major in Kinesiology and Psychology. She has bee working at the ptHealth clinic in Midland since the fall of 2015. Lori has worked at the Barrie clinic when needed as well.
Lori feels that getiing and keeping our population healthy and moving as we all age will benefit our overall health. She uses her knowledge to help her patients while working at ptHealth. She also volunteers at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.
Lori grew up just outside of Orillia and currently live in Barrie with her daughters. In the winter she enjoys skiing and teaches downhill skiing to children at a local resort. In the summer, Lori prefers to spend as much tome outdoors as possible, enjoying walks, camping and swimming with her family.
Tynisha Kendrick - Patient Coordinator
Tynisha Kendrick is originally from Guelph, ON. She graduated from Conestoga College in 2003. Her studies were focused on the electrical trade originally. After she moved to this area 10 years ago, she has been kept busy as the office scheduling coordinator for an electrical company. Tynisha joined Quarry Ridge Physiotherapy in January 2017 as the Patient Coordinator. In her spare time she is a busy mom of 5, enjoys walking her dogs and gardening with her husband.
Rae Reynolds - Massage Therapist
Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself.
I am Rae Reynolds, RMT. I have spent the last 18 years practising Massage Therapy, predominantly in Midland. I have a commitment to learning and have taken the following courses:
• Medical Acupuncture
• Myofascial Release
• Muscle Energy
• Cranial Sacral Therapy
For the past year, I have been training as a Shockwave Therapist with a specialist in the field.
Shockwave is sound waves, but big sound waves, that not only release soft tissue but also regenerates to promote accelerated healing for many conditions, such as:
• Plantar fasciitis
• Any tendonitis
• Sports-related injuries
• Chronic muscle pain
The standard protocol for Shockwave Therapy is 3-4 treatments. In my personal and professional opinion, this is the most effective treatment available.