Now accepting more in clinic patients!

 We are excited to announce that we are now accepting more in clinic patients for Physio, Chiro and Massage! Our team is ready to assist you with in clinic care, but doing so in a thoughtful, gradual and strategic way.

We are following all policies and recommended procedures put forth by the Ministry of Health, Public Health and all applicable Regulatory Colleges (Physiotherapist, Chiropractors and Massage Colleges of Ontario). This means that things will look a little different from what they were before.  With that being said, one thing has not changed: our commitment to your safety and helping you reach your treatment goals.

A few changes to note:

  • All in-clinic patients will be screened for symptoms prior to their visit 
  • Expect physio treatments to include a hybrid of in-clinic and virtual sessions
  • You will be asked to wait in your car until we call you in for your appointment. We kindly ask any accompanying members to wait in the car if possible
  • Masks and hand sanitizer use will be mandatory when entering the clinic
  • Therapists schedules have been adjusted to allow for physical distancing between staff and patients
  • All staff will be in appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • You will notice the addition of plexiglass barriers as well as floor markers to help maintain compliance with provincial regulations of physical distancing 

On behalf of the team, we would like to thank you for your cooperation and support during this difficult time as we continue to navigate and adapt the best possible solutions for the safety of our team and patients.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us and one of our patient experience coordinators will be happy to help you!


We look forward to seeing you all again,


Your Team @ JointAction Physio


Working from home?

Have you found yourself experiencing headaches more frequently? Back stiffness? Neck tightness? Or just general discomfort throughout your body? Have you recently shifted to working from home over these past 2 months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

These new symptoms and your recent shift to working from home may be related. As we all continue to navigate the ‘new normal’ we have adjusted by increasing the time we spend in front of our work station at home. We may feel that we are less productive and in response end up working overtime to try and make up for the loss in productivity. All of these things can accumulate into decreased activity and increased time spent in sustained postures. Our work station set up can further increase these symptoms!

Neck tightness and related headaches can be related to the positioning of your neck. Try and keep the computer screens at eye level. If possible try and set up your work station so that the screen is also positioned in front of your body so you don’t need to turn your neck. Back tightness and general stiffness can be related to the chair that you are sitting on. Try and maintain a 90 degrees bend in your knees when sitting.

Overall, the WORST posture is the posture you end up staying in for a long time! Try and give yourself routine breaks to get yourself moving – even if it’s a 30 second break! Whenever possible stand up and take a few steps.

If you have any questions or need any help with the work station set up – telerehabilitation is an excellent way for physiotherapists to get a live look at your current work station. We can work together to develop the work station that is best for you and your job!


By: Calvin Lee PT.


Questions or concerns? Call our Physiotherapists Hotline today!

The Denise House 2019

Our team is once again collecting items this season for The Denise House. Founded in 1991, the Denise house provides a shelter for women and their children who suffer at the hand of domestic violence here in the Durham Region.  Here is a list of gift suggestions for Mothers and their Children, we will be collecting new and unwrapped items here at the clinic until December  13, 2019. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture

What is TCM Acupuncture? 

Many people will come across the term “acupuncture” upon visiting their healthcare professional.  TCM stands for “Traditional Chinese Medicine,” and has long been used to treat many diseases. TCM involves many branches of medicine, one major branch is the use of needles to impose change known as acupuncture.

TCM Acupuncture is known to treat many ailments that range from musculoskeletal diseases, dietary issues (ie, bloating and abdominal pain in IBS or Crohns), headaches, allergies, sleep, stress, fertility, and many more.


Why visit a Registered Acupuncturist?

Registered Acupuncturists are highly trained in comparison to other healthcare practitioners in the aspect of theory and clinical training.  Your average Registered Acupuncturist will have studied for at least 3 years with over 3500 hours of clinical hands-on training with the public.  Popular terms such as “dry needling” or “medical acupuncture” and other modalities like cupping or gua-sha (similar to Graston) are all performed by Registered Acupuncturists.


Find out more on what to expect on your first visit?

Find out more about our Registered Acupuncturist: Jonathan Chang and book your free 15 minute meet & greet today!


Hip flexors: what they do and exercise ideas!

Our hip flexors are made up of a group of muscles that contribute to hip and pelvic movement and stability. Tightness and weakness of the hip flexors can create muscle imbalances that can cause hip, low back and knee pain. Below is a video of a a few exercise ideas for stretching and strengthening your hip flexors.

Disclaimer: Please note these exercises may not be right for you. Please discuss your concerns with your physio or healthcare provider before starting these or any new exercises.

Contact us today to book your free 15 min meet & greet! 

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?- Video

“1 in 3 women suffer with incontinence but only 1 in 12 report it to their Health Care Practitioner. So bladder leaking is very common but it is never normal. Neither is painful sex, pelvic pain or urgency and frequency of urination. Pelvic health physiotherapists can help you address these problems and get you to live the life you deserve.

Please watch this short video and if you need some help please book an appointment.


By: Kate McCormick, PT

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for you FREE 15 minute meet and greet!

Paediatric Milestone series: Activities in Supported Standing

Before we discuss independent standing and standing up without using support, it would be appropriate to consider simple exercises when the child is standing at the couch, ottoman, coffee table, etc. In fact, this is quite a critical period for the child to master their body in space when trying to stand and balance at their support surface.


Once the child is up and standing at their preferred support surface, placing toys or any other item of interest just out of reach on the couch is an excellent activity to practice weight shifting and challenging the boundaries of their balance while they are well supported. During a single lateral reach, the child will shift their body and take more weight on the same-sided leg and foot. This simple and subtle movement is so important because this allows the child to unweight the opposite leg and foot. With progression and strengthening, complete lifting of the opposite foot from the ground will be achieved to reach even further. Mastery of this combination of weight shifting and balancing is incredibly important because this skill is absolutely necessary for walking; weight shifting onto a single leg, lifting the opposite leg, and progressing the unweighted leg and foot forward to walk.


For continued balance and strength development, encourage rotation and reaching away from their support. Start by using a toy on the couch or table and slowly pull the toy out of reach along the surface and more towards the side of the child to encourage reaching away from their support. Continue to repeat this to both sides and within their tolerance, ensuring to give breaks as needed. Gradually increase how far the child reaches in an arc around their reaching radius until they can almost reach behind by rotating at the trunk and waist with a hand still on their support. Again, this exercise is working their ability to weight shift and balance at the same time; however, with rotating and balancing as well, we are working on trunk strengthening with movement to build strong core muscles to support the trunk and upper body when it is time for standing and walking independently.


Of course, during these activities it is important to give plenty of positive reinforcement and feedback to demonstrate the importance and excitement of standing, reaching, rotating, and moving.


We will take another detour before we get to independent standing up; we will first discuss cruising along their support on the next blog post.


By: Chris Dahiroc, PT.


Questions or concerns regarding your child’s development? Contact us for your free 15 minute meet and greet today!