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October 21, 2010 16:09 ET

Barrie Physiotherapy, the Area's Only OHIP-Funded Physiotherapy Clinic, Joins PT Health

Leading Canadian physiotherapy network PT Health has acquired Barrie Physiotherapy, the area's only OHIP-funded physiotherapy clinic. The clinic has since made extensive renovations, fee restructuring and managerial changes, giving OHIP-insured individuals and other clients greater access to high-quality care, experienced providers and reasonable health care costs.

BARRIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2010) - Ontario-based Barrie Physiotherapy was purchased by leading Canadian physiotherapy company PT Health in June 2009. Since the acquisition, Barrie Physiotherapy has completed extensive physical renovations, fee restructuring and managerial changes to make it more consistent with other PT Health physiotherapy clinics.

Barrie Physiotherapy has the distinction of being the area's only Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) licensed physiotherapy clinic. Instead of waiting several weeks to receive care through the local hospital, individuals insured by OHIP can obtain medical attention at Barrie Physiotherapy within days. This allows the clinic to address patients' needs much sooner—an important advantage, given the positive impact of early intervention. Ontario health insurance coverage is available primarily to individuals who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants and valid work permit holders whose principle home is in Ontario and who meet certain physical presence requirements. 

While Barrie Physiotherapy caters to OHIP patients, people who do not have this publically-funded insurance can also take advantage of the clinic's services at very reasonable costs. Barrie Physiotherapy provides assistance in a wide range of areas, including injuries from sports and automobile accidents; post fracture, stroke and surgical rehabilitation; and chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, sprains, strains, and back and neck ailments. The clinic also assists clients with Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims, massage therapy, braces, lumbar supports, pillows, Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TNS) devices and compression stockings. In the future, it will be expanding its offerings to include the services of a naturopath. 

Barrie Physiotherapy operates under the direction of physiotherapist Paul Love. A graduate of Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel, Love has practiced physiotherapy since 1992. While in Israel, he was head of the physiotherapy department at Poriyah Hospital. He became a registered physiotherapist in Ontario in 2002. His professional experience in Canada includes working in retirement homes and long term care facilities, as well as setting up and managing Midland Physiotherapy for six and a half years. Love's experience also encompasses the management of Barrie Physiotherapy, stroke rehabilitation and pulmonary physiotherapy. In addition, he has completed numerous courses in evidence-based physiotherapy for various orthopaedic conditions. Love is a skilled professional who is dedicated to providing high-quality services to Barrie Physiotherapy's clients. "I believe in client-centered care and practice with an open mind and ear to ensure that our clients are getting the best care and attention possible," Love said.

The addition of Barrie Physiotherapy to PT Health's extensive network of clinics represents a major benefit to the public. The development will enable individuals who previously found physiotherapy prohibitively expensive to avail themselves of these services. It will also help those who previously paid for private-only services to reduce their health care costs while still receiving quality care under the attention of registered and experienced physiotherapists, kinesiologists and massage therapists.

Barrie Physiotherapy is conveniently located at 125 Bell Farm Road in Barrie, Ontario. For more information about the area's only OHIP-funded physiotherapy clinic or PT Health, please contact Paul Love at (705) 725-1980 or visit www.PTHealth.ca.

About PT Health

Established in 1995, Ontario-based PT Health is an extensive network of physiotherapist-owned clinics located all throughout Canada. It has distinguished itself as one of the fastest-growing health care physiotherapy companies in the country. PT Health operates more than 90 physical therapy clinics across Canada and provides services to nearly 200 Canadian nursing homes. PT Health's clinics are grounded in the principles of integrity, accountability and trust while delivering services in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropody, sports medicine, athletic therapy, massage therapy and other areas. PT Health is committed to providing high-quality, progressive therapy to benefit their patients.

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