Meet Joanna


Learn more about Joanna Schechter, Registered Physiotherapist at ALPHA! Why did you pursue a career in geriatric rehab? (stroke, home visits)   It's funny that you ask this question. Working with the frail elderly was never my plan after physiotherapy school. I had LOVED my rotations in school  in neuro rehab, stroke or spinal cord. However [...]

Meet Joanna2020-05-29T07:46:32-04:00

ALPHA Health Services- Infection Control and Response to COVID19


June 1, 2020 We, at ALPHA Health Services, are delighted to welcome you back to the clinic for physiotherapy.  As per the Ontario Government and Toronto Public Health recommendations dated May 26th, physiotherapy clinics are able to reopen, subject to planning and practicing sound COVID-19 safety protocols. ALPHA has never closed its doors; we have [...]

ALPHA Health Services- Infection Control and Response to COVID192020-05-29T15:01:53-04:00

Physiotherapy – Pelvic floor tips during COVID19


Based on the most current available information: Pregnant people, with no underlying medical condition, are not at more risk for contracting COVID-19 compared to the rest of the population Pregnant people do not appear to display more severe symptoms of the illness. Most will experience mild or moderate cold like symptoms. COVID-19 has not been [...]

Physiotherapy – Pelvic floor tips during COVID192020-04-27T14:04:58-04:00

Coping with the Stress of COVID19


GUEST BLOG! Coping with the Stress of COVID 19 By Sarah Dale, MSc., RP Individual, Couple, and Sex Therapist East Toronto Therapy The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to our everyday lives, and it remains uncertain when we will be able to go back to normal and what that will look like. We're having [...]

Coping with the Stress of COVID192020-04-27T14:03:08-04:00

Proper “work from home” setup- Ask a physiotherapist


  TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME: How you use your computer can be a major cause of back, neck, and shoulder pain. In times where a lot of us are working from home, it is important to have a proper home desk set up. Here are some simple tips on how to help prevent injuries [...]

Proper “work from home” setup- Ask a physiotherapist2020-04-17T18:27:31-04:00

Physiotherapy and the foot- let’s talk about the big toe!


Big Toe Mobility The feet are the foundation of the body that stabilize and mobilize from the ground up. Each foot has 28 bones comprising a total of 30 joint and include 20 muscles. There are a number of conditions, diseases and deficiencies that can develop in the feet and can cause issues or compensations [...]

Physiotherapy and the foot- let’s talk about the big toe!2020-03-31T13:52:20-04:00

ALPHA Health Services- COVID-19 Policy


COVID- 19 Protocol We are open for patients with urgent needs and requiring acute care, as per Toronto Public Health guidelines, the Ontario Government and the College of Physiotherapists. Contact us with inquiries -   All other appointments will be conducted via tele-rehab.  Please note- all massage therapy appointments are cancelled until further notice. March [...]

ALPHA Health Services- COVID-19 Policy2020-03-24T11:54:48-04:00