Synergy Sports Medicine

We use an active, hands-on and exercise-based approach to rehabilitation.
No more rushed appointments where you don’t feel heard. No more recurring injuries.
No more feeling like you’re just another number.
At Synergy, you matter.


Our Sports Medicine Physicians have specialized training to diagnose, treat, and prevent injuries resulting from sports and other activities that affect your body’s mobility. Our doctors can perform EMG/NCS studies as well as joint injections.

Synergy Movement Therapy

Synergy offers 1-on-1 private, semi-private and small group classes with instructors that have completed a comprehensive Pilates or yoga training as well as training on Synergy rehab protocols. Our carefully selected team has been trained by Dr. Awan, Riki Richter and other Synergy rehabilitation providers and are part of a multidisciplinary team that holds regular clinical collaborations in order to provide best practices in patient care. They are trained to use an electronic medical record to maximize communication and provide optimal patient charting. A home exercise program can be developed using synergy rehab protocols or specialized Pilates equipment: the reformer, the cadillac, the wunda chair and the arm chair may be used to increase strength using spring resistance.


Osteopathy is a manual therapy aimed at treating the source of dysfunction in the body in order to maximize health. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners at Synergy use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques to address common musculoskeletal issues such as neck pain and low back pain, and other musculoskeletal symptoms that may be associated with systemic issues such as diagnosed digestive difficulties, respiratory conditions, and gynecological dysfunction. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners’ extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology is used to assess and treat interrelationships between various systems in the body to address barriers to the healing process.

Synergy’s osteopathic manual practitioners are graduates of comprehensive osteopathic programs: The Canadian College of Osteopathy and are members of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners or the international equivalent.
More information:

The Canadian College of Osteopathy
The Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

Physiotherapy : Orthopaedic

We help modify certain patterns of movement or posture to create a new, more optimal situation in the body. The nature of your pain and functional issues will be assessed to determine the appropriate physio-therapeutic intervention – to pinpoint the source of the problem and create a road-map for recovery. Our team of practitioners have specialties in a wide range of areas which allows us to select someone for you that is passionate and knowledgeable about your condition. This in turn allows them to focus their professional development accordingly and stay at the leading edge of their field. Your physiotherapist is trained to appropriately recommend any service (so many of which are available at Synergy) to help you continue to recover, to your fullest extent. Physiotherapists here collaborate in house with other professions in various ways, with the purpose of understanding how and when other practitioners may be helpful to their client’s health and well-being.

Physiotherapy : Pelvic Health

The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder and uterus and is involved in controlling continence and the maintenance of a healthy sex life. Women more commonly have pelvic floor dysfunction due to childbirth trauma and menopausal hormone changes, but dysfunction also occurs in men, often due to prostate conditions. Like any other area in the body, some of the muscles may be tight and need to soften and lengthen, and others may be weak and require strengthening. Synergy’s Pelvic Health Program takes an integrated interdisciplinary approach towards comprehensive rehabilitation of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Physiotherapy : Vestibular

The assessment and treatment of certain conditions that can cause dizziness. Dizziness is a general term; individuals with dizziness may feel more specific symptoms such as vertigo (their environment spinning), light-headedness, floating or feeling off-balance.

Additional reading:

  • Effectiveness of the Canalith Repositioning Procedure in the Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Janet O. Helminski PHYS THER October 2014 94:1373-1382
  • Yardley L, Donovan-Hall M, Smith HE, Walsh BM, Mullee M, Bronstein AM. 2004. Effectiveness of primary care-based vestibular rehabilitation for chronic dizziness. Annals of internal medicine 141: 598-60

Chiropractic Medicine

A non-invasive, drug-free, manual approach to health care for disorders related to the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic treatment can in many cases decrease pain, muscle tightness or spasm through the restoration of normal mechanics and improve the functioning of the spine. Synergy Chiropractors may use manual and/or instrument-assisted (Graston Technique) manipulation to find and break down scar tissue, increase your range of motion in your neck, back, face, or limbs, and relieve tension in your neuro-musculoskeletal system. We can also create custom orthotics to realign the joints in your feet and ease some of the impact from walking or running.

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a hands-on technique that involves applying pressure to the soft tissues and joints of the body in order to improve physical function, relieve pain or stress, loosen up tight muscles, and prevent injury. The Synergy massage therapy team is purposefully highly specialized so that we can address any underlying issues along with loosening up your tight muscles and relieving pain and stress. Our massage therapy services include: Thai Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Shiatsu, and Prenatal Massage. Not sure which will be the best for you? Just call the clinic and we’ll set you up.

For more information visit the RMTAO website.

Personal Fitness Training

The fundamental principles of effective resistance training are proper alignment, posture, technique and movement patterns. With these basic tenets as a foundation for your fitness regimen, you will train more effectively, prevent injury, and reach your goals faster. At Synergy, we couple the philosophy and influences of our rehabilitative pilates principles with the foundations of effective personal training to create custom programs to maximize client results. Whether you are about to begin your fitness journey, or are looking to take your physique to the next level, the team of professionals at Synergy can take you beyond your fitness goals.


Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, with compassion. Being able to tune in to what is going on in your mind and body and the outside world from moment to moment without harsh judgement and self-criticism. The physician/clinician has been facilitating mindfulness based cognitive therapy groups at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto and at the Toronto Western Hospital. These groups help patients with anxiety, fear, stress and depression. They also help patients learn how to approach difficulties, and develop more effective coping responses. At Synergy there are a number of patients who could benefit from additional psychotherapeutic support and mindfulness training. This can improve their overall health and recovery. If you or your Synergy practitioner think you may benefit from this help, a referral can be made. The physician/clinician will do an assessment with you and decide together what further treatments could help.

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Ultrasound imaging can be used to guide an injection with real time visualization. The doctor can track the needle path to the intended target making the procedure both safe and more accurate. Although the procedure is covered by OHIP the medication injected is not and therefore the fee will be charged to the patient. For patients requiring injection for pain reduction in order to improve their daily activities and facilitate rehabilitation.

Your body’s future is in good hands

When you choose Synergy Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, you are choosing to take the first step in your whole body recovery.
We are dedicated to helping you move freely, again.