Testimonials

In 2009, I suffered from constant heel pain which I was told by my doctor was Plantar Fasciitis, caused from my sporting activities. I had to stop all my activities except for walking but that soon also became an issue where my heel hurt all the time. My doctor sent me to see a podiatrist where I was assessed and had some custom-made orthotics made for me with the expectation of my problem to be completely resolved. It helped to ease my heel pain at the very beginning, however, after using the orthotics for a few months, the pain came back. I had been suffering this heel pain for more than a year now and I thought I had to live with my heel pain for my rest of my life. Luckily, my friend from my gym introduced me to a physiotherapist named Michael Hofstatter. Michael completed a very in-depth assessment and then treated me with acupuncture to release my pain and correct my biomechanics and he also taught me how to work on my foot tissue through exercise and education. It allowed my injured tissue to become stronger and recover faster.

After five treatments, my heel pain was totally gone and I have had no other issues since then.

Thank you,
Anita Chung

I went to physio and chiro for a few months each with Michael and Shereen, respectively. They helped me work on the pain, discomfort, and mobility of my shoulder, neck, and lower back. I had an absolutely great experience here, and so appreciated Michael and Shereen’s ability to assess me and my pain holistically. They were so generous with their recommendations and knowledge, and I learned a lot about my body and it’s functioning. My pain was greatly reduced. I would definitely continue to come to Elite Physio for future support and tune-ups!

Thank you to the whole team at Elite Physio for making me feel more comfortable in my body again.

-Nikki Sedaghat

“I started seeing Michael due to excruciating pain going down my right hip and through my right leg. I couldn’t walk, sit or stand without pain. I had seen five physiotherapists before finding Michael. They all used the same therapy, ultrasound, heat and TENS. This method of treatment did not alleviate the pain.

Michael was able to identify the cause of the pain. Using medical acupuncture and active release therapy, Michael was able to take away my pain. He gave me stretches and exercises that I could do at home that would keep the pain from coming back. With Michael’s help and encouragement, I was able to complete a 500 km cycling tour through Provence, France. I would never have been able to complete this ride without Michael’s treatment. Currently, I am training with Michael to complete the Around the Bay Road Race in Hamilton ON. Which is a 30 km race.

Not only is Michael very skilled at his profession, but he cares. It’s very rare to find someone in the health care field who truly cares for his patients the way Michael does. He is an amazing physiotherapist, and a very special human being.”

~Bonnie McClung

I've been to several physiotherapy places before but my experience with Elite physio is totally exceptional! Arpan and Marco are awesome. I've been seeing Michael regularly he's excellent, passionate and he explains what he does (very knowledgeable & professional) and helped me with an injury that's been misdiagnosed by other therapies in Toronto. Joan and Hiam are very efficient, friendly and reliable when making an appointment, I love them!

I used to have a reservation with chiropractic but Patty did a great job, she's the best! Highly recommend Elite Physio, you won't be wasting time!

~Arvie

Marco and Patricia were extremely helpful in helping me with my injuries. I was unable to turn my neck after snowboarding, with the help of Patricia, she was able to help me fully recover after a few sessions.

I got into an accident and Marco was able to teach me certain exercises and treat me until I was able to walk properly. Overall the best Physio Clinic I have been to.

~Jason To

I've been very impressed with my experience at Elite Physio. The chiropractor, Dr. Shereen Al-Jamal quickly identified my issue and gave me treatments and exercises that helped immediately. I've never had to wait for an appointment and have always been met with friendly professionalism.

-Peter Koehnen

Elite Physio is an outstanding practice. Despite attending another clinic for shoulder pain it was during a visit with my Mom for Acupuncture that I met Michael. I immediately decided to switch clinics and have never looked back. Michael has given me back mobility and relieved my pain in just a few short visits and I am now having him address my foot pain that my chiropodist has been unable to relieve.

Michael is helping my Mother who has suffered severe chronic back pain for more than 30 years and he's given her hope, something she had otherwise given up on. Michael thank you for your patience, bedside manner, knowledge and above all your pain free, medication free approach to providing relief. Can't say enough good things. It's refreshing to be helped by someone who truly knows what they're doing. I have referred to you as "God Like" in your ability and highly recommend you and your services!

-Linda Zuber

I've been going to Dr. Arpan Hundal for the past 8 months for tendonitis. Dr. Arpan is very passionate about her job and really cares about helping her clients heal. She is reassuring and builds a good relationship with her clients. I feel comfortable with her, and confident that she can help. I have also gotten so much better after starting physio.
The staff are so polite and organized and the location is really clean and easy to find. Ola is very professional and the place is flexible with making appointments and helping reschedule. Would HIGHLY recommend this place.
- Kim Dias
After visiting previous physio therapy locations and unsuccessful treatment for my injury, I ended up finding elite physio which had a lot of positive reviews and I couldn’t be more thankful. All of the staff were great and very friendly.
I was lucky enough to work with Marco for a few months and he fixed me right up after I was starting to doubt If I’d ever get better. Not only was he informative but also very knowledgeable and easy to talk to whilst being professional during the whole experience.
I would recommend this place in a heart beat as my time here was nothing but positive results and the results I was hoping for.
- Chad Young
Michael, I just want to express my deep gratitude for your treatment of my recent back problem. When I first hobbled into to your clinic less than a month ago, you listened, observed and diagnosed my problem and after less than an hour of careful treatment I walked out feeling better. I also left with a clearer understanding of the problem and what I could do, by way of exercises, to get me back to work on Monday (it was only Saturday).
With each subsequent visit, I always felt some benefit. Before today's appointment, I mentioned that I was a little anxious about coping with some lifting task that my job today entailed. You did a "back correction" and I was able to perform the task without a problem... thank you Michael.
- Bill Park
Been to many physio in the past, sent to see specialists, xray, ultrasound and many sessions later, no one could figure out what was wrong.

Went to see Patti at Elite Physio, and within one session, she figured out what was wrong with my hip and pretty much sent me on the right path to being fixed.

- Jeff C.

Before I write this review I want to be clear this is my honest experience being at the clinic for a couple months. I had the privilege of shadowing the Physiotherapist. I had shadowed several before, but I have never been at clinic of this excellence before. The Physiotherapist gives you their full time, other than those that examine you for 10-15 mins and hands you off to their Physiotherapist assistant. Michael spends each minute ensuring that the patient is well taken care of, and gives even more time if needed. Every patient that came to him saw a difference in their pain level and range of motion within just that session.

Michael went above and beyond to each patient and has diverse knowledge. Unlike most Physiotherapists he knows how to perform adjustments, medical acupuncture, and many other modalities best suited to help the patient. He does not just put you on modalities, but rather uses true PHYSICAL therapy with his treatment.

The customer service staff is wonderful, truly the most honest and kind people I have ever met. I am so grateful for this experience, and have already convinced my family to visit him.

- Sabiha Meer

I started going to Elite after I was rear-ended on the highway. The methods they use actually heal and strengthen!! I find it very refreshing to have the physiotherapist, chiropractor and massage therapist with the me the whole time during my appointment the focused treatment really leads to great results. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, very professional and knowledgeable!

- Minnelle Will
Thank you Dr Arpan Hundal for doing your best to cure my lower back pain and my left shoulder injury in a very short time. Now I can practice my normal life like before, cooking , playing with my kids and driving car without any pain in my back and shoulder. I could tell that I noticed improvement after only one session which is amazing.
Thank you again Dr Arpan and I highly recommend Elite Physio.
-Alshimaa Bakeer
I am very glad that I was referred to Michael Hofstatter at Elite Physio. I have been a client there for a few months and have had nothing but great experiences and amazing results.
I have been to many Physiotherapists and he is truly invested to help get you back to better health. I have experienced some amazing results, and Michael and the whole Elite Physio team has been instrumental in helping me get better and on the path to getting me back to my normal.
I would highly recommend Elite Physio to anyone in need of physiotherapy support.
- Robert Baker
My back was injured, with seeing Dr.Patti I was feeling 100% within 2 sessions.
Highly recommend seeing Patti.
She is very cool, knowledgeable and knows the body.
Anytime I feel pain I go to Elite physio and it’s clean environment as well.
Cheers
- Lanky

Mike and Shereen provide excellent care and do their best to ensure you can get better without having to go back to them indefinitely.

-Aarathi Edward

Excellent service! Very friendly & welcoming staff! Arpan has a golden touch! I could not believe that my sciatic pain would be cured in 2 sessions!!

-Hala Haidar

This clinic is the real deal. Michael is an expert physiotherapist/acupuncturist who tailors his treatment approach to his patients specific needs very well.

There are also other types of practitioners on staff for more holistic care where needed. The results are very effective and swift treatment. As someone who has dealt with a multitude of complex ailment who has sought treatment at many different clinics I can confidently say you won't be disappointed if you go to this clinic for treatment.

-Richard Lindo

Like no other! I've been to many physiotherapists - but never experienced the holistic approach that Elite Physio does. They don't just treat the pain - they identify the source and help you solve the problem using a variety of techniques from physio and massage to Active release, laser or acupuncture. Deep understanding + Caring team.

Michael and Patti are exceptional.

-Carl Messenger-Lehmann

I started going to see Michael in Fall 2016. I have suffered from lower back pain for years and as a Professional photographer I am constantly bending, twisting and turning to get the perfect shot. From the first visit, I couldn't believe that I noticed a difference. Michael is amazing to say the least! He takes the time to investigate the root cause of the problem and he provides different approaches through his diverse experience and knowledge to target the source of the problem. Every visit, I feel and notice an improvement. I am honestly so impressed and relieved that I found him. Highly Recommended!

-Itab Atwy

The office is bright and clean, the staff attentive and knowledgeable and the location is easy to get to with lots of parking. Can't say enough good things about the staff at Elite Physio!

-Scott Kendall

Marco was helpful to fix my problems professionally. Highly recommended. Courteous staff.

-Syed Rehman

The Elite Physiotherapy clinic is well run and the staff are amazing and positive. My physiotherapist Arpan Hundal has been extremely attentive and knowledgeable on the causes and effective treatments for various injuries. I would definite recommend Elite Physiotherapy for anyone needing professional and effective assistance with pain.

-Caroline Bouilly

I initially went to see Michael Hofstatter when I was recovering from having torn my quadriceps off of the bone. He used a variety of treatments ranging from acupuncture, laser, manipulation and stretching , among others. I have never had quicker and more effective results than I experienced with him- he knows EXACTLY what to do to get you feeling better fast. I would highly recommend him to anyone needed any kind of rehab.
- Sean Zaichick
Great Service! Going for Chiropractic treatments after a recent car accident, Love Patty feel better than I have felt in a very long time!
- Natasha Kent
After my recent surgery of my knee, I had to research physiotherapists near to where I live. After reading about the wonderful reviews for Michael Hofstatter-I didn't mind the wait for 2 weeks to see him. True to all the reviews --Michael's calm demeanour,professional attitude put me at ease immediately. He listens to concerns,explains things well & uses a combination of physiotherapy & accupuncture to treat. Just after 4 sessions -I see a marked improvement in my symptoms.
It also helps that he has a great cheerful team in the front(Karen and Hiam) who are very welcoming. I'm so glad & appreciative of all what you do - thank you!!
- Jayasudha Vavilla
The chiropractor Patti Farrell is very good at what she does. She has changed my opinion of chiropractors.
- Mike Ovas
Michael is a great Physiotherapist. He does a thorough assessment of the problem before he starts his therapy. He is very professional pleasant and gentle in dealing with his patients. He is one Physiotherapist, that I know of, who shows genuine concern for his patients.
He follows up with his patients to ensure that they are doing the recommended exercises.
I call him the fix it man...as I am a lot better under his care.
-Remee John
Arpan Hundal is a very good listener, caring, and wonderful professional.
The service has been outstanding. I highly recommend their services.
-Belinha Melo
After two car accidents and one sport injury, I need everybody to know and understand that the secret to my recovery, it’s just that I put myself in the good hands of Elite Physio, a clinic with a staff that carries all the experience, knowledge, equipment and the best understanding for the patient’s pain situation.
The treatments that I have received from Mike and his staff, are so effective, that whenever I hear that one of my friends has suffer any kind of injury, I refer them to Elite Physio, knowing that the will be treated the same as I am treated, and with the same results. Thanks Mike you are awesome.
-Hernando Serrano
I've been to several physiotherapy places before but my experience with Elite physio is totally exceptional! Patty, Arpan and Marco the whole team are awesome. I've been seeing Michael regularly he's excellent, passionate and explains what he does (very knowledgeable & professional). Joan and Hiam are very efficient, friendly and reliable when making an appointment, I love them! I used to have a reservation with chiropractic but Patty did a great job, she's the best! Highly recommend Elite Physio, you won't be wasting time!
-Arvie
Fantastic staff, love the new facility. By far the best place I've gone to for therapy.
- Dino Rossi

It's not often you come across a place that you can't find fault in...even if you were to look.
From the reception to the treatment; through and through you will NOT find better.

Michael has now treated me for 2 separate recoveries and both times managed to impress me with not only his extensive knowledge but personal and candid approach. To say Michael is good at what he does is a disservice. Plain and simple he has found his calling and established an approach that is second to none in both results and quality.

- Cameron Cogswell

For the past 7+ years, I've suffered from chronic headaches and neck pain. I've tried multiple treatments such as acupuncture, massage, chiro, osteopath, and physio, but nothing worked. After 2 physio sessions with Michael, I no longer feel these pains and now know the proper stretches to do to prevent these pains from coming back. Michael takes his time to explain each procedure he performs and educates me on why the pain exists. Thank you Michael!

- Ravi Sharma
Amazing results, Professional Service, affordable prices. Don't suffer anymore with pain, go see Dr. Michael.
- Olla Qita
I went to Marco for several physio sessions. The staff there are very professional and the service was great!
-aznkomplex
For the past 38 years I have suffered with chronic back pain and have ran the gamut of medical personnel from doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists etc. in the hope of finding pain relief without having to resort to medications. While there is not a "cure" for my problem, for the first time since discovering Michael at Elite Physiotherapy (about three years ago) I am experiencing longer intervals of pain relief, without the use of medications.
Michael is not only quite educated in his field, but has a pleasant, gentle and caring personality. He really spends time individualizing his treatment to attend to the issues facing each patient. And he rises to a challenge. If he feels something is not working, he will try different combination of approaches in order to find relief for his patient. To this end, he will incorporate the services of the chiropractor or massage therapist who are on his team if he feels this is necessary.
Also appreciated is the seniors' discount that he offers to his qualifying patients.
I have recommended others to Michael and will continue to do as I know he will be able to help them.
-Deanna G
I've been going to Michael for physio therapy since my knee replacement surgery in August 2013. I had a difficult case because my range of motion was so limited for years before the surgery that my muscles needed retraining. Michael has helped get my flexion to 125 degrees and the extension is almost straight - both of which are huge improvements! I don't think I would have this much range if it wasn't for his creative physio - he uses a variety of techniques each week such as acupuncture, active release, laser, massage, and stretching (just to name a few). I've talked to friends who have gone to other PTs and they don't get near the same level of treatment.

Shortly after my surgery my back went out and I could barely move. When I went to see Michael I expected him to continue to treat my knee, but instead he worked on my back and helped me tremendously. I don't know why it didn't cross my mind that he could help my back, he knows the human anatomy so well and can treat so many issues.

-Janjanteacher

I had shoulder surgery at the beginning of the year. Went into elite physio and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Marco tended to me and he worked and stretched my shoulder back to full health. When I went to see my surgeon he was surprised on how well my shoulder was recovering. Thank you to the staff at Elite Physio.

-Nuno Pereira

The treatment provided by Michael released my pain; the exercise taught by Michael help me to quick recover; the caring and attention from Elite Physio team improved my physical and mental health.

- Mary Ma

Michael Hofstatter is the absolute best physiotherapist ever. His knowledge is extensive in regards to the body and healing, strength training exercises and stretching exercises. He is a skilled expert with acupuncture, and with magic hands he always find those knots to work on in the muscles and tendons to loosen, release and relieve pain. I have been seeing Michael for several years, my family comes to him when in need, and we recommend him to friends and coworkers all the time. We highly recommend Elite Physio for any and all physiotherapy needs. The clinic is very clean, the staff are friendly and punctual. After just one consult with Michael you feel more in control of your health and life.

- Jill and Darren

Patti is a great person and chiropractor. She is caring and wanting to help you with your issues. She looks into finding ways to help you with any problems you may have. I have been to other rehab places in the past and I am happy to have finally found one that I look forward to coming too and has helped me get better! Thanks Patti!

- Mary-Anne Barry

Physio Michael is really good. Went there for my dislocated shoulder treatment plus all the staff are very helpful.

- Awez Alam

Great place. Always on schedule, evening appointments and Marco has really helped me keep my triathlon training on track, despite some nagging issues.

- Patrick B.

Thank you Michael for a great experience! This is a great new place and fantastic Team! I have used your services and along with my clients we are very happy! Very professional and experienced!

-Alexandru Matei

Michael Hofstatter has become my new health care provider!! He has helped me using acupuncture for heel pain, elbow pain, TMJ, insomnia and restless legs, plus anxiety. I don't have insurance coverage, but I will continue to see Michael (and of course Karen at reception), because I see results almost immediately.

Thanks,

-Louise

On time, reliable, effective, responsive, and most importantly results!

-Amanda Ca

I have been going to Elite Physio for the past few months for a shoulder injury and it has been an amazing experience. Michael is super knowledgeable and provides an unparalled level of care. As a direct result of my sessions with him, I have seen a dramatic improvement in my mobility and a great reduction in pain. I would highly recommended Elite Physio!!

-Nikhil Mistry

Great clinic with friendly staff. Michael is very knowledgeable and does all he can to help you heal.

-Indy Singh

I have been seeing Michael at Elite Physio for a couple of months following a shoulder fracture. Michael is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of techniques. He answers questions easily, provides ongoing education as well as encouragement. He checks in on issues/progress at each visit, listens carefully and keenly observes function. He is very hands on for the full session versus some clinics where modalities are applied and you may be handed over to an assistant. He utilizes a variety of techniques from laser, active release, acupuncture to reviewing exercises. At each visit there is benefit and relief...I feel that I am making a really good recovery and always leave feeling that I have the tools to continue my own program and exercises at the right challenge level to further my own recovery.

The professionalism extends to the administrative staff as well who are courteous and attentive. There is easy free parking as well as an added bonus. Although I haven't really required this, there are also extended hours and sessions on Saturday which would appeal to many who are working.

Another shout out to another physiotherapist, Arpan, who I have seen a couple of times when Michael has been unavailable...she is equally fantastic! I would highly recommend Elite Physio.

-Cristina Pita

Great clinic with friendly staff. Michael is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of technique and does all he can to help you heal.

-Mahnoor Butt

Great clinic with friendly staff. Michael is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of technique and does all he can to help you heal.

-Mahnoor Butt

Michael is very knowledgeable and will readily answer any questions you may have. Clinic is very clean and they are always on time with appointments. I have had to change and cancel appointments due to my work schedule and they are very prompt at returning my emails or calls.

-Steve Workman