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 to the whole team at Elite Physio for making me feel more comfortable in my body again.
“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.”
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Shereen is an amazing Chiropractor. Shereen is kind, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. She has worked wonders for my husband and I. At my first appointment, Shereen was able to tell exactly where I was carrying tension and provided me with both immediate relief and long term management with individualized exercises to work on at home. I couldn’t be happier!
After spending 7 weeks in a non-weight bearing cast for a fractured ankle, I got clearance to start walking. I didn't know what to expect, and I could barely touch my foot to the floor, let alone stand/walk. Lucky for me, Elite Physio, Marco, Michael & team knew exactly what to do, and within 3.5 weeks, I ditched the crutches! This was my first fracture and my first exposure to physiotherapy, but I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Each session was one-on-one and personalized. Marco treated me using multiple types of therapies, which I believe helped me recover even faster. He was also very supportive of my feelings and fears (especially as I tried to get back to normal things like driving or walking down stairs!), but he continued to challenge me with exercises to ensure my healing did not plateau. In fact, because everyone at Elite Physio was so encouraging and genuinely glad to see my progress, I felt even more motivated to keep up with the exercises outside of our treatment sessions.
A huge thank you to Marco and Elite Physio for all your help and support during this difficult period in my life. The quality of care and treatment you provide is truly exceptional!
I'm so glad I took the time to really research different physio places and chose Elite Physio. Dr. Michael and Dr. Arpan are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING (for lack of better terms) at what they do for you. They will really listen and ask you questions in order to provide you with the right treatment plan. This is NOT just a "..come in for your appointment, more your arms/legs (or whatever's in pain) around kind of place, slap on those Dr. Ho kind of machines and done!" ...Every appointment is different and catered to your condition and how you've been feeling and what you've been experiencing in between your appointments.
Background: I was in a car accident (a huge SUV hit us). Now - even though it's taking a while for my right sides to feel like it's normal again ... at the very least, I get temporary relief for a few days. I know, and I'm sure everyone else does, that it really takes times. THANK YOU guys!
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!
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.
Mike and Shereen provide excellent care and do their best to ensure you can get better without having to go back to them indefinitely.
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!!
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.
I have been a client of elite physio for a few years now. Marco has helped me through a number of issues since my pregnancy, from my hip to my knee and a wrist issue. The front desk staff are so accommodating and kind. I drive a little out of my way to go to elite physio (there are physio clinics closer to my home) but it’s worth it!! Also the new office is very nice inside.
I received a great service at Elite Physio by Dr. Arpan. The treatment I received provided me with a lot of relief for my Knee injury. They use ultrasound therapy and Laser along with hot and cold therapy. Highly recommend this clinic. My Knee improved after just two sessions!
- Aish Hasija
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.
Great place filled with great people.. I’ve been seeing Arpan for quite some time now and she’s amazing! Always asking questions and figuring out how to treat me better than the last session. I’ve been to many physiotherapy places but never got the results like I have with Arpan! Continuous information and knowledge from her and she never fails to leave me satisfied after each time I see her.
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!
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!
Marco was helpful to fix my problems professionally. Highly recommended. Courteous staff.
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.
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.
The service has been outstanding. I highly recommend their services.
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.
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.
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!
I have recommended others to Michael and will continue to do as I know he will be able to help them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Physio Michael is really good. Went there for my dislocated shoulder treatment plus all the staff are very helpful.
Great place. Always on schedule, evening appointments and Marco has really helped me keep my triathlon training on track, despite some nagging issues.
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!
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.
On time, reliable, effective, responsive, and most importantly results!
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!!
Great clinic with friendly staff. Michael is very knowledgeable and does all he can to help you heal.
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.
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.
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.
Dealing with Dr. Michael and Dr. Arpan to fix my shoulder and back injury from a car accident. I can feel that I am beginning to see improvement little by little. They also explained to me the areas affected and showed me several exercises for rehab. I will definitely recommend anyone who are looking for a great physiotherapist.
This is one of the best places I know of for paramedical services like physio, chiropractor, massage therapy etc. The practitioners are very knowledgeable in their domains, helpful and easy to work with. I would highly recommend that you try Elite Physio if you are looking for results.
Very Professional and efficient service. Michael H is a great physiotherapist, very thorough in his work.