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Push Pounds Sports Medicine

Physiotherapy is a vital part of injury recovery, which can help individuals regain mobility and return to their pre-injury state. With the right treatment plan and patient commitment, physiotherapy can be highly effective in restoring movement, reducing pain, and increasing strength and function. Book an appointment with us today and take advantage of our comprehensive range of expert physiotherapy services, conveniently located in downtown Toronto.


Push Pounds Sports Medicine has highly experienced physiotherapy practitioners in Toronto. Our Registered Physiotherapists have years of experience working with a variety of musculoskeletal ailments in persons of all ages and activity levels. Whether it be professional or recreational athletes, military, pediatrics, bodybuilders, runners, celebrities, etc, our physiotherapists have it covered. We have a very strong belief that biomechanics and the way your body moves, has significant correlation to pain and function. It is that thorough understanding of the body’s movement and the muscular forces acting during these movements that allows us to create individualized treatment plans specifically meant to get you moving better, with improved function and pain free. The body that doesn’t move well, won’t feel well, and this is our focus. Different than traditional passive techniques used, our programs are actively engaging the patient, re-teaching the body to move in the correct biomechanical plane in order to function as a complete unit. We have a reliable and proven track record of effectively many physical ailments using evidence-based approaches that, combined with the latest technologies, have made us the success we are.

Physiotherapy is a regulated, evidence-based healthcare discipline that focuses on restoring and maintaining optimal physical functioning of the body through manual techniques, exercises, and lifestyle modifications. Each treatment is tailored to meet the patient's unique needs based on their presenting condition.

In addition to in-person care, we also offer virtual care to meet the needs of our patients who may have difficulty coming to our clinic. Our virtual care services include telehealth physiotherapy sessions, online exercises, and personalized treatment plans that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home.

Physiotherapists employ a range of treatments, such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, joint manipulation, exercise prescription/therapy, and education to reduce low back pain, restore movement, and promote the development of physical rehabilitation strategies.


We believe listening to patients is, first and foremost, the most important way to start a rehabilitation process. Careful physical assessment follows. This focuses on aspects such as tenderness, swelling in areas of pain, resting posture, how movement is initiated and how your joints move in space, which may lead to obvious deformities, muscular imbalances, and injury prone positions

From there we have an extensive and integrated multidisciplinary team of musculoskeletal experts that are able to weigh in on your concerns. This way it is not just one head, or one therapist helping with your care. Instead we are able to utilize the full breadth of our in-house team of sports doctors, surgeons, pain specialists, RMTs, athletic therapists, physiotherapists, dietician, sports chiropractors as needed, to review your case and aid in your care and recovery. You are NOT ALONE!

At Push Pounds Sports Medicine, we take pride in our membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). Being a part of the CPA highlights our dedication to upholding the highest professional standards and providing the best possible care to our patients. By joining the CPA, we gain access to an abundance of resources and training opportunities that allow us to stay informed about the latest research and clinical practices. This also gives us the chance to connect with peers and engage in collaborative research or clinical initiatives. Our membership in the CPA is a source of pride and helps us to provide the best quality care to our patients while also being a part of a reputable professional community.

At Push Pounds Sports Medicine, we are proud members of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA). Being part of the OPA is a vital component of our commitment to delivering exceptional care to our patients and advocating for the physiotherapy profession in Ontario. As OPA members, we benefit from a wide range of educational opportunities and training programs that keep us informed of the latest research and clinical practices. Additionally, we have the chance to participate in advocacy efforts and contribute to the ongoing growth of the profession in Ontario. We believe that our membership in the OPA allows us to offer the highest quality care to our patients and be part of a respected professional community.

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Why Choose Our Physiotherapy Toronto Clinic?

At Push Pounds Physiotherapy Toronto, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive and personalized treatments that help our patients achieve their desired level of functioning.

Expertise and Experience

Our team of physiotherapists is highly trained and experienced in various techniques, including manual therapy, exercise prescription, and therapeutic modalities. We are dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest research and techniques in physiotherapy to ensure that our clients receive the best possible care.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We understand that every person's condition is unique, so we create individualized treatment plans tailored to our client's needs. Our patient-centred approach means that we take the time to get to know our clients and understand their goals and concerns, so we can create a treatment plan that works for them.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment

Our clinic has the latest technology and equipment, allowing us to use various techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions. From manual therapy and joint mobilizations to therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound and shockwave therapy, we have the tools and expertise to help our clients achieve their goals.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment

Our clinic has the latest technology and equipment, allowing us to use various techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions. From manual therapy and joint mobilizations to therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound and shockwave therapy, we have the tools and expertise to help our clients achieve their goals.

Our Approach to Treatment

At Push Pounds, we take an evidence-based approach to treatment, staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in physiotherapy. This allows us to provide our patients with the most effective and advanced treatments. Our team is constantly learning and improving our skills to ensure we provide our patients with the highest level of care. At our practice, we strongly prioritize patient education and engagement in the healing process. We understand that teaching our patients about their condition and therapy options is fundamental for successful recovery. Thus, we work hand-in-hand with them to ensure they comprehend their ailment, the treatment plan set forth by us, and how they can be actively involved in recovering from it.

Our Physiotherapy Services


This treatment involves using electrical currents to reduce pain, promote healing, and improve muscle function. While generally safe, electrotherapy may not be appropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions. Our team will assess your specific needs before recommending this treatment.

Shockwave Therapy

This treatment uses high-intensity sound waves to promote healing and reduce pain. It can be effective for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and chronic pain. While generally safe, shockwave therapy may not be appropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions. Our team will assess your specific needs before recommending this treatment.


This treatment uses high-frequency sound waves to promote healing and reduce pain. It can be effective for soft tissue injuries, sprains, and strains. Ultrasound is generally safe but inappropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions. Our team will assess your specific needs before recommending this treatment.

Physiotherapy Exercise Prescription

Our registered physiotherapist will work with you to develop an exercise program tailored to your needs and goals. This may include exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance and techniques to prevent further injury.

Pre/Post Operative Rehabilitation

We offer rehabilitation services to help individuals recover from surgery, including joint replacement, ACL reconstruction, and more. Our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Athletic Taping and Bracing

Our team can provide taping and bracing services to support and protect injured joints and muscles. This can help prevent further injury and promote healing.

Dry Needling

This treatment involves using thin needles to target muscle trigger points, promoting relaxation and reducing pain. Dry needling can be effective for headaches, back pain, and sports injuries. While generally safe, dry needling may not be appropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions. Our team will assess your specific needs before recommending this treatment.

Custom Braces

At our facility, we offer bespoke braces and support systems that have been tailored to individual needs in order to improve outcomes and quicken the recovery journey.

ACL Club

Our ACL club is designed specifically for individuals recovering from ACL injuries. It includes a combination of physiotherapy, strength training, and education to help individuals regain strength, mobility, and confidence after their injury

Hypermobility Program

Our hypermobility program is designed for individuals with joint hypermobility syndrome, characterized by loose and unstable joints. This program includes a combination of physical, education, and support to help individuals manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life


This treatment involves using thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body, relieving pain and improving overall wellbeing. Acupuncture can be effective for back pain, headaches, and other conditions. While generally safe, acupuncture may not be appropriate for individuals with certain medical conditions.

Physiotherapy Downtown Toronto

Push Pounds clinic offers expert physiotherapy services to help you recover from injuries or maintain long-term function. At Push Pounds, we also prioritize workplace safety and adhere to industry standards to ensure that our patients are receiving the highest quality of care.

Our team of experienced physiotherapists will evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan, provide hands-on therapies such as massage or joint mobilization, design exercises for you to do at home, identify any necessary environmental modifications for improved comfort and movement, educate you on how to manage symptoms, and monitor your progress throughout the course of your treatment.


Conditions and treatments



Dr. Joseph Menna, MD, FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Menna is an Orthopaedic surgeon who treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. He has subspecialty training in sports and arthroscopic surgery, as well as joint replacement surgery. He treats any and all sports type injuries, as well as an expert in arthritis management. He utilizes his expertise to find multi-modal ways to treat his patients, ideally keeping them OUT of the operating room.


Dr. Amir Majidi, DC,

Spine & Extremity Chiropractor; Clinic Director
Dr. Majidi is a certified Chiropractor in Toronto Canada and the USA. He specializes in the Human Spring Approach, and he provides treatment, training, and progressive preventative approaches for all musculoskeletal conditions. When it comes to athletes and performers, Dr. Majidi is very sensitive to their particular needs, as their demanding lifestyles command it.

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Alonzo Roxx

Performance Director
Alonzo is a performance director who works with a wide range of clients, including professional athletes, celebrities, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts, to find the best ways to enhance their performance. He’s one of the best and sought after performance trainers in the city, and works extensively abroad as well. He is the face of Push Pounds

What Our Patients Say About Us

Based on 336 reviews
I couldn’t have better experience! Russel is very professional, and knowledgeable. I rightly recommended.
Glaucia Freita
Glaucia Freita
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Adam Loewestein
Adam Loewestein
As a lawyer, living downtown, it is difficult to carve out time for physical therapy. However, I have to emphatically recommend Dr. Germann at Push Pounds Sports Medicine. Attention to detail, friendly, and an excellent communicator are a few of the superb qualities you will experience. Highly recommend; your spine will thank you.
Mohamed Hashim
Mohamed Hashim
Dr majidi was extremely helpful and was able to get me the brace i was looking for within 2 days of me ordering it. There office was state of the art and his administrative staff was attentive to all of my questions and needs. Highly recommend.
Shyam Srinivasan
Shyam Srinivasan
DONT EVEN HESITATE! This place is a true blessing for customers , from customer service to professional experienced staff to compassionate care. I highly recommend them.
Ahmad Adel
Ahmad Adel
Fantastic experience working with Russell, thanks so much guys!
Ilia D
Ilia D
I had an injury in my disc that was life altering. I had pain 24/7 and I could no longer live my normal life. I couldn’t sit at work, no more sports, gym, exercise and I gained a lot of weight. I went to many physio sessions, chiro’s, RMT, cold bats, etc at other clinics, but I was still in pain. I decided that I needed a real plan to get control over my life. I asked around and I was referred to Studio Pushpounds. My friends indicated NBA players, EPL, NHL players fly and/or come here for treatment when they are in Toronto. If the best of the world trusts this clinic, then it would surely be good enough for me. My doctor was Dr. Darrin Germann. Dr. German is my hero. He spent time to properly diagnose my issue and create a gameplan that was altered after every session based on progression. Every time I entered his room, he was reviewing our notes, and like a mad genius planning out that day’s sessions. He knows each case personally, and I could tell he was invested in my health. And in turn, I put in my 100% efforts to what he wanted me to do not just in the clinic, but outside of it. I’m now back in the gym, swimming, and pain free. If you are dedicated to fixing your problems, I highly recommend you see Dr. Germann. Dr. Germanns character is class, and he is very professional. The man is a stud and a great inspiration and a role model you need when going through injuries. He does what he preaches, and it shows in his own physique and lifestyle in terms of diet and workouts. He is going to do big things in his field and if you are lucky enough to see him for your treatment, he is the miracle you have been looking for. Thank you, Doc., You already know how much my life quality has changed.
Farbod Tahriri
Farbod Tahriri
The Push Pounds Sports Medicine Team is incredible! We researched four different clinics before choosing Push Pounds and deciding on Josh Irwanto as the main physiotherapist for our teen’s ACL recovery. The attention and level of care from the start of our recovery program was remarkable. Josh and Peter (second physiotherapist team member) took the time to explain the recovery plan while demonstrating compassion and understanding along the complete process. Our child felt motivated, supported and driven to work hard. Our family has immense gratitude towards the Push Pounds team and their knowledge + professionalism towards their patients recovery goals. Our teen is back playing on the field healthier and stronger than ever. A million thanks to Josh and his entire team!
J Rizzo
J Rizzo
If you’re recovering from an injury of ANY kind, look no further, Push Pounds/Studio Athletica is the ONLY place to go. After a nasty proximal humerus fracture, I was at a loss when it came time to start rehab. After endless searching and coming across Studio Athletica online, I found Physiotherapist Josh and decided to start my healing journey. Josh (alongside every single one of the support staff) has been an integral part of my healing not only physically, but mentally as well. You don’t really know the effects of a bad injury has on your entire wellbeing until it happens to you. And at 35 and never having broken a bone, I thought I was in the clear. 😉 Josh’s dedication to my progress each week was what kept my spirits up. He knew when to push me and when not to and provided endless encouragement along the way. Physiotherapy included a combination of treatments on the table as well as mobility and strengthening in the gym. After months of this combo and being diligent about my at-home exercises, I’m confident in saying that I have my arm/shoulder back and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I must add.. during the time I was rehabilitating my shoulder, I had some foot injuries along the way. After an assessment from Josh during an appointment, he said that Chiropractor Dr. Germann was the person I should see. Everything that I said about Josh above can be echoed about Dr. G. Another gem of a human and incredibly knowledgeable about the craft of healing. Safe to say a have two working feet and back to walking many, many km’s a day. Long story short, if you want a dedicated team, top of the line treatment options, and a gym with all the equipment you could ever need, Push Pounds/ Studio Athletica is the place for you.
Mandy Marsden
Mandy Marsden
Late last year I developed achilles pain that was impacting my ability to play high-level sports so I was referred to Dr. Darrin Germann at Push Pounds/Studio Athletica. I saw Dr. Darrin weekly and the sessions were split between gym exercises (the facility is brand-new and has a fully equipped gym with turf) and treatments which allowed for a more holistic approach to my recovery. Dr. Darrin always had a game-plan ready for the day based on how I was feeling that week and adjusted as needed. He got me back on my feet playing on the national team for Ultimate frisbee within 4 months! The entire team is welcoming, friendly and well-organized. I can’t recommend it enough!
Sarah Bobak
Sarah Bobak

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a form of hands-on treatment that is commonly used in physiotherapy to address a variety of conditions, such as those resulting from a motor vehicle accident. At Push Pounds, we offer advanced manual therapy techniques to help our patients relieve pain, recover faster, and achieve optimal function.

Our experienced physiotherapists believe that personal training and quality time spent with our patients are essential to achieving pain-free movement and a faster recovery. We take the time to educate our patients on their condition and the treatment plan we have developed for them. This helps them to understand their condition and the benefits of their treatment, empowering them to take an active role in their own recovery.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is an effective way to reduce tension, improve circulation, and promote relaxation and vestibular rehabilitation. At Push Pounds, we not only offer massage therapy but also extensive knowledge in sports medicine, which is part of our physiotherapy services.

Our registered massage therapists have received advanced training in a multitude of modalities, such as deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and trigger point therapy.

As experts with the most up-to-date techniques available in the field today, they are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive care and relaxation. We also accept extended health insurance for massage therapy, making it more accessible and affordable for our patients.

Massage therapy can be particularly beneficial for those recovering from motor vehicle accidents or seeking to complement their physical therapy. Our team works together to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses our patients’ unique needs and goals.

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Pricing and Payment Options

At Push Pounds Physiotherapy Toronto, we believe in providing our patients with transparent and up-to-date information about our pricing, insurance coverage, and payment options. We accept the following forms of payment at our clinic:

  • Cash/Cheque
  • Debit cards
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Network)
  • Money order
  • Bank Wire/E-transfer

We also accept direct billing for most major insurance providers, including but not limited to the following:

  • Blue Cross
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Cowan
  • Johnson
  • IA Financial Group
  • JohnstonGroup
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Manulife
  • Great-West Life
  • Maximum Benefit

If you have questions about your insurance coverage or payment options, please call us; we will be happy to help you.

Physiotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to musculoskeletal injuries, back and neck pain, sports injuries, arthritis, post-surgical rehabilitation, neurological conditions, respiratory conditions, and balance and mobility issues.

To book an appointment at Push Pounds, you can visit our website and use our online booking system or call our clinic directly. Our reception team will be happy to assist you in scheduling an appointment.

During your first visit, you will undergo an initial assessment by a physiotherapist. This assessment will include thoroughly reviewing your medical history, a physical examination, and developing a personalized treatment plan.

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows you to move easily. Depending on the nature of your appointment, you may be asked to remove certain articles of clothing, so please dress appropriately.

Yes, we accept insurance. We recommend that you check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage and any requirements for reimbursement.


Our clinic is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

At Push Pounds, we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. This includes regular disinfection of surfaces, mandatory mask-wearing, and social distancing measures.

Please arrive on time to prepare for your appointment and bring any relevant medical documentation, such as x-rays or referral letters. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us before your appointment.

Are you ready to take the first step toward recovery? Book an appointment with Push Pounds today! Our experienced and knowledgeable team of physiotherapists is ready to help you achieve your goals and get back to your desired level of functioning.

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