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I had some success with a sports medicine doctor near K-W, Ontario.

John P. Schaman
Breslau, Ontario
N0B 1M0
Dr, Schaman utilizes phyisotherapy and electro-magnetic laser therapy. He has an excellent facility and also tends to be cheaper than Toronto and area clinics with like treatments. He has also treated a number of Olympic athletes such as Victor Davis, the Canadian Women's Alpine Ski Yeam...a tennis player named Lendl and many more. I did not find any success at his clinic due to my type of injury but I am sure that you will. BTW, in his office he states that Victor Davis broke a world record and won a gold medal with numerous RSI one of which was rotator cuff tendinitis....

Patient Recommendation

in Guelph the best person to see is Dr. Margo Mountjoy who works out of the South City Physio clinic (519 763-2885) as well as her own practice (519 763-9554). Most people swear by her. This information comes from a trusted person in Guelph who saw her.

MSM Appendix B

Performing Artists' Health Program
Centre for Human Performance and Health Promotion
Sir William Osler Health Institute
565 Sanatorium Rd.
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7N4 Canada (416) 574-5444 Director: Dr. John Chong

I do not know of a list for musician, but I do know a rehab specialist in Hamilton Ontario Canada. His phone # is 1 905 - 574-5444 and his name is Dr. John Chong - he is a musician himself, expereinced and RSI on the piano and has a grand piano in his clinic. He sees muicians from around the world.


According to two studies I have read, on CTS and massage therapy, massage significantly improved the condition of over 90% of subjects. In the study, half were on disability and after three months treatment, they were all able to return to work (some only part-time.) In about 75%, it was completely cured. Compare this with the rate of those with improvement after surgery(40%). I suggest trying less invasive procedures like massage therapy, or physio before resorting to surgery. Physiotherapy has a lower rate of improvement than massage therapy, but it has the advantage of being mostly covered under OHIP. (Musicians, I find don't always have the money for MT.) If physiotherapy doesn't work, it at least does no harm. If you have the money or workplace extended health care, then go straight to a massage therapist after seeing your doctor. It is your best bet. The results in my practice back up what I have read.

Brad Wilson RMT
The Holistic Centre (Hamilton)
324 James St North
Hamilton, Ont.
(905) 521-9664
E-mail: bradrmt @ ispnet2000 . com

Patient Recommendation

I can recommend the following physiotherapy organization for treatment as they do trigger point therapy, surface EMG, etc. and seem willing to find other doctors/facilities and other things to assist the RSI sufferers.

1800 Bank Street, Suite 212
Ottawa Ontario K1V 0W3 (613) 731-5888

Note:Received recent information that WorkWise is not covered by OHIP and the patient pays them directly.


Stouffville Musicians’ Injuries Clinic
6710 Main Street,
Stouffville, Ontario Canada
L4A 7W5
Tel:(905) 642-5025     FAX:(905) 642-5026

e-mail Barbara Paull: bpaull @ neptune . on .ca
e-mail Christine Harrison: athletic.musician @ ukonline . co . uk

For information regarding private consultations click here.

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist

Paul LaForest
Canadian Myotherapy Centre
2434 Lesperance Rd.
Tecumseh, ONT
Canada N8N 2W5

Patient Recommendation

Try Dr. Joe Pellino at the Soft Tissue Institute. He is (last I spoke with him) the senior instructor for Active Release Techniques. He helped me with my whiplash.

There is also an advanced Bowen practitioner in Toronto. Her name is Frances Tutt. Her number is 416-699-8820. I don'tknow her personally, but i do know her instructors and they're good.
Patient Recommendation

One person you might look up is a Dr Gordon Ko based out of Sunneybrook Hospital and also has a office in Markham. He is a pain specialist and does a lot of work on RSI. The bad news is that it takes about 6 months to get in and see him. http://www.musclepainrelief.ca/html/dr__gordon_ko.html


Physio/Rehab Inc.
300 - 920 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3S1
Tel: (416) 315-1100 Fax: (416) 921-0569 Toll Free: 1-800-459-FEET
E-mail Dayal @ Sprynet . com
Web: http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dayal/


I am a registered massage therapist in Toronto, Canada. I have had a clinic for performance artists for 3 years. Most of my clients are musicians with repetitive strain injuries and compression disorders.

I have had amazing success in the treatment of RSI's, TOS and other related problems through agressive joint and tissue manipulation and ergonomic assesment of playing posture and muscle imbalances. Education seems to be the key.

Susan Chapelle, RMT,LMP
40 Ellerbeck St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4K-2V1 (416)406-6803


The RSI Clinic 
79 St. Clair Ave E., Suite #203,
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
M4T 1M6

Telephone: (416) 944-9008
Fax: (416) 944-9008
e-mail: rsi @ mindbodycan . com
"The RSI Clinic at Mind Body Medicine Canada is an innovative medical clinic specializing in the assessment, treatment, and research of Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) and other soft tissue injuries."

The co-ordinator of an RSI support group chimes in: The RSI Clinic at Mind Body Medicine Canada is now located at ... (see update below) ... They are a terrific clinic and I highly recommend them. Please note that they are a private clinic so most services are not covered by OHIP. However, you can receive a thorough medical assessment by the clinic director Dr. Heather Tick covered by OHIP. I know that the concept of paying for health care is foreign to Canadians but the money I spent at the clinic was money well spent. To learn more about the clinic, check out their website at: http://mindbodycan.com/RSI_CLINIC.html


Heather Tick MD wrote:
 Name from....: Heather Tick MD
 Email from...: rsi @ treatpain . ca
 Message......: The RSI Clinic is now part of The Integrated Pain Treatment Centre and 
 located at 250 University Ave
 Toronto M5H 3E5
 We are a multidisciplinary clinic with 15 years of successfully treating RSI.  
We have recently expanded our use of low level light therapy for these conditions.


I have a multidisciplinary 
Carpal Tunnel Clinic in Toronto, Ontario. Amongst our diverse 
approaches to CTS we are using the CTD Mark 1. I wasn't sure there 
was info about it on your site. Please check my site at 

Best wishes 

Dr. Brian Kleinberg

Carpal Tunnel Clinic 
The Dufferin Steeles Chiropractic Health Centre 
1520 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 102 
Concord, Ontario L4K3B9 Canada 


Balance Integrated Healthcare is a multidisciplinary clinic located in downtown Toronto which includes Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and TCM, Registered Massage therapy, Craniosacral therapy, pregnancy massage, Thai massage and monthly health seminars on a variety of topics.

Drew Nesbitt BA (hons), DTCM
Balance Integrated Healthcare
24B Liberty St, Toronto ON
M6K 1A5
Tel: (416) 588 8282
Fax: (416) 588 2643
My name is Drew Nesbitt and I co-own an integrated healthcare clinic in Toronto Ontario called Balance Integrated Healthcare. My training is in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where I focus on acupuncture and pain. After my university degree (BA honours in Health Studies) where I focused my studies on anatomy, sports injuries and health promotion, I went to TCM college in Toronto for an additional 4 years (over 2900 hours of full time training). I have always been involved with sports and I have been playing guitar for 13 years so I am no stranger to the effects of RSI pain. In my recent practice I have found acupuncture to be extremely helpful for many types of RSI's and pain. I use many different TCM modalities in my practice including electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping therapy, Tuina massage (Chinese massage) as well as appropriate strengthening and stretching exercises.


Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine, Video Stroboscopy, Voice Rehabilitation and Enhancement, Speech Therapy, Vocal Coaching Dr. Brian Hands
200 St. Clair Avenue West,
Suite 404
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 1R1
(416) 922-0070
voxcura @ interlog . com


I am a bass player and a chiropractor. I am getting quite a few referral from the music community in my town. Taking care of thoracic outlet, cervical radiculitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.

Dr_John Bureau, Chiropractor
Active Health Care Centres, Tillsonburg & Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
102721.517 @ compuserve . com web site.
Waterloo Office
140 Columbia Street West
Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 2Z3
Tillsonburg Office
9 Woodcock Drive
Tillsonburg, Ontario, N4G 4L7 (519)-688-3901


The Clinic of Injury and Disease Response
"...where muscles get back to work."
984 Bay Street, Ste. 704, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2A5 Canada.
phone number: 416-944-9008 e-mail: cidr @ idirect . com
Web page:http://web.idirect.com/~cidr
We are a multi-disciplinary, medical clinic that specializes in RSI

Patient Recommendation

Re: Toronto, Ontario resources At the Get A Grip workshop I attended last fall, Dwayne Van Eerd spoke knowledgeably & was recommended by other panelists and by workshop attendees. He's a kinesiologist with The Clinic of Injury and Disease Response, at 984 Bay St, Ste 704, ph 944-9008.

I can recommend the Clinic for Injury and Disease Response on Bay and Wellesley - Drs. Heather Tick and Mark Gilbert, and excellent Kinesiologist, Dwayne Van Erd. Also Ms. Lois Singer, Speech Language Pathologist in North York - if you are thinking of going with voice recognition software.

Patient Recommendation

Nicola Tahair, a Physical Therapist at the Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic. There are two registered massage therapists there too.

Patient Recommendation

Several Toronto area clinics and other RSI-related resources are reviewed in detail at this excellent website.