Sports Medicine is offered at Higher Ground Health Clubs located at 382 Yonge Street. Sports Medicine is a specialized area of medicine focusing on understanding, diagnosing, and managing muscle, joint and skeletal issues as they pertain to sport, and exercise. 

We invite anybody experiencing pain to book with us here at Higher Ground to see our physician Dr. Tim Rindlisbacher. To request an appointment, we ask that you either email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 416-913-9123 extension 2. Consultations are covered by OHIP and there is no referral required.

Please read more below to understand our sports medicine specialty. 

What Is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician?

Sports Medicine Physicians are Medical Doctors who are licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. They hold board certifications with the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada only after completing medical school and post-graduate residency education.

They have additional specialized training in the field of Sports Medicine and other related sub-specialties. Visits are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) with a valid health card.

For more information, please visit the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine website. See linked below:

https://casem-acmse.org/ 

What does a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician Do?

Sport and exercise medicine physicians diagnose and help manage acute, degenerative, and overuse joint and muscular problems

Prescribing exercise and physical activity for maintaining good health in preventing and treating chronic medical conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and depression.

Treating exercise-related medical problems such as concussion and asthma.

Providing care for people of all ages in recreational, amateur, elite, and professional sports including pre-participation medical assessments, sporting event medical coverage, anti-doping, environmental issues, mental health, and treating athletes with disabilities.

Prevention of injury and medical illness related to physical activity and sport.

In some cases, injections are the treatment of choice. These may include cortisone, hyaluronic acid, and other options.

Why Choose One of Our Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians?

At Higher Ground Health Clubs, our Physicians will go through a comprehensive examination that includes a thorough history and physical examination to determine your diagnosis and management plan. They may recommend further investigations including x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI, CT scans, bone scans, or other outside medical services if needed.

They will inform you of all your treatment options and answer any questions you may have to help you make the best decisions for your injury management.

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  • We are able to bill some (not all) insurance companies directly for your Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic and Acupuncture treatments.
  • As the policy holder, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company and confirm the exact details of your coverage including requirement for physician requisitions. Our front desk staff would be happy to assist you with any questions regarding your insurance coverage for our services.
  • You may be required to pay a deductible or make a co-payment if your insurance plan defines so. Deductibles & co-payments are due at the end of your visit. Any unpaid balances will be charged to your credit card on file.
  • We are only able to direct bill to your primary insurance plan. We are not able to do any co-ordination of benefits to secondary plans (spouse or other parent's plans).
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Our Sports Medicine Doctors

  • Dr. Tim Rindlisbacher Sports Medicine Physician
    Medical Director

    Ultimately, Dr. Tim’s professional goals are not just to keep high level athletes “in the game” but also to promote healthy active lifestyles for everyone. He believes strongly that family physicians should be the centre of patient care so physician referrals are preferred.

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