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Our Approach

At its most fundamental, physiotherapy is the restoration of mobility. There are several strategies available to accomplish this final aim. The concept and method of Joint Reaction Health Center are primarily founded on the notion that the body is a system of interconnected components and that we must treat the body with this in mind to obtain maximum health and wellness. We DO NOT treat symptoms, but rather address the underlying cause in order to resto re persons to maximum health, wellbeing, and functioning. 

In our therapies, we employ the Gratson approach. All treatments, however, are tailored to the individual, and members of our clinic will not be given a recipe approach. Treatments alter and adapt as individuals progress, and they must be tweaked to maintain forward pace. This personalized strategy is the only way to stay on track toward ultimate wellbeing, change, and maximum functioning. 

Kartik Kulkarni

Vishwa Kartik Shelat

Graston Technique

Graston is a manual therapy method that our chiropractors and physiotherapists employ in their manual treatments. Using specialized equipment and a specific style of massage, the Graston method softly scrapes the skin. The therapy’s overall aims are to relieve pain and improve function through a combination of:  

  • Breaking down scar tissue and fascia limitations that are frequently linked with soft tissue injuries (e.g., a strained muscle or a pulled ligament, tendon, or fascia).
  • Stretching connective tissue in an effort to change the structure of the soft tissue being treated to reduce constraints (e.g., muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments).


Acupuncture is an ancient method of Chinese medicine in which solid filiform acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin at certain places on the body to have a therapeutic effect. There is no drug injection. Acupuncture’s positive benefits are solely due to the needles.

Acupuncture is used to promote natural healing, boost mood and vitality, lessen or alleviate pain, and enhance the function of damaged body parts. It is both safe and effective, and it is frequently utilized as a viable alternative to drugs or even surgery. Acupuncture is frequently used to provide relief when regular medical therapy has failed or is not desired.

Our staff at Joint Reaction Health Center are experienced in the art of acupuncture, which may be included into your entire treatment plan to ensure that you achieve your ultimate objective of wellness, health, and maximum functioning. Unlike some other clinics, this approach is included in your regular physiotherapy session at no extra cost if the therapist believes it would help you achieve optimal health. 

Dry Needling

Dry Needling (also known as Intramuscular Stimulation or IMS) is a technique that involves repeatedly inserting an acupuncture needle into the muscle near a “Trigger Point.” The goal of Dry Needling is to induce a local twitch response in order to relieve muscular tension and discomfort. Dry needling is an excellent therapy for neuropathic chronic pain with little side effects. This approach is unparalleled in detecting and treating neuromuscular dysfunction, which causes pain and functional limitations. Most individuals do not even feel the needle pierce their skin since it is so thin. The insertion of this needle causes relatively minimal pain in a healthy muscle. However, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened, or if it contains active trigger sites, the person will experience a feeling similar to a muscular cramp – “the twitch response.” The member may also experience a replication of “their” pain, which is a useful diagnostic sign for the practitioner seeking to determine the reason of the member’s symptoms. Patients quickly learn to recognize and even embrace this sensation since it results in the deactivation of the trigger point, which reduces pain and restores normal length and function to the implicated muscle. 

Physiotherapy FAQs

Physiotherapy is not covered by OHIP, although it is covered by practically all extended health care plans.

You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. However, if you have an extended health care plan, your insurer may demand a doctor’s reference before paying for physiotherapy sessions. This is why you should seek a recommendation before submitting your claim for reimbursement. 

You should expect your initial physiotherapy examination and treatment to last around an hour, and future appointments to last 45 minutes to an hour. Treatment times, however, vary. Each session will include 15-20 minutes of one-on-one interaction with your physiotherapist. We don’t charge by the hour, but by the therapy. According to our College’s policies, no changes to these fees will be made. 


What Our Patients Say

Abeer Ali
Abeer Ali
Kartik is professional ,friendly, caring and excellent at what he does. The whole staff is wonderful.
Chris Poulson
Chris Poulson
Great chiropractor, very mindful of my state when I arrive, addresses my concerns. I always leave feeling better.
Lilian Rutere
Lilian Rutere
Dr Randy is a very caring Chiropractor. Each time I go for my appointments I enjoy the treatment. He is very passionate of what he does and genuinely cares about his patients. I definitely recommend him.
Frank Branker SR
Frank Branker SR
As soon as I can tell my ankle is misbehaving, Joint Reaction Health Center is the first place that comes to mind. Whenever I start to feel smaller bones out of alignment or ligaments manifesting tightness and tension, I always instinctively resort back to this health center for a trusted assessment. Joint Reaction Health Center has become the go-to place for me when something tweaks or reaches the point where I am unable to walk without at least a slight limp or tenderness radiates within my ankle. They understand the full scope impact of how even just a minor tweak to my ankle can affect overall joint & muscle response in other parts of my body and are great at providing comprehensive treatment that facilitates a sense of resiliency both mentally & physically.
William Fox
William Fox
Great service and treatment . I highly recommend this Physio health center in Riverside South.Great new Physio service today with Kartik Kulkarni. Highly recommend him
Salwa Zawawi
Salwa Zawawi
Dr. Busch took the time to listen to my concerns and was thorough in his assessment. It has been a while since I felt heard by a doctor like that. I look forward to continuing my care with him. Highly recommend.
Meral Ozdemir
Meral Ozdemir
I had very bad pain and called them. They scheduled me same day. Vishwa Kartik Shelat and her team were very kind and understood my pain and they worked on my that. When I left the place, my pain was better than before.
Nada Zabib
Nada Zabib
Dr Randy Busch is amazing! I walked in for a consultation just to learn a little more about chiropractic and see if it was right for me. I walked out of there with so much knowledge that I'm now recommending it to people who have never even thought about it. Not only does he really know what he's doing but he takes the time to explain everything and teach you what is causing your pain so you can minimize it between visits. He is also very respectful and very nice. Could not recommend him enough.
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