537 Frederick Street, Unit 2, Kitchener, Ontario N2B 2A7 | Telephone: (519) 725-2641

What is Kinetics Medical and Rehabilitation Clinic Inc.?

 Kinetics Medical and Rehabilitation Clinic Inc. [known generically as kinetics] is a multidisciplinary bringing together various health care disciplines under one roof.  It consists of Physicians providing medical evaluations, investigations and medical treatments as needed and it also offers the services of other healthcare providers.  The other providers consist of Chiropractor, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurse and Registered Massage Therapists.  Other services offered consist of Custom Made Orthotics and both custom and non-custom bracing to service your health care needs.

Kinetics is owned by Dr. Phillip Bright a General Practitioner with a focused practice in Sports Medicine and Pain Management.  Dr. Don Richardson an associate also has a focused practice in Sports Medicine and Pain Management and provides similar services to Dr. Bright.  Dr. Don Raney another associate provides Medical Legal Services.

What are the benefits of my being seen by a Kinetics Physician?

Even if you have been provided with a diagnosis by your Family Doctor, another medical opinion may identify other factors involved or a need for further investigation and to allow better formulation of a treatment plan specific to your problem.

Can I refer myself directly to Kinetics for Physiotherapy Chiropractic or Massage?

 The simple answer is yes you can.  However, if you expect to be covered for certain services by your Extended Health Benefits provider then please insure that you have the appropriate referral for the service that you wish to undergo otherwise you may not receive reimbursement.  If you see one of the Kinetics Doctors then these referrals will be automatically provided for services provided in the clinic.

What type of patients are seen and treated at Kinetics?

 Patients who have either acute or chronic muscle or joint pain of any kind will be seen.  The extent of injuries covered includes motor vehicle accidents, sports, or work related and general wear and tear.  Many conditions are seen and treated and cover but are not limited to the following:

  • Spinal pain involving the cervical, thoracic or lumbar areas
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis involving any joint
  • Tendinosis, tendinitis and bursitis
  • Headaches
  • Foot pain, plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia

What is acute and chronic pain?

 Acute pain is pain, which lasts less than 6 months and most strains and sprains fall within this category.  Chronic pain on the other hand is defined as pain which lasts greater than 6 months and is often associated with structural damage and loss of function.

What causes acute and chronic inflammation?

When an injury occurs the tissue is damaged and so are the cells within that tissue.  This damage leads to the release of chemical substances which create inflammation and are often referred to as inflammatory mediators.  The body responds by becoming acutely inflamed and this causes the symptoms of the following:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Loss of function

The above symptoms are not abnormal, but are completely normal as the body attempts to heal and restore normal function.

Chronic inflammation on the other hand is defined as inflammation which lasts more than 6 months.  It results from the body’s inability to completely repair or eliminate the damage causing mediator.  It may also result from chronic structural overload.  At this stage there may be changes in the chemical mediators that setup the vicious cycle of inflammation, pain, further tissue damage and loss of function.  Changes may also occur in the neuronal connections within the spinal cord and also the brain and this leads to an increase in irritating substances being released from the nerve endings in the muscles, joints, and etc. obvious structural changes may also occur such as those seen in an arthritic joint.

Chronic inflammatory changes may also lead to calcification in tissues, scar formation and muscle tightness, or weakness and this again leads to loss of function, deconditioning and even depression.  Individuals with chronic inflammation cannot be as active as they would like to be.

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Are Kinetics services covered by OHIP?

Unfortunately OHIP does not cover in any shape or form any of the following services in Kinetics:

  • Chiropractic
  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Neural prolotherapy
  • Visco supplements
  • Nursing services
  • Laser therapy
  • Custom made orthotics
  • Braces
  • Therapeutic Botox
  • Cosmetic Botox or other cosmetic services

 Most medical services such as the initial consultation and follow-up visits together with the following injection treatments are covered (materials are not covered).

  • Intra-articular injections
  • Bursa injections
  • Tendon injections

  If you reside in another province then with the exception of Quebec then the above services will likely be covered by your Health Plan.

Plasma Rich Prolotherapy

Plasma Rich Prolotherapy (PRP) is the most effective form of Prolotherapy and involves the use of an individuals own platelets which are found in blood. Find out more about the PRP services we offer.

Assessments and treatments to individuals resident outside Canada will not be provided.