Sports Medicine is offered at Higher Ground Health Clubs located at 382 Yonge Street, Toronto. 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 or give us a call at 416-913-9123 extension 2. Consultations are covered by OHIP and there is no referral required.

What Is a Sports 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. 

What does a Sports Medicine Physician Do?

Sports Medicine Physicians:

  • Diagnose and help manage acute, degenerative, and overuse joint and muscular problems
  • Prescribe 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
  • Treat exercise-related medical problems such as concussion and asthma
  • Provide 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
  • Prevent injury and medical illness related to physical activity and sport

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