Patient Discharge Resources

We have gathered these resources to be helpful to you in your self-management of chronic pain.  Please note that the TAPMI clinic at Women’s College Hospital is not affiliated with the services listed below.  This list is reviewed annually, and all resources are subject to change without notice. 

Patient Discharge Resources:

  • APPS

    Availability of mobile applications can vary from device.  Some apps have free of charge and paid subscription options.

     

    Manage My Pain

    Developed in consultation with leading hospitals and clinics.  Designed to allow you to track your pain and activity, analyze your pain and share this information with your providers. https://managemypainapp.com/

    Bearable

    Allows uses to track their health and recognize patterns by recording their mood, symptoms, activity and other health factors such as sleep, medication, exercise and food. https://bearable.app/

    Loop habit tracker

    Designed to help you create and maintain good lifelong habits based on your goals. https://loophabits.org/

    CBT-I Coach

    For people who are engaged in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with a health provider, or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. 

    Calm

    Calm improves well-being by promoting better sleep, reducing stress and anxiety, improving focus and developing more mindfulness. https://www.calm.com/

    Insight Timer

    Designed to support sleep, anxiety and stress. www.insighttimer.com

  • AQUATHERAPY

    For a list of physiotherapists who specialize in Aquatic Rehab: 

    https://www.aquaticrehab.ca/trained-aquatic-therapist 

  • BOOKS about CHRONIC PAIN

    1. 8 Steps to Conquer Chronic Pain: A Doctor's Guide to Lifelong Relief. By Andrea Furlan (2023).
    2. Changing Your Pain Pathways: Ways to cope with pain in daily life. By B. Cai-Duarte, C. Kircher, B., Moore, & S. Sheffe (2018).
    3. Explain Pain. By D. Butler & L. Moseley (2013).
    4. The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer. By D. Butler & L. Moseley (2014).
    5. Managing Pain before it Manages You. By M. Caudill (2016 edition).
    6. The Brain that Changes Itself. By N. Doidge (2007)
  • CANNABIS and PAIN

    PAIN U Cannabis and Chronic Pain Module

    TAPMI’s online education module designed to help you understand the context of cannabis in chronic pain. https://tapmipain.ca/patient/about-chronic-pain/cannabis.html

     

    Health Effects of Cannabis - Government of Canada

    Outlines the health effects of Cannabis use.

    https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/health-effects/effects.html

     

    Consumer Information - Cannabis - Government of Canada

    Outlines the common and immediate effects of cannabis use, the potential harms and ways to reduce risk when using cannabis.

    https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/laws-regulations/regulations-support-cannabis-act/consumer-information.html

     

    Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines

    10 Ways to Reduce Risks to your Health when Using Cannabis.

    https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdfs---reports-and-books---research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-pdf.pdf

     

    Questions about cannabis and the answers that may surprise you

    A booklet for people thinking about starting medical cannabis.

    https://www.rxfiles.ca/rxfiles/uploads/documents/Cannabis-Medical-Patient-Booklet.pdf

  • CRISIS

    In case of an emergency, call 911.

    If you are thinking about suicide, or worried about someone else thinking about suicide, call or text 988.  All calls or texts to 988 are confidential and toll free, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No personally identifiable information will be disclosed or shared outside of the 988 networks, except as required or permitted by law, or in cases where emergency intervention is required to support the safety and well-being of the caller or texter, and the safety of others.

  • FEE for SERVICE COUNSELLING

    If you have extended benefits or are willing to pay out of pocket for counselling, we recommend accessing services with someone registered with a professional college.  Professional colleges exist to protect the public and ensure practice is monitored and regulated.  Check with your insurance company to ensure the services of a specific profession are covered prior to commencing your care. 

    If you have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) you may be able to speak with a provider for free through your specific EAP service.  Most employers can access a specific number of sessions per year. Make sure to ask how many sessions you are allotted before commencing your care.  Contact your human resources team, union representative or manager if you do not know the name or number of your EAP service.

     

    College of Psychologists of Ontario

    College of Psychologists of Ontario website can be found here https://cpo.on.ca/.  This website  has a “Find a Member” feature to help you find a psychologist who can support your needs. https://members.cpo.on.ca/public_register/new

     

    Ontario Association of Social Workers

    The association’s homepage https://www.oasw.org/ has a “how to find a social worker” to help you learn to find a social worker and what to expect when seeing a social worker. https://www.oasw.org/Public/Public/Social_Work_in_Ontario/How_To_Find_A_Social_Worker.aspx?hkey=03c22a66-963a-4b4a-8452-b72f141dcc37

     

    College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

    The College’s homepage https://www.coto.org/ has a “how to find an occupational therapist (OT)” feature to help you search for an occupational therapist. https://www.coto.org/clientsandthepublic/how-to-find-an-ot

     

    Psychology Today

    Main website https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca has a “find a therapist” drop down icon that can help you search by location and later by other features like “types of therapy” and “cost”.

  • FINDING A FAMILY DOCTOR or PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER

    In searching for a family doctor or primary care provider (PCP), your first option is to ask your family and/or friends if their PCP is accepting new patients or would be willing to accept you as a patient.  If they are willing to accept you as a patient into their practice, follow the process they require in registering with their clinic. 

    The next option is to contact Health Care Connect. Health Care connect is a service that refers Ontarians without a family doctor to a primary care provider who may be accepting new patients.  To learn more about what Health Care Connect does, please visit this website: Find a doctor or nurse practitioner | ontario.ca. To register for the service, you can either call 811, 24 hours a day, 7 hours a week or complete the following registration on this link: https://hcc3.hcc.moh.gov.on.ca/HCCWeb/faces/layoutHCCSplash.jsp. Once you are registered, a nurse navigator will then help support you to find a primary care practitioner. 

  • FREE and LOW-COST COUNSELLING

    Family Service Toronto 

    Offers individual, family and couple’s counselling available in multiple languages. Single-session virtual “walk-in” clinic also available.

    Fees: Charged on a sliding scale based on household income and are designed to be accessible for all income ranges for anyone living or working in the City of Toronto. 

    https://familyservicetoronto.org/

     

    Catholic Family Services Toronto

    Offers individual, family and couple’s counselling.

    Fee: Charged according to a client’s income level. No one is denied service because of inability to pay fees.

    https://www.cfstoronto.com/

     

    Woodgreen Toronto

    Counselling and Support Services: Offers Walk-In counselling virtually, by phone (416-645-6000 x1990) and in person at 815 Danforth Avenue.

    *As of November 2023, in person takes place on Tuesdays, virtually or by phone on Wednesdays from 4pm-6:30pm  

    Fee: Free

    https://www.woodgreen.org/programs/walk-in-counselling-wic

    https://www.woodgreen.org/programs/counseling-and-support-services-css

     

    Gestalt Student Clinic

    Students at Gestalt Institute of Toronto provide therapy at low-cost and under supervision of trained professionals. Offering virtual and some in-person across the GTA.

    Fee: $40.00 per session 

    https://gestalt.on.ca/low-cost-therapy-clinic/

     

    Affordable Therapy Network 

    Provides an online database of therapists across Canada (incl. Toronto/Ontario) that provide low-cost ($65 or less) or sliding scale ($70-$120) rates.

    https://affordabletherapynetwork.com/

     

    Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

    Offers variety of peer support or one-to-one short term counselling. There is a waitlist for structured 1:1 counselling. Once registration is submitted it will take about 4 weeks to be contacted for intake. Interested individuals can register on https://mooddisorders.ca/ by clicking on “Registering for Structured for One-on-one Peer Support and/or Counselling.”

    Visit https://mooddisorders.ca/ for more information on peer support groups running every week for people living with depression, anxiety or bi-polar disorder. Many of these support groups are drop-in.

    Fee: Free

     

    BounceBack Ontario

    https://bouncebackontario.ca/adults-18/

    BounceBack provides access to materials and resources covering a variety of concerns from stress and worry, unhelpful thinking and relationships. The program provides access to workbooks, activities, videos, and a trained coaches who can provide up to six telephone sessions.

    BounceBack Coaching is available through the provincial Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program. To be referred to the program interested individuals will need a referral from family doctor or mental health care provider. Referral form is here: https://bouncebackontario.ca/bounceback-coaching/osp-camh/

    Fee: Free

     

    Wellness Together Canada

    https://wellnesstogether.ca/

    Provides resources, information, self-guided courses, coping strategies, access to counselling or create a profile to connect to more personalized mental health and substance use support. Provides support for all ages. For free counselling, call and create a profile, patient is then transferred to a professional to complete an intake session 30-60min at which point they will scheduled with a registered/certified counsellor for ongoing support. There are 4-6 sessions available to all patients but left at the discretion of counsellor if they need more. Can be telephone counselling and/or video. Service is 24/7. Can speak to anyone on call at any time even if they are receiving ongoing support.

    Fee: Free

  • LIFESTYLE and EXERCISE

    PAIN U Physical Activity Module

    TAPMI’s online education module designed to help you learn the importance of physical exercise, types of exercise and how to set activity goals.

    https://tapmipain.ca/patient/managing-my-pain/pain-u-online/physical-activity.html

     

    PAIN U Pacing Physical Activity Module

    TAPMI’s online education module designed to help you learn the importance of pacing activity, the impact of pacing on pain and how to make a pacing plan.

    https://tapmipain.ca/patient/managing-my-pain/pain-u-online/pacing-module.html

     

    PAIN U Simple Stretches Module

    After completing the Physical Activity and Pacing Physical Activity modules, this TAPMI online education module will help you understand how, why, and when physical activity is good for persistent pain. 

    https://tapmipain.ca/patient/managing-my-pain/pain-u-online/simple-stretches.html 

     

    YouTube Channel: Dr. Andrea Furlan

    For videos by TAPMI physiatrist Dr. Andrea Furlan about chronic pain including the causes of pain, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, nutrition for pain, mind-body therapies, and exercise for people with chronic pain.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/DrAndreaFurlan

     

    Government of Canada - Physical Activity Tips

    Understand the health benefits of activity and get tips to help you be more active.

    Physical Activity Tips for Adults (18-64 years): 

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/physical-activity-tips-adults-18-64-years.html

    Physical Activity Tips for Adults (65 years and older):

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/physical-activity-tips-older-adults-65-years-older.html

  • MENTAL HEALTH SELF-MANAGEMENT

    BOOKS

    1. Mind over Mood. By D. Greenberger & C. Padesky (2016).
    2. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook, By Davis, M. Eshelman, E. R., Mckay, M. (2019)

     

    WEBSITES

    Wellness Together Canada

    Provides resources, information, self-guided courses, coping strategies, access to counselling. Can create a profile to connect to more personalized mental health and substance use support. Provides support for all ages. https://wellnesstogether.ca/

     

    BounceBack

    A life skills building program designed to help people aged 15+ manage low mood, mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable and/or angry. https://bouncebackontario.ca

     

    The Science of Well-Being

    Free enrollment in a Yale University online course (approx. 19 hours to complete) https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

    Engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. Learn about the misconceptions of happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life

  • NUTRITION

    PAIN U Eating Healthy Module

    TAPMI’s online education module designed to help you learn about healthy eating as a tool in the self-management of chronic pain.

    https://tapmipain.ca/patient/managing-my-pain/pain-u-online/healthy-eating.html

     

    Nutrition and Chronic Pain

    Fact sheet created by the International Association for the Study of Pain.  Offers nutrition interventions that can support pain reduction.

    https://www.iasp-pain.org/resources/fact-sheets/nutrition-and-chronic-pain/

     

    YouTube Channel: Dr. Andrea Furlan

    For videos by TAPMI physiatrist Dr. Andrea Furlan about chronic pain including the causes of pain, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, nutrition for pain, mind-body therapies, and exercise for people with chronic pain.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/DrAndreaFurlan

  • PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT

    PAIN U Online

    A series of online learning modules developed by TAPMI and designed to support you to:

    • Become knowledgeable about chronic pain
    • Focus on goals that are important to you
    • Minimize stress
    • Identify warning signs and avoid flare ups
    • Improve overall quality of life
    • Stay active to improve your pain levels
    • Pace your activities to reduce your risk of flare up
    • Practice daily relaxation techniques
    • Learn how to communicate with family, friends, and care providers
    • Improve your sleep so you can cope better with your pain

    https://tapmipain.ca/patient/managing-my-pain/pain-u-online/#/

     

    Progress Over Pain

    A provincial self-management resource that is OHIP covered and can include groups, online workshops or one-one health coaching designed to help you manage your chronic condition and get the most out of life.  These services are free, evidence-based and peer-lead.  The goal is to provide education and skills training to individuals living with chronic conditions (like pain). The focus is on addressing behaviours and choices that may improve your condition or reduce complications. 

    See the Online Self-Management Program at the following website https://selfmanagementontario.ca/ for details of the Progress Over Pain program.  Progress over pain is a 6 week online program that focuses on self-management for people living with chronic pain. 

     

    LivePlanBE and LivePlanBE+

    LivePlanBe and LivePlanBe+ are free online educational programs created with the input of people living with pain. Explore the LivePlanBe Library to learn about chronic pain and the different ways of managing it. Evidence-based resources include videos, text-based articles, audio files and webinars. Or access the LivePlanBe+ program that helps you learn to make small changes that add up to big improvements in our well-being. https://www.liveplanbe.ca/

     

    Pain Canada

    Partnership of advocates, researchers, experts and people living with pain.  Offers a listing of free resources for people living with pain. https://www.paincanada.ca/

     

    Painaustralia

    Offers education, advice and resources when coping with common pain conditions. https://www.painaustralia.org.au/

     

    My Chronic Migraine

    A source of information and tools designed to help people understand symptoms and discover treatment options for headache. MyChronicMigraine.ca

     

    Arthritis Society Canada

    A source of information and tools designed to help people understand symptoms and discover treatment options for arthritis. MyChronicMigraine.ca

  • PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

    Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. There are different types of peer support, but they all aim to bring together people with shared experiences to support one another.

     

    People in Pain Network 

    People in Pain Network aims to promote well-being for people living in persistent/ chronic pain and those who care about them, by strengthening self-management programs, access to resources, and community support.

    https://www.pipain.com/

     

    Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre-Living well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

    A highly interactive, 6-week online workshop led by two trained online leaders who live with chronic conditions themselves, or who care for someone that does. Workshops take place once a week for 2.5 hours per week. Groups run September to June on the first Wednesday of each month.  All residents of Ontario are welcome.  Advance registration is required, see website for details.

    https://www.bqwchc.com/events/2024-02-14/living-well-chronic-conditions-virtual

     

    Interstitial Cystitis Network

    Online support groups for people with interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome and pelvic pain.  Canada Interstitial Cystitis, Bladder & Pelvic Pain Support Groups (ic-network.com)

  • PELVIC PAIN and PELVIC PHYSIOTHERAPY

    BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

    Health information and resources for patients with chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis. Pelvic Pain/ Endometriosis (bcwomens.ca)

     

    The Endometriosis Network of Canada

    Website includes the Endo Hub, a go-to resource for all things endo, providing information about endometriosis including pathways to diagnosis and management options. The Endometriosis Network Canada

     

    Interstitial Cystitis Network

    Online support groups for people with interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome and pelvic pain.  Canada Interstitial Cystitis, Bladder & Pelvic Pain Support Groups (ic-network.com)

      

    BOOKS

    1. A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes by David Wise, Ph.D. and Rodney Anderson, M.D.

    2. Why Pelvic Pain Hurts by Sandra Hilton, Carolyn Vandyken, Adriaan Louw.

    3. Hello Down There by Alexandra T. Milspaw, PhD, ME.

     

    For a list of pelvic physiotherapists in Canada: https://pelvichealthsolutions.ca/

  • PODCASTS and RECORDINGS

    Reframing Pain in the Mind - The Current with Matt Galloway (January 17, 2024)

    Hear a patient’s experience of chronic back pain, learn about the role the brain plays in chronic pain from a neuroscientist and listen to the perspective of TAPMI anesthesiologist Dr. Hance Clarke in his support of patients with chronic pain.

    https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63-the-current  This segment of the episode starts at the 47 minute mark

     

    The Huberman Lab - Sleep Toolkit: Tools for Optimizing Sleep and Sleep-Wake Timing (August 8, 2022)

    Hear Andrew Huberman describe a comprehensive toolkit that one can use to enhance the quality, duration, and impact of their sleep. The toolkit also includes guidance regarding how to recover from poor sleep, jet lag and harnessing food, light and other tools to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

    Sleep Toolkit: Tools for Optimizing Sleep & Sleep-Wake Timing - Huberman Lab

     

    Huberman Lab - episode 159 deals with Tools to Reduce & Manage Pain with Dr. Sean Mackey

    Hear Andrew Huberman and his guest Dr. Sean Mackey discussing pain in the body and mind, including the pain threshold, causes of pain and the effective protocols for pain management.

    Dr. Sean Mackey: Tools to Reduce & Manage Pain - Huberman Lab

     

    Chronic Pain Reset: Redefining Life Beyond the Threshold

    Hear Dr. Hasset discusses the connection between pain, emotions, and the brain and how individuals can use the power of sleep, exercise and mood in influencing pain experiences.

    https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/434-sickboy/episode/16032029-chronic-pain-reset-redefining-life-beyond-the-threshold

     

    Ologies with Alie Ward-Dolorology (PAIN) with Rachel Zoffness

    Hear pain psychologist Dr. Rachel Zoffness enthusiastically explains the brain, pain and how to retrain it.

    https://www.alieward.com/ologies/dolorology

  • SALTWATER POOLS

    Name and Location 

    Phone Number 

    Comments 

    Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

    750 Spadina Avenue, (Spadina Ave & Bloor St) 

    416-924-6211 

    Pool temperature: 82-84 degrees

    Fee based program. 

  • SEXUAL HEALTH and INTIMACY

    BOOKS

    1. The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness, by Miriam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg and Fran Odette (2007). Cleis Press.

    2. Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How women can cultivate desire by Lori Brotto (2018). Vancouver, Canada: Greystone Publishing.

     

    WEBSITES

    Liveplanbe.ca: Four Keys to Satisfying Sex When You Live with Chronic Pain

    https://www.liveplanbe.ca/pain-education/support-relationships/four-keys-to-satisfying-sex-when-you-live-with-chronic-pain

     

    Liveplanbe.ca: Chronic Pain and Sex

    https://www.liveplanbe.ca/pain-education/support-relationships/chronic-pain-and-sex

  • SLEEP

    PAIN U Sleep Module

    TAPMI’s online education module designed to help you understand the context of sleep challenges and interventions available to patients with chronic pain https://tapmipain.ca/patient/managing-my-pain/pain-u-online/sleep.html

     

    BOOKS

    1. No more sleepless nights, by Peter Hauri PhD (1996)
    2. Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep: Solutions to Insomnia for Those with Depression, Anxiety or Chronic Pain by Dr. Colleen E Carney, PhD (2009)
    3. The Insomnia Workbook, by Stephanie Silbernman PhD (2009)
    4. The Feeling Good Handbook, by Dr. David Burns MD (1999)
    5. The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, by Edmond Bourne PhD (2020)
    6. The Sleep Book, By G. Meadows (2014).

     

    WEBSITES FOR COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT-I)

    mysleepwell

    Education, resources and tools to support people with insomnia https://mysleepwell.ca/.

     

    Sleep On It Canada

    Canadian Public Health Initiative about sleep (Available in English and French). Designed to demystify sleep for the general public, offer solutions to deal with sleep disorders and make healthy sleep a public health priority https://sleeponitcanada.ca/.

  • SUBSTANCE USE

    Connex Ontario

    Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling by connecting them with services in their area. https://www.connexontario.ca/en-ca/ or Call 1-866-531-2600.

     

    Smoking and Persistent Pain

    TAPMI resource offering information about smoking and the link between smoking and chronic pain. Learn a few key steps on how to quit using the STOP approach and access resources to help you stop smoking.

    https://tapmipain.ca/patient/managing-my-pain/pain-u-online/smoking-and-persistent-pain.html

     

    Breaking Free Ontario

    A confidential wellness and recovery support program for residents of Ontario who want to address their substance use concerns (including cigarette smoking). https://breakingfreeonline.ca/

     

    Women for Sobriety (WFS)

    The first peer-support program tailored specifically for women overcoming substance use disorders (SUDs). https://womenforsobriety.org/

     

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

    A fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking. It is free to attend AA meetings. AA’s primary purpose is to help alcoholics to achieve sobriety. https://www.aa.org/

     

    Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

    A global, community-based organization with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA members hold more than 72,000 meetings weekly in 143 countries today. They have in person and online meetings listed on this website: https://www.na.org/

     

    Naloxone Responding to Opioid Overdose Factsheet

    A factsheet describing an opioid overdose and the risks of opioid overdose.

    Page 1: https://pharmacy-nutrition.usask.ca/mac/services/ucpc/naloxone-infographic-1r.pdf

    Page 2: https://pharmacy-nutrition.usask.ca/mac/documents/ucpc/naloxone-infographic-2-r.pdf

  • THE PAIN TOOLKIT

    The 12 Pain Toolkit tools are a set of practical strategies designed to help people manage their persistent pain more effectively. These tools include simple skills for pacing and planning activities, relaxation to get back on track and in the driving seat.

    https://www.paintoolkit.org/pain-tools 

  • WARM LINES

    For individuals who need someone to talk to.  Support is offered by peers (not professionals) and is not for those in crisis. Hours vary. Services often offer information and support. 

    Progress Place Warm Line

    https://www.warmline.ca/

    Available 4 pm to Midnight Ontario, 7 days a week

    416-960-WARM (9276)

    OR text 647-557-5882

    OR online chat through website

    Krasman Centre Warm Line and Peer Crisis Support Services

    https://krasmancentre.com/what-we-do/warm-line-peer-crisis-support/

    Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    1-888-780-0979

    OR online chat through website (available from 10am-midnight only)

     

    Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

    https://mooddisorders.ca/

    Available 9:30am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

    Support offered by trained volunteers with lived experience.

    416-486-8046

    OR 1-888-486-8236

    For residents of Toronto. Can re-direct to other local services for those who reside outside Toronto.

  • WARM POOLS

    Location 

    Phone Number 

    Comments 

    Gus Ryder Pool/Health Club

    1 Faustina Drive, (Kipling Ave and Lakeshore Ave) 

    416-394-8726 

    Warm Water Pool: 85-86 degrees 

    Sauna: unknown degrees 

    Humber Community Pool 

    205 Humber College Boulevard, (Hwy 27 & Humber College Blvd) 

    416-394-6050 

    Hot Tub: 102 degrees open during lane swim times.

    Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre  

    5100 Yonge Street, (Yonge St & Sheppard Ave W) 

    416-395-7585 

    Offer aquafit arthritis: Mondays and Fridays 10:15am- 11:15am. (Winter 2024 schedule)

    Therapy Pool: 100 degrees

    Agincourt Community Recreation Centre

     31 Glen Watford Drive, (Midland Ave & Sheppard Ave E) 

     416-396-4037  

    Offers aquafit

    Hot tub: 96 degrees

    Sauna:  86 degrees

    Birchmount Community Centre

    93 Birchmount Road, (Birchmount Rd & Kingston Rd) 

    416-396-4311  

    Hot Tub: 93 degrees

    Sauna: 93 degrees

    Centennial Recreation Centre 

    1967 Ellesmere Road, (Markham Rd & Ellesmere Rd) 

    416-396-4057  

     

    Finnish-Canadian Senior Centre 

    795 Eglinton Avenue East, (Laird Dr & Eglinton Ave E) 

    416-425-4134  

     

    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 

    150 Kilgour Road, (Bayview Ave & Eglinton Ave E)  

    416-425-6220 x 3063  

    Programs are routinely changing.  Contact the hospital to find out details of current programming.  

    St. John's Rehab Hospital 

    285 Cummer Avenue, (Willowdale Ave & Cummer Ave) 

    416-224-6948 

    Requires referral, fee-based program.   

    Variety Village 

    3701 Danforth Avenue, (Kingston Rd & Danforth Ave) 

    416-699-7167  

    Hot tub: 94 degrees

    Offers aquafit 

    Requires active membership, fee-based program.

    West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre 

    313 Pharmacy Avenue, (Pharmacy Ave & St. Clair Ave E) 

    416-755-9215  

    Pool is still under renovations (Feb 28, 2024).

    YMCA

    Various locations 

     

    Some locations with warm water pools, fee-based program. Sliding scale available. 

    Mary McCormick Recreation Centre 

    66 Sheridan Avenue, (Brock Ave & Dundas St W) 

    416-392-0742 

    Warm Water Pool: 82 degrees

    Scadding Court Community Centre

    707 Dundas Street West, (Bathurst Ave & Dundas St W) 

    416-392-0335

    Warm Water Pool: 88 degrees

    Wallace Emerson Community Centre 

    1260 Dufferin Street, (Dufferin St & Dupont Ave) 

    416-392-0039 

    Warm Water Pool: 86 degrees

    Cornell Community Centre in Markham  

    3201 Bur Oak Ave, (Bur Oak Ave & Church St) 

     905-479-7753 

    Attached to Markham Stouffville Hospital and remains closed. 

    Thornhill Therapeutic Pool

    7755 Bayview Avenue, (John St & Bayview Ave) 

    905-944-3800  

    Therapy Pool: 92 degrees

    Richmond Hill's Richvale Community Centre and Pool 

    160 Avenue Road, (Avenue Rd & Castlerock Dr) 

    905-884-0855 (main centre) 

     

    Pam McConnell Aquatic Centre 

    640 Dundas Street East,(Dundas St & River St) 

    416-338-2237 

    Women’s only leisure swim: Saturdays 1:30pm-3:30pm. 

  • YOUNG ADULT

    People in Pain Network - Young Adults in Pain

    People in Pain Network aims to promote well-being for people living in persistent/ chronic pain and those who care about them, by strengthening self-management programs, access to resources, and community support. Young Adults in Pain is an online self-management, education and support group for those between 19 and 35. https://www.pipain.com/manage.html

     

    Family Navigation Project

    Family Navigation Project (FNP) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre serves youth and families in the Greater Toronto Area (Durham, Halton, Peel, Toronto, York). Provides help to youth, 11 to 29 years old experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues, and their families. Team helps young people and/or their families navigate the system more easily, to find and gain access to resources, such as service providers and treatment centres. https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=family-navigation-project

     

    Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO)

    YWHO Hub Networks provide high-quality integrated youth services to support the well-being of young people aged 12 to 25, including mental health and substance use supports, primary health care, community and social supports, and more. https://youthhubs.ca/

     

    Decode Insomnia Clinic

    A treatment program for chronic insomnia for individuals ages 13+ in Ontario based on cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Access the decode insomnia video series to learn, jumpstart and receive general sleep advice. https://www.decodeinsomnia.com/start

  • YOUTUBE VIDEOS

     

    Title

    Channel

    Link

    Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than 5 minutes?

    Brainman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_3phB93rvI

    Lorimer Moseley – Why Things Hurt

    Tedx Talks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd-wLdIHjs

    Tame the Beast

    Tame the Beast – It's time to rethink persistent pain

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUzvSph7Z4

     

    YouTube Channel: Dr. Andrea Furlan

    For videos by TAPMI physiatrist Dr. Andrea Furlan about chronic pain including the causes of pain, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, nutrition for pain, mind-body therapies, and exercise for people with chronic pain.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/DrAndreaFurlan

     

76 Grenville St. Toronto, ON M5S 1B2 Canada

TAPMI Hub Clinic

Phone: 416-323-6269 Office Fax: 416-323-2666 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Administration

Dr. Tania Di Renna, Medical Director Sandra Robinson, Administrative Director