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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation physicians (called Physiatrists) are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. By taking the whole body into account, they are able to accurately pinpoint problems and enhance performance - without surgery.

Consider seeing a rehabilitation physician if:

  • You're contemplating or recovering from surgery
  • You have an illness or treatment for an illness that has diminished your energy or ability to move easily
  • You're recovering from the effects of a stroke or other problems related to nerve damage
  • You have chronic pain from arthritis, a repetitive stress injury, or back problems
  • Excess weight makes it difficult to exercise or has caused health problems
  • You think you're too old to exercise
  • Life changes such as childbirth or menopause have created new challenges to your physical function
  • You had an accident or you have an injury or chronic condition that has left you with pain or limited function

Making an appointment

A referral must be generated by family physician. There will be no direct contact with patients.
Patients must follow-up with their family physician regarding their appointments.

Referring a patient

To refer your patient to our office, please download & complete one of the following referral forms.
Please fax the completed form to 416-480-6885

We will contact your office with your patient's appointment time.

Dr. Berbrayer - all general cases

Dr. Kekosz - all general cases

Dr. Ko - general cases, back pain, Fibromyalgia

Dr. Lo - general cases, Post Polio Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Charcot Marie Tooth and Spasticity/Botox

Dr. Sharma - general cases, Spasticity

Dr. Sreenivasan - general cases, Spasticity


Patient Education

Location and contact

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation division

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 
U-wing, ground floor, room UG 25
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4069
Fax: 416-480-6885


Division Head:
Dr. David Berbrayer