The physiotherapy profession is in the midst of a seismic change, and for the first time in its history it’s also about to change its name.
The Northview Physiotherapy Clinic is changing its name from Jumpers Knee to Jumpers Clinic.
“The goal is to give our patients a more professional experience by moving forward with our new name,” said Dr. Mike Huggins, medical director of Northview.
The new name will be formally launched next month in the wake of the launch of a new video game titled Jumpers on Nintendo Switch.
The announcement comes after a number of big changes to the Northview Clinic.
The clinic has been shuttered for the last five years, and the majority of its staff have left since then.
However, a new medical centre, which is now being built by Dr. Michael Huggis, has been opened on the site.
The former Jumpers clinic opened in 2004.
It’s been run by Dr Huggens for the past five years and is a training facility for the future.
“I think the fact that we are closing is a good sign that we’re moving forward,” he said.
“There is no doubt in my mind that there are a lot of people that will benefit from this and we are going to continue to be part of that.”
It’s an amazing opportunity for the community.
“While Jumpers has closed, Dr. Huggin said it’s important to remember that the clinic is still open.”
We are going into a new era of the North View clinic and we’re really excited to be opening our doors to all the patients who are coming through,” he told CBC News.
The current patients have been told to expect “a much better experience.”
Dr. Higgins said there are many reasons for the clinic’s closure, including the fact the Northside is now a much more urban area.”
So the number of patients coming through is way up compared to the original Jumpers location,” he explained.”
A lot of our patients come in from the North end of Toronto and the North End of Mississauga and the other places that are close to North Toronto and that’s also impacted by the city being very dense.