Public Notice

Jay MacDonald

September 24, 2015

Great Lakes Physiotherapy
17 Talbot St. North
Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 3W5

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario is the regulatory body established by the provincial government to oversee the practice of the 8200+ physiotherapists in Ontario. The College is responsible for protecting and serving the public interest by ensuring that physiotherapists provide high quality, competent and ethical services.

In Ontario, only an individual registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario may refer to themselves as a physiotherapist or physical therapist or use any abbreviations of these titles. While physiotherapists may use assistants / support personnel to assist with the delivery of treatment, these assistants cannot conduct assessment, re-assessments or make determinations about care including decisions related to the discontinuation of care.

The College has recently received information suggesting that Jay MacDonald of Simcoe, Ontario has been holding himself out as a physiotherapist / physical therapist.

Mr. MacDonald is not registered with the College. As such he is prohibited by law from referring to himself as a physiotherapist / physical therapist or using any abbreviation thereof. Patients who receive treatment from Mr MacDonald should not be under the impression that he is a physiotherapist.

The public is encouraged to visit the College’s website at to learn more about the role of the College. The Public Register, available on the College’s website, allows you to confirm if a person is registered with the College. You may also want to do an internet search of the name of the clinic and the physiotherapist’s name to learn more. 

Should you have any questions with regards to this matter, please contact Investigations at or 416-591-3828 ext. 227 or 1-800-583-5885 ext. 227.

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