What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a recognized health care discipline that specializes in the assessment, treatment and maintenance of the human body’s movement and function.

Physiotherapists integrate the use of many therapeutic modalities with their expertise in exercise and movement rehabilitation to create the optimal plan to meet your therapeutic goals.

Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic focuses on providing physiotherapeutic interventions and exercise programs to people of all ages presenting with any type of orthopedic condition, which is any condition related to bone, muscle and joint problems.

What can I expect at my first physiotherapy visit?

On your initial visit, your physiotherapist will assess your specific condition. A detailed history of your injury will be taken and a full musculoskeletal examination will be performed. A clinical diagnosis will then be established to identify and appropriately treat your condition. Based on your assessment, individual goals will be created with you, and a specific physiotherapeutic treatment plan will be initiated.

What does physiotherapy treatment entail?

Your rehabilitation will include one-on-one manual treatments by your therapist aimed at alleviating pain and increasing movement. Your therapist may also use various modalities to speed your recovery and decrease pain.

Any one or a combination of the following modalities used may include:

  • Manual therapy – hands-on stretching and mobilization of muscles bones and joints
  • Electrotherapy – pain-relieving currents
  • Ultrasound
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry Needling

Your therapist will also prescribe a specific exercise program to improve your strength, flexibility or function as needed. This program will be closely monitored and progressed by your therapist.

At Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic, each program is customized to suit your individual needs with the goal of getting you back to normal activity independently and as soon as possible.

Should you require other services, such as massage therapy or custom orthotics assessments to further aid in your recovery, they are also offered on-site at Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic.

Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic

For all your therapy needs

Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic

For all your therapy needs


Providing over 10 years of quality physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to Ottawa’s west end…


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