Physiotherapy Ottawa, Barrhaven & Nepean

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    Hours of operation

    Monday to Thursday: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
    Friday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    Please be aware of our cancellation policy.

    Make the most of
    every motion

    Physiotherapy is a powerful, safe way to address pain, diagnose and treat chronic conditions or acute injuries, and recover from surgery. It helps rehabilitate your body’s movement and function if it’s affected by injury, illness or disability.

    We offer a comprehensive approach to your health and wellness through our dynamic range of services and treatments. We’re devoted to getting results by putting you on a speedier path to recovery. With our help, you can restore, maintain and maximise your strength, mobility and overall well-being. We offer:

    • Award-winning physiotherapists
    • Effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions
    • Direct billing and financing options

    Get back to living the kind of active, healthy life you deserve.

    Ottawa's Best, Physiotherapy Clinic - 2022. Faces Magazine.
    Ottawa's Best, Physiotherapist - 2022. Michael McCreight.
    Ottawa's Best, Physiotherapy Clinic - 2021. Faces Magazine.
    Ottawa's Best, Physiotherapist Nominee - 2021. Johanne Gordon.
    Ottawa's Best, Physiotherapist - 2021. Michael McCreight.

    Ottawa physiotherapy treatment

    Physiotherapy can treat an incredibly broad range of injuries and conditions. It can be used to treat sports injuries, motor vehicle accident-related injuries, sprains and strains that can happen at home or at work, and so much more — including pre and post operative physiotherapy.

    Head and neck:

    • Post-concussive syndrome,
    • Neurological disorders
    • TMJ syndrome (jaw joint/muscle pain)
    • Dizziness, vertigo, imbalance
    • Whiplash

    Arm and shoulder

    • Frozen shoulder
    • Impingement
    • Tendonitis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    Leg and lower body

    • Knee ligament sprains and tears
    • Shin splints
    • Ankle sprains
    • Foot and heel pain
    • Plantar fasciitis


    • Pain
    • Sciatica

    Post-operative recovery

    Paediatric conditions


    Chronic pain

    Our physiotherapy treatment methods

    Our award-winning team of registered physiotherapists will take all the time and consideration needed to listen and get a firm understanding of your symptoms. With access to a wide range of diagnostic tests, we’ll assess and identify the underlying cause of your pain and dysfunction. We believe in being completely transparent and keeping you informed throughout the process as we create and implement your custom treatment plan.

    After your first session, your physiotherapist will develop a treatment program that could involve techniques like manual manipulation and soft tissue release, while taking you through a series of exercises and stretches that you can perform at home.

    Our physiotherapists are constantly learning and updating their methods, using the most up-to-date techniques, tools and treatments. Physiotherapy machines play an important role in your treatment, but we don’t believe in just slapping a device on you and walking away. An Elysian physiotherapist’s full focus and attention is always on you. They continuously monitor and assess your body’s response, making sure our machines are giving you the maximum benefit of the treatment, so you can feel better, faster.

    Some of the possible treatments and machines they may prescribe for you in one of our Ottawa clinics include:

    • IFC (interferential current)
    • Therapeutic ultrasound
    • TENS machine (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
    • EMS machine (electrical muscle stimulation)
    • Low level laser therapy (LLLT) (also known as cold laser)
    • Thermophore heating
    • Percussive therapy
    • Dynamic taping and kinesiology taping
    • Acupuncture, acupuncture stimulator and dry needling
    • Cupping therapy
    • IV therapy Bells Corners only
    • Cold plunge therapy Bells Corners only
    • Shockwave therapy Bells Corners only

    Frequently asked physiotherapy questions

    Physiotherapy does not require a doctor’s referral or prescription, as physiotherapists are considered primary health care practitioners in Ontario. Unfortunately we are not able to directly bill OHIP yet. Some private insurance companies require a medical referral to ensure your coverage, so it’s best to check with your insurance provider if you’re unsure. But if you’re hurt or in pain, don’t wait — call us right away, or fill out our online form and we’ll contact you.

    Types of physiotherapy treatments we offer

    Sports injuries can be a reoccurring pain.

    Sports physiotherapy deals with the treatment, management and prevention of muscle, joint and skeletal issues resulting from sport and exercise. This doesn’t mean that you have to be an elite-level or professional athlete to sustain a sports injury. Those that can benefit from sports physiotherapy are people of all ages and at all levels of ability who lead an active lifestyle.

    Sports and exercise can place demands upon the body, and stresses on muscles, joints, and bones that can take us to the limit. Our physiotherapists help athletes of all levels recover from sporting injuries and provide education and resources to prevent injuries from reoccurring.

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    Physiotherapy education

    Sports physiotherapy

    Sports physiotherapy is a customised approach that helps athletes achieve their peak performance. It can include techniques and exercises aimed at improving strength, flexibility and coordination. Often there’s also a strong injury prevention focus, and as needed, injury recovery.

    Motor vehicle accident physiotherapy

    If you’ve been in an accident, it’s important to have an assessment even if you feel OK. You may have minor injuries that could lead to chronic issues if left untreated. If you definitely have injuries, we can help you with your insurance claim, and are licensed by the FSRA to directly bill your insurer.

    Pre and post operative (orthopaedic) physiotherapy

    If you’ve got upcoming surgery, the Elysian Wellness team can help you with a customised plan to help you recovery faster. Our physiotherapists can also help you reduce pain and swelling, improve your strength and range of motion, and can even help you avoid post-operative complications like blood clots.