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What is Physiotherapy?

Our Ottawa physio centre focuses on the science of human movement, using a multi-system approach (cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal). At Apollo, our Ottawa physiotherapists typically focus on treating conditions specific to muscles, bones, the nervous system, balance, and overall general health and well-being. Physiotherapists in Ottawa help to relieve pain, restore muscle balance, correct posture, and address activity and functional limitations caused by motor vehicle accidents and other serious personal injuries.

A Physiotherapist in Ottawa is capable of assessing a patient’s condition or impairment and implementing a treatment plan best suited to the patient’s deficits, including accident rehabilitation in Ottawa. The Physiotherapist may involve a physiotherapy assistant or kinesiologist to help carry out a patient’s treatment plan.

Your first visit to one of our Ottawa Physiotherapy clinics

The first time you visit Apollo for accident rehabilitation in Ottawa, you will be asked to come a few minutes early to fill in some forms. This paperwork will consist of a health history form and a clinic policies form. After that, the practitioner will come and get you from the waiting area and you will head to the treatment area, which will be either a room or a cubicle.

Ottawa Physiotherapists Assessment

Our Ottawa physiotherapy team will go over your health history with you, and then perform a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment, typically lasting between 45 and 60 minutes. They will look at your posture, range of motion in different joints, and execute other tests specific to your particular issues. After the assessment, the physiotherapist may include some treatment (manual therapy, ultrasound, stretching or otherwise), and will assign you some physio exercises to perform at home.

In-home physio program

We are pleased to announce that we now offer in-home Physiotherapy treatment. The in-home Ottawa physio program allows us to assess and treat clients with severe mobility limitations who may not be able to access our clinic services. Our physiotherapist in Ottawa will come to your home and provide you with the high-quality care that you need and deserve.

The in-home physiotherapy program is designed to allow clients to get an early start on treatment and alleviate the challenge of travelling to and from a clinic. Our accident rehabilitation in Ottawa is helpful for clients with multiple or severe injuries, clients in wheelchairs, clients who are housebound due to lack of transportation, or clients who may incur further injury by trying to get to a physiotherapy clinic (slippery roads, non-weight bearing status, impaired balance, social anxiety).

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