CURAVITA offers a wide range of physiotherapy healthcare services. If you have an injury or illness that is limiting your mobility, movement and quality of life, our team of highly-trained physiotherapists are here to help and provide you with a care plan, uniquely tailored to meet your needs and get you back in motion.
Physiotherapy Services Are Now Available
We are excited to expand our scope of services to our patients. Physiotherapy services are now available at both our CURAVITA Byward and Glebe location.
What is physiotherapy care?
Physiotherapy has emerged from the science of movement. This hands-on approach helps prevent and treat injury and disease by emphasizing the promotion of mobility and function. Our physiotherapists use a holistic approach to enhance or restore function of multiple body systems, improving health, wellness and quality of life.
The benefits of physiotherapy care
Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to healthcare lead by practitioners dedicated to working with people to maximize their ability to move and function throughout their life. Specifically, physiotherapists can help you with:
Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness Preventing disease, injury, and disability Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.
Physiotherapy can help treat a wide range of health and wellness issues, including:
Arthritis conditions and physical discomfort Muscle and joint pain/weakness Injuries, pre and post surgical conditions, and physical recovery Sports injuries/return to sport strengthening Oversee rehabilitation in the home after injury or illness Braces, splints and other aids Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) injuries Work injuries (WSIB)
Our physiotherapy services include:
Exercise therapy Comprehensive core stability training Manual therapy Acupuncture Dry Needling Therapeutic taping Ultrasound and electrotherapy Shockwave Therapy – Byward Clinic
Arthritis Conditions, Muscle and Joint Pain/Weakness, Physical Discomfort
Our team of expert physiotherapists treat many arthritic conditions, especially of the knee and hip joints. Our scientifically sound treatments help relieve pain and improve your muscle strength. Everything we do is tailored to help you continue your active lifestyle.
Injuries, Pre and Post Surgical Conditions and Physical Recovery
Injuries are a part a life. That’s why we offer physical therapy techniques that help you recover. This includes shoulder conditions, especially rotator cuff injuries, capsulitis (frozen shoulder), acromioclavicular joint injuries and dislocation; knee, hip, wrist, elbow and ankle injuries, pain or weakness. If you have sustained an injury that requires surgery, physical therapy is a vital step that helps you fully recover movement and dexterity. We offer a variety of pre- and post-surgery physiotherapies to help your body heal correctly.
Sport Injuries – Return to Sport Strengthening
We are experienced in the treatment of a variety of sporting injuries and sprains, including injuries to your knees, shoulders, ankles and hips. When possible, our treatments help your body heal and regain its natural strength so you can get back on the field, ice or arena.
Braces, Splints and Other Aids
Our team can supply and fit most types of braces and splints for injuries of the knee, ankle, wrist, elbow and more. We also supply and fit walker boots. All of our aids help your body recover from an injury or minimize pain, such as from a sprained ankle.
Shockwave Therapy – Glebe Clinic
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of low-energy acoustic wave pulsations that are applied using a gel medium to the injured area. The purpose of this therapy is to trigger the body’s own natural healing response. There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment. The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effectiveness of treatment is cumulative, so you will require more than one treatment. Most conditions will require 3-6 treatments done 3 to 10 days apart. Following treatment, you may experience temporary soreness, tenderness or swelling for a few days. Upon completion of your treatment, you can return to most regular activities.
Shockwave Therapy has been shown to effectively treat the following conditions:
Tennis Elbow . Golfer’s Elbow . Calcific Tendinosis of the rotator cuff muscles . Patellar Tendinitis . Bursitis . Shin Splints . IT band friction syndrome . Patellar Tendinitis . Plantar Fasciitis . Heel Spurs . Achilles Tendinitis
Most personal healthcare plans in Ontario cover the cost of Shockwave Therapy when it is administered by a Physiotherapist. Please check with your insurer to determine your coverage
Motor Vehicle Accident Treatment
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and require physiotherapy, we have the expertise to rehabilitate a wide range of motor vehicle accident injuries including common orthopaedic conditions such as whiplash, back strains, as well as accident-specific joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, spine and bone conditions. Our primary goal is to help you to recover quickly from your injuries and to assist you with the paperwork associated with car accidents. We will work with you to coordinate all of your benefits with your Insurance Company. We will also work collaboratively with your medical doctor if you wish.
Physiotherapy for Workplace Injuries and Claims (WSIB)
It’s not uncommon for Ontario workers to seek physiotherapy treatment after suffering an injury while at work. Many patients are covered under the provincial Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) regulations. However, to qualify for the coverage, the accident needs to be reported to your employer and a report filed as soon as possible. Of course, the employer will need to be registered with the WSIB.
At CURAVITA, we are a registered service provider for WSIB claims and will be able to provide you with information on how to access our many healthcare services. Our goal is to assist you and make the entire process as simple as can be.