Physiotherapy

Our Ottawa physiotherapy specialists offer custom services to help you find the relief you need for optimal well-being. By first taking the time to listen to and understand your conditions, we provide solutions that best suit our clients’ lifestyles and needs.

What is Physiotherapy?

Through physiotherapy, Phelona Therapies provides a variety of techniques to manipulate the body, relieve pain and restore normal joint mobility and function.

Our Ottawa physiotherapy specialists offer custom services to help you find the relief you need for optimal well-being. By first taking the time to listen to and understand your conditions, we provide solutions that best suit our clients’ lifestyles and needs.

Unlike other clinics, your Physiotherapist is scheduled to be with you the entire duration of the treatment. Longer one-on-one sessions mean quicker results! We also offer private rooms for your privacy and comfort.

 

Techniques

Manual Therapy
Therapist uses a variety of techniques to manipulate the body, relieve pain and restore normal joint mobility and function. Special tests are done to analyze body movements, and determine appropriate exercises to ameliorate the condition.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Machine sends small electrical pulses through the body, that create pain blocking endorphins assisting with pain relief and healing.
Kinesiotaping
Great for athletes prior to work-outs or competitions. Works to stabilize or correct injuries or muscle imbalances. Also helps to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Acupuncture
Fine, sterile needles inserted into specific points (based on Chinese energy pathways) to help treat a variety of causes. This stimulation encourages the body to release endorphins, our body's pain relieving chemicals.
Cupping Therapy
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine, where the therapist places glass cups strategically on your skin for a few minutes to create a suction. There are many purposes including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow and relaxation. It is a very popular technique used by many Olympic athletes.
Gua Sha
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese healing technique that involves gliding over the skin with lotion and a massage tool to help improve circulation and break up tight knots. It is intended to treat stagnant energy, called chi, and improve inflammation by increasing blood flow and promoting healing. This, in turn, releases the opioid systems, the body’s natural pain relievers.

FAQ'S

Is Physiotherapy for me?

Physiotherapy will help any individual with problems affecting the level of functionality of the musculo-skeletal system. This therapy specializes in the fields of sports and physical fitness. Our patients can expect to improve their balance, their endurance, their strength and their coordination, which will help them stay active every day.

What do I wear to my Physiotherapy appointment?

We recommend you bring a change of clothes, either loose fitting or athletic wear such as shorts and a sports bra, depending on the area requiring treatment. Our rooms are private for your comfort.

Is Physiotherapy covered by insurance plans?

Yes, Physiotherapy is covered by most insurance plans. All of our therapists are fully licensed and can provide the proper receipt.

Is Acupuncture painful?

Very rarely will a patient report feeling any pain after a needle is inserted; if so, it will quickly be removed.

Can Cupping Therapy leave red spots?

It can sometimes leave a temporary red circular spot on the treated area, which will disappear within a few days. This is a completely normal response from the body and demonstrates that the treatment is working.

Is there evidence to support Gua Sha?

Yes. Researchers from institutions as prestigious as Harvard and Beth Israel Medical Center in the United States have demonstrated both the efficacy and the physiological impact of how and why Gua Sha works.

*Please note that as per the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Advertising Standard the testimonials found on this site are not in reference to our physiotherapy practice.