That’s a pretty tall claim, and we certainly aren’t making it. We just want to talk a little about what a good physiotherapy clinic is. Every day, people are using Google to search “best physiotherapy clinic Ottawa.” They’re hoping to find a clinic to help them address their needs effectively and efficiently. Instead they’re getting a list of clinic names with nothing but location to distinguish one from another. Instead of telling you why we’re the best, we’re going to give you some things to look for in a good physiotherapy clinic. So whether you’re in Ottawa or Saskatoon, you’ll be making an informed decision when choosing where to seek treatment.
SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST: When you’re going to see a physiotherapist, you should be seeing a physiotherapist, right? Right. A lot of clinics have assistants, and while it helps them deal with a larger number of patients, it compromises client care. Assistants aren’t physiotherapists. Not just anyone can be a
physiotherapist, and if they could you wouldn’t need to look for the best one anyway. So when you’re choosing a clinic, make sure you’re going to be working one-on-one with a trained physiotherapist.
ACTUAL TREATMENTS: When you go to see a physiotherapist, it’s likely they may recommend
something other than just physiotherapy such as massage therapy, ultrasound, intramuscular stimulation or leprechaun magic. Alright, you probably wouldn’t go to a physiotherapist that recommends leprechaun
magic, but make sure you ask about the types of treatment an office uses. We’d strongly recommend a clinic that utilizes treatments proven to work (we’re talking treatments based in science, with studies and numbers to back the claims). Take passive based physiotherapy for instance: in our opinion it has limited validity. However, don’t just take our word for it! Look up a treatment’s effectiveness or ask the clinic lots of questions to see it it’s the type of physio you want.
If you’re having a hard time choosing a clinic in Ottawa, feel free to call us at any of our three locations: Barrhaven – 613.825.8548; Westboro – 613.728.4160; Orleans – 613.830.3466. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.