Physiotherapy is the hands-on, drug-free treatment of injuries, diseases, or physical issues using techniques like manual therapy, stretching, education, and exercises.

Depending on the region, physiotherapy may also be known as physical therapy.


In Canada, physiotherapists are primary-care providers, meaning they can assess you, order imaging and other tests, and provide care.

Physiotherapists undergo 6 or more years of undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Physiotherapists work in many areas, including:

  • Cardio-respiratory
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Paediatrics
  • Women’s health
  • Seniors’ health
  • Sports

Are you seeking physiotherapy for pain relief? Find a clinic near you and book an assessment today.