Physiotherapists are experts on movement and function. We are university-trained and have advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving and how to restore mobility. Think of Physiotherapists as your body mechanics: we keep you moving for life.

What is Physiotherapy and what can it do for me?

Your Physiotherapist at Active Living Physiotherapy is skilled at assessing and treating the following conditions:

  • sports injuries
  • neck and back pain
  • sprains and strains
  • pre- and post-natal problems and other women’s health conditions
  • arthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • post-operative (after surgery)
  • post-joint replacement surgery
  • repetitive strain injuries/overuse injuries
  • traumatic injuries

What to expect from Physiotherapy:

To ensure your time in therapy and at home is used effectively to reach your goals, your therapist will:

  • assess your symptoms
  • access any imaging- X-ray, MRI results and review with you
  • diagnose your condition
  • devise a treatment plan and treat your condition
  • continually evaluate the effect of treatment on your condition and adjust the treatment plan if necessary;
    help you to manage your condition to prevent re-occurrence of problems
  • communicate with any other health professionals involved with your condition, such as your doctor, to ensure a united approach to achieving your goals

At Active Living Physiotherapy our therapists practice evidence-based physio techniques; this means we keep up to date with the latest in medical and sports science research to help us select treatments that have been scientifically proven to help your condition.

Your Physiotherapist may use the following to treat your condition:

  • education so you understand your condition, advice on posture, exercise, workplace and lifestyle habits.
  • exercise therapy (to be done at home, in the clinic, or at a location of your choice)
  • manual therapy (this means the Physiotherapist using their hands usually to loosen a tight joint or muscle, or using hands-on techniques to guide your movement patterns
  • dry needling techniques
  • ultrasound or electrotherapy - modalities used to speed up the healing or to recruit certain muscles
  • taping - using either sports tape or “kinesio tape”- often used to protect an injured area, recruit muscles, or provide postural cues.

At Active Living Physiotherapy your therapist works as part of a team, communicating with you and your other health-care providers or coaches/trainers. The success of your Physiotherapy program requires your commitment: you will likely be required to participate in an exercise program or make some modifications to your postural or lifestyle habits. Your dedication to this homework will help you improve more quickly and achieve your goals as soon as possible.

A new patient to Active Living Physiotherapy should book a one-hour appointment for an injury to the neck, back, shoulders or hips. Most other issues can be addressed in a 30-minute initial assessment appointment. Most follow-up visits are 30 minutes, unless more than one area is being treated or a complicated case requires more time.

At Active Living Physiotherapy all our appointments are one-on-one. Patients can rest assured that they have the Physiotherapist’s undivided attention for the entire appointment time.

Please bring appropriate clothing to your visit (shorts for any lower back or lower body injury), tank top for women with upper body injuries.

Contact us to see if Physiotherapy is the right choice for you.


Kinesiologists are much more than a personal trainer. We hold a university Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology (which is the study of human movement) and have an in-depth understanding of human anatomy and proper movement patterns as well as the science behind different training types and intensities.

Whether it is a one-on-one session or a group program, your goals, health history and health conditions will be considered in every exercise or workout prescribed.

Kinesiologists are able to prescribe exercise for following conditions or injuries:

  • Injuries resulting from a car accident
  • Muscle, tendon and repetitive strain injuries
  • Parkinson's
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Joint Replacements
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis

A large part of kinesiology is prevention! Exercise had been proven time and time again to prevent, or limit:

  • Premature death
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis (thinning bones)
  • Overweight and obesity

Exercise is medicine- it really is the magic pill!

With exercise you will develop your overall fitness, strength, you will notice improved mental health, and morale. You will also improve your sleep and concentration.

Working with a Kinesiologist will:

  • Keep you accountable
  • Ensure you are exercising with the correct form, doing the right amount, and the right type of exercise for your
    individual needs
  • Motivate you!
  • Ensure your time for exercise is being used effectively.

Ask us also about virtual (video) or mobile sessions! (at your home, your gym, your cottage...)

Some insurance companies such as Blue Cross, SunLife and Canada Life have employers that list Kinesiology as part of the services they cover. Please contact your extended health insurance company and see if Kinesiology is covered under your Health Spending Account; we will NOT be direct-billing Kinesiology sessions at this time. Please consider becoming an advocate for the Kinesiology regulation process and coverage availability by sending a letter to your insurance company and MLA. (Letter templates can be found here)

Contact us to see if Kinesiology is the right choice for you!

Additional Physiotherapy and Kinesiology Services:

TMJ Disorders

Telerehab (Video appointments)

IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation or Dry Needling)

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

ACL Rehab Program

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Video Running Gait Analysis

Custom Bike Fits

Ergonomic Assessments

Buddy and Pairs Kinesiology Sessions

Classes and Workshops



Larwood Plaza: Physiotherapy, Kinesiology and Group Fitness Classes