Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy
The University of Ottawa Health Services physiotherapy team offers a comprehensive range of services emphasizing the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of all our patients. Our clinic is open to the general public, University of Ottawa and Saint-Paul University staff and students, and recreational and non-recreational athletes.
What to Expect
Our physiotherapists have the knowledge, skills and expertise to help you optimize your mobility and function, whether your focus is on injury prevention, or the treatment of your acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions. We offer the following services:
- Orthopedic physiotherapy including manual and manipulative physiotherapy
- Treatment for musculoskeletal conditions including knee, shoulder, neck and back pain
- Sports physiotherapy
- Acupuncture and dry needling
- Exercise rehabilitation
How to Access
By phone - Call our main line at 613-564-3950, press 9 to continue in English, press 2, and then press 4 to book an appointment.
In person - Book an appointment in person at the UOHS Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Clinic, room N203, located at the University of Ottawa Sports Complex at 801 King Edward, 2nd floor (N203).
How to Prepare
Your initial physiotherapy assessment and treatment could be from 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the complexity of your injury. Most follow-up appointments are 30 to 60 minutes in duration. Bring any doctor’s notes, referrals, or relevant test results with you to your appointment. We also recommend that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear for your physiotherapy assessments and appointments. This includes:
- X-ray, CT scan or MRI results, specialist’s reports, exercise protocol, medical note from referring physician
- Shorts (for injuries involving body parts from the mid to lower back and below)
- Sleeveless top (for injuries involving body parts mid-back and above)
- Hair clips or elastics (to hold back hair if you are having neck, shoulder, or back treatment)
- Running shoes, orthotics, ambulatory aids (i.e. cane, walker)
- Braces, supports or slings (i.e. elbow, wrist, hand, knee, ankle)
Please note that if you are late for your appointment, you may need to reschedule for the next available date. Missed appointment fees may also apply. Consult our Appointments page for more information on our missed appointments and cancellation policies and procedures.
All physiotherapy visits must be paid in full at the time of your appointment. We accept cash, Debit, Visa and Mastercard. Physiotherapy is covered by most third-party insurance plans. While we do not provide direct billing to your third-party insurer, our Reception staff will provide you with a receipt for the physiotherapy services rendered which you can then submit to your private insurance company for reimbursement.
If you are seeking physiotherapy treatment for a claim involving third party insurers, we recommend that you contact a physiotherapy centre that is billing-approved for MVA, WSIB, or Veterans Affairs. We can refer you to various clinics that offer these services. We do NOT accept patients for physiotherapy claims through third-party insurers including Motor Vehicle Accidents, WSIB, or Veterans Affairs.
The University of Ottawa Health Services is happy to have a service, Massage Therapy Service.
Our massage therapist has experience working with:
- Pregnant women
- Medically fragile children
- Individuals with chronic pain, depression and anxiety
You can book an appointment by phone, or at the front desk. Patients can self-refer to this service. Availability on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Hours of Operation
100 Marie Curie, Ottawa
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM*
*Summer Hours: The Walk-in Clinic will be closed on Sundays from June 4th to August 27th
After Hours Access to Care
Patients registered with a family doctor at UOHS
In case of emergency, always dial 911. THAS connects you to a nurse who can provide medical advice, or, if appropriate, provide access to a family health team doctor or suggest that you go to emergency.
Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Ontario residents
In case of emergency, always dial 911. Telehealth Ontario is a free service that allows Ontario residents to speak to a Registered Nurse with their medical questions any time of the day or night. This could be when you're sick or injured but aren't sure if you need to see a doctor or can treat the situation at home.
Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Quebec residents