Think back to that time in life when you felt your very best.

A time when you weren’t limited by pain or fearful of falling, or moving the wrong way and ending up stuck.

Maybe you were playing a sport, or participating in a particular activity. Maybe it meant being able to participate in whatever adventure your family or friends were going on. Maybe it meant moving through your day with a little more ease.

Maybe it meant running around with your kids, or grand kids, full of energy and vigour.

Whatever feeling your best meant for you - we’re here to help you get that back!

Whether it’s an injury or diagnosis that’s holding you back, or pain that you can’t quite figure out, Physiotherapy will help you maximize your recovery, improve your quality of life, feel your best and get you back to doing what you love!

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapist works with client on strengthening exercises in the Fit For Life Physiotherapy gym in Burlington Ontario.

Physiotherapy is a health care profession focused on preventing and managing pain, physical impairments, disabilities and health conditions that may limit participation in work, sport or daily activities and affect your quality of life. Physiotherapy treatment aims to help you move well, feel well, and be well!

Physiotherapy can include a number of different modalities, and at it's core the goal of treatment is to help eradicate pain, and get you moving better and feeling better so you can live with more ease, confidence and strength.

Physiotherapists have in-depth training in anatomy, physiology and human movement which positions them to assess, treat and manage a wide variety of conditions and injuries. Physiotherapists understand movement and they know how to get you moving and keep you moving!

What Conditions Can Physiotherapy Treat?

Physiotherapists treat people of all ages who are experiencing pain and limitation from injury, accidents, health conditions, or without a known cause.

They also help you prevent future injury, prepare for surgery, and help you maximize your physical performance and function. 

Physiotherapy can help you address: 

 Injuries, Aches & Pains
  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Ankle sprains
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Plantar fasciitis or fasciiopathy
    Joint pain - hip, knee, elbow, wrist, ankle and shoulder!

Pelvic Health

Post Surgery Rehabilitation

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • ORIF - surgery to stabilize fractures Shoulder sugery, knee scopes, ankle surgery, tendon repairs  


Prehabilitation (Preparing for surgery to optimize surgical outcome)

  • Before total knee replacement
  • Before total hip replacement
  • Before shoulder, ankle and other surgery


Neurological Rehabilitation

Seniors Health

  • Falls prevention
  • Balance training
  • Improving function and ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Addressing aches & pains

Concussion Care

  • Recovery from conconussion  
  • Post concussion symptoms   

Vestibular Physiotherapy

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness


Can Physiotherapy Help Me?


We need to know a little bit more about your specific circumstances to be able to say for sure if physiotherapy will help, but if you are experiencing pain or limitations that are keeping you from doing the things you love chances are Physiotherapy can help!

Have more questions? Contact us today to book in a FREE consultation with one of our physiotherapists!

Meet Our Physiotherapists

 Physiotherapists at Fit For Life Physiotherapy in Burlington Ontario   

Lesley Hughes, Physiotherapist at Fit For Life Physiotherapy in Burlington Ontario
Miriam Mulkewich, Physiotherapist at Fit For Life Physiotherapy in Burlington Ontario
David Tait, Physiotherapist at Fit For Life Physiotherapy in Burlington Ontario
Natalie Lehto, Physiotherapist at Fit For Life Physiotherapy in Burlington Ontario
Ally Ferguson, Physiotherapist at Fit For Life Physiotherapy in Burlington Ontario

What does Physiotherapy Treatment Look Like?

Your first appointment will be an assessment. Your physiotherapist will take a detailed health history and find out what’s bothering you. They’ll ask lots of questions to understand your unique circumstances and goals.

Physiotherapist measures knee range of motion

Next, your physiotherapist will perform some tests to assess how you’re moving and gain a better understanding of what’s happening in your body. Be prepared to move a little here!

Once your physiotherapist has gathered your history and performed tests specific to your concerns, they’ll propose a treatment plan.

As long as it’s appropriate, your first visit will include treatment. Treatment could include: manual therapy, exercise, movement, acupuncture, ultrasound, laser, paraffin wax, or cold therapy. 

You’ll leave with a plan for how to move forward and maybe even a little homework - but don’t worry! We provide videos, pictures and written instructions to help you remember your exercises so you can perform them at home.

Click here to learn more about how to get the most out of your Physiotherapy treatment.

What are the benefits of Physiotherapy?

Addressing pain so you can get back to doing the things you love

Getting you strong so you can keep up with your kids and grand kids

Improving strength and mobility so you can stay independent

Helping you flourish within your condition so it doesn't hold you back from life

Getting you back on the field, and keeping you in the game

Rebuilding your confidence so you can get back to, and keep doing the things you love

Physiotherapy will help you move well, live well and be well!

Don’t waste another minute in pain, click here to book your appointment!


Do I need a referral or note from my doctor for physiotherapy ?

You do not need a doctor's note to come see a physiotherapist. If you have extended health benefits, they may require a note from your doctor. Contact your provider for details.

How long will it take for me to feel better?

There are a number of different factors that will impact your healing timeline. At your assessment, your physiotherapist will provide you with a rough idea of how long and how often you’ll need treatment. Your physiotherapist can also give you an idea of how soon you can anticipate seeing some improvement.

I’ve been dealing with this issue for a long time, can Physiotherapy really help?

Yes! Whether you’ve been putting off treatment, or tried different approaches with no success Physiotherapy can help. Physiotherapy aims to address the root cause of the pain or limitation you’re experiencing and to help maximise function, strength and help you feel your best. No matter how long an issue has been around, there is hope, and we can help!

Burlington Post Readers Choice Diamond Award Winner 2022 for Physiotherapy Clinic in Burlington Voted Best Physiotherapy Clinic in  Burlington by the Burlington Post Readers Choice awards since 2009! 

Thank you Burlington for your trust and support.

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