Physiotherapy is a primary healthcare profession that can play a significant role in the prevention and treatment of injury and disease by restoring function to multiple body systems by using a broad range of therapeutic interventions and aids.

Physiotherapy services can be delivered by a physiotherapist him/herself or by specially trained professionals working under a physiotherapist’s supervision – e.g., personal trainers.

In Canada today, more than 20,000 registered physiotherapists are practicing in public and private-sector settings, including private clinics, community healthcare centres, general and rehabilitation hospitals, seniors’ residences, assisted-living and long-term care facilities, home healthcare agencies, private homes, government and private workplaces, schools, universities and research facilities. They treat all types of patients from pediatric to geriatric.


In Canada, a registered physiotherapist has a Masters degree in Physiotherapy (or Physical Therapy) as well as a Bachelors degree in a body science like Kinesiology. Professional registration requires not only six years of academic education but also a minimum of 1025 supervised hours of professional practice in a variety of clinical settings.

Physiotherapists combine their knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. They improve their patients’ quality of life by helping them to:

  • Achieve optimal mobility, physical activity and better overall health and wellness
  • Prevent disease, injury, and disability
  • Manage acute and chronic conditions that limit their activity
  • Improve and maintain their functional independence and physical performance
  • Recover from injury or the effects of disease, disability or lifestyle habits through customized therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions
  • Understand their condition and learn to follow maintenance and support programs to avoid re-injury, and/or to combat functional decline.

supervised exercise-based physiotherapy 

Heathletica is delighted to include supervised exercise-based physiotherapy in our range of health and wellness services, not only for our members but also for the community at large.

While hands-on physiotherapy is ideal for severe, acute conditions, exercise-based physiotherapy is ideal for those suffering from chronic conditions—or for those seeking to prevent future injury.

With exercise-based physiotherapy, the physiotherapist prescribes a personalized set of therapeutic exercises to be executed by the patient under the supervision of specially trained exercise professionals, either in private sessions or in small groups with the same therapeutic needs. The physiotherapist monitors the patient’s progress at regular intervals and adjusts the patient’s exercise plan according to the progress that’s been made.

To read about Will Guan, our Registered Physiotherapist, please click here.

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