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Ankle Injury Treatment Ottawa

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Ankle injuries, whether from sports, daily activities, or accidental falls, can significantly hinder your mobility and quality of life. MOOV Physiotherapy in Ottawa stands at the forefront of addressing these challenges, offering advanced, personalized ankle injury treatment plans. Our dedicated approach ensures that each client receives care tailored to their specific needs, promoting effective recovery and long-term well-being.

Understanding the Prevalence of Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are among the most common concerns that lead individuals to seek medical attention. These injuries can range from minor sprains that require short-term care to severe fractures and tendon injuries necessitating comprehensive rehabilitation.


Impact on Mobility and Lifestyle

The impact of an ankle injury extends beyond physical pain, affecting your ability to move freely, perform daily tasks, and engage in activities you enjoy. This limitation can lead to a decreased quality of life and, in some cases, contribute to the development of secondary health issues due to reduced activity levels.

Understanding Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries can manifest through a variety of symptoms, including pain, swelling, instability, and decreased range of motion. The nature and severity of the injury determine the appropriate course of treatment.

Common Causes of Ankle Injuries:

  • Sprains and Strains: Injuries to the ligaments caused by twisting or overextending the ankle.
  • Fractures: Breaks in the ankle bones resulting from impact or stress.
  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendons around the ankle, often due to overuse.
  • Arthritis: Degenerative conditions affecting the ankle joint, leading to chronic pain and stiffness.

Your Path to Ankle Injury Recovery

Our process at MOOV Physiotherapy begins with a thorough assessment to accurately diagnose your ankle injury. This comprehensive approach ensures that we can develop a treatment plan customized to your unique situation.

Comprehensive Assessment

Your treatment journey starts with a detailed evaluation, including a physical examination, a review of your medical history, and diagnostic imaging if necessary. This allows us to understand the full scope of your injury and its impact on your life.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Armed with a precise diagnosis, our team crafts a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan focuses on alleviating pain, promoting healing, and preventing future injuries, with the goal of restoring your mobility and quality of life.


Personalized Physiotherapy for Ankle Injuries

MOOV Physiotherapy employs a range of physiotherapy techniques designed to reduce pain, improve function, and strengthen the ankle to prevent further injury.


Techniques Include:

  • Manual Therapy: Utilizing hands-on techniques to increase movement and decrease pain.
  • Exercise Therapy:  Customized exercises to build strength, improve flexibility, and enhance stability in the ankle.
  • Gait Analysis and Training: Analyzing and correcting your walking pattern to reduce undue stress on the ankle

Dry Needling/IMS Therapy for Ankle Pain

For specific types of ankle pain, particularly those associated with muscle tension and trigger points, Dry Needling or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) offers an effective treatment option.

How Dry Needling Helps:

  • Relieves Muscle Tightness: By targeting trigger points, dry needling can alleviate muscle spasms and tightness.
  • Improves Joint Mobility: Reducing muscle tension around the joint can enhance range of motion.
  • Accelerates Recovery: By addressing specific sources of pain, dry needling can speed up the healing process.

Telerehab: Convenient Ankle Injury Management

Recognizing the challenges of accessing in-person care for some clients, MOOV Physiotherapy offers Telerehab services. This innovative approach allows you to receive expert care and guidance remotely, ensuring your recovery continues uninterrupted.

Advantages of Telerehab:

  • Expert Care Anywhere: Access to our specialized physiotherapy team, no matter your location.
  • Customized Rehabilitation Programs: Tailored exercise and treatment plans delivered through online platforms.
  • Ongoing Support: Regular check-ins and plan adjustments based on your progress and feedback.

Why Choose MOOV Physiotherapy for Ankle Injury Treatment?

Choosing MOOV Physiotherapy means entrusting your care to a team of professionals dedicated to your recovery. Our commitment to employing the latest treatment techniques within a holistic care model sets us apart.

Our Commitment:

  • A team of experienced physiotherapists in the assessment and treatment of ankle injuries.
  • Advanced treatment options tailored to your specific needs.
  • A comprehensive approach to care, focusing on physical recovery and overall well-being.


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If an ankle injury is impacting your life, don't wait to seek help. Contact MOOV Physiotherapy in Ottawa today to start your journey toward recovery. Our team is ready to support you every step of the way, helping you return to the activities you love with confidence and freedom from pain.



Ankle Injury Treatment Ottawa FAQs

  • How Long Does It Typically Take to Recover from an Ankle Injury?

    The recovery time for an ankle injury varies significantly depending on the severity and type of injury. Minor sprains may heal within a few weeks, while more severe injuries like fractures or tendon damage could require several months. A personalized treatment plan from MOOV Physiotherapy will aim to optimize your recovery timeline based on your specific condition and response to treatment.

  • Can I Prevent Future Ankle Injuries?

    Yes, future ankle injuries can often be prevented through targeted exercises that improve strength, balance, and flexibility in the ankle and surrounding structures. MOOV Physiotherapy provides personalized guidance on preventive measures, including lifestyle adjustments, to minimize the risk of re-injury.

  • What Should I Do Immediately after Injuring My Ankle?

    At MOOV Physiotherapy, we prioritize the PEACE and LOVE approach, which is an effective, patient-centered, evidence-based, and comprehensive approach to acute injury management.  



    Protect: Shield your ankle from further injury by avoiding activities that cause pain or stress to the area.

    Elevate: Lift your ankle above the level of your heart to decrease swelling and encourage fluid drainage from the injured site.

    Avoid Anti-inflammatory Modalities: It's important to allow the natural inflammation process to occur as it's critical for healing. Early suppression of inflammation can hinder the body’s repair mechanisms.

    Compress: Use a compression bandage or support to limit swelling and offer stabilization to the affected tissues.

    Educate: Learn about your injury, the healing timeline, and how you can actively contribute to your recovery. Being informed is key to navigating your recovery journey effectively.



    Load: Begin with gentle, controlled activities that encourage tissue repair and strength rebuilding. Your physiotherapist will guide you on the appropriate exercises based on your recovery stage.

    Optimism: Stay positive and hopeful. Your mindset significantly influences your healing process.

    Vascularization: Enhance blood flow to your ankle through mild movements, massage, or specific exercises to supply essential nutrients and oxygen for tissue repair.

    Exercise: Integrate therapeutic exercises tailored to your ankle injury. These should aim to enhance strength, flexibility, mobility, and proprioception, leading to a full return to function and reducing the risk of re-injury.

  • Can Ankle Injuries Lead to Long-Term Problems?

    Without proper treatment, ankle injuries can lead to long-term problems such as chronic pain, instability, and an increased risk of future injuries. Early and appropriate management, including physiotherapy and rehabilitation, is crucial to prevent such complications. MOOV Physiotherapy focuses on comprehensive treatment plans to ensure a full recovery and reduce the likelihood of long-term issues.

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What Can Physiotherapy Help With?

The registered Physiotherapists at MOOV have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of various musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions including but not limited to:


  • Acute or Chronic Neck pain, Back pain or Pelvic pain
  • Injuries resulting from or without trauma
  • Tendinitis and tendinopathies
  • Sprains and Repetitive strain injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Advice on pain management and Joint pain relief
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation (ACL, post fracture, rotator cuff repair, shoulder dislocation repair, achilles repair, bunionectomy, total knee replacement, labral repair hip and shoulder, etc.)
  • Neurological conditions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Pelvic floor dysfunctions

Does OHIP Ever Cover Physio?

OHIP does not cover physiotherapy services. However, some extended health care plans may provide coverage for physiotherapy services. It is important to check with your insurance provider to see what type of coverage you have.

No, you do not need a referral to see a Physiotherapist in Ontario. You can book an appointment directly with a Physiotherapist at MOOV.

Do I Need a Referral To See a Physiotherapist in Ontario?

What Is the Difference Between a Physical Therapist and a Physiotherapist?

A Physical Therapist and a Physiotherapist are both health care professionals who specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions. The main difference between the two is that a Physical Therapist is trained in the United States while a Physiotherapist is trained in Canada.

Is a Physiotherapist Better Than a Doctor?

A Physiotherapist is not necessarily better than a doctor, but they are specialized in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. A Physiotherapist can provide you with an individualized plan of care that is tailored to your specific needs.

At MOOV, we understand that your time is valuable and that you want to get back to doing the activities you love as soon as possible. That’s why we offer flexible appointment times and a wide range of treatment plans to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

Say goodbye to chronic pain! Our team of experienced Physiotherapists are dedicated to helping you reach your goals and enhancing your quality of life.

MOOV Physiotherapy


Monday: 7 AM–6 PM

Tuesday: 7 AM–6 PM

Wednesday: 7 AM–6 PM

Thursday: 7 AM–6 PM

Friday: 7 AM–3 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed