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Expert Back Pain Relief in Ottawa

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Back pain is a prevalent issue that affects people of all ages, significantly impacting their quality of life. In Ottawa, MOOV Physiotherapy stands as a beacon of hope for those suffering from this debilitating condition. Our approach to back pain relief is not just about treating the symptoms but understanding and addressing the root cause of the pain.

The Prevalence of Back Pain

Statistics reveal that back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, affecting the daily lives of millions. The complexity of the human back, with its intricate structure of bones, muscles, and ligaments, makes it susceptible to injury and chronic pain.


Common Causes of Back Pain:

Chronic back pain can severely impact one's daily activities, limiting mobility and reducing the ability to work or enjoy leisure activities. It's not just a physical challenge but can also lead to psychological effects, such as stress and depression, due to prolonged discomfort and lifestyle limitations.

Understanding Back Pain

Back pain can manifest in various forms, from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation. Understanding the different types and causes of back pain is crucial in determining the most effective treatment approach.

Common Causes of Back Pain:

  • Muscle or Ligament Strain: Often resulting from heavy lifting or awkward movements.
  • Bulging or Ruptured Discs: Discs act as cushions between the bones in your spine. A bulge or rupture can press on a nerve, causing pain.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back. In some cases, arthritis in the spine can lead to a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord, a condition called spinal stenosis.
  • Osteoporosis: Your spine's vertebrae can develop painful fractures if your bones become porous and brittle.
  • Poor Posture: Long-term poor posture can contribute to back pain, especially if you spend long hours sitting.

Your Journey Towards Back Pain Relief

At MOOV Physiotherapy, we understand that each individual's journey to back pain relief is unique. Our team of experts is dedicated to guiding you through a personalized treatment plan designed to address your specific needs.

Initial Assessment

Your treatment journey begins with a comprehensive assessment. Our physiotherapists will conduct a detailed evaluation, including a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and possibly diagnostic tests to understand the nature and extent of your back pain.

Developing a Personalized Treatment Plan

Based on the assessment, we develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and pain levels. This plan may include a combination of different therapies and techniques to ensure the most effective relief and recovery.


Tailored Physiotherapy for Back Pain

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in treating back pain. Our physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to reduce pain, improve mobility, and strengthen the back to prevent future injuries.


Techniques Include:

  • Manual Therapy: Techniques such as massage, mobilization, and manipulation to relieve pain and improve function.
  • Exercise Therapy: Customized exercises to strengthen back muscles, improve flexibility, and enhance core stability.
  • Posture Correction: Guidance and exercises to correct posture and reduce strain on the back.
  • Ergonomic Advice: Recommendations for workplace and home environments to support your back and prevent pain.

Building Strength and Flexibility

A core element of our approach is strengthening and increasing the flexibility of the back. This not only helps in alleviating current pain but also plays a significant role in preventing future back issues.

Dry Needling/IMS Therapy for Back Pain

Dry needling, also known as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), is a specialized technique that has shown significant results in the treatment of chronic back pain.


How Dry Needling Works

This technique involves inserting fine needles into specific trigger points in the muscles. The process helps release knots and relieve muscle tension, leading to pain reduction and improved mobility.

Benefits of Dry Needling:

  • Immediate relief from muscle tension and pain.
  • Improved blood flow to the affected areas, promoting healing.
  • Reduction in inflammation and improvement in nerve function.

Telerehab: Remote Back Pain Management

This technique involves inserting fine needles into specific trigger points in the muscles. The process helps release knots and relieve muscle tension, leading to pain reduction and improved mobility.

Advantages of Telerehab:

  • Access to expert care without the need to travel.
  • Personalized online consultations and exercise programs.
  • Regular monitoring and adjustments to your treatment plan, ensuring continuous progress.

Why Choose MOOV Physiotherapy for Back Pain Relief?

Choosing MOOV Physiotherapy means opting for a patient-centered approach, where your comfort and recovery are our top priorities.

Our Commitment:

  • A team of experienced and compassionate professionals.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and the latest treatment techniques.
  • A holistic approach to treatment, addressing both physical and emotional aspects of back pain.


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Don't let back pain control your life. Contact MOOV Physiotherapy in Ottawa today to begin your journey towards a pain-free and active lifestyle. Our team is ready to support you every step of the way.



Back Pain Relief Ottawa FAQs

  • How Long Does It Typically Take To See Improvements in Back Pain?

    The duration for seeing improvements can vary depending on the individual's condition and the severity of the back pain. Some patients may experience relief after a few sessions, while others might need a longer treatment period. Our physiotherapists will provide an estimated timeline during your initial assessment.

  • Can Back Pain Be Prevented in the Future?

    While not all back pain can be prevented, many causes can be mitigated with proper care. This includes maintaining good posture, regular exercise, proper lifting techniques, and ergonomic adjustments in daily activities. Our team can provide guidance on preventive measures tailored to your lifestyle.

  • Is Telerehab Just As Effective as In-Person Therapy Sessions?

    Telerehab has been proven effective for many patients, especially for those who have difficulty traveling to the clinic. It offers the convenience of receiving professional guidance and personalized care from your home. The effectiveness of Telerehab can be comparable to in-person sessions for certain conditions and treatment plans.

  • Can I Continue My Regular Activities While Undergoing Treatment for Back Pain?

    This depends on the nature and severity of your back pain. Our physiotherapists will advise you on which activities are safe to continue and which ones to avoid during your treatment period. The goal is to ensure your activities do not aggravate your condition while promoting healing.

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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