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Trusted Tennis Elbow Treatment in Ottawa

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Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition that causes pain and discomfort in the elbow and forearm. This condition, often associated with repetitive motions, can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. MOOV Physiotherapy in Ottawa is dedicated to providing effective treatment for those suffering from tennis elbow, helping them return to their normal, active lifestyles.

Understanding Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is typically caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons in the forearm, leading to inflammation and pain around the elbow joint. Despite its name, this condition is not limited to tennis players and can affect anyone who engages in activities involving repetitive arm and wrist movements.


The Impact on Daily Activities

People suffering from tennis elbow often experience difficulty in performing simple tasks such as lifting objects, turning a doorknob, or shaking hands. The pain and discomfort can be a significant hindrance, affecting both work and leisure activities.

Diagnosing Tennis Elbow

At MOOV Physiotherapy, our first step is to accurately diagnose the condition. This involves a thorough assessment of your symptoms, a physical examination of the elbow and arm, and understanding your activity levels and medical history.

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

  • Pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
  • Weakness in the forearm.
  • Difficulty in gripping objects.

Your Journey Towards Tennis Elbow Relief

At MOOV Physiotherapy, we recognize that each individual's experience with tennis elbow is unique. Our dedicated team is committed to guiding you through a personalized treatment journey, tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.

Initial Assessment

Your path to recovery begins with a comprehensive assessment. Our skilled physiotherapists will conduct a detailed evaluation, which includes reviewing your medical history, a physical examination of your arm and elbow, and possibly diagnostic tests. This thorough assessment helps us understand the severity and specific characteristics of your tennis elbow.

Developing a Personalized Treatment Plan

Based on the findings from your assessment, we create a customized treatment plan. This plan is designed to address your specific symptoms and the underlying causes of your tennis elbow. It may include a combination of various therapies and techniques, ensuring an effective approach to relief and recovery.

Tailored Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow

Our approach to treating tennis elbow involves a combination of physiotherapy techniques designed to reduce pain, promote healing, and prevent recurrence.


Techniques Include:

  • Manual Therapy: Techniques such as massage and mobilization to relieve pain and improve joint function.
  • Exercise Therapy: Specific exercises to strengthen the muscles and tendons in the forearm and improve flexibility.
  • Ergonomic and Activity Advice: Guidance on modifying activities and ergonomic setups to prevent strain on the elbow.

Importance of Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is crucial in the treatment of tennis elbow. Our goal is to not only alleviate pain but also to restore normal function and strength to the elbow and forearm.


Dry Needling/IMS Therapy for Tennis Elbow

Dry needling, or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), is an effective treatment for tennis elbow, especially in chronic cases.


How Dry Needling Works

This technique involves inserting fine needles into specific points in the muscles to release tension and reduce pain. It is particularly beneficial for relieving the tightness in the forearm muscles associated with tennis elbow.

Benefits of Dry Needling for Tennis Elbow:

  • Relief from muscle stiffness and pain.
  • Improved muscle function and strength.
  • Enhanced recovery and prevention of future injury.

Telerehab: Convenient Tennis Elbow Management

For those unable to visit our clinic, MOOV Physiotherapy offers Telerehab services, providing expert care remotely.


Advantages of Telerehab for Tennis Elbow:

  • Access to professional guidance from the comfort of your home.
  • Customized online exercise programs.
  • Regular monitoring and adjustments to your treatment plan.

Why Choose MOOV Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow Treatment?

Choosing MOOV Physiotherapy means you are opting for a comprehensive, patient-focused approach to treating tennis elbow.

Our Commitment:

  • A team of experienced physiotherapists and healthcare professionals.
  • Evidence-based treatment methods and state-of-the-art facilities.
  • A holistic approach to care, addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of recovery


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Tennis Elbow Treatment Ottawa FAQs

  • What Is the Typical Recovery Time for a Tennis Elbow?

    Recovery time can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the individual's response to treatment. Generally, patients may start to experience relief within a few weeks, but complete recovery can take several months. Consistency in following the treatment plan is key to recovery.

  • Can Tennis Elbow Recur After Treatment?

    Yes, tennis elbow can recur, especially if the patient returns to the activities that caused the condition without proper preventive measures. Our team provides guidance on how to minimize the risk of recurrence, including proper techniques and exercises.

  • How Can I Prevent Tennis Elbow if I Play Sports Regularly?

    Prevention strategies include using proper equipment and techniques, ensuring adequate warm-up and cool-down exercises, and incorporating strength and flexibility training into your routine. Our physiotherapists can provide specific advice based on the sports you engage in.

  • Are There Any Activities I Should Avoid During My Recovery?

    Yes, certain activities and exercises that strain the elbow and forearm should be avoided during recovery. Our team will provide a list of activities to avoid and suggest alternatives that are safe to perform.

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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