South Dundas and area residents in need of physiotherapy now have the option of finding it closer to home.
Last week, Morrisburg Physiotherapy opened at 147, Main Street, in the former Glo Soleil, Sears location.
The new business is owned and operated by registered physiotherapist Suzanne Johnston, a registered physiotherapist a graduate of Western University, with 18 years experience.
Johnston lives in Cardinal, and when she was planning to go into business for herself, she decided that Morrisburg would be a great location.
“Physiotherapy patients here are travelling to Prescott, Cornwall, Winchester, and farther to have their physiotherapy needs met,” she said, adding oftentimes, these other locations already have lengthy waiting lists.
“Now, there’s quality care available right here,” says Johnston. She has been a physiotherapist for 18 years having worked in many different settings including hospital, private clinic and longterm care.
“At Morrisburg Physiotherapy, my mission is to provide exemplary physiotherapy services to individuals of all ages in Morrisburg and surrounding areas. My aim is to improve the physiotherapy experience by putting patient needs first. I combine experience and best evidence to generate individualized client-centred treatment programs.”
The location features two private treatment rooms, and an open treatment area. A typical visit would start with a one hour evaluation, from which Johnston creates an individualized treatment plan that would typically include a manual treatment and home exercise program.
Johnston plans to keep the operation fairly small. “That allows me to spend more time one-on-one with the patients,” she says, allowing her to fully follow a patient’s progress.
Although, she is willing to grow the business, should the need warrant it, she says that the location is definitely large enough for two physiotherapists.
At Morrisburg Physiotherapy Johnston treats: joint strains and muscle strains, repetitive strain injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, arthritis, sciatica and back pain, whiplash, radiculopathy, cervicogenic headaches, postural dysfunction, deconditioning, fibromyalgia, balance impairments, chronic fatique syndrome, chronic and complex pain, plantar fascitis, achilles tendonitis, reduced mobility strength after fracture or surgical intervention, parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction, vestibular rehab, post concussion.
Services provided include; joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue release, acupuncture, interferenial current, ultrasound, TENS and microcurrent, therapeutic taping and custom orthotic fitting.
Morrisburg Physiotherapy is not OHIP funded, so those who are not covered through insurance will pay for the service out of pocket.
Anyone considering the service is welcome to visit the location which is open 8-4 weekdays, to discuss their physiotherapy needs.
“I try to work with what’s feasible for you,” says Johnston.