A variety of techniques and exercises that promote healing, relieve pain, restore function, and improve overall physical well-being.

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that focuses on evaluating, diagnosing, and treating conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular systems.

Physiotherapists are trained professionals who use a variety of techniques and exercises to promote healing, relieve pain, restore function, and improve overall physical well-being.

At Adelaide West Physiotherapy, our main focus is manual physiotherapy for musculoskeletal/orthopaedic and certain nerve-related conditions.

Manual Physiotherapy

Manual physiotherapy, also known as manual therapy, is a specialized form of physical therapy that involves hands-on techniques performed by trained physiotherapists. It is aimed at assessing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal conditions and movement dysfunctions

In manual physiotherapy, the physiotherapist uses their hands to mobilize and manipulate the joints, muscles, and soft tissues of the body. The goal is to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, restore normal movement patterns, and enhance overall physical function.

Common techniques used in manual physiotherapy

Joint Mobilization

The therapist applies gentle, controlled movements to the joints to restore their normal range of motion, reduce stiffness, and alleviate pain.

Soft Tissue Mobilization

This technique involves various hands-on approaches such as massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy to target muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. It aims to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, and promote tissue healing.


Manipulative techniques, such as high-velocity low-amplitude thrusts, may be used to restore joint alignment and function. These techniques are often employed for spinal conditions, such as back or neck pain.

Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)

MET involves the active participation of the patient in resisted muscle contractions and relaxation, combined with specific joint movements. It is used to improve joint mobility, strengthen weak muscles, and correct muscle imbalances.

Manual Stretching

The therapist uses gentle stretching techniques to lengthen tight muscles, improve flexibility, and increase range of motion.

Manual physiotherapy can be beneficial for various musculoskeletal conditions, including back and neck pain, joint pain, sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and repetitive strain injuries. It is often combined with exercise therapy, patient education, and other physiotherapy modalities such as Gunn IMS to provide comprehensive care.

All of our physiotherapists have received extensive training in manual therapy and are fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).



Initial Assessment (45-60 mins.) – $159

20 minute follow-up – $82

30 minute follow-up – $95

  • Appointments are private, one-on-one sessions with a Registered Physiotherapist.

Massage Therapy


30 minute treatment – $77 (plus HST)
60 minute treatment – $120 (plus HST)


  • Longer treatment times are available upon request.
  • All treatments are performed by a Registered Massage Therapist.

Personal Training


For information about personal training, please contact Adelaide West Physiotherapy at 416-597-8345 or email us using the email form on our contact page.

Cancellation Policy

We require 24 hours notice for cancellation of any appointments. Patients will be charged for late cancellations.

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