What is PhysioCanHelp.ca?

PhysioCanHelp teaches you how to prevent injuries, manage pain and keep moving.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.

All physiotherapists registered to practice in Canada are qualified to provide safe and effective physiotherapy. They have met national entry-level education and practice standards, and have successfully passed a standardized physiotherapy competence examination prior to being registered with the college of physiotherapists in their province/territory.

More than 20,000 registered physiotherapists work in Canada, in private clinics, general and rehabilitation hospitals, community health centres, residential care and assisted-living facilities, home visit agencies, workplaces, and schools.

About the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) provides leadership and representation for physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and the physiotherapy profession in Canada. To learn more about the CPA you can visit our main web site here.

In an effort to provide the Canadian public with useful and educational information in the areas of fitness, health, rehabilitation and overall well-being the Physiocanhelp.ca web site is being updated on a regular basis. We source information from Physiotherapy professionals in Canada and abroad as well as subject matter experts from other professions.