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MSK care the CURAVITA way

Collaborative, patient-centred MSK care for all

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions include a wide range of disorders that can impact the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissue. Almost 90% of Canadians suffer from MSK pain, which can negatively impact almost all aspects of daily life. The most common type of MSK pain affecting Canadians is low back pain (LBP). Learn about MSK care with CURAVITA.

The most common reason people consult a chiropractor, physiotherapist or massage therapist is due to pain as a result of an MSK problem. A healthy MSK system contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle. When people cannot move or get around easily, their quality of life is impacted. MSK pain can prevent someone from going to school, working or even doing simple daily activities. Sleep, productivity, social life, and mental health can be impacted.


At CURAVITA, we are pleased to play a role in helping our patients achieve their health goals, however big or small. Formerly known in Ottawa as the Glebe and Byward Chiropractic Clinics + Massage Therapy Centres, CURAVITA is our new brand name. It was important for us to capture, on a larger scale, our collaborative and caring healthcare philosophy. Broken down, Cura means “care” in Latin and Vita means “life.” This embodies our philosophy in one simple word. At CURAVITA, we provide MSK care directed to enabling you to get more out of life, over the course of your life.

The CURAVITA Health Group has been operating under a collaborative care model since the early years of the clinic. Our chiropractors and registered massage therapists have been working hand in hand to provide the best possible MSK care for our patients. With the recent addition of physiotherapy to our scope of services, we have taken our model one step further making it even more convenient for patients to access the MSK care they need in the most efficient way possible. The new design of our Glebe location has been specifically planned to facilitate communication and teamwork among our chiropractors, physiotherapists, and registered massage therapists.

At CURAVITA Chiropractic + Massage Therapy + Physiotherapy Centre, we give you peace of mind and body, knowing that you’re in good hands. Our skilled team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists operate under a collaborative care model, providing evidence-informed, patient-centred MSK care that is rooted in deep industry knowledge and exceptional client service.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is one of the largest regulated, primary-contact healthcare professions in Canada. It is non-invasive, safe and gentle hands-on healthcare that focuses on the MSK system. Doctors of Chiropractic use a manual approach to treatment while providing a diagnosis and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

Chiropractors may use a combination of treatments centred on the specific needs of each patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing the patient, a chiropractor will develop and carry out a care plan, recommend rehabilitative exercise, and other adjunct therapies, and may provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

Chiropractic care is a primary health care option for many MSK conditions, such as back, shoulder, neck and lower back pain. It can also be effective at symptom relief for patients with chronic conditions and may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the MSK aspects associated with other conditions.

Why massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a natural, hands-on approach to relieve pain or discomfort. Whether you want massage therapy to relieve physical pain, soreness or injury – or you’re simply in need of relaxation, we offer massage therapy services to accommodate everyone. The modern design of our CURAVITA Massage Therapy Centres includes state-of-the-art equipment providing a clinical-spa environment offering comfort, tranquillity and relaxation where you will receive service and care that is tailored to your specific wants and needs.

Each of our therapists will work with you to accurately assess and identify your unique needs to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your lifestyle. Whether you need to address a specific MSK issue, relieve pain, soreness or injury, or simply relax, we offer services to accommodate everyone.

Where does physiotherapy fit in?

Physiotherapy emerged from the science of movement. This hands-on approach to MSK health helps prevent and treat injury by emphasizing the promotion of mobility and function. Our physiotherapists use a holistic approach to enhance or restore function while improving MSK health, wellness and quality of life.

Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to MSK healthcare led by practitioners dedicated to working with people to maximize their ability to move and function throughout their lives. Specifically, physiotherapists can help you with promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness, managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.

Injuries are a part of life. That’s why we offer physical therapy techniques that help you recover. This includes shoulder conditions like rotator cuff injuries, capsulitis (frozen shoulder), AC joint injuries, knee, hip, wrist, elbow and ankle injuries, pain or weakness. If you have sustained an injury that requires surgery, physical therapy is a vital step that helps you fully recover movement and dexterity.

We offer a variety of pre-and post-surgery physiotherapies to help your body heal correctly. Our services also include planning and overseeing rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises for maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.

Collaborative MSK care

At CURAVITA Health Group our team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists are pleased to collaborate together on creating a customized care plan to meet your specific needs. We are always happy to extend this service and further discuss your care with your family physician and other healthcare professionals.

Our collaborative care approach to chiropractic care, physiotherapy and massage therapy within the Ottawa health and medical community is about putting patients first. Built on the very foundation of our core values of trust, respect and honesty, we uphold this collaborative approach through mutual respect with both healthcare professionals and our patients. This mutual respect is our gold standard for providing quality family healthcare. We believe this collaborative approach advances the quality of care in family health, and wellness in communities and results in excellent care for all.

Patient-centred MSK care

The landscape of healthcare has evolved over the years and multidisciplinary models such as ours will become more prevalent. Collaborative care is at the heart of patient-centred care and is based on the old adage, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. No one health professional has all the answers, and collaboration allows each practitioner to practice according to their strengths. It also builds mutual respect and understanding between different scopes of practice. Removing barriers to patient access to MSK care results in better patient outcomes.

Research has shown that the relationship between a patient and their healthcare provider greatly determines not only the patient’s satisfaction with care but also treatment outcomes. As the patient-centred, collaborative healthcare model becomes universally prevalent in our healthcare landscape, it is expected that all patients will become more engaged and satisfied with the delivery of their care. Clinical efficacy and improved health outcomes will have far-reaching impacts and everyone wins.

At CURAVITA, our team of chiropractors, physiotherapists and registered massage therapists operate under a collaborative care model, providing customized, natural care that takes into account the unique needs of each individual. Dedicated to MSK health and wellness, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality holistic care and personalized experience.

If you think you are in need of MSK care and are not sure where to start, call the CURAVITA Health Group today or visit us online to book a comprehensive assessment. Our model of patient-centred care in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment will ensure you get the right care, at the right time and in the right place.

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