We’ve all done it – nagged a friend, family member, or loved one to sit up straight, shoulders back, chin up, etc. Truth is, most of us have probably been on the receiving end of the exact same comments too. Countless hours spent hunched over desks, watching TV, on our computers or tablets, and carrying around heavy loads like backpacks and bags can take a toll on our bodies and, above all, our posture.
Good posture is described as a position in which the least amount of unnecessary stress and strain is placed on our body’s joints. This is done by keeping our center of gravity aligned through the joints of our body that are specifically intended to carry our weight.
On the other hand, bad posture implies any deviations from this ideal body alignment, which can be observed by rounded shoulders, forward necks, and slouched backs. These kinds of deviations cause unnecessary stress on our muscles and other tissues such as our ligaments that aren’t designed to carry our weight. This excessive stress can then lead to sprains and strains as well as pain in the neck, back, hips, and shoulders. What’s more, poor posture can cause headaches, affect our circulation, increase our levels of fatigue, and can contribute to disc problems such as herniation over time.
Bad posture can be the result of many factors such as weak muscles, stress, bad shoes, a lack of lumbar support when sitting, an unsupportive mattress, or bad workplace ergonomics, among many others!
Here are some quick tips and tricks for maintaining ideal posture in sitting, standing, and while sleeping!
Keep your head straight and facing forward. If working at a computer, adjust your screen height accordingly
Keep your shoulders back
Make sure your feet are flat on the floor
Sit with your knees at the level of or slightly lower than your hips
Working without support under your arms or wrists
Tucking your feet under your chair
Rounding and slouching your back
Use your core muscles to stand straight
Breathe deeply from your diaphragm (belly breathing)
Keep your shoulders back
Keep a slight bend in your knees
Use good shoes that offer support to your feet
Standing in one position for too long
Wearing shoes with heels for prolonged periods of time
Sticking your chest out
Locking your knees back in extension
Find a position that’s comfortable for you
Maintain a straight back using small pillows to fill any gaps
If sleeping on your side, try putting a small pillow between your knees
Sleeping with too many or too few pillows under your neck. Your neck should be straight and in line with your body while resting on your pillow.
If possible, avoid sleeping on your stomach. This position can cause strain on the neck and lower back
If you’re having aches and pain and think it might be related to your posture, call Bellefleur Physiotherapy at 613-424-7852 to schedule an assessment with one of our physiotherapists who will work with you to create a treatment plan addressing any areas of concern, including posture if necessary!
Jason Bellefleur is a multi-award-winning physiotherapist. Most recently, he was recognized as a 2016 Ottawa Forty Under 40 recipient and received numerous awards from the Orléans Chamber of Commerce (the 2011 Young Business Person of the Year, the 2012 Healthcare Professional of the Year and the 2014 Business Person of the Year awards). Jason is proud to be an Orléans resident and to raise his family in a bilingual community. He enthusiastically promotes local business within the Orléans area and frequently supports and participates in local events. Jason was recognized for his community involvement by receiving the Orleans 150 Community Builder award in 2017 by Ottawa-Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde.
Jason firmly believes in high-quality one-on-one physiotherapy interventions. His treatment approach emphasizes hands-on intervention, continued client education, and active involvement by the individual to help them reach their full potential. By opening a clinic that offers 'Higher Standards of Care,' Jason wants his patients to feel confident that they receive the highest level of patient care available. As a result, he is also preventing injury and helping to improve their health and well-being.
Nothing but wonderful things to say about my experience at Bellefeuille Physiotherapy! I was referred by my family doctor for pelvic floor physiotherapy, and let's be honest, I was far from thrilled at the idea of pelvic floor physio! Amanda Clément was amazing! She made me feel comfortable and I actually looked forward to my sessions with her. With her expertise, support and encouragement, I was able to resolve my issue within 5 sessions - and I was a huge skeptic going in. I wish I had gone to see Amanda earlier for help resolving my issue! Merci!
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, attentive and personable physiotherapist I highly recommend Shalom at Bellefleur Physiotherapy. She really listened to my concerns and always provided clear and well informed answers to all the questions I had. She helped me a lot with my recovery process while also providing great conversation throughout my appointments.
I received a lot of help from my physiotherapist, Amanda, since I start to visit three years ago. She is very fun, positive, knowledgeable and willing to help. The tightness caused by sitting for too long has improved a lot after doing the stretches and training that she gave me. The clinic itself is well-organized and clean. The staff are very nice. Would recommend!
I cannot recommend Amanda at the orleans location enough! She has helped tremendously with my postpartum recovery and I wish I had known about pelvic floor therapy with my first! Amanda was knowledgeable, kind and always kept me in the loop (the great conversations we had also made the experience better!)I went into my first appointment not knowing what/if I needed any treatment but I can confidently say my recovery was much easier after working with Amanda!Thank you again Amanda and the Bellefleur team!
I have only compliments for Bellefleur Physio in Orleans. From the courteous front staff who submit my claims (SO appreciate this) to the spotless environment, it is top notch. Although I had serious doubts that physio would help (I have been disappointed in the past), Dr Amanda Clement thoroughly explained the importance of pelvic floor strength, and that I should not have to accept what I assumed was early signs of aging — small leaks while sneezing or giving up on jogging, etc., The exercise videos she sent were clearly presented and explained and effective. Thank you so much for your expertise!
A wonderful business tucked away in Orleans. This is the best kept secret of Physio Clinics in Ottawa. Friendly staff, a space that was always clean, and ample parking.I worked with Amanda who is an absolute superstar. Initially, she helped me with my recovery post-surgery (appendectomy) and then later I went back for help with my TMJ/Jaw Pain since she was so helpful. I felt like Amanda could do it all and was a huge wealth of knowledge.Perhaps the best part is that my time with her felt like a team effort. She always provided suggestions of new things for me to try for pain management and homework in the form of exercises. I felt very engaged and involved in my own healing process with her support.I would definitely go back here for treatment, and highly recommend it to anyone interested!
I had a lot of pain in my right thigh and could barely walk even with a walker. Maggie quickly diagnosed my problem, and with a few visits, and lots of exercises in between, my pain disappeared. She also helped me to stand straighter! Thank you Maggie!
I have severe Arthritis in my hip and have been seeing Krystal Tandon since early January. The exercises that Krystal gave me to do have changed my mobility problems significantly. All the staff were so pleasant and professional. I would recommend Bellefleur to anyone with mobile issues. they are the best
I have been to other clinics and Bellefleur is simply the best one. Here’s why:The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and most of all I had the full attention of the therapist during my visits.I therefore highly recommend Bellefleur Physiotherapy.
The Bellefleur physio experience: Dave is amazing! The staff is courteous and easy to joke with. Everyone is always smiling and willing to help.When I leave Bellefleur I feel like part of a family and I look forward to my next appontement.Merci de prendre tellement bien soin de moi. ☺️
If you are looking for a great physiotherapy clinic, you must visit one of their many locations. I have been using Bellefleur for many years and I know that they are very knowledgeable, will always take care of you and will take care of your issue. You can rest assured that this family run business is looking out for your best interest! Very professional & customer service oriented. The other nice thing is that they keep expanding on their services. I highly recommend them!
I recently completed my pelvic floor program with Amanda. She was very kind, non-judgmental and supportive during my time with her. I had sling surgery recently but was still experiencing some pain and heaviness. She gave me lots of different exercises to do in a variety of situations. She councelled me regarding a second surgery. She suggested abit more time with physio to see if the surgery was really needed.....it wasn't, Pain is gone and heavinessis sooo much better. All the ladies and gents at Bellefleur Physiotherapy were amazing.
Really appreciated my time at this clinic, and have nothing but positive things to say about everyone, from front staff to the PTs.I saw Amanda for pelvic floor physio and she is absolutely amazing!!! She is very client-centred and personable, and made me feel so comfortable and validated in my struggles. She meets clients where they are at and builds on their strengths to meet their PT goals. She also strives to continually be up to date on new research and ways to support her clients, which is so lovely!! Highly recommend her for anyone struggling with any pelvic floor issues, particularly after having a baby
I can't say enough great things about Bellefleur! Their clinic is beautiful, warm, inviting, and always 100% immaculate. Their reception staff is friendly and extremely helpful too! They are always on hand to help get my paraffin treatment going before my appointment even starts, which is awesome.Amanda is an amazing PT too--she is client-centred all the way and always able to quickly change gears or offer new treatments or strategies depending on what kind of day I'm having. You'll be lucky if she's on your team!When I was unsure about whether or not a new piece of equipment would be safe for me to use, Meghan and Jason not only lent me one that belongs to the studio but also personally drove it to my house and picked it up a week later, all at no cost to me. This is absolutely above and beyond any type of customer, client, or patient care & concern that I have ever experienced and I am forever grateful!
A great staff all around. I spent my time with Kyle V and he was great. Friendly, knowledgeable about what I needed to resolve my issues. While I hope I have completely resolved my issues I would for sure return to Bellefleur for any future treatments.
This is a great place to receive physio care. Space is extremely suited for the purpose of all the exercises one must do. The staff is friendly, understanding, patient, and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend!!
Ruth is simply one of the nicest, most genuine persons I've met. She is the bomb diggy, and has helped me and my daughter in the past. Thank you Ruth! You are the reason why we keep coming back. Bellefleur is very lucky to have her on board. Owners have to keep Ruth happy. If you do, your customers will be happy. Do it!
Margaret Runnalls was one of the kindest and skilled physiotherapists I've had the pleasure to help me. Although I couldn't quite pinpoint my issue, she asked as many questions as possible to support me during assessment and afterwards. Thanks again :).In general the place is slightly more costly than other physio places, but for the quality no bad price!!!
I had an absolutely excellent experience at Bellefleur Physiotherapy. After being diagnosed with subdeltoid bursitis last December, I had tried another physiotherapy clinic that really fell short of my expectations. At that location, I felt like I didn't matter...I was being "juggled around" by my physiotherapist with two or sometimes three other patients at the same time, and I felt like I wasn't getting the care I needed to heal properly.All of this changed drastically when I switched to Bellefleur Physiotherapy and started seeing Dominique for our physiotherapy sessions. From the first appointment, he demonstrated a very professional, caring, and supportive attitude, and prepared a plan right away to help manage my symptoms. He provided a realistic plan for when I could start to feel better, and answered any questions I had, all while making me feel like my pain mattered.It's been almost a year since I was diagnosed with subdeltoid bursitis, and I am so happy and grateful to report that my symptoms are a lot better, and I have Dominique to thank for this. He was an absolutely excellent, professional, and friendly physiotherapist and definitely exceeded my expectations, and I strongly believe that he deserves to be recognized for the care and attention that he provides for his patients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any person I know who is struggling from pain and needs help dealing with their symptoms, since he is clearly someone who goes above and beyond in his work and really cares about helping people get better.All in all, I highly recommend Bellefleur Physiotherapy for anyone looking for excellent care in regards to managing their injuries and pain.
Great experience, finally got relief from my tennis elbow after a year of living with the pain. My therapist, Maggie Runnalls, was a joy to work with, providing a relaxed yet professional and ultimately effective experience.
I have been suffering from a pain in the upper leg up to my butt check. After listening and analyzing my issue, Maggie prepared a program for me. I have to admit that it worked. I will definitely go back to Bellefleur Physiotherapy again (well maybe not because that would mean I am suffering again - LOL).
I came to Bellefleur with some issues related to one of my knees that was impacting my golf game. I met Maggie R who completed a thorough review of my strength and flexibility, then narrowed down my problem to a need to strength building. With a series of exercises to be completed every day, combined with weekly visit for some hands on physiotherapy, I was back to my normal game in a very short period of time. Maggie was focused, diligent and friendly - highly recommended.
I saw Amanda at Bellefleur for postpartum care following my c-section and I can’t recommend her enough! Amanda is so professional, knowledgeable and personable. She made me feel so comfortable and helped me to gain the confidence I needed. The front desk staff at Bellefleur are also so kind and professional making for a great experience overall.
I'm extremely thankful for Maggie, Physiotherapist at Bellefleur Physiotherapy, for helping me through a painful hip issue. Maggie's passion for her work was evident in all of the appointments that I attended. She took the time to fully address the issue which caused my discomfort and developed a targeted plan to help me achieve my goals. I noticed a major improvement after only a few appointments and within a few months, the pain was gone completely. In addition, the administrative team is very friendly and professional.
After breaking my leg this winter and having surgery I chose to see a physiotherapist at Bellefleur to get me walking again. I selected Maggie Runnals due to her availability that conveniently suited mine and I was amazed at the experience. First, I explained how insurance and cost were an issue for me and how I would like to minimize my visits as much as possible. Maggie prepared thorough exercise plans including levels of difficulty for me to increase and change my exercises as I improve without having to book additional visits. In addition, all the plans were provided virtually so I could keep track of my progress and visually see how to movements should be performed. 2 visits later, I am glad to say I have returned to me usual activities pre-broken leg! I will continue to see Bellefleur physio and in particular Maggie Runnels should I require their service in the future
When I first reached out to Bellefleur Physio I was in lots of pain. My neck and lower back were a constant problem. With my first virtual appointment with Jason and some of the suggestions and exercises he provided made a difference right way. I can now say that I have been able to do things that I enjoy such as gardening and walking regularly without pain. He has given me the tools to relieve the pain that would often limit my day to day activities.I would recommend Bellefleur Physiotherapy to anyone that is experiencing any physical pain. Reach out and you will be happy that you did!!
Very welcoming.It’s the nicest physiotherapy clinic I’ve seen & I’ve been to a few being over 70..They take the time to listen to your problems without being rushed .Enjoyed separate rooms more private & very clean.Friendly staff.
Maggie was the first physio that has ever "gotten" me. She understood my needs and ensured that my homework was appropriate for my personality. (I struggle with doing physio homework. She figured me out and worked with me!)I've never been sad to be finished a treatment. I'll miss you, Maggie! :)
Je suis une cliente très satisfaite.Amanda très plaisante, très douce, calme elle a de très bonnes idées pour soulagé la douleur. Je suis prêt à y retourner quand j'en aurai le besoin.N'hésitez pas à faire votre rendez-vous.Yolande
What a lovely experience all around - a great office, clean, homey and well organized. Wonderful staff who are pleasant and engaged. I love that you can bill direct to my insurance. I have just started working with Maggie and it's been a real pleasure so far. She is very thorough and has put me at ease, especially in regards to a psoriasis flare up that has made me very nervous about having any treatment that involves baring my skin. Thank you so much. I look forward to continuing with your business.
I highly recommend Bellefleur Physiotherapy in Orleans. Maggie was my therapist and she is very skilled and knowledgeable. Thanks to her attention to detail in every session, I was able to recover very quickly. I was amazed by how much improvement I had in each visit. Most of all, she is very kind and encouraging, and she made the recovery process surprisingly enjoyable!The staff are friendly, having private rooms was nice, and the online platform for exercises was very useful. As well, they are very careful to observe all Covid-19 protocols. Overall, it was a great experience, and Maggie was excellent!
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Bellefleur Physiotherapy. The office staff are kind and very professional. The clinic is clean and well maintained. I have no fears attending my appointments, even during COVID.
I have been visiting this clinic over the past few months due to multiple injuries. I was paired with (Dave , owner). After the first few sessions I immediately felt relief in the affected areas. His experience and expertise quickly pin pointed the source. Definitely the best physiotherapist I have dealt with. His dry needling techniques are second to none.Thanks for everything Dave. What a great family owned business.
I found Amanda while searching for a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Once we had that under control, we moved onto issues with my hip (both connected, of course!) and I must say that I have not felt this good since 2010, when I injured my hip! She did some work on my hip while in the clinic, she gave me exercises to do at home, and she encouraged me to get out walking - with all of her help and advice, I feel fantastic!!Also, the front desk staff is amazing. Kind, patient, courteous, welcoming.Fice stars, Amanda and Bellefleur!
Given my circumstances during the Pandemic, I needed virtual physiotherapy for my injured right hand and broken finger. Eric Methot-Curtis proved to be the perfect "virtual" physiotherapist. His in-depth knowledge and clear communications style made for excellent, productive sessions. And he was always available, even on the weekends! Highly recommend Eric and the Clinic!
I have had two knee replacements since 2019. Dior was my physiotherapist during that time. She has helped me a lot. Dior is very professional, explained every exercise thoroughly, making sure I did them properly. I would recommend her to anyone requiring physiotherapy.
I highly recommend this place as I was assisted with respect and care. The private rooms are awesome for one on one care unlike other places that take care of you in open areas with curtains and you hardly know who is the therapist. It was hard to let go as I will miss the friendly staff and a therapist who loves engaging in a conversation. Please don’t look elsewhere, this is the place.Thanks Dave and your team!!
Since getting a total knee replacement on October 26/20 I have received 7 physio treatments from Dom at Bellefleur and have seen immense improvement. I will be continuing physio treatments here for some time but am sure of positive results in the end. He is extremely knowledgeable and well educated in his field, and answers any and all questions. If you do everything they tell you to do you will be back on your bike, doing proper squats in the gym and/or playing pickle ball, etc. All the staff is very polite and friendly and do their best to accommodate you in any way. I highly recommend them for your physio needs. Thanks Dom!
Many thanks to the Bellefleur Physiotherapy team, especially Dior and Dominique for being so caring and knowledgeable in my path to a complete recovery. I have been to another physio clinic several years ago that had left me very cold to the physio therapy process, but this clinic stands heads above everyone else. Once again many thanks for your compassion and professionalism.
What am amazing experience. I had never been to a physiotherapist and Bellefleur made me feel extremely welcomed. Diore my physiotherapist was exceptional and understood my needs and was able to address them on every visit.I will definitely know who to call the next time I need help!!
My son had the Osgood Slatter disease and he could not play his favourite sport anymore ( soccer). I found Bellefleur Physiotherapy over the net and in only 6 or seven sessions, my son could walk and run without pain.The team is welcoming and very professional. The socail distancing was always observed. On particular Lady named Dior really impressed me by her professionalism. She knew how to connect with my son and provide him with specific activities based on his interests.My son , 2 months earlier, could not play soccer. He in back at school and on the fields. Thanks Bellefleur physiotherapy!!
Tendinitis of my shoulder had gotten progressively worse and ONLINE physiotherapy with Amanda Clement eliminated the excruciating pain I had been living with for a few months. Amanda’s plan for my treatment was to go nice & slow at the onset, choose very specific exercises, modify them when warranted and/or introduce new ones. A written description of these exercises was sent to me by email along with videos showing the correct method to do them. That was a tremendous help. Amanda listened attentively to my concerns, answered precisely all my questions, reassured me and gave me confidence. I owe her a debt of gratitude and I recommend her wholeheartedly. She is a true professional, calm, very knowledgeable in her chosen field, reassuring and trustworthy. What is also very impressive is that my treatment with her was done exclusively ONLINE.
This place is wonderful, the staff there is friendly and welcoming. Amanda was my therapist and she was knowledgeable, kind and nothing but wonderful! I would go back again if I ever find myself in need of physio again!
Bellefleur Physiotherapy in Orleans is great! I have had two physical setbacks over the past two years and Amanda has been phenomenal. She is professional, skilled and really takes the time to understand your individual needs to ensure the highest level of care. The entire team there makes the process of recovery and continued good health easy and attainable with they tailored exercise programs, prompt follow ups and flexible appointments. Thank you Amanda and the entire Bellefleur team! I highly recommend this clinic.
When I broke my elbow in a bicycle crash earlier this summer I had to watch as my summer rock climbing goals seemed to melt out from beneath me. I started working with Amanda Clément (PT) just two weeks after my accident and, thanks to her diligence, attention to detail, and empathic abilities, started seeing improvement almost immediately. She performed a very thorough assessment and prescribed a perfectly tailored exercise program. Our sessions were by far the most painful experiences in physiotherapy of my life but, ultimately, they were exactly what my arm needed. Just seven weeks after hammering into the pavement, I went climbing for the first time without issue. Amanda truly loves what she does; this is most apparent by her level of investment in her clients' healing. Thanks again, Amanda :)
Amanda assessed my back issues pretty quickly as to what the issue was and provided a few exercises for me to try. Realizing what the issue was she helped me strengthen secondary muscles that supported my bodies movement and alleviated the stresses I had been having. I can sleep better at night and function better during the day knowing better about how my body works. Chiropractic and massage therapy helped the symptoms but couldn’t fix the issue. Amanda did fix my problem and I thank her for her help.
Bellefleur Physiotherapy has become our family's choice of therapists based on our unique individual physiotherapy requirements. They take the time to assess your injury and educate you through various platforms, the type of injury and impact the injury has on your physiology which leaves you with a better understanding. They customize programs taking into consideration the individuals mobility limitations and pain tolerances. From the professional personnel in the reception area, to the caring and knowledgeable therapists, I am very comfortable in saying that they have had a positive impact on my sciatica recovery. I do highly recommend Bellefleur Physiotherapy to those who prefer a more competent, knowledgeable, compassionate and professional physiotherapy experience.
Since I started seeing Dave at Bellefleur physio my body has started to feel younger. I can play sports the way I used to. On top of healing, everyone that works there has a great and friendly attitude.
J’apprécie beaucoup la clinique Bellefleur Physiotherapy à cause du professionnalisme des phytothérapeutes intervenant en son sein. Je veux spécialement apprécier le professionnalisme de Amanda. Elle m’a donné de l’espoir quant au mal qui m’a amenée à cette clinique. J’étais au bout du désespoir à cause de mon mal du bas de dos. Mais depuis qu’elle a commencé par me donner des soins, je me sens de mieux en mieux bien. La douleur est presque partie en moins de 2 mois de soins. Et j’ai repris espoir. Amanda a un professionnalisme de quelqu’un qui a plus de 15 ans d’experience dans la pratique, alors qu’elle est jeune dans la profession.Je suis fière de choisir la clinique Bellefleur Physiotherapy Orleans(ON) pour mes soins
I had a pain on my side that wouldn’t go away. After having several tests and X-rays my dr wanted me to see a physiotherapist.Jason set up an exercise program to target my problem area and I immediately began to feel better!I highly recommend this physiotherapy clinic. Very professional and positive team!
I was experiencing pain in the right side of my neck running down into my shoulder for about two months. Finally, I decided I had to stop popping pain pills and start looking for physio. I checked out the online reviews for several centres and found the positive responses for Bellefleur Physiotherapy. I'm glad that I did! It's true, all the staff are very nice and always have a smile for you, a positive experience once you walk in the door.My physiotherapist Amanda, was fantastic, outgoing personality but serious when it came to being there to help! She quickly narrowed down the problem and by the second visit my pain was gone!. She worked with me providing a treatment of exercises, along with massaging out the knots. She was very concerned that I progressed each week and changed up the routine. Amanda even suggested what my personal trainer at the gym could look for, along with future neck and back muscle building in my exercise sessions.Bellefleur Physiotherapy provided what was in my best interest and didn't push extra sessions. I do plan to return for follow up given my positive experience with them.As a side note, if you are a dog lover you will love the stories about Amanda's two dogs, I certainly did.
Having had chronic elbow tendonitis that suddenly worsened over the summer, I decided to try Bellefleur Physiotherapy on the advice of a friend. I had experience with physiotherapy elsewhere, and I was unsure about trying physio again because I have an underlying condition that seemed to interfere with healing in the past. However, my experience with Bellefleur and physiotherapist Dior has been very positive! The staff are friendly and Dior is very professional, gentle, and knowledgeable. My elbow gradually improved and has recovered the strength and mobility that it has not had for a very long time. I am thrilled that I can do so much without any pain, and I unreservedly recommend Bellefleur Physiotherapy and Dior.
As an injured Veteran, I have had to use Physiotherapy frequently in my career and I have discovered that Physiotherapy practices are not all equal.A fresh approach to Physiotherapy where the patient receives a full 30 minute manual therapy in a private room is something that I have never seen elsewhere.Jason & Dave Bellefleur have raised the bar in Physiotherapy and we all benefit from physiotherapy which puts the patients interests first.
Ruth is simply amazing. A friend told me wonders about Ruth and I thought my friend was exaggerating, but after only a few visits I have made more progress than I did at my previous physio where I went for 5 months. If you have been struggling with pain, you need to go see Ruth.
The best clinic and therapist in the world. They care and do not let you hanging with Dr Ho's stuff and do nothing like the other clinics. They take great care of you, give you a treatment plan and provide excellent hands on treatment. My family and I have been with them literally since day one. I have seen them grow and evolve through the years with the same level and even better customer service which is sometime hard to do but they did. They are also involved in the community. One of the brothers also provides dry needling sessions. Dry needling is hardcore stuff but it helps a lot and you have better results I believe. Tell them you want to book a voodoo session with Dave and they'll get it. I am honest in telling you that it hurts like hell but provides amazing and fast results. They saved and helped both of my sons with bad leg fractures and commotions. On my end they also saved me from being paralyzed sending me immediately to the ER when they noticed something wrong with my spine.
High level of professionalism from the front desk to the one-on-one with the physiotherapist. All concerns were addressed and all goals evaluated and re-evaluated as I progressed with the exercises and sessions.Office is clean and well managed, rooms are a good size (although they make good use of the hallway for extra space for movement), parking is abundant.
I was skeptical going to physio for a toe injury, but within a week I was seeing real progress. My therapist Dior was friendly and very knowledgeable, as well as the reception staff. If needed, I would not hesitate to go back.
Very impressed with this clinic! One on one care, private rooms and focus on exercises instead of simply pain modalities were my main reasons for choosing Bellefleur. Staff is young, friendly, professional and welcoming. My therapist Dior was very knowledgeable, kind, gentle, encouraging and quick to adapt/modify exercises that I wasn`t able to do fully initially. After about 12 treatments, my miniscus injury is close to 100% improved and I don`t think that would have happened so quickly without her guidance. Thanks to Dior, to the front desk staff! This will be my go to clinic if further issues arise!
My experience with Bellefleur Team has been consistently amazing! Dior, Dave, and Eric are each true skilled professionals who took their time listening so as to provide a comprehensive assessment and build a treatment plan. I absolutely recommend Bellefleur and am 100% confident in their talents. The clinic is very clean, welcoming, and importantly, accessible with ample parking and no stairs.
I think that Eric at Bellefleur Physiotherapy is the best physiotherapist hands down. I needed a vestibular assessment and went to my local physiotherapy clinic and am so glad I did.The front desk staff are on the ball, polite, friendly, accommodating and helpful. I learned that Eric does these assessments and went to see him.My first appointment was just over an hour and he took detailed notes and very patiently walked me through several poses to see just how bad/good my balance turned out to be. From his point of view it was treatable with exercise and so he led me though some different ones. At first they were very hard to do without falling one way or feeling nauseated but with time and practice I can now do them with ease and don't worry as much about turning quickly. He gave me exercises that I can incorporate into my day and that don't seem onerous.I also needed help with pain in my neck and back from arthritis and have learned some very useful posture correcting exercises that really help.Overall, this clinic is well run - I never have to wait and I always get Eric's full attention which is rare in physiotherapy clinics.Eric is very attentive, encouraging and does not make you do exercises that are too strenuous or cause any pain and they really work!Well done, Bellefleur Physiotherapy!!
I suffered extreme lower back pain due to a herniated disc in January 2019. I didn't think the pain would ever go away. After 2 weeks of physiotherapy at Bellefleur with Dior Krolak I could already feel a difference. After a month, I can now resume most of my activities. Thank you so much!Claudette
Very professional intake process, courteous front line staff and knowledgeable PT. First treatment for chronic shoulder impingement was extremely effective, I am about 80% pain free compared to yesterday. With a treatment plan in place to do at home, some muscle stripping, dryneedling and heat therapy in clinic...l am optimistic I am on the path to being completely healed, amazing! Thank you!
I have been a client at Bellefleur Physiotherapy for a few years now and they have successfully treated me for a variety of 'aches and pains'. I have always been impressed with the professionalism with which the office is run and the friendly and very knowledgeable physios. I would absolutely recommend calling Bellefleur for an physiotherapy assessment!
I am very impressed with the care I received at Bellefleur. The staff are super friendly and very professional and make you feel like family. Dior was absolutely amazing; always professional yet caring and this with a smile and seemingly boundless energy. The facilities are kept in immaculate condition and I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a true personalized service.
I had pain in my lower back and my knees. I called Bellefleur Physiotherapy and got an appointment on the same day. Samantha my therapist is very knowledgeable and knew exactly where the pain was being generated from by her just asking the right questions. I had 5 sessions with her and she was able to eliminate the pain. I will recommend Bellefleur to all my family and friends because they are very good.Thank you again for making me feel better.Winsome Tenn
When an injury resurfaced a 2nd time, I contacted Bellefleur Physiotherapy , after meeting Jason and Dave Bellefleur at several Chamber of Commerce events. What a welcome! From the time you walk in, you are greeted with a hello and no need to say your name. The greeting staff take the time to look up the schedule and say your name. Love it! Appointments are on time (even if you're not), the physiotherapists are ready for you!The attention to detail, the compassion, the willingness to help make YOU better and moving as quickly as possible. Even creating exercices designed for your particular injury. Full friendly Bilingual services, I strongly recommend Bellefleur Physiotherapy to help get you moving just like you should!
A special thanks to Eric Curtis of Bellefleur Physiotherapy, for being an excellent therapist and a good friend to us! And to Dave Bellefleur and Jason, may you be able to help more people that needs your professional services. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year! See you in 2019!!!
I cycled to and from work for 30 years and after my retirement 3 years ago I have cycled more than ever. I have had this chronic piriformis syndrome for the last number of years and just ignored the pain. I decided that wasn't the best strategy to deal with the issue and as a result consulted with my physician and she recommended that I contact your office.My physiotherapist was very helpful, courteous and professional. She did a wonderful job of assessing my physiotherapy needs, provided me with useful exercises to do between sessions and ensured that my initial expectations were met. She also went the extra mile to provide me with other leg strengthening exercises specifically geared for cyclists. I did not need a lot of sessions to deal with the problem and I now have a strategy to ensure I properly manage my symptoms.I was extremely satisfied with the work and exercises my physiotherapist performed. All your staff are very welcoming, warm, polite and courteous. It's nice to walk into your clinic and be greeted so warmly by the people at the reception. Kudos to all your team members they deserve a round of applause.Michel
Excellent services every time! My physio therapist Arifa helped me recover with my neck and shoulder issues. She is an outstanding physio therapist , she is very friendly, professional and dedicated to helping me recover from my injury. My family has been seeing different PT's at Bellefleur and overall they are excellent therapist. I highly recommend Bellefleur.
A great experience! The staff is very friendly, professional, and dedicated. My physio-therapist was very efficient in diagnosing the cause of my pain, and recommending the right exercises that helped address and address the source of the problem. If you are serious about getting rid of your mobility pain, and willing to put the personal effort to follow through with the exercises they recomnend, then these guys are your best chance!
I work as a truck delivery person and lift continuously all day. Shoulder rotator cuff issues and lower back pain. Was referred by my wife and have no regrets. Can only see them on Saturdays and the service is amazing. And today on my way to a full recovery and can work almost pain free. After treatment I would follow daily exercise instructions shown to me and now feel so much better.
I've had the chance to work with both Arifa & Ruth for some issues at Bellefleur physio. This is the most knowledgeable staff that have helped me get back on my feet after many different issues. I always recommend this Physio. They have great accommodating hours and are constantly attending continued learning to keep up to date with the latest developments in their field. Thank you!
I am very satisfied with the physio I am getting at Bellefleur Physio. Aretha is a very caring therapist and makes you feel very comfortable. I have only gone to see her twice and I have already noticed a big difference. I would highly recommend this establishment. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.