What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the practice of observing the body and identifying areas of your lifestyle and movement that cause pain. It is a two-pronged approach that combines analysis of your body function and understanding of your daily wants and needs.

What can physiotherapy do for you?

Armed with a thorough knowledge of what you want your body to do as well as how your body is currently functioning, we will determine a plan of action to help you reach your specific goals, which are often to eliminate pain and get back to doing the things you love.

How does physiotherapy work?

The first time you come in we do what is called an Assessment.

At the Assessment you can expect:

  • Brief paperwork identifying your medical history and your goals (~10 min)
  • Conversation regarding your concerns and discussion to understand your lifestyle and what brings you in
  • Movement and postural analysis to identify areas causing pain or needing improvement
  • Education about your body, what is hurting and why it is happening
  • Explanation of factors affecting your symptoms and what we can do to change these factors
  • Collaboration on what short-term and long-term goals to attain
  • Emphasis on listening to you and empowering you to understand and be active in your plan of care
  • Overview of the plan of care to achieve your goals
  • The assessment typically takes about 60 minutes

Follow up appointments are called Treatments.

At a Treatment you can expect:

  • Conversation about how you are feeling and how the plan of care is going
  • Therapist led or demonstrated movements of your body:
    1. • Some movements may be passive (therapist moves your body)
      • Many movements are active (therapist explains and demonstrates, and helps you complete the movements yourself, showing you how to move and explaining why it is important)
  • Explanation of how current treatment advancements relate to your goals and plan of care
  • Each treatment typically takes about 30 minutes and is 1 on 1 with Nathan.

What are specific areas of expertise or interest for Nathan?


  • Advanced hands on (manual) therapy including spinal manipulation (FCAMPT)
  • Sports therapy (Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate)
  • Golf therapy (Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional 3)


  • People who have challenging demands getting back to jobs or recreation
    1. • Returning to work and life after WCB or motor vehicle injuries
      • Back to optimal performance of hobbies and interests
  • Movement analysis for exercise prescription in athletes
    1. • Finding areas to improve, thus reducing pain and increasing efficiency
      • TPI screening and workout programs for golfers to build and maintain a comfortable, reliable, powerful golf swing
      • Education on beneficial exercise habits
  • Teaching people about the body and how to use it
    1. • Helping people understand anatomy
      • Improving perception of one’s body at rest (postures) and during movement
      • Arming patients with knowledge

What is the difference between chiropractic and physiotherapy at Glenbourne Chiropractic?

Physiotherapy and chiropractic are similar in that we concern ourselves with joints, muscle, and nerves (and other tissues) that affect your pain and ability to live the lifestyle you want. At Glenbourne Chiropractic, physiotherapy and chiropractic are also similar in that we care about each individual patient and seek to find solutions that work for your needs.

However, the main difference in these therapies is that a chiropractor will have more focus on adjusting the spine, while a physiotherapist will have more focus on helping you learn better postures and movements and will educate you in how certain movements can help or hinder your ability to lead the lifestyle you want.

Many patients experience benefits from both chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments concurrently. As practitioners at Glenbourne Chiropractic we will do all we can to come up with a treatment plan that works best for you. For some of our patients that can include seeing multiple practitioners to grant you the best service.

  • After eight treatments, my hip pain was much better and continued to improve to the point, I am pain free. Thank you and sorry I was skeptical, I am now a believer!

  • When I first came here, I was steps away from a wheelchair. Dr. Fox fixed my back and now I can do they things I like to do. He showed me and my family healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. All the staff at Glenbourne Chiro are awesome!

  • After I received a shot in my neck from the doctor I still had pain so I went to my chiropractor, before long my neck was moving like before. NO PILLS NECESSARY. So there are 2 things I learned over the past one and a half years: pay your taxes, and maintain your chiropractic.

  • When I would travel by air my ears felts like they were going to explode, they would bleed and I wouldn't be able to hear for days. We recently returned from the Dominican and to my amazement I had no pain in my ears and no bleeding. It was a vacation well enjoyed. Thank you Dr. Fox.

  • I am pleased to say Dr. Fox has managed to get my back functioning in a more efficient manner with much less pain. Life is less painful and a lot more pleasant than nine months ago.

  • Dr. Fox, Dr. Peddle and their staff have helped me so much that as a patient I appreciate them more than they could ever appreciate me. I know with my whole being that if I did not have this wonderful support team, I would be in much worse shape than I am.

  • If there is anything I would change, I would have investigated Chiropractic sooner. Do yourself a favor and contact the folks at Glenbourne Chiropractic Clinic, they are truly interested in your well-being. For us, they have become part of our extended family.

  • I had issues with my sciatic nerve for years, through being adjusted I am finding that I am achieving the best results I have had in years!

  • I've found that since starting treatment at Glenbourne over a year ago, any aches and pains are non-existent. The passion and commitment with which Dr. Fox approaches each patient is contagious.

  • I no longer have pain, I continue to have regular maintenance treatments and I feel great!

  • It took Dr. Fox seconds to diagnose my neck problem and a confirming x-ray indicated serious neck issues. Within 6-9 months following a rigorous adjustment, exercise, stretching and massage program, I gained back virtually all of the range of motion in my arms and became pain free.

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