Ottawa’s choice for Physiotherapy & Holistic Wellness

Located at:

1150 Morrison Dr #301, Ottawa, ON K2H 8S9, Canada

Open Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM                                Sun: CLOSED

about the A Plus team

QUALITY CARE IN OTTAWA

A Plus Physiotherapy and Wellness centre was born out of wanting to give back to the community of Ottawa. We understand how much physiotherapy can help people living with injuries, chronic pain, and other types of muscle, joint, and bone pain.

That’s why we offer not only physiotherapy but other services such as:

shockwave therapy 

massage therapy

manual osteopathy

TMJ treatments

vertigo treatment

custom bracing 

tried & trusted by our local Ottawa community since 2022

We want our community to live a healthier, happier life whereby they can do what they love. Whether you’re limited by muscle pain or mobility issues due to an injury or chronic condition, we aim to support you and help you lead a healthier life.

Our treatments are all designed to be individualized for your specific needs, giving you the stretches, exercises, and relief needed to lead a fulfilled life and do the things you love without worrying about pain or limitations.

meet our

A Plus Physiotherapy and Wellness consists of a fantastic team of experienced and knowledgeable individuals in their respective areas. Our physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and medical professionals are here to help you lead a healthier life that’s free of pain.

Diana Talao-Cabral

PHYSIOTHERAPIST | OWNER

Diana is the owner and lead physiotherapist at A Plus Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre. Diana completed her Physical Therapy degree in 2003 at Our Lady of Fatima University in the Philippines. Since graduating, Diana has strived to stay at the top of her evidence-based practice.

She has taken several courses and trainings throughout the years both abroad and in Canada. Diana is Certified on Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Traditional Cupping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Concussion Management to name a few.

She also has an extensive training on Shockwave Therapy. She has passion on educating her clients and believes that each of them is different, so she customized her treatment plan based on the individual’s need and specific goal.

In her spare time, Diana enjoys cooking, sight seeing, and spending time with family, friends and 2 adorable daughters.

Justin Corpus-Manalang

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Justin is a Registered Physiotherapist who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in Davao Doctors College in 2014. He worked as a clinician and academician for three years in the Philippines prior to moving to Canada in 2018.

He has worked across many different settings: private clinics, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, and worked with many different conditions and populations. He specializes in working with patients with musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions and has worked with them at different stages of their recovery process: from pre-operative to post-operative, from acute to chronic.

Justin loves working with his hands to assess and treat his patients. He believes that collaborating with the patient is key to their recovery. Physiotherapy is a two-way street. It should always start and end with the patient, with the therapist guiding their every step.

Outside of work, Justin loves hanging out with friends and family, playing video games or board games, or singing karaoke. He enjoys going for a hike or a run. He also spends a lot of time in the kitchen trying out new recipes. One of his life goals is to travel to as many places as he can.

Michael Malvar

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Michael “Mike” Malvar is a registered Physical Therapist both here in Canada and in his native country of the Philippines.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1998 at Unciano Colleges in Antipolo City, Philippines. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree, he worked in a hospital for more than two years and afterwards served as a Personal Support Worker classroom and clinical instructor for almost three years before migrating to Canada in year 2006. 

Mike obtained his Physiotherapy license in Canada in 2016 and is practicing his profession ever since. He took post-graduate courses and is currently certified in administering Trigger Point Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Cupping and releasing myofascial adhesions using the M2T blade (IASTM). Michael is also certified in assessing and treating Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorder. He treats a variety of Musculo-skeletal and sports related conditions such as lower back pain (e.g. Sciatica and Sacroiliac joint disorder ), neck and upper back pain, rotator cuff tendonitis, Adhesive Capsulitis (a.k.a. as “Frozen Shoulder”) and Peripheral Neuropathies such as: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Mike truly considers Physical Therapy not only his career but more significantly, his vocation. He always respects the dignity and welfare of his patients regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion and age.  Mike adheres to the fact that conducting a thorough assessment, finding the root cause of the problem and implementing the “active Physiotherapy approach” (utilizing manual therapy and prescribing therapeutic exercises) is much more effective than passive (using modalities/machines).  He truly devotes himself in educating his patients about their condition and how to alleviate their pain and symptoms by informing them the do’s and don’ts. He believes this will help his valued patients achieve a pain free life.

Jhoanne Ramos

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Jhoanne is a dedicated physical therapist deeply committed to continuously expanding her knowledge through ongoing education and training. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the Philippines Rehabilitation Institute and Foundation. She has worked with various musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions. She is also a certified Pelvic Health Physical Therapist and has completed multiple advanced courses and continuing education programs to expand her knowledge and expertise in this specialized area of healthcare. She is also rostered for Acupuncture and Dry Needling, and has completed certifications for Advanced Vestibular Rehab, Concussion, and Temporomandibular disorders.

As a pelvic floor physiotherapist, Jhoanne works with patients who suffer from various pelvic health conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, prolapse, and sexual dysfunction. Whether you’re experiencing discomfort during pregnancy, struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction, or blocked milk ducts, or seeking support postpartum, she offers treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and goals.

She believes in providing personalized care to each patient, using a combination of hands-on techniques, educational resources, and targeted therapeutic exercises to help them achieve their goals. She approaches each client with compassion, empathy, and respect, and provides a safe and supportive space where individuals feel comfortable discussing their concerns and goals openly. She is here to support you on your journey to improved health and mobility.

In her spare time, Jhoanne loves spending time with her family going on road trips, hiking, camping from spring to fall, and enjoying Canada’s beautiful landscapes and lakes. When the weather is not so kind to be outdoors, she likes to read, organize, watch movies, bake, cook or play video games with her two little boys.

Sheila Vadil-Labrecque 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Sheila has been a licensed Physiotherapist in the Philippines since 2002. She has been licensed in Canada since 2015.

Sheila has worked with different age groups, and in different settings, treating different musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and neurologic conditions. Her passion is in the conventional/nonsurgical treatment of scoliosis, and spine deformities. She is one of very few Scoliosis Specific Physiotherapists in Canada and is fully certified in the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School’s (BSPTS) Rigo Method, and Schroth with SSOL. 

She believes in continuous learning and keeps herself up to date with current practice knowledge to be able to serve her clients best, and as evidence-based as possible.

Outside of her professional life, Sheila is a family-woman who is a mother to five young children. She enjoys reading, and cooking.

Aleli Joy Gacad

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Aleli Joy (AJ) graduated from Our Lady Of Fatima University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999. 

Undergone Ontario Internationally Educated Physiotherapy Bridging Program in 2010. 

Working as a physiotherapist since 2011 and has been working in out-patient physiotherapy in Ottawa, worked at the Heart Institute with experience with patients with post-cardiac surgery, and currently working as a Community Stroke Rehab Program physiotherapist with Ontario Health.

AJ has completed many continuing education courses, including level 1 and 2 manual therapy, acupuncture with AFCI, Mackenzie A and B for neck and low back pain, concussion and vestibular training and many courses focusing on pain science, Stroke rehab and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Gina Larkin

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Gina is a registered massage therapist and in good standing with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She is a recent graduate of International Academy of Massage Therapy. During her time there, she was part of a student clinic and did many outreaches such as pregnancy massage, geriatric care, and sports events.

Her passion is to help you improve your health and well-being through delivering exceptional massage therapy. As she works as an RMT, she plans to continuously seek beneficial courses and opportunities to broaden her knowledge to enable her to give each of her patients the best care possible.

In addition to massage therapy, Gina loves to sew, travel, go on hikes, and spend time with her family.

Noah McRae

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Noah holds a diploma in massage therapy from The International Academy of Massage Therapy in Ottawa in 2021.

Noah uses hands-on techniques to reduce inflammation, reduce muscle tension, release scar tissues, increase range of motion and reduce stress.

Outside of work, Noah loves to play video games, walk in nature, visit his family cottage and spend time with his friends and family. He also has an interest in music and cooking.

Vitaliy Abrumchuk

OSTEOPATHY

Vitaliy Abramchuk obtained his diploma in Massage and Hydrotherapy from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and then completed his Osteopathic training at SOCO after studying at another institution for one year and deciding that SOCO was better suited towards him. Vitaliy completed both his RMT and DOMP training with acknowledgement for outstanding achievements. Upon completing his instructor training he became an Assistant Professor. He continues to have a private practice with a specialty in cranial osteopathy alongside of working with students.

Joy Rafal

MANUAL OSTEOPATHY

Joy holds a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice from National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the Philippines. 

a member of Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

Represents Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada 

with more than 20 years of experience in various roles in healthcare settings from Manila, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. 

Joy uses hands-on, manual therapy to reduce pain, increase physical mobility and flexibility, improve one’s health and wellness.

Joy is simple and a true nature lover. She likes to travel, go for adventure, connect with people and learn new things. She believes that life is about balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

meet our clinic staff

Micah Perez

RECEPTIONIST

Princess Laoyan

RECEPTIONIST

Janelle DeLa Cruz

RECEPTIONIST

Steve Cabral

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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insurance covered & submitted for you

Your treatments are covered by most insurance plans. We also direct bill your insurance company when available.

what to expect on your first appt at our clinic?

When you book an appointment with us, you can feel confident knowing that our team is ready to care for you. We will help you manage your pain and assist with your rehabilitation to get back to doing the things that matter most in life.

Your first appointment will be a consultation where we review and discuss your medical history, current symptoms, and what you are struggling with and looking to achieve. Based on your symptoms, what you are experiencing (i.e. pain levels, loss of mobility, lessened range of motion), we will recommend a course of action for treatment. This may include physiotherapy to restrengthen your muscles, acupuncture to help manage pain, massage therapy to assist in rehabilitation, Shockwave Therapy, Joint Mobilization, etc. We start implementing our treatment plan on the same day to start easing off some of your symptoms.

We will only recommend the treatments that we feel will best help you get on the road to recovery most quickly. After all, our mission here is to get you back to optimal health and restore you to a place where you can move freely and live without pain.

we’re excited to speak with you…

Looking to visit our clinic?

1150 Morrison Drive Suite 301, Ottawa, Ontario

Business Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

about us

A Plus Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre is a physiotherapy centre near you that offers one-on-one consultations and appointments to make sure that your needs are fully met. We customize a treatment plan for you to help you regain and maintain mobility in your body to have you live a happier, healthier life.

services

PHYSIOTHERAPY

MASSAGE THERAPY

MANUAL OSTEOPATHY

SCOLIOSIS THERAPY

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

TMJ TREATMENTS

VESTIBULAR TREATMENTS

DRY CUPPING

BRACE FITTING

COMPRESSION SOCKS

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