Andrea Plitz, PT
Physiotherapist & Yoga Teacher
Specialty: Complex or chronic musculoskeletal physiotherapy for men, women, and children, Women’s Health and Pelvic Health issues including pre- and post-natal concerns. Treatment techniques include Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, and Yoga.
Working in private practice, Andrea enjoys the opportunity to get to know her patients, work with them throughout their rehabilitation and help them return to optimal function and activity. She believes strongly in listening to her patients, providing individual, hands-on treatment with an important focus on education, active exercise, and treating the root cause of the problem. She enjoys working with her patients giving them an active role in their healing process by teaching them how to reconnect to their bodies, understanding their individual health status and recovery path, returning to functional pain-free movement, and restoring fun into movement, activity and life.
Check out her website at www.andreaplitzpt.com
Originally from Ottawa, Andrea Plitz completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) at Queen’s University, and went on to McGill University to complete her Masters of Science (Applied) in Physical Therapy. Since then she has worked in both public and private clinical settings.
Working at The Ottawa Hospital for 2 years provided her with excellent experience in understanding and working to rehabilitate more acutely-ill patient populations including orthopedics, medicine, general- and neuro-surgery, vascular and amputees, among others. It has given her a unique perspective on how our current health system operates and how to best meet the needs of patients during and after an acute medical incident.
Wanting to work more closely with her patients, Andrea moved from the hospital to private practice. Here she enjoys the opportunity to get to know her patients, work with them throughout their rehabilitation and help them return to optimal function and activity. Her treatment focuses on the entire body, taking into consideration the interconnectedness of the body’s systems: bones, joints, nerves, muscles/ fascia, organs, and the mind. She has taken numerous postgraduate courses and believes strongly in providing her patients with the education and tools to help them take an active role in their healing process.
While she continues to enjoy working with men, women and children with any musculoskeletal condition, she also specializes in Women’s Health and Pelvic Health. Andrea has been trained in perinatal and pelvic floor physiotherapy for conditions related to pregnancy and the post-partum period, as well as bladder and bowel, reproductive and sexual health issues for men and women.
Andrea uses a combination of manual therapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, postural reeducation, exercise rehabilitation including integration of breath, Yoga, and other mindful movement therapies in a protocol-free, individualized and functional approach.
Outside the clinic Andrea enjoys staying active through various types of yoga, water sports, hiking, camping, cooking (& eating!) delicious organic food, and spending time with family and friends.