Andrea Plitz, PT
Physiotherapist & Yoga Teacher
Clinical Focus: Complex or chronic musculoskeletal physiotherapy for men, women, and older children that have plateaued or not progressed as expected with traditional care including concussion rehab; Women’s and Pelvic Health issues including pre- and post-natal concerns, mechanical fertility challenges in women, young female athletes.
Treatment techniques include gentle joint mobilizations, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, pelvic floor rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise, Hypopressives, functional nutrition, Yoga, therapeutic taping & ultrasound.
Originally from Ottawa, Andrea Plitz completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) at Queen’s University (2007), and went on to McGill University to complete her Masters of Science (Applied) in Physical Therapy (2010). 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.
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, protocol-free 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 and movement, understanding their individual health status and recovery path, returning to functional symptom-free movement, and restoring joy into movement, activity and life.
Check out her website at www.andreaplitzpt.com