GRANT Physiotherapy

Alexandra K. Grant BSc DPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Owner of Grant Physiotherapy

Alex grew up in the Oro-Medonte area, attending East Oro elementary, and then Park Street Collegiate Institute in Orillia (now Orillia Secondary School). She then went on to earn an Honors BA and BSc at Brock University before earning both her Masters, and then her Doctorate in Physical Therapy out of New York, USA. She is a clinical instructor (CI), and has taken many continuing education courses, such as the Graston Technique for Soft Tissue Mobilization (GT certified), Custom Orthotic prescription, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI), Muscle Energy, Myofascial, and Spinal Mobilization courses, and is currently working on a Manual Therapy Certification out of the United States. Alex is very happy to have returned to where she grew up, and looks forward to meeting more people in the Oro-Medonte and surrounding areas. 

Nicole Burling MScPT, BScKin, MCPA

Registered Physiotherapist

Certified Medical Acupuncturist

Level 3 Orthopedic Manual/Manipulative Physiotherapy

Certification of Medical Acupuncture

Advanced Concussion and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Osteopathic Courses including Craniosacral Therapy and         Visceral Manipulation

Certification as a Yoga Exercise Specialist

Chronic Pain Symposium

Sport First Responder Certification

Diploma of Football(Soccer) Medicine through FIFA

Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University and her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. She has many years of experience working in the orthopaedic rehabilitation setting. She also has extensive experience working with high-performance athletes in strength and conditioning, sports performance training, and on-field and off-field injury prevention and management.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery.

Physiotherapists study the science of movement. They learn how to pinpoint an injury’s root causes.

When should I go see a physiotherapist?

            Think about getting physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function everyday. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after surgery such as a hip replacement, or an event such as a heart attack or stroke.

What are the benefits of Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. Here are some examples:

  • Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
  • Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
  • Lung problems such as asthma
  • Disability as a result of heart problems
  • Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
  • Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative car

Who can benefit from Physiotherapy?


A full variety of musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Come see us for anything to do with your movement, from post surgical rehabilitation, to disease processes, to a wide variety of injuries in any extremity or your spine.


Reduce your chances of injury, improve strength, balance and learn how to maintain yourself better at home.


A wide variety of conditions can be treated, screened and even prevented, from tortocolosis in newborns, to balance disorders and scoliosis screening/treatment.


A number of neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury, post stroke, balance dysfunctions, neuropathies and spinal injuries.

How Can Physio Help You?

Post-Operative Care

We can get you back to your favorite activities, improve your range of motion, strength, balance and scar tissue formation after you’ve had surgery of any kind.

Complex Spinal Care

We have a wide scope of experience with spinal dysfunctions, disc herniation and sciatica. We’re able to teach you what you need to recover and to help you manage your condition in future to help prevent it from returning.


With advanced training and education in a range of areas, we are able to help advocate for you with your doctors and specialists.

Concussion Rehabilitation

Evaluation and treatment by a certified concussion physiotherapist can help ensure you return to performance as quickly and safely as possible.

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Custom Orthotics

We prescribe Custom Orthotics with the goal of maximizing function, while eliminating pain.  With this goal in mind, we also make recommendations about Physiotherapy treatment, exercises and self-management techniques which can further enhance your recovery from foot dysfunction.

Work/Sports Injuries

Have experience working with those in high level competitive sport, both here and throughout the United States.

Balance and Gait Problems

No matter the cause, we can help treat you. Improve your overall safety and function within the community.

Pain Management

We can help you with just about every kind of chronic and acute pain, even fibromyalgia, chronic headaches and myofascial pain syndrome.

What Physiotherapy Treatments do we offer?

Graston Technique

Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization which can be used to treat a variety of acute or chronic conditions. This technique works well for sprains/strains, tendonitis, compartment syndromes/shin splints, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis. It can help to release headaches and to help break down scar tissue/adhesions throughout the body.

Manual Therapy

Our professionals are highly trained at using their hands to diagnose and treat restrictions in movement in the spine, arms and legs.
Using gentle, hands on techniques, we can help reduce muscle tightness, improve movement in the joints, reduce pain and improve function. Manual therapy may include joint mobilizations, soft tissue releases, friction massage, muscle energy and myofascial techniques.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. This can mobilize blood flow in order to help promote healing, treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling. There is evidence of cupping dating back as early as 1550 B.C in Egypt and 1000 B.C in China. Cupping methods have since spread into medicine throughout Asia and European civilizations.

Functional Movement Screening

FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness. The FMS can be very useful in quantifying one’s risk of future injury, thereby also helping to develop functional home programs. It has been used with a variety of professional sport teams in order to determine the need for physiotherapy and to help someone achieve their optimal athletic health.

Gaitscan Orthotics Technology NEW to our clinic

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes - they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

Fully Equipped Gym

KINESIS ONE: A unique fitness station designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance. The Kinesis One activates the entire kinetic chain by allowing resistance of pulley’s to vary in accordance with the increase in range and angle of the movement. It allows an individual to perform sport-specific, work specific and functional movements.
TRX: Born in the U.S. Navy SEALs and developed by Fitness Anywhere, Suspension Training is a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise. Individuals can perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, at a chosen intensity.