RA Centre Physiotherapy Clinic

Our highly qualified and experienced professional team is committed to keeping you moving! The RA Centre Physiotherapy Clinic offers both physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments by Registered Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists for both RA Centre members and non-members. Our physiotherapy treatments are exercise-focused but also include modalities and acupuncture as required.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call RA Centre Physiotherapy Clinic at (613) 706-1340 today.

Our services are covered by Extended Health Care Plans. Improve the mobility of your body and try the orthopedic services at RA Centre Physiotherapy Clinic. Our professional team specializes in rehabilitation services that will treat various ailments, including sports injuries. Whenever you need treatment, call our clinic at (613) 706-1340.

About Us

The RA Centre Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy Clinic is located in the East Wing of the RA Centre and has been caring for both RA Members and Non-members since 1991. We are a team of highly qualified and experienced health professionals who are committed to providing quality physiotherapy and massage therapy within a professional and friendly environment.

Our Treatment Philosophy

At the RA Centre Physiotherapy Clinic, we focus on finding the source and the cause of your problem; we don’t just treat your symptoms. We have longer appointment times with 60 minute initial consults and 30 minute follow-ups as standard. Physiotherapists work with you hands on in the acute stage right through to the end stage rehab phase using the latest rehab exercises with expert instruction and program planning for long term results. You will not be treated by assistants.

Our philosophy is to keep you moving and as such, we try to never tell you to completely stop exercising. We will show you how to keep moving safely by tailoring your one-on-one treatments to your functional needs.

All our rooms are private in order to provide a confidential and quiet space for assessment and treatment.

Professional Staff

Beverly Harding, Physiotherapist
BHSc PT, McMaster University 1989

Bev has over 25 years of clinical experience in the treatment of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries with post-graduate training in manual therapy and acupuncture. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Carleton University in 1984 while playing varsity basketball. After graduating, she played one year of semi-professional basketball in England. She returned to Canada to study Physiotherapy at McMaster University.

Active living has always been a priority in Bev’s life and after recovering from an ACL injury sustained while playing basketball she has enjoyed: running, cycling, triathlons, tennis and alpine skiing. She also has experience in coaching youth basketball and soccer in Ottawa. As such, Bev possesses a considerable insight into both the needs of athletes, competitive and recreational, as well as, the general active population.

Bev uses an exercise based treatment philosophy with an emphasis on education to reach patient goals.

Sheila MacMillan, Physiotherapist
BSc PT, Queen’s University

Sheila MacMillan is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She completed her Bachelors of Science (Physical Therapy) at Queen’s University in 1984 after graduating with a Bachelors of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelors of Arts in 1981.

Since graduating her clinical focus has been the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries and she has worked in both public and private practice. She has attended numerous continuing education courses and conferences in the areas of sports, orthopaedics, exercise therapy, as well as other areas of physiotherapy. She has also attended world physiotherapy and low back pain conferences.
Combining more than 33 years of clinical practice, professional development, continuing education, and experience in exercise science, Sheila strives to work with her clients and provide the best possible care. When practising she also likes to draw on her experiences as an athlete, coach, musician, volunteer and international traveller. Sheila is passionate about staying active, lifelong learning and balance in life.

Shelley Beauchemin, Massage Therapist

A Registered Massage Therapist since 2003, Shelley’s professional directive has always been to achieve optimal therapeutic results through the assessment, treatment, and maintenance of the musculoskeletal system. Whether the problem be chronic pain, injury rehabilitation, or everyday aches and pains, Shelley aspires to aid every individual patient in the achievement of their therapeutic goals.
Shelley has been employed at several physiotherapy centres in the Ottawa region, thus acquiring the professional experience required to treat a very diverse clientele. From the professional athlete to the stay at home parent, an individual treatment plan will always be created to meet your specific needs.

Outside of the clinic, Shelley has been a college instructor and she is a long-time member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. She also is an Expert Witness Reporter for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Gayle Dillabaugh, Massage Therapist

Gayle has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2000. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 1997, she completed the Honours Massage Therapy program at Canadian Therapeutic College. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario.

Specializing in Swedish massage techniques, Gayle is also a Certified Infant Massage instructor and trained in a variety of other modalities including acupressure, trigger point therapy, myocardial release, lymphatic drainage, and remedial exercise.

Gayle draws on many years of experience as a competitive athlete and enjoys using that knowledge and enthusiasm to help clients achieve a healthy, active lifestyle. She is currently working on her golf game and enjoying curling as a participant and volunteer instructor.

Support Staff

Susan Powell, Office Administration

We Provide the Following Treatments:

  • Massages

  • Acupuncture Treatments

  • Ankle Treatments

  • Back Treatments

  • Heel Treatments

  • Hip Treatments

  • Injury Treatments

  • Joint Treatments

  • Knee Treatments

  • Muscle Treatments

  • Neck Treatments

  • Low Back Pain- acute and chronic

  • Hip and Knee pain

  • Total hip replacements

  • Total knee replacements

  • Ankle and foot conditions

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Elbow pain

  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow

  • Wrist and hand pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

  • Movement Disorders

  • Osteoporosis

  • Arthritis

  • Postural Dysfunctions

  • Acupuncture- our Physiotherapist is trained by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and rostered for this Authorized Activity as required by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

  • Massage Therapy- our Massage Therapists are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Promotions & Special Offers

  • Free Parking

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Gift Cards Available for Massage Therapy

Professional Associations

  • Registered Physiotherapists

  • Registered Massage Therapists




RA Centre Physiotherapy Clinic

2451 Riverside Drive

Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7

Serving: Ottawa and Surrounding Areas

Hours of Operation

Sunday Closed

Monday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Tuesday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Wednesday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Thursday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Friday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Saturday Closed

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