About Us

S.O.S. (Spinal, Orthopedic and Sport) Physiotherapy operates at two locations in Kitchener-Waterloo (and one location in Elmira).

  • Our clinic at 564 Belmont Avenue opened in January of 1991 and continues to serve a broad demographic of clients in the Kitchener area.
  • The opening of our campus site at the University of Waterloo followed in March 1995.

Our goal is to provide exceptional assessment and treatment services to students, staff, and faculty at both Waterloo Universities as well as local area residents. Each year we accommodate nearly 50 volunteers from the University of Waterloo’s Applied Health faculty to assist patients in their healing process and learn about physiotherapy as it applies to health education.

We continue to service the region from our main location at 564 Belmont with a full complement of staff and a well-lit open concept physiotherapy environment. Patients love the bright space.

Is a referral needed for our services?

Physiotherapy patients do not need a physician’s referral to attend SOS Physiotherapy, but we do maintain a close relationship with each patient’s physician throughout their treatment. Some insurance companies require written medical referrals, in which case patients may need to obtain a referral from their family physician before beginning treatment. Massage Therapy and Pedorthic services require a physician’s referral to be covered under most plans.

Are your services covered by my health plan?

While, as a private clinic, our physiotherapy, massage therapy and pedorthic services are not eligible for OHIP, these services are often covered by employee extended health care benefit plans, as well as University health plans. Check with your provider to find out if you are covered!

If you have questions of your own, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to address them!