BodyTech Physiotherapy is growing!
We are a multi-disciplinary orthopaedic and sports injury clinic located in the Chicopee Park Plaza in Kitchener, Ontario. We are looking for a Full-time Physiotherapist, a Full-time and a Part-time Registered Massage Therapist, and student volunteers to join our team. Please find the complete job descriptions on our career page.

BodyTech Physiotherapy is an orthopaedic manual therapy and sports injury clinic that also offers registered massage therapy in Kitchener, ON. All of our physiotherapists have completed or are in the process of completing advanced level training to enhance their assessment and treatment skills. Our therapists offer hands on care and individualized treatment specific to your injury. At BodyTech we offer expert treatment to any age, and for all conditions that cause pain or dysfunction.

Our approach to physiotherapy is individualized to focus on you. Our assessments focus on identifying the underlying cause and contributing factors of your injury or condition. This comprehensive approach enables us to treat your condition or injury in the most effective way using evidence-based techniques. Exercise and manual therapy combined will improve your course of recovery and assist with further injury prevention.

At BodyTech Physiotherapy we strive for ongoing communication and cooperation with your health care team to ensure the best care possible.

Read what our clients are saying about Bodytech Physiotherapy, your Kitchener Physiotherapy clinic.

Our Vision

  • High quality, evidence based, manual therapy treatments
  • Providing the most advanced treatment techniques
  • Continued excellence through advanced post-graduate training

OUR BLOG

BodyTech Physiotherapy

Exercises and Strategies for Stair Climb Events

Stair climbing is both a functional activity that most people complete daily and an activity that can be used for exercise. There are two different strategies that can be used to climb a flight of stairs: the knee first strategy (Figure 1) and the hip first strategy (Figure 2). In the knee first strategy, the movement is broken up into two distinct vectors with a horizontal vector (1) initiating the movement and the vertical component (2) following. This movement pattern relies on the quadriceps muscles as the primary mover and places increased stress on the knee which increases the likelihood of knee pain developing during stair climbing. The hip first strategy combines the vertical and horizontal components and results in a diagonal vector of movement. It relies primarily on the gluteal muscles to initiate the movement. This strategy decreases loading through the knee and reduces the risk of knee pain with repetitive stair climbing. Using a hip first strategy becomes especially important when using stair climbing as an exercise or when training for/completing an event like the CN Tower Climb.