54 Victoria Street – Unit 202
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Nestled alongside the Grand River, right in the heart of downtown Elora, you can find Elora Physiotherapy.
A clinic that focusses on advanced orthopedic physiotherapy, massage therapy, neurofunctional electroacupuncture, individualized exercise prescription and mental health services. Their commitment is to always provide you with one-on-one care with your dedicated therapist.
Female owned and operated, Elora Physiotherapy was started as a way for owners Ashlea and Caitlin to be able to give back to the community that they grew up in, and loved.
Centre-Wellington is where both owners live and grew up, and when it came time to open a practice – they could not imagine opening a small business anywhere else.
Like many businesses, Elora Physiotherapy felt the affects of the recent pandemic.
Forced to close their doors for 3 months back in March of 2020, owners Ashlea and Caitlin didn’t let this deter them or discourage.
During the first lockdown, they pivoted and shifted their practice to virtual appointments.
This was something new to the clinic model since it was not a treatment option that they had ever needed prior to the pandemic.
When restrictions lifted, and they were able to reopen in June of 2020, they continued to offer this treatment option – as they saw a need for it, and for some clients it seemed to work better.
When they were able to reopen to direct client care, they were able to develop an extensive re-opening plan to ensure not only their clients were safe, but staff as well, when they were in the clinic. From various cleaning protocols, to the implementation of staggered appointment times – many changes were seen, but all for the betterment and for the safety of all those affected.
In the past year, there have been many studies completed that showed the mental health affects of the pandemic – and Ashlea and Caitlin wanted to recognize that and do their own part. With that, they grew the practice to include social work/psychotherapy services – all in an effort to better treat their clients and the community.
We asked Caitlin and Ashlea why they felt supporting and shopping local is so important, and this is what they had to say:
As local business owners, we understand the impact that local businesses have on the overall strength and success of our communities. By shopping locally, we can continue to support our growing community.