Keeping You Moving

Physiotherapy   |   massage therapy



Derek Debassige - BKin., BHScPT

Clinic Director & Registered Physiotherapist


Tracy auld - BKin, MPT

Registered Physiotherapist

Grace King - BScH, MScOT

Occupational Therapist


shanjid Hasan - BSc, MPT

Registered Physiotherapist


Leslie Taylor - RKin

Registered Kinesiologist


Joanna Rosenbaum - RKin, RMT

Administrative Coordinator, Registered Kinesiologist


Laura Shilliday - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist



Finance Administrator


Lisa Corbiere - RMT

Registered Massage Therapist


Jenn Payette

Office Administrator



Serving Manitoulin Island since 2007

Centrally located in 2 sites in M'Chigeeng, Manitoulin Physiotherapy Centre offers a variety of services, including Outpatient Care and Community-based Long-Term Care.

MPC is staffed with fully qualified and experienced professionals offering Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology services.

Mission Statement:

Manitoulin Physiotherapy Centre strives to provide an exemplary individualized health care experience to each of our clients.  We seek to achieve excellence by combining an in depth understanding of our client’s mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well being with the best available evidence.



(705) 377-6244 (Physio Site)

(705) 377-4391 (Massage Site)


(705) 377-6245


155 Hwy 551 (Physio Site)

82 Bay St. (Massage Site)

M'Chigeeng, ON
P0P 1G0


Derek Debassige, BKin., BHScPT
Clinic Director/Owner & Registered Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy is the assessment, intervention and drug-free treatment for all health concerns related to movement and physical function. Physiotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions.

Treatment can include manual therapy, electro-therapeutic modalities, such as TENS and IFC, therapeutic ultrasound, acupuncture, and remedial exercise.

Please call (705) 377-6244 to book your appointment.


Our Physio Services:

Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Therapeutic Exercise



IFC (Interferential Current)


Laser Therapy

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Athletic/Therapeutic Taping

Custom Bracing

Assistive Devices

Home Care

Soft Tissue Release

Paraffin Wax

Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Impact Concussion Testing

Pelvic Health

Physiotherapy can help with a range of conditions, including:

Back Pain

Sport Injuries


Multiple Sclerosis


Nerve Injuries



Repetitive Strain



Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Vestibular Dysfunction (Vertigo)

Concussion Management



Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue and joint dysfunction and pain.  Massage can help restore flexibility and range of motion as well as increase overall wellness and relaxation.

Treatment can include myofascial release, thai massage, acupuncture/ electro-acupuncture, therapeutic ultrasound, IFC, taping, joint mobilization, home exercise and cupping therapy.  Also available - craniosacral therapy. 

Please call (705) 377-4391 to book your appointment.


*Please note HST is applicable to all massage therapy services.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can your team help with?

A: Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic and Athletic Therapy are primarily hands-on practices.  Your clinician can treat a wide range of conditions.  Below are some common ailments that we can help with:

  • Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Arthritis

  • Tendinitis

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Diabetes

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Sports Injuries such as Sprains & Strains

  • Spinal Cord or Peripheral Nerve Injuries

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

  • Chronic Pain

  • Joint Replacement

  • Concussion


Q: What does a typical visit entail?

A: When you come in to the clinic for the first time, you will be asked to fill out a confidential health history form. Your clinician will review your health history with you and then they will perform an assessment. Based on this assessment, a treatment plan will be developed and your treatment will be initiated. During your first visit, you and your clinician will determine when you should come back for a follow-up visit and/or the subsequent visits according to the agreed-upon treatment plan.  


Q: How many treatments will I need in order to get better?

A: You and your clinician will determine the best course of action based on your specific diagnosis, your treatment goals, and your lifestyle and schedule.  There is no pre-determined set of rules that will dictate the number of treatments you will need. 


Q: How do I pay for my treatment?

A: Manitoulin Physiotherapy Centre accepts cash, cheque, Debit, Mastercard and VISA. 


Q: Are Physiotherapy visits covered by OHIP?

A: There are some publicly funded programs that you may qualify for in order to access Physiotherapy treatment. Please call the clinic at (705) 377-6244 to discuss your eligibility. There is currently no coverage for Massage Therapy, Chiropractic or Athletic Therapy under OHIP. 


Q: Will my extended health benefits cover my treatment?

A: Many insurance companies do provide benefits that include health care services such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, naturopathic care, kinesiology, athletic therapy and acupuncture.  We advise you to contact your insurance provider to learn what you are covered for, and for how much.  In many cases, Manitoulin Physiotherapy Centre can bill the company directly for your visits.  Please let us know if you would like us to bill your insurance, and we can discuss how to set this up.


Q: Do I need a doctor’s referral in order to receive treatment?

A: You do no require a referral from a doctor to come in for a treatment.  However, some insurance companies require that you produce a referral in order to access your coverage. Again, we recommend that you contact your insurance company to find out their particular policies. Some physiotherapy public coverage streams also require that you are referred for treatment.


Q: Where is the Manitoulin Physiotherapy Centre located?

A: We now operate in two separate locations. Physiotherapy and Chiropractic services are accessible at our newly built facility, at 155 Highway 551 in M’Chigeeng. Massage Therapy and Athletic Therapy services are accessible at our waterfront location, at 82 Bay Street, in M’Chigeeng. Both locations are conveniently located in the centre of Manitoulin Island. Please refer to the maps below.


Q: How do I reach the Manitoulin Physiotherapy Centre?

A: To reach the Physiotherapy and Chiropractic service location call (705) 377-6244.

To reach the Massage Therapy and Athletic Therapy service location call (705) 377-4391.

Alternatively, please complete the form below to send an email.


Get in touch with us!

Our services are accessible in 2 separate locations. Please see maps and contact information below:

The Physiotherapy Site is located at 155 Highway 551 in M’Chigeeng. To reach the Physiotherapy Site, please call (705) 377-6244.


The Massage Therapy Site is located at 82 Bay Street in M’Chigeeng. To reach the Massage Therapy Site, please call (705) 377-4391.


Use the form below to send an email to the administrative staff. Emails will be answered by the following business day.

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