Move Well

Physiotherapy | Chiropractic | Massage THERAPY

ATHLETIC THERAPY | Occupational Therapy


About Us


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

Our Services



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, from common orthopedic ailments to neurological disorders.

Your treatment will begin with a full hour assessment in order to determine the source of your issue, and then the physiotherapist will prescribe a course of treatment that is specifically designed to help you meet your functional goals. Treatment includes manual therapy, and may also include electro-therapeutic modalities, such as TENS and IFC, therapeutic ultrasound, as well as acupuncture, and remedial exercise. Physiotherapists additionally provide great insight and education with regards to management and prevention of pain, and maintenance of good function.

The specialized services offered by physiotherapists on our team (Derek Debassige, Tracy Auld, Shanjid Hasan and Alexa Tipper) include acupuncture, concussion rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, pelvic health, SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), persistent pain education, and custom orthopedic bracing.

Please contact our staff at 155 Hwy 551, (705) 377-6244 to book your Physiotherapy appointment.


Chiropractic care is a hands-on, manual medicine discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are trained in providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care can be the primary method of treatment. In cases where a multi-disciplinary approach is advisable, our team will coordinate with each other to advise you of the best options for your recovery.

Our chiropractor – Dr. Jonathan Best – will begin your treatment with a full hour assessment in order to determine the source of your issue, and then then decide on a course of treatment that is specifically designed to help you meet your functional goals. Treatment includes hands-on work, and may also include acupuncture and remedial exercise.

Please contact our staff at 155 Hwy 551, (705) 377-6244 to book your Chiropractic appointment.


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.

Massage treatment at our clinic can include myofascial release, acupuncture, electrotherapy (including therapeutic ultrasound, IFC or TENS), taping, joint mobilization, and cupping therapy. Our experienced massage therapists – Lisa Corbiere and Laura Shilliday - also offer many specialized services such as Craniosacral therapy, Thai massage, Indian head massage, and hot stone massage.

Please contact our staff at 82 Bay Street, (705) 377-4391 to book your Massage Therapy appointment.



Athletic Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in the prevention, assessment and care of musculoskeletal disorders especially as they relate to the pursuit of physical activity, or even simply the pursuit of moving well. A Certified Athletic Therapist utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning and supportive strapping procedures to promote optimal healing and prepares the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle. 

Our athletic therapist - Ian Murray – is a Master level practitioner in MAT (Muscle Activation Technique). This is a specialized approach to the restoration of function, that is used to “jumpstart” the muscles in order for them to function with maximum efficiency.

Please contact our staff at 82 Bay Street, (705) 377-4391 to book your Massage Therapy appointment.

Photo by Toa55/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Toa55/iStock / Getty Images


Occupational therapists are health care professionals who help people to resume or maintain participation in a variety of tasks – their jobs, leisure and social activities, getting around, caring for themselves and their home, and much more. Occupational therapists often work on a team with physiotherapists, but the two roles are distinct. Physiotherapists help people restore physical function; occupational therapists focus on how that function affects the ability to do the things that are important to them.

Our occupational therapist – Grace King – has taken on the important role of providing home care on Manitoulin for the Long Term Care/Home and Community Care departments on behalf of all First Nation communities on the island. She is additionally the OT providing school health support services to 4 First Nation school boards in the area.



Derek Debassige

Clinic Director & Registered Physiotherapist

shanjid Hasan

Registered Physiotherapist

Tracy auld

Registered Physiotherapist

Alexa Tipper

Physiotherapy Resident


Grace King

Occupational Therapist

Jon Best


Ian Murray

Athletic Therapist

Leslie Taylor

Registered Kinesiologist


Joanna Rosenbaum

Administrative Coordinator, Registered Kinesiologist

Lisa Corbiere

Registered Massage Therapist


Finance Administrator

Laura Shilliday

Registered Massage Therapist


Jenn Payette

Office Administrator

Barbara Bond

Office Administrator

Waase Migwans

Office Administrator

Candice DEbassige

Office Administrator


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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