Physiotherapy Clinic in Guelph

At Defy physio, we aim to empower all clients to move and perform at their highest level – in sport, in fitness, in health, and in life. We believe that being an athlete is a mindset and a way of life. Everyone has the potential to be an athlete. Our body was created to move. Our goal is to fully appreciate an individual’s goals, which means guiding him or her as an active participant in the process. At Defy, the work does not stop at “pain free”; this is where the real fun begins.

"I've never known anyone to achieve anything without overcoming adversity."


Being hands on means quality, face-to-face time with your therapist. At Defy physio, we do not believe in a cookie-cutter approach. After performing a thorough biomechanical assessment, we will create an individualized program for you to attain your goals. We will guide you through specific exercise and mobility work with an attention to detail so you will move with understanding and purpose.

We follow up manual therapy treatment with guidance on properly loading those same tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.) so your body can adapt to those changes and further improve its movement capacity.

We believe that the body is interconnected and a thorough assessment involves looking at the body as a whole. For example, your “ankle sprain” requires a look at your core and hip strength, your balance, as well as rehabilitation to decrease the acute symptoms such as swelling.

Achieving a pain-free state after an injury is only the beginning of the process. There is usually a reason for breakdown in the body. At Defy physio, we believe in finding out why, preventing future breakdown. Our training and skills put us in an optimal position to rehabilitate your injury, and return you to your sport or activity better than you ever were before.

We firmly believe that everyone who walks in our door deserves respect; we give it and we expect it. Our space facilitates frequent interaction between clients and staff, which allows us to champion each other’s goals. No matter your fitness level, your injury, or your ability, your goals are important and we all share in the success of you achieving them.

By continuing to learn and advance our skill sets, we are able to provide you with the best, most up-to-date principles on rehabilitation and performance.

We utilize evidence-based principles to guide our treatment and programs; the evidence is always changing and evolving, and so are we.

We are here to help you achieve your goals. We won’t hesitate to remind you that these are your goals, and they require your effort and hard work to achieve them. We think that you should be as invested and passionate about your recovery and performance as we are!

I defied my limitations
I defied my limitations
I defied my limitations


Our space has a full gym area complete with a rig for multiple squat and pull-up stations, an assortment of kettlebell, barbell and dumbbell weights, cardio equipment including a treadmill, True Runner, and AirDyne bike, and a turf area for speed and agility training.