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Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

About the role:

Calian is looking to hire a Physiotherapist to work at CFB Petawawa.

Physiotherapists on this contract benefit from treating clients who are generally very fit and motivated towards their recovery. Ample time is provided to assess and treat clients with no more than 2 patients per hour and time for charting. Physiotherapy assistants (PTAs) are also available. Specific and standardized work requirements for members allow for easy development of SMART goals for return to duty.

There is a patient-focused approach to treatment with emphasis on evidence-based rehab and active treatment techniques. The interdisciplinary team environment includes working collaboratively with physicians, specialists, physician assistants, primary care nurses, nurse practitioners, medical technicians, mental health clinicians and Personnel Support Program (PSP) fitness staff.

The Petawawa clinic has a team of both military and civilian physiotherapists and PTAs with diverse skill sets. Our physiotherapists have extensive training in McKenzie, manual therapy, exercise prescription, functional dry needling, acupuncture, concussion management, and vestibular rehabilitation. Mentorship opportunities are available and encouraged as well as internal continuing education opportunities. Clientele consist mostly of orthopedic, post-surgical, some neurological and unique combat-related injuries.

In-house and on-base facilities provide extensive access to exercise programing, gym facilities with an array of fitness equipment, custom bracing/orthotics and a variety of specialized military equipment. On-base rehabilitation programs provide a distinctive rehab setting aimed at getting soldiers back in the fight.


  • Current license in good standing from province of Ontario

  • Current BLS or CPR Level "C" certification

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in orthopaedics or sports medicine; and either:

a) Manual Therapy Level 2; or

b) McKenzie Part B; or

c) Dry Needling, or acupuncture certification

Type of Assignment:

Full time, Monday to Friday, 7:30-4:00 day shift, no evenings or weekends!


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