Physiotherapist Yara Harb

Yara is a Registered Physiotherapist.  She completed her Bachelors of Science with a Specialization in Biochemistry in 2009 and her Masters of Health Science in Physiotherapy in 2012 at the University of Ottawa.  After graduating, Yara has been working in the Private Sector where she acquired experience in Neuro Rehabilitation, Vestibular Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Musculoskeletal/Manual Therapy.  She also has experience in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation as she has  completed various courses on managing Urinary Incontinence, Diastasis Recti, Pregnancy and Pelvic Girdle Pain.

Yara obtained a certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course, sponsored by Duke University and the American Physical Therapy Association.  The advanced training allows her to better assess and treat a gamut of vestibular disorders such as Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV), Vestibular Neuritis, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction and Vestibular Migraines.  Yara employs the use of Frenzel goggles which allows her to more thoroughly assess the oculomotor function in patients experiencing dizziness, disequilibrium, imbalance or vertigo.  With extensive training in Orthopedics, she is well equipped in treating patients with Cervicogenic Dizziness and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Yara became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) after obtaining her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Association – Orthopedic Division in order to further her skills, clinical reasoning and integrate an Evidence-Informed Practice Approach to individual cases.

In her practice, Yara relies heavily on the Therapeutic Alliance forged between herself and the patient where she emphasizes the importance of a team-based approach to treatment.  Patients are expected to complete their Home Exercise Program so as to ensure achievement of the best recovery.  From her end, she is committed to providing the best quality care to her patients and is as vested as they are in their healing.  Her approach to treatment is that of the patient’s attainment of their functional goals and their overall well-being.

Yara highlights the importance of physical activity and enjoys yoga and hiking in her own life.  Her passion for her profession is evident as of the very first encounter with her.  Don’t be alarmed by her thinking intently: she does her best detective work that way!

PhysioFirst is a private physiotherapist-owned manual therapy clinic in the eastern part of Ottawa, serving local, city wide and surrounding communities.

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