BetterLife Physio

About Us

Better Health. Better Life

Why Choose Us?

About BetterLife Physiotherapy

BetterLife Physiotherapy” is a modern physiotherapy and rehabilitation cerntre privately owned and operated by registered and professional physiotherapists with extensive clinical experience and special interest and focusing on the latest trends and technologies in the industry. They are known for the most professional and effective treatments that our clients have been loving for years.

Our licensed and highly skilled physiotherapists are experienced in physiotherapy for over 20 years and readily available to meet your needs. They are committed to the updated professional development which lets our facility offer and provide you with unique treatment options and alternatives. That is to improve and progress your life in a positive direction towards a healthy and better lifestyle. 

“BetterLife Physiotherapy” is located in the heart of Rockland, ON (2768 Laurier St. K4K 1A2) and is successfully serving the Clarence-Rockland community and surroundings (Bourget, Cheney, Clarence, Clarence Creek, Hammond, Rockland, Saint-Pascal-Baylon, Wendover, Alfred, St. Albert, Plantagenet, Curran, Limoges, St. Isidore, Cumberland, Navan, Orleans, …. And many more)

Our skilled physiotherapists, throughout their extensive clinical experience, have helped so many people via treating a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Neck and Upper back Pain
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Shoulder Pain and disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Mid and Lower Back Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Joints Injuries and Sprains
  • Muscle and Soft Tissue Strains
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Pre and Post-operative joints replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Knee Meniscus and ligaments Injuries
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel/Calcaneal Spur
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pre and Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Postural Dysfunctions
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Health Conditions
  • TMJ/Jaw (Temporomandibular Joint) Dysfunction
  • Concussions
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accident conditions (MVA)
  • Workplace-related injuries (WSIB)
  • And Many More…

At “BetterLife Physiotherapy“, we accept the vast majority of different health plans. Our physiotherapy services are covered by most extended health benefit plans. For your convenience, we are able to directly bill most insurance companies.
We’ve included most of the major conditions we treat; however, this isn’t an all-inclusive list.
Contact us today to learn more information about our services varieties, charges, payment details and to check that we are able to bill/direct bill your specific health plan via the free direct billing service we provide.

What We Believe

Our Mission

At “BetterLife Physiotherapy”, We are keen on offering professional patient care via following an evidence-based approach in order to help our patients achieve optimal health. That is by providing a wide variety of hands-on/manual physiotherapy specific techniques to the treatment plan of the individuals of all ages. We believe that providing the top quality of physiotherapy services through assessing each patient individually, as per their specific needs, while focusing on the body as a whole, applying comprehensive therapeutic exercises and educating and broadening our patients’ knowledge will empower our patients to achieve their ultimate rehabilitation potential.

Our Vision

To ensure the top quality service and the highest level of client experience, our team will work collaboratively to offer a comprehensive and patient-centered care approach. That is to consider and recognize “BetterLife Physiotherapy” clinic as a reliable and effective physiotherapy practice in our community, driven by the excellent results and treatment outcome as well as a knowledgeable, skillful, friendly and efficient staff.

Our Goals & Objectives

  • At “BetterLife Physiotherapy”, We strive to offer the top quality physiotherapy services and to exceed expectations. We aim for patient satisfaction by providing personalized care and undivided attention.
  • Our biggest passion is to achieve our patients’ improvement and recovery while keeping the core values of patient confidentiality in a professional atmosphere providing respectful and courteous physiotherapy service.
  • One of our optimal goals is to enhance our patient’s lifestyles by enabling a functional return to their daily activities and optimizing their personal and professional growth as well.
  • We inspire and assist our clients to pursue an active, healthier and better lifestyle by promoting, restoring and maintaining the physical well-being of our community.
  • We are committed to providing quality and innovative care by ensuring a comfortable, private and professional environment.

Meet Our Licensed Physiotherapists

Merril (Mireille) Abdelsayed

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. PT

Registered Physiotherapist
Clinic Director

Merril (Mireille) Abdelsayed


B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. PT

Merril (Mireille) is an internationally licensed physiotherapist who graduated from Cairo University and has been granted the Master’s Degree (M.Sc) and the Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) in Physiotherapy (2013). She has successfully passed the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Examination and has been granted the Independent Physiotherapy Practice Certificate in Ontario, Canada (2018). Merril is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO). Also, she is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA).

Merril has extensive experience in Orthopedics Physiotherapy and is certified in Mulligan Manual Therapy Specialization, Acupuncture, Dry Needling (Kineticore), Concussion Management, and TMJ (Jaw pain/dysfunction) Physiotherapy Management. Also, she is focusing on applying a wide variety of “hands-on” physiotherapy approaches and client-centered care.

Merril has Canadian Postgraduate Training Certificates in Pelvic Health to evaluate pelvic floor muscles aiming to manage stress incontinence, pelvic pain, and much more in this field. Also, she is a professional provider of shockwave therapy, electrotherapy, cupping therapy, therapeutic taping technique, manual exercise therapy and rehabilitation protocols.

Outside work, Merril loves walking, reading and enjoys hanging out with her family and her adorable dog.

Usama (Sam) Ragheb

B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. PT, Ph.D. PT

Registered Physiotherapist
Office Manager

Usama (Sam) Ragheb


B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. PT, Ph.D. PT

Usama (Sam) is an internationally licensed physiotherapist. Sam graduated from Cairo University with a Doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Physiotherapy in 2006 after completing and being granted the Master’s degree (M.Sc) and the Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc) in Physiotherapy. Also, in 2010 he completed and granted the Professional Post-graduate Diploma in Total Quality Management (TQM) and Quality Management Systems from The American University in Cairo (AUC). Before his immigration to Canada with his family, Sam was the founder and clinic director of his own two physiotherapy and rehabilitation centres in Egypt. In addition to his extensive clinical experience and practice in physiotherapy for over 25 years, Sam was a university senior lecturer for over 13 years as he used to teach many physiotherapy courses/classes for the university-level physiotherapy students.

After settling in Canada, Sam accomplished the requirements and has been granted the acceptance of the official application for the Canadian equivalence in Physiotherapy from McGill University and the OPPQ, Quebec, Canada. Also, he has been granted the Independent Physiotherapy Practice Certificate in Ontario, Canada in 2018. Sam is a licensed and an active registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario “CPO” (Canada), and The General Physical Therapy Syndicate of Egypt “GPTS” (Egypt). Also, he is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association “CPA” and Ontario Physiotherapy Association “OPA” (Canada).

To assure the top quality of physiotherapy care for his patients, Sam completed many postgraduate clinical courses in “Acupuncture and Dry Needling”. Since 2019, he has taken a keen interest in Manual Therapy Specialization by taking postgraduate clinical education regarding “Mulligan Concept”. Sam has a special interest in a wide variety of hands-on physiotherapy techniques to manage neck, back, joints pain/disorders and sport-related injuries. Also, he is a professional provider of shockwave therapy, electrotherapy, cupping therapy, therapeutic taping technique, manual exercise therapy and rehabilitation protocols.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with his family and has always had an interest in sports, particularly soccer and table tennis (ping-pong). Sam’s other passion is reading, traveling and visiting new places. He also keeps active with walking, running and soccer.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule your Complimentary Discovery Visit with Merril or Sam,

Call 343-200-4004 or email 

Why Choose Us?

Our Physiotherapists are Current Members of the following Organizations

Ontario Physiotherapy Association
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Our Physiotherapists are Registered with the following Organizations

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
General Physical Therapy Syndicate of Egypt
2768 Laurier St., Rockland, ON K4K 1N4