New Location for Petra Health Centre

Petra Clobanu, Owner/President

Petra Health Centre, located directly across from the WestGate Shopping Centre at 1316 Carling Avenue has a treatment philosophy founded on three pillars of health care:

1 – massage therapy,
2 – physical therapy and rehabilitation
3 - nutrition and alternative medicine.

These pillars provide patients with a well-rounded and complete treatment plan to meet individual needs at one centre. Clients don't have to worry about traveling to various centres for treatment and they can be absolutely certain that each step in their voyage to better health and well being is coordinated by accredited professionals who confer with each other to ensure that client physical care and health are the top priorities. All the details are taken care of, leaving the patient to concentrate on recuperation and return to a normal lifestyle.

Physical pain and tension as a result of an injury or illness  can greatly disrupt an individual's life and in many cases this disruption can cause one to quickly spiral into deeper afflictions unless an effective assessment is completed and treatment plan is developed.

They offer Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Neuromuscular, Hot-Stone, and Trigger-Point massage as well as Cranioscaral Therapy, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage and Reiki treatments.

Owner and registered massage therapist Petra Ciobanu, has a solid background in sports and physical education. She also represented her home country of Romania at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Massage therapy is one of the oldest and most sought-after forms of physical therapy. Whether seeking treatment for a chronic health condition, recovering from a recent injury, or simply looking to eliminate stress and promote relaxation, the services provided by the Department of Massage Therapy are here for you.

The Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation team include Physical Therapists, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists and licensed Personal Trainers. Using specialized equipment and guided exercises, treatments are performed in order to treat pathological conditions and diminish pain while improving mobility. Typical patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries and cerebral palsy.

Petra's Health Centre Department of Nutrition and Alternative Medicine teaches patient responsibility for health. Being responsible for yourself and your health is empowering. This applies to treating acute and chronic disease as well as creating optimal health. Acupuncture, Holistic Health treatment are available as well as the services of a Nutritional Consultant and Master Herbalist.

The Petra Health Centre is open:

Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

and on

Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

They are able to help with all insurance claim preparations and filings.

You can reach them at 613 422 8722 or by email at

Their website is loaded with helpful information and can be found at