Marie Shinmoto

Registered Physiotherapist

Marie Shinmoto, Registered Physiotherapist - M.A.P. Physiotherapy - Ottawa

My name is Marie and I am the owner of M.A.P. Physiotherapy. I believe that all health care should be holistic, looking at the big picture first and appreciating how everything is connected. I get frustrated when I see people with multiple issues who have been treated piecemeal when I know that all of their symptoms are related.

My superpower is being able to see the forest and the trees. When presented with one part of the picture I can quickly see how it affects all of the other parts and also the whole. I can zoom in and out as needed just like Google Earth! The most satisfying part of my work is when this all comes together and I see people being able to do something they couldn’t do before treatment, whether that be completing a half marathon or doing up the buttons on a shirt.

“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”

– Brené Brown

After graduating from Queen’s University in 1989, I spent the first ten years of my career in acute paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where I worked with children with cystic fibrosis, neurological injuries and disorders, and those acutely ill in intensive care and neonatal intensive care. The children I worked with taught me patience and compassion. I then moved into private practice where I have since worked with children and adults with neurological and orthopaedic issues.

I love learning and in pursuit of such, my favourite question is “why?” Although it sometimes makes me sound like a three year old, that simple question has led to many a great learning experience. I believe that the day I stop learning is the day I should retire.

While not fully bilingual, I can provide services in both French and English. When not working I can be found running (sometimes after my children and other times after my ego), swimming, enjoying the great outdoors, or trying desperately to organize something in my house as I refuse to succumb to chaos.

Marie Shinmoto, Registered Physiotherapist - M.A.P. Physiotherapy - Ottawa

Marie Shinmoto

Why did you become a physiotherapist?

I chose physiotherapy almost randomly. I had no idea what I wanted to do but knew that I liked science. My cousin happened to be a physiotherapist and I thought that sounded interesting even though I didn’t have a clue what it really was. Fortunately it turned out!

Something you would like people to know:

When medical professionals say that they don’t know why you have a certain condition, don’t just accept that answer. Keep digging because there is always an underlying cause, we just haven’t always figured out what it is yet.

Areas of Interest

– Paediatrics
– Complex Multiple System Issues

Book an Appointment with Marie

Daytime hours, Monday to Thursday.

Meet Our Team

All of our therapists believe in treating a whole person, not just the part that hurts. We have various areas of interest and expertise to meet all of your health care needs. We look forward to helping you.

Marie Shinmoto, Registered Physiotherapist - M.A.P. Physiotherapy - Ottawa

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