Macdonell Family

Partnering with You ThroughPain and Symptom ManagementPostural StrengtheningGeneral strengtheningSports InjuriesScar ManagementImproving Range of MotionBreast CancerStroke Brain InjuriesALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)MS (Multiple Sclerosis)Parkinson’s DiseaseSpinal Cord InjuriesTorticollisClub FeetFunctional Developmental DelaysSprains/StrainsPost-Operative CareOrthopaedic ConditionsImproving Quality of Life

A boutique physiotherapy clinic, offering one on one, experienced, quality care; where you’ll always be treated like family!

Let me help you get started on your rehab journey today!

Meet the Physiotherapist/Owner


Kristen decided at a young age that she wanted to become a physiotherapist and her passion for the profession is undeniable.  It has always been her dream to open a clinic in her hometown of Cornwall, ON and she is proud to be providing an unparalleled skill set developed over the past 14 years to this community.

The name MacDonell Family Physiotherapy represents a desire to ensure each client receives the type of care/treatment she would expect for her own family members. In addition, Kristen is pleased to offer a service that supports clients from all age ranges from pediatric to geriatric – the whole family!

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Years of Experience

What Physiotherapy Services Do I Provide?

  • Oncology/Cancer Rehab
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Post-Op/Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pediatric/Youth    Rehab

Oncology/Cancer Rehab (From cancer diagnosis to post-treatment care; addressing side effects of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation etc)

Supporting clients through:

  • Fatigue Management
  • Scar Management
  • Lymphedema Prevention
  • Improving Range of Motion 
  • Pain/Symptom management
  • Posture strengthening 
  • General conditioning 
  • Post mastectomy management

Neurological Conditions 

Using Neuro-Developmental (NDT/Bobath) techniques to support clients with neurological conditions such as Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neuropathies, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries and more!

Orthopedic Injuries/Conditions &  Post-Operative Management 

Providing hands-on individualized care to assist with pain management, improving range of motion and/or strength, and supporting return to function or sports.

Every client will receive an individualized home program to help them maintain their physiotherapy success! 

Pediatric/Youth Rehab 

Utilizing a unique skill set to assist with conditions such as torticollis, plagiocephaly, cerebral palsy, club feet, along with generalized developmental delays from birth through young adulthood. 

In addition, providing education and support to family and caregivers to maximize their child’s physiotherapy success.


Copper is a 5 year old mini dachshund who is a client favourite and can occasionally be found at the clinic offering himself up for pets, challenging you to a game of ball or snoozing in the sun. 

PLEASE NOTE – Copper ALWAYS makes sure you want to meet him before he makes an appearance! 

Your comfort is always our priority.


Proud to have been selected as a “Silver” recipient of the Community Votes Awards 2022


Proud to be named “Best New Business of the Year” 2022

Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2023

Proud to be the 2023- New Business of the Year Finalist

2023 Community Votes Silver Winner

Community Votes Campaign Silver Award Winner 2024

2024 Business Elites “40 Under 40” Award Honoree

Business Elite’s “40 Under 40” is a prestigious award program that identifies outstanding young Executives and Entrepreneurs in the world’s business and creates networking opportunities for the up-and-comers, aspiring young business leaders and industry disruptors with the undoubted attitude, quality, potential, desire, determination, and ambition to shape the world of business over the coming decades. 

It is one of the world’s most popular and prestigious awards for young business leaders”

What Our Clients Are Saying

Kelly Landriault

I have been going for services for a few weeks now and can easily rate my experience with 5 stars. Great flexible hours too. Kristen takes the time to listen and to really understand your health concerns. I highly recommend a visit before she starts booking up!

Tim Francis

Super professional and very informative. I did not feel lost as everything was explained. I cannot recommend this place enough!

Gord Fletcher

Kristen got my golf swing back for me. Great job Kristen.

Matt Dupuis

Kristen is very helpful and informative. She is extremely knowledgeable and is very patient orientated. I would recommend her services to anyone requiring assistance.

Ginette Grenier

Kristen is very knowledgeable, accomodating, patient, pleasant and kind. I wish I had met her sooner. I highly recommend this physiotherapist.

Patricia Hunter

Kristen is a muscle, joint, injury, and arthritis damage rehab pro with top notch education and expertise - an asset to Cornwall. She assessed and addressed my osteo-arthritis issues and restored my knee function and mobility. She's also expert in cancer treatment physio - a true physio pro.

Susan Mcgillis

Kristen provides knowledgeable and professional one on one services in a homey yet fully equipped setting. (Including cancer, neuro, and paediatric rehab).

Kayleigh Fogarty

Kristen gives much more than a 5 star experience! She has helped me come a long way with recovery from Stage 3 breast cancer. From pain management to gaining strength and mobility surely helped me gain confidence as well along my journey. She is a wonderful caring person.

Alynn Perreault

I highly recommend MacDonell Family Physiotherapy. I had pretty invasive knee surgery in Nov and got the "go ahead" from the surgeon to start physio in Jan. I am so thankful to have met Kristen. She was able to schedule me in that same week Andy rehab began. From scar massage to functional exercises that I was able to incorporate into my daily scheduled, as well as the confidence Kristen gave me has made rehab a blessing. I have learned so much from Kristen and look forward to the rest of my recovery. Oh ....and ...Copper is jut the sweetest boy ever!

Colton Gallant

I separated my shoulder playing hockey and decided to go see Kristen after hearing positive reviews from a few co-workers. She was great to work with and really helped me throughout the recovery process. I would highly recommend her to anyone battling an injury as she is very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating

Holly Kelleher

After my cast was removed I definitely needed help to recover. it was my good fortune to meet Kristen. Her skill and support got me through a difficult time. Having help from peop[le who really care makes the difference. Thank you Kristen!

John Hope

Kristen is the ultimate professional! Her clinical knowledge is second to none. The clinic atmosphere is very welcoming. I highly recommend MacDonell Family Physiotherapy.

Marc Seguin

Had rotator cuff pain in my shoulder along with elbow pain. Kristen did an assessment and treatment along with at home stretches and exercises, which proved to be effective. Kristen was professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with . Thanks Kristen!


Kristen is an amazing physio! She is extremely professional and her clinic vibes are on point! I went to her for a sports injury and she took her time with talking me through the rehab process and actually making sure I was comfortable! I have never been to a physio who actually cares about their clients wellness and who is extremely focused on getting you back on track ASAP! She was a gift from heaven. I honestly could not thank her more for everything she has done for me. Kristen is not judgmental and honestly just genuinely cares about all her clients! I would recommend her to all my friends and family! Very fairy priced and worth every penny!

Margaret Marshall

I would highly recommend Kristen as your physiotherapist. I have seen Kristen for a few injuries(foot and hip). She always listens to my complaints, suggests a treatment plan and gives me the explanation of the exercises in detail. She goes the extra mile to give me comfort. Three words to describe Kristen: Professional, knowledgeable, kind.

Emily McCandless

My shoulder started seizing up and the pain gave me little movement. I called several physio offices in Cornwall, and they had two week waiting lists. Kristen was able to see me that day. She was very gentle, thorough, and conscious of the comfort of the client. She had me back to normal before another office would have been able to see me. She sent me home with exercises after each appointment to improve the range of motion and to strengthen it. I highly recommend her quiet, client-focused practice

Dan Tyo

I went to see Kristen for a back injury that left me unable to perform many day to day activities. She was very knowledgeable and understanding. She provided great treatment as well as a number of stretches and exercises that helped me recover. I highly recommend her!!

Jenn Stiles

KRISTEN is an amazing Physiotherapist. She can push you even if you dont wanna. She is very friendly, caring and a compassionate. She cares about the people she helps. Your success is her success. I would always choose Kristen.

Carole Mundy

Totally satisfied with my recent visit to address some pain issues. Kristen’s thorough consultation resulted in a diagnosis and action plan. The cause of my issues were clearly explained. Her treatment got me on the road to recovery. The exercises were easy to understand and focused on recovery and future prevention of the problem. Highly recommend her services.

Amanda Brown

My daughter is almost 5 yrs old and has had several pulled elbows, a fractured leg and several other accidents/injuries. It's often difficult for me to find medical people my daughter will respond to positively and allow to examine her and want to go back to see. I understand the fear and where my daughter is coming from but it limits the field of people that can help immensely. She's really responded to Kristen since our initial visits and has looked forward to physio!! I haven't seen her look forward to any doctor or medical type appt for almost 3 yrs!! I usually have to bribe and reason and still have to force her. This has been the best few visits we've had so far ANYWHERE since everything started around 2 yrs of age with her injuries. Kristen focuses on the patient and has sooooo many different techniques and approaches wheb trying to determine the best course of treatment. (Ask her about the "creepy troll" as my daughter calls it🤣🤣) From an exhausted momma and from the bottom of my heart, ty ty ty Kristen and keep doing what u do! You are definitely in the right field❤️

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