Physiotherapists are university-educatied, licensed healthcare professionals who work autonomously and collaboratively alongside physicians and healthcare teams. With a patient-centred approach, we use evidence-informed knowledge of rehabilitation sciences, anatomy, kinesiology and physiology to assess, treat, and manage pain, injuries, movement dysfunction, and chronic conditions. The goal of physiotherapy is to empower, promote independence and improve the quality of life for people across all ages and abilities. (With thanks to the Physiotherapy Association of BC for this text)
I have achieved my Intermediate Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Physical therapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Orthopedic physiotherapy is primarily concerned with the neuromusculoskeletal system based on the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health – WHO – ICF Model, including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. I can also assist with rehabilitation and recovery following an accident, surgery or other procedure.
My training is through Acupuncture Canada. Having completed this postgraduate training, I’m licensed to incorporate acupuncture anatomically into my physiotherapy treatments. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles through the skin and into tissue to help with controlling pain and inflammation, promoting healing and regulating the nervous system.
Whether the sport is chasing toddlers, rodeo, Ironman triathlon or anything in between, I consider the relevant anatomy, physiology and psychology of your treatment and recovery. I am happy and qualified to offer advice on taping, bracing and progression programs as well. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with teams and individuals in a variety of sports at every level from citizen to World Cup.