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Physiotherapy

Our focus is to assess, diagnose and treat injuries, dysfunctions and asymmetries. Therapy will help restore optimal level of functioning through education, therapeutic exercise, medical modality equipment and manual hands-on treatment.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic health physiotherapy is unique, your physiotherapist is trained to check your pelvis internally via a vaginal or rectal examination. An internal pelvic examination is the gold standard to fully understand the function of the muscles, nerves and organs that are causing your dysfunction(s). Commonly treated dysfunctions: * Urinary issues: incontinence (leaking), urgency, frequent urinat... Read More

Pelvic health physiotherapy is unique, your physiotherapist is trained to check your pelvis internally via a vaginal or rectal examination. An internal pelvic examination is the gold standard to fully understand the function of the muscles, nerves and organs that are causing your dysfunction(s).
Commonly treated dysfunctions:
* Urinary issues: incontinence (leaking), urgency, frequent urinating
* Bowel issues: incontinence (leaking), constipation
* Pelvic pain both internally and outside the pelvis
* Prolapse: cystocele, rectocele, enterocele
* Painful or difficult intercourse
* Prenatal and Postpartum issues


Human Massage Therapy

Massage can be administered at different times throughout recovery from an injury or as a maintenance strategy. This includes loosening tight muscles, removing adhesions and restrictions, normalizing joint function, and strengthening your muscles to bring you through the remaining stages of recovery and ultimately to full participation in your chosen activity.


Osteopathic Massage

Osteopathic Massage is a holistic approach to healing and wellness. It looks at all potential aspects that could be related to an issue or takes multiple issues and links them to a root cause. This includes Osteo-Articular (muscles, joints), Fascial Release, Cranial Sacral & Visceral Manipulation. In addition to this, Michelle specializes in working with the Brain and Brain/Body Connection.


Osteopathy

Established in health care since the late 1800s, manual osteopathy is founded on a set of fundamental principles which state that structure and function are interrelated and that the body possesses self regulatory mechanisms with the inherent capacity to defend, repair remodel itself. It looks at the body as a whole rather than individual parts. All systems need to be balanced and mobile to sup... Read More

Established in health care since the late 1800s, manual osteopathy is founded on a set of fundamental principles which state that structure and function are interrelated and that the body possesses self regulatory mechanisms with the inherent capacity to defend, repair remodel itself. It looks at the body as a whole rather than individual parts. All systems need to be balanced and mobile to support health, wellness and pain free living. The systems include the bones and joints, muscle and fascia, cranium and spinal canal, and viscera. Techniques used are all manual hands on, gentle and typically pain free, usually very relaxing overall.
There are very few ailments that manual osteopathic work cannot assist with; from toes to the top of the head, down to the fingertips and everything in between. Adjustments of the spine, hips and other joints. Mobilizing the organs for improved gut function. Cranial osteopathy for helping with headaches, neck tension, etc. Muscle and fascial manipulation to reduce strain.


Horse Physio

Our aim is to assess, diagnose and treat injuries, dysfunctions and asymmetries for equine athletes. Our physio treatments will help restore optimal level of functioning through education, therapeutic exercise, medical modality equipment and manual hands-on treatment.


Horse Massage Therapy

This treatment takes a holistic approach to hands-on deep tissue massage, myofacial treatment and stretching for your horse. It can be used before, during and after competition, during training and for continued maintenance.

Keira graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Physical Therapy which was preceded by a Bachelor of Education with Honours from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honours from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

​ She enjoys treating patients of all ages from all walks of life. Keira strives to give individualized care to each of her clients, focusing on a client centred approach. Keira enjoys treating her clients with her manual skills learned throughout her postgraduate courses. While Keira loves treating orthopaedic injuries, she has also specialized in Pelvic Floor/Women’s Health issues and Equine Physio, a combination that truly makes her unique.

Keira has a passion for treating pelvic health conditions including but not limited to: Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urge Urinary Incontinence, Mixed Urinary Incontinence, Prolapse (Bladder, Uterine, Rectal), Fecal Incontinence, Diastasis, Dyspareunia (painful intercourse), Vulvodynia and Postpartum issues.

It is very important to Keira to continually increase her knowledge base not only for her own benefit but most importantly her clients. That is why she continually pursues evidence based postgraduate courses.

Outside of work Keira enjoys riding a multitude of up and coming young horses she has, loving how they can learn so much in each ride: barrel racing, pleasure and cow horses. ​

EDUCATION:

  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, 2014

  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Education with Honours, 2012

  • University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Psychology, 2006

  • Diploma in Equine Rehabilitation

MANUAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • AA1: Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture 

  • AA2: Clinical Application of Anatomical Acupuncture

  • Kinesio Taping: K1 and K2

  • Mobilization of Muscles (Charlie Kelly)

  • MVA Accident Patient  (Swodeam Institute) 

  • Series I Certificate in Manual Therapy (Spinal Manipulations) (Swodeam Institute), ACMT

  • Series II Certificate in Manual Therapy (Peripheral Manipulations) (Swodeam Institute) 

  • Biomedical Dry Needling Certification, BDN

  • Concussion - What About the Neck?

  • Ultrasound Guided Dry Needling and Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques

  • Ultrasound Guided Dry Needling for Tendinopathy

  • Bioflex Laser Therapy Certification

PELVIC HEALTH

  • Treating Urinary Incontinence: Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-Education and Behavioural Techniques  

  • Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence

  • Hypopressives: Level 1

  • Level 2: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Anyone Experiencing Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens

  • Level 3A: Biopsychosocial Reframed

  • Consideration of Biopsychosocial Framework For Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Bladder Pain Syndrome

  • Sibling Rivalry: Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

EQUINE PHYSIO

  • Introduction to the Equine Patient - Independent Study

  • Introduction to the Equine Patient 

  • Advanced Equine Rehabilitation

  • RockTape FMT Equine Kinesiology Taping Certification

  • Equine Dissection Collaboration: Energy Equine & InHand Equine Therapy 2018 and 2019

  • BEMER Basic Academy

Keira graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Physical Therapy which was prece... Read More

Teresa Humpage is a certified Equinology Equine Body Worker (EEBW) and Equine Sports Therapist (EST). In 2006, she completed the Equinology EQ100 certification, and later went on to complete the Advance Equine Body Work Massage course in 2011. These courses and her considerable hands on experience set her up to be very successful at the BC College of Equine Sports Therapists; she graduated from this college in 2013 where she was within the top five graduates in her program. Her passion for education continues on as she furthers her knowledge on equine anatomy and biomechanics.

Teresa grew up in the Cochrane area and has always had horses in her life. From an early age, she started riding in Pony Club and achieved B Level. Teresa also enjoyed doing hunter/jumpers, but she quickly learned that her true passion is eventing. Even as an adult, she remains involved in Pony Club where she helps with stable management and as a regional examiner.

This love and passion for all things equine coupled with her extensive education and experience equips Teresa to effectively treat equine athletes in order to help improve their wellness and performance. Teresa is a strong advocate of collaborating with all members of a horse’s wellness team such as trainers, farriers, vets, physios, and chiropractors in order to develop the best wellness program for each horse she treats.

Education: *Equine Sports Therapist (2013)

*EQ103 Advanced Equine Body Work Massage (2011)

*EQ100 Equine Body Worker Certificate (2006)

*Equine Taping course with Keira Forsyth PT (2021)

Teresa Humpage is a certified Equinology Equine Body Worker (EEBW) and Equine Sports Therapist (E... Read More

Shalen is a Registered Massage Therapist, a graduate from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies Inc. in Winnipeg Mb, in 2017. Shalen is keen on helping clients on their road to recovery, and strongly believes that each client from one to the next, benefits from individualized specific treatments to meet their health and wellness needs. She treats clients of all ages, and enjoys working with equestrians. Shalen specializes in therapeutic medium to deep tissue massage, myofascial release, cupping, and M1 Graston Therapy. She is currently studying classical osteopathy at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Calgary, and is in her first year of four years.

Growing up on a farm in Southern Manitoba, horses and the outdoors were always, and still are a big part of Shalen’s life. When not massaging or studying you will find her riding her 3 year old quarter horse, Oakley, or exploring the great outdoors. She is excited to work with you and alongside any other health modalities that you choose on your journey to health.

Shalen is a Registered Massage Therapist, a graduate from Wellington College of Remedial Massage ... Read More

Erin was born and raised in Calgary and recently moved back after completing my Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta and receiving a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Northern British Columbia. Her passion for maintaining an active lifestyle and my interest in health and wellness has led her down the path to becoming a physiotherapist. She is a firm believer that movement enriches our lives and is a fundamental modality to enhance physical and mental health.

Erins goal is to help her clients gain a deeper understanding of their bodies and provide them personalized, active and evidence-based rehabilitation programs that are consistent with their lifestyle and goals, so they feel empowered to take charge of their own recovery and get back to the activities they love.

Furthermore, Erin has 12 years of experience in the show jumping world, competing as an amateur in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings across Western Canada. Erin is eager to gain experience working with fellow equestrians and help clients stay involved in the sport that she loves. When she’s not at the barn, you can find her enjoying our beautiful backyard hiking, backpacking, skiing and mountain biking.

Erin was born and raised in Calgary and recently moved back after completing my Master of Science... Read More

Michelle is a Manual Osteopath, Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Equine & Canine Hanna Somatics Educator. Over the past ten years she has continued her education in Visceral Manipulation, Cranial Osteopathy, Fascial Manipulation and more brain centered work like Hanna Somatics and Dynamic Brain Healing (for concussion recovery, prevention and anti-aging). She enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds and is most passionate about educating, improving brain health, chronic pain and overall health & wellness.

Starting in the competitive show ring at 9 years old, Michelle competed on the Appaloosa Circuit for almost a decade in the Maritimes, on provincial and national youth teams. Since then, she has continued expanding her versatility with experience on cutters, reiners, dressage and jumping. When she isn’t at the barn, Michelle can be found cheering on friends and teammates, working on a knitting/crocheting or painting project, studying or refreshing her boxing skills!

*Equine Taping course with Keira Forsyth PT (2021)

Michelle is a Manual Osteopath, Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Equine & Canine Hanna ... Read More

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