WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

Physiotherapists are health care professionals who provide a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. Physiotherapists combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. Physiotherapists are highly trained health professionals who provide safe, quality client-centered physical therapy through, manual therapy and prescription exercise, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), Dry Functional Needling (FDN). 

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CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED BY A PHYSIOTHERAPIST 

 
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Stu McDonald | Physiotherapist
 AWAY UNTIL JANUARY OF 2022

Stu McDonald was born and raised in Nelson, BC. A calling for growth and education landed him in New Zealand where he finished at the top of his class in Physiotherapy. Stu worked primarily with the athletic population treating "weekend warriors" to professional athletes in Auckland. After the birth of their daughter, Meiwah, Stu and his wife Lisa moved back to the Kootenays. 
 

Stu believes in a holistic practice that incorporates exercise rehabilitation, manual-therapy including dry needling, and education. Most importantly, Stu believes in staying evidence-informed, meaning your treatment will be based on the most current literature and best practice in Physiotherapy.

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Noelle Rocheleau | Physiotherapist 

Noelle graduated from the Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of Saskatchewan and returned to BC where she has been practicing for the past 5 years. She has advanced her skillset and is accredited in FCAMPT Level 1, vestibular rehabilitation, concussion management, and the McKenzie method. Currently she is working on her Dry Needling certification. Noelle helps clients reach their goals through her treatment approach which integrates her background experience in exercise prescription as well as manual therapy techniques. In her spare time you will find Noelle outside either skiing, mountain biking, climbing, or hiking. Exercise is medicine!

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Sabrina Poplawski | Physiotherapist 

"Since graduating from the University of Alberta in 2018, Sabrina has predominantly been working in acute care centres. She was very excited to come to Castlegar at the end of 2020 and work at the Kootenay Boundary Hospital where you can find her helping in-patients on the medical and intensive care units. Always looking to challenge herself professionally, she is excited to continue helping more people get back to doing their favourite activities. Sabrina favours using a hands-on approach focused on exercise and education to help you move better.

 

Originally from Ontario, she was keen to move to BC with her partner to partake in the many outdoor adventures in the mountains. Sabrina has been enjoying climbing at the local bluffs, ice climbing in the region, and developing her ski skills on the slopes. She is looking forward to exploring more of the backcountry, fostering rescues, and gardening in her new home."