Lisa received her Masters in Science in Physiotherapy in 2010 at the University of Western Ontario. Since then, she has had extensive experience working with various ages with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, and takes special interest treating pre and post surgical interventions, and acute and chronic neck and back pain.
Through additional training and education, Lisa has also treated post concussion patients, those involved in motor vehicle accidents, as well as clients requiring returning to work following long term disability.
Lisa’s treatment skills includes a variety of techniques such as manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, individualized exercise prescription, and education based on the needs of her clients in order for them to achieve their goals.
She values the importance of lifelong learning and continues taking postgraduate courses and staying updated with evidence based research publications.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys staying active in the gym, running outdoors, and swimming.
What is Physiotherapy Rehabilitation?
Physiotherapists are registered health care professionals who provide non invasive treatment to a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries and conditions. Physiotherapy will help restore your physical function after an injury, aid in preventing future injuries, and assist in disease prevention.
Common Conditions Treated
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Spinal conditions and nerve impingements
- Shoulder pain
- Tendonitis and Muscle Strain
- Hip and knee pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Pre and post-operative rehab
- Sport Related Injuries
- Arthritis Management
Based on assessment findings and your goal, Lisa will recommend one or more of the following forms of treatment:
- Manual therapy- joint and soft tissue mobilization
- Tailored Exercise Program
- Ergonomic Education & Correction
- Postural Education and Conditioning
- Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Cupping (see below for further information)
Whether it be pain or stiffness, increasing your well being at work, or getting back to the activities you enjoy, physiotherapy can help improve your quality of life
Dry needling involves using acupuncture needles (a thin filiform needle) to penetrate the skin to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is termed 'dry' because it does not involve the use of medication.
Benefits of Dry Needling:
- Reduces Pain by releasing myofascial trigger points, or tight spinal muscles that have become taut or shortened. These shortened muscles can compress joints and irritate nerves.
- Improves Movement by relaxing overactive muscles or stimulating underactive muscles.
- Accelerates the Recovery Process as it promotes more blood flow locally to the site, which is a natural healing agent.
A form of myofascial therapy that uses a suction pressure to pull tissue into a cup which loosens muscle fibres to relieve tight and sore muscular pain.
Benefits of Cupping:
- Increases blood circulation, oxygen, releases toxins and promotes relaxation.
- Decreases muscular tonicity which relieves pain caused by hyperactivity in muscles.
- Increases local tissue metabolism therefore intensifying the healing process.
Conditions that can be treated:
Tendinopathy, Plantar Fasciopathy, ITB Syndrome, Chronic Neck and Back Pain, Hip Bursitis and Carpel Tunnel.