Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre - pt Health
Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B4
Hours of Operation
|Monday:||08:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||08:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||08:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Thursday:||08:00 AM-08:00 PM|
|Friday:||08:00 AM-08:00 PM|
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Government Insurance
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Languages SpokenEnglish, French, Spanish, Czech
- General Parking
Welcome to Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre – pt Health
At Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre – pt Health you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans
- Custom Treatment Plans: Customized treatment plans will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
- Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
- Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
- Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
- Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
When you choose Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre – pt Health you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Cleveland Ave, Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre – pt Health recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.
We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options.
Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain
Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*
Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre – pt Health can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre – pt Health full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Ergonomic/Work Station Assessments
Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
Pool Therapy / Pool Program
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Work Conditioning / Hardening
Conditions We Treat
At Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre – pt Health, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre – pt Health provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Government Insurance
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Private Paying Options
Direct BillingSquamish Physiotherapy And Wellness Centre Pt Health directly bills insurance companies for you when possible. Call for details.
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Squamish Physiotherapy And Wellness Centre Pt Health Team
Physiotherapist - BSc (MBB), MPT, MCPASpeaks: English, CzechDanielle completed her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia and her Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She became interested in physiotherapy after going through the rehabilitation process herself for a number of sports related injuries. Currently, she lives in Squamish and enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, climbing and kiteboarding. Danielle has a specific interest in hand therapy and is working towards becoming a Certified Hand Therapist. She has taken several continuing education courses for the specific treatment of shoulder, hand and back related injuries. Being an avid mountain biker herself, she does bike fitting and enjoys treating bike related injuries. She believes in a personalized treatment plan that involves a balance of manual therapy, education and exercise management to restore musculoskeletal imbalances and to prevent further injury.
Physiotherapist - MScPTSpeaks: EnglishAmber has been assisting people to keep moving for over 11 years as a registered massage therapist and a kinesiologist. She recently became a physiotherapist to expand her toolbox further. Her passion is enabling people to engage in activity and unlock their full physical potential. Amber has training in functional movement assessment (FMS level 2), Kinesiotaping (Level 2) and Modern Manual Therapy for upper and lower body. Her treatment approach is based on thorough assessment, diagnosis, education, application of manual therapy techniques and developing customized exercise programs for patients. She loves working with patients of all ages and abilities in the clinic, in the gym or in the pool! Amber has been a triathlete, runner, paddler, climber, skier, mountain biker and generally enjoys getting outdoors at all possible opportunities. Involvement in sport at both recreational and competitive levels has brought many injuries and set backs, but through these she discovered a fascination with the human body and its ability to recover. She is always on the look-out for new information that provides insight into how we can recover better and move with less pain.
Physiotherapist - BSc, MSc, MPTSpeaks: EnglishHelen completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University, where she also played on the university's ice hockey team. She followed this with a Masters in Clinical Human Anatomy at The University of Western Ontario before deciding she wanted something more “hands on” and completed her physiotherapy degree at The University of British Columbia. Since finishing physiotherapy school, Helen has pursued post-graduate training in spinal manual therapy, mobilization with movement, intramuscular stimulation (functional dry needling) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment to screen for injury risk. Helen is also trained in bike fitting for road, mountain and commuter cyclists. With an athletic but also injury filled background, Helen understands the frustrations which accompany an injury. She emphasizes individualized treatment plans combining manual therapy and effective exercise prescription to help her patients return to both work and play coupled with movement pattern analysis to help prevent further injury. Outside the clinic, Helen can be found exploring British Columbia on foot, bicycle or skis.
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: English, FrenchSuzie completed her BSC in Occupational Therapy at McGill University in 2002. She worked initially in splinting, Hand Therapy, acute orthopedic, pediatric, traumatic brain injuries, community and home health. She has over 10 years of experience completing functional assessments, worksite evaluations, ergonomic assessments, job demands analysis, Return to Work Rehabilitation as well as Graduated Return to Work Plans in a multidisciplinary clinic setting. She has also provided numerous education sessions on body mechanics, pacing, ergonomics, pain management as well as coordinating disability management programs for employers seeking to manage occupational disability. In 2016, she completed her Matheson functional capacity evaluation training. Suzie’s work philosophy is having a positive outlook on all situations she encounters. She believes all individual have the tools to improve their functional performance and achieve their true potential.
Massage Therapist - BKin RMTSpeaks: English, FrenchI have always had a fascination with the human body. Being an elite athlete in school, I understood from an early age the importance of feeling strong and happy in my body! This interest brought me to the University of Calgary to complete a Bachelor in Kinesiology. With my degree, I worked alongside a physiotherapist developing treatment plans and providing exercises for my clients. Throughout the years, I travelled through Asia and Latin America and experienced how health and wellness is understood in other cultures. I began practicing yoga and meditation, realizing that there was more to my health than the physical body. This experience helped me understand the importance of living a balanced life and how our emotional, mental and spiritual health affects what we feel in our bodies. Eager to learn more and get more hands on experience, I decided to go back to school and become a Registered Massage Therapist. I enjoy massage therapy because I am able to build a relationship with my clients and educate them about how to take control of their own health. The key to a healthy body is self-empowerment and along with massage treatment, I like to give my clients the tools to use at home that will provide lasting results. My treatments focus on calming the nervous system and treating the body as a whole with swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point release and dynamic stretching. I like to create a treatment plan that focuses on getting my client back to what they call their normal, whether it is playing a sport at an elite level, walking their dog daily or playing with their grandchildren without pain. How we live our life and carry out our passions is important, and my goal is to help my clients get back to what makes them happy!
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: EnglishAnna graduated from Leeds Met University in England with a Bsc in Physiotherapy, she worked as a rotational Physiotherapist in Leeds for 3 years gaining experience in a variety of clinical settings from Musculoskeletal outpatients to the community. Following this Anna found her interest working in the Musculoskeletal / orthopedic setting. She focused her career by working in a hospital orthopedics department and then went on to work in the private sector where she was working in a rehab clinic with a focus on sports injury and post surgical rehab. Anna uses a combination of treatment options from soft tissue release, manual therapy, exercise prescription and acupuncture based on the individuals needs and focusing on the treatment goals. She also has completed training to fit for custom orthotics and custom knee bracing. Outside of work Anna enjoys snowboarding and hiking which is what brought her to make the move from England and began working in Squamish at the start of 2016.
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: EnglishI have been both a Squamish resident and a physiotherapist for more than 25 years. I attended Howe Sound Secondary School but completed my final year abroad in Finland as a Rotary exchange student. I received my physiotherapy degree from UBC. I have completed my Part A/ Level 4 orthopaedic level exam and most recently I have become a certified Urban Poling instructor. In addition to working at pt Health-Squamish I am a community physiotherapist for Vancouver Coastal Health. With VCH, I do home care physiotherapy and run the exercise component of the Squamish Healthy Heart program. I also instruct the hydrotherapy program at the local aquatic centre.
Physiotherapist - BScPT, B.PESpeaks: EnglishCathy Skain has been working at Squamish Physiotherapy since 1999. During her years at Squamish Physiotherapy Cathy has worked in both the outpatient setting and the rehabilitation programs. She is the WSBC OR1 and OR2 programs program manager in 2012 she became the clinic director. She went on to the University of Toronto to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she had the opportunity to spend five years working as a Traveling therapist in the United States. Returning from the United States Cathy moved to Whistler seeking the outdoor life style she had been looking for all her life. After a few years in Whistler she moved to Squamish and now calls this her home.
Florence Paradis- Laroche
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: English, French, SpanishFlorence graduated from McGill University in 2001 with a BSc in Occupational Therapy (OT). She worked in Montreal and London (UK) in a variety of fields such as return to work programs, neurology, hand therapy and acute medical care. During that time she acquired a wealth of knowledge on adaptive equipment, promoting OT and working within a multi-disciplinary team. Since 2014 Florence has worked solely at Squamish Physio PT Health providing services for post-concussion/neuro assessment, ergonomic consultation, education sessions on maintaining posture and respecting proper body mechanics at work, active rehabilitation, pre-driving screens, splinting and return to work programs. Florence is an avid road cyclist, hiker and skier. Her hobbies are cooking, knitting, traveling and reading. As an OT at Squamish Physio, her priority is to assist clients in improving their independence and achieving their goals in order to return to work and their other meaningful occupations.
Physiotherapy Support Personnel - BCAK certificationSpeaks: English, FrenchLara completed her BSc in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph. She is now a BCAK recognized Kinesiologist who works with the Worksafe BC occupational rehabilitation program and provides active rehabilitation and hydrotherapy services for individuals in the community and ICBC.She developed an interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation through a decade working in recreational facilities and recovering from a string of injuries herself. She moved to Squamish to live in the mountains that she loves to ski, bike and hike. Her passion is working with people of all ages to get them back to doing the things that they love by giving them an active role in their recovery process.