Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre - pt Health

  • Address
  • 38247 Cleveland Ave
    Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B4
    (778) 733-0655
  • Parking
  • General Parking
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Thursday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Friday : 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Saturday : Closed
  • Sunday : Closed
  • Languages Spoken
  • English, French, Spanish, Czech

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Welcome to Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre

Helping Squamish residents feel their best for over 5 years

At Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre you can expect:

  • Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
  • Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
  • Efficient Recovery: We get you back to enjoying a pain-free life as quickly as possible
  • 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
  • No Wait List: Access to therapy in under 48 hours – normally same day

We also offer a convenient no-obligation appointment option so you can learn more about how we can help with no commitment.

When you choose Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre 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 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. Click on the “condition” tab above to learn more about 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 can help you feel your best. Schedule your no-obligation appointment today using the form to the right, or give us a call and put Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.

*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.

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Conditions We Treat

At Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.

If you are experiencing pain from an ankle injury it is important that you get the correct form of treatment. If your ankle injury is not given the proper attention and healed completely, you run the risk of it occurring again or developing a chronic condition.Our approach to physiotherapy starts first by helping you understand your ankle injury as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps and bracing (when applicable)that can help correct your ankle problem.To learn more about how we can help your specific ankle injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a chronic but very treatable disease. Our physiotherapist’s goals are to relieve your pain and to improve or maintain movement of affected joints. Our treatment for OA involves no prescriptions. Our rehab team will provide several options to help manage your symptoms effectively. To learn more about how we can help your specific OA pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our physiotherapy team designs programs to address a particular back condition and to help you prevent future back pain problems from reoccurring. Physiotherapy treatments focus first on relieving pain, improving your back movement, and fostering healthy posture. There is a great deal of scientific evidence that physiotherapy is beneficial for back pain. pt Health physio clinics are evidence based and use the most current research when developing your treatment plan. We treat: piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation among other conditions. To learn more about how we can help your specific back injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Non infected bursitis can be treated effectively. Our physio team will apply advanced therapy techniques to help reduce the inflammatory process of bursitis. Electrotherapy, such as ultrasound or shortwave diathermy can also help greatly. Your situation is unique, and so should your treatment be. To learn more about how we can help your bursitis pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Car accident rehabilitation is a specialized type of physiotherapy with a focus on collaboration between pt Health rehab professionals. Our ultimate goal is to fully return you to the physical state that you were in the minute before your car accident occurred. Car accident therapy often requires the care of more than one health care provider and may involve blending such treatments as physiotherapy and massage therapy, for example. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today. Learn more about our physio treatment approach to auto accident whiplash.
The main focus of our treatment is to reduce or eliminate the cause of pressure in the carpal tunnel. We may provide suggestions about the use of healthy body alignment and wrist positions, helpful exercises, and tips on how to prevent future problems. Our physiotherapist may also begin treatments to reduce inflammation and to encourage normal gliding of the tendons and median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Although time required for recovery is different for every patient, as a general rule, you may see improvement in as little as four weeks. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific carpal tunnel injury, consider booking a physiotherapy appointment at a clinic near you.
Acute injuries usually occur suddenly during activities. When you experience an acute injury there are things your pt Health physiotherapist can do to minimize tissue damage and protect from further injury. We help you to manage and recover from your injury sooner. Chronic pain is a broad category that includes many common conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. At pt Health many nonsurgical treatment approaches are used by our rehabilitation team to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain. Our physiotherapy team gathers detailed information and will evaluate your condition closely. The answers you give along with the results of the examination will guide us in tailoring a unique treatment program that is right for you.
A concussion is known as a type of trauma, or injury, to the brain. In some cases it can result in additional symptoms, including neurological, physical, and emotional. At pt Health, we work with you to successfully recover from a concussion, through such techniques as vestibular rehabilitation, to help retrain the brain to recognize the signals from the vestibular system, proprioception, and vision to help with imbalance.
Balance problems affect over 50% of all adults at some time. A pt Health physiotherapist is trained to treat dizziness and balance issues including: BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo): an individual feels the environment is moving around them (i.e. spinning). This is related to a dysfunction in the vestibular system. A pt Health physiotherapist can help treat this with a series of maneuvers and exercises that restore normal function for the vestibular system and help the patient regain balance. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your balance issues, consider scheduling a physiotherapy appointment today.
The elbow is one of those areas that is easy to injure, whether it be from sitting at a desk all day or playing your favourite sport. Because elbow injury is most often linked to overuse, our physiotherapy team will work with you to reduce repeated strains during activity. When symptoms are from a particular sport or work activity, we will observe your style and motion with the activity. Our physiotherapist may suggest ways to protect the elbow during your activities. We also keep the collagen in your tendon from breaking down further. Our overall goal is to help your elbow injury heal as soon as possible. Call pt Health today to learn more about how we can help your specific injury.
Aerobic exercise can be helpful in reducing muscle pain and tenderness. Heat and massage therapy may also be beneficial in some patients. a pt Health physio therapist will assist with education about energy conservation techniques and specific strengthening exercises that may help effectively manage fibromyalgia symptoms.
The foot can be the home of many problems, all of them uncomfortable and tough to deal with. We help treat stress fractures, pulled muscles, torn ligaments and more. Each foot injury is unique. To learn more about how we can help your unique injury, call pt Health physiotherapy today.
A hip injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer through and one that can lead to long-term health problems if not addressed correctly or inevitably prevented. Your pt Health physiotherapist will work with you to regain the stability needed in the hip for balance and walking. Find out how we can help your unique injury, consider booking a no-obligation appointment today.
The knee is a sensitive area of your body and one that is prone to injury doing almost any activity. When you begin a pt Health knee physiotherapy program, our initial treatments will focus on decreasing pain and swelling in your affected knee. Our rehab team may begin range-of-motion exercises, with the goal of helping you swiftly regain full movement in your knee. This may include the use of rotation movements, gentle stretching, and careful pressure applied to the knee. We may also give you exercises to improve the strength of your hamstring and quadriceps muscles. As your symptoms ease and strength improves, we may also provide specialized exercises to improve knee stability. Learn more about how we can help. Book your physio appointment today.
Nonsurgical therapy can optimize the health of your neck and in some cases, prolong the need for surgery. Our physiotherapy programs are often prescribed for 2 to 5 weeks for patients with neck pain, although your recovery time may vary. Our therapy sessions are designed to help ease pain and to improve your mobility, strength, posture, and function. To learn more about how we can help your specific neck injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Our treatment may help improve muscle strength, making every day activities important to you easier to achieve. Our approach to neurological rehab first assesses how your muscles are functioning and then we devise a structured rehabilitation program centred around you and your needs. Call or email us today to learn more.
pt Health physiotherapists are experts at assessing, planning, and implementing effective exercise programs for overweight and obese individuals. Your insurance may cover some or all program costs. Discover how we can help with your specific weight loss goals. schedule a no-obligation appointment today.
Patients with osteoporitic bones begin losing their minerals and support capabilities, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. The primary goals of our treatment are to educate you on proper posture, introduce safe ways of moving and lifting, and provide you with helpful exercises you can do at home to help prevent a decline in bone mass and prevent fractures. Find out how we can help you by booking a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
CTD is a broad health category that includes many common diseases that affect the soft tissues of your body. CTD in itself is not a disease. pt Health helps you understand your condition as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps that should be taken for correcting your pain and preventing injury recurrence. Get more information on how we can help you by booking a no obligation appointment.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. Nonsurgical management of plantar fasciitis is successful in 90 per cent of all cases. When you begin therapy our physiotherapist will design exercises to improve flexibility in the calf muscles, achilles’ tendon, and the plantar fascia. To learn more about how we can help your plantar fasciitis, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Post operative treatment can help with recovery from numerous surgeries such as acl reconstruction, frozen shoulder, joint replacement, knee surgery, hip replacement among others. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help with your post op physio, consider scheduling your no-obligation physical therapy appointment today.
Pain in the buttock that radiates down the leg is commonly called sciatica. The most common cause for sciatica is irritation of the spinal nerves in or near the lumbar spine. After evaluating your condition, our physiotherapy team will use various treatments to ease spasm and pain. Discover how we can help your sciatica pain, call or email for your no obligation appointment today.
At pt Health we provide information and tools needed to successfully recover from a shoulder injury and to prevent future injuries from occurring. There are many types of shoulder injuries. To learn more about how we can help with your specific shoulder pain, schedule a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our staff works with a variety of people with different athletic and sport backgrounds to improve their overall performance and skill, and assist them with successful recovery when sports-related injuries occur. There are many types of sport related injuries. Discover how our physiotherapists can help you.
Sprains and strains are injuries caused by overstretching or tearing of the ligaments and tendons. Strains and sprains have similar signs and symptoms, but differ anatomically. To learn more about how we can help your strain / sprain, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
We look forward to helping you recover from your work related injury. Whether you spend your day at the computer, sitting at a desk, standing or lifting, we can work with you to design a program that will help you avoid or recover from work injuries. Find out how we can help by scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.

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.

Prevention Strategies:

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 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.

You’re In Good Hands At Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre

Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well

Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Arthritis Management
  • Athletic Therapy
  • Custom Bracing
  • Ergonomic/Work Station Assessments
  • FAE
  • Hand Therapy
  • Neuro Rehab
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
  • Pilates
  • Pool Therapy / Pool Program
  • Sport Injury Rehabilitation
  • Traction
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Work Conditioning / Hardening
  • Vertigo/Epley maneuver/Dix-Hallpike
  • Concussion Management
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Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre Team Members

Our trusted clinic team members


  • Emilie Whittemore - Physiotherapist

    Emilie Whittemore is a registered physiotherapist whose integrated practice at Squamish Physio and Wellness is a reflection of her belief in leading an active and well-rounded lifestyle. Before earning her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia, Emilie graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. She also holds a certification in Functional Dry Needling and K-Taping. Emilie’s interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation grew out of her experiences in various athletic endeavors which she learned firsthand the value of an emphasis on injury prevention through careful attention to biomechanical movement patterns, which she integrates into each individual client’s case. Emilie was attracted to the Sea to Sky area by her love of the outdoors. When not in the clinic, she can be found exploring BC’s mountains on skis, bike, or on foot, or surfing the swells of the west coast.

  • Heidi Drygas - Physiotherapist

    I 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.

  • Erin Maxwell

    Erin Maxwell - Massage Therapist


    Erin graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax and has been practicing massage therapy for more than 15 years.
    Erin has always had a passion to help people. Her treatment goal is to help facilitate the body’s natural healing process by customizing each treatment to suit the needs of the individual. She has a multi directional practice using various techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular techniques, deep tissue and cupping massage therapy to help encourage optimal health. She is also very skilled at providing stress relieving massage to treat headaches and promote deep relaxation. Erin is currently taking continuing education courses to add Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation to her skill set.
    Her life passions include the outdoors, travelling, nutrition, fitness and people.

  • Anna Greenwood - Physiotherapist

    Anna 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.

  • Florence Paradis- Laroche - Occupational Therapist

    Florence 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.

  • Suzie Beliveau - Occupational Therapist

    Suzie 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.

  • Shantelle Murphy - Physiotherapy Support Personnel

    Shantelle is a Registered Kinesiologist and graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSC in Physical Education. She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP).
    Shantelle worked with the Canadian Armed Forces in Petawawa, ON for the past 6 years providing active rehabilitation and hydrotherapy programs to injured and ill military personnel. She has worked in the exercise science field for over 12 years training client’s that range in abilities including athletes, police, firefighters, elite military personnel, ICBC clients, youth, seniors, and individual’s with chronic disease.
    Being an outdoor enthusiast she recently relocated to Squamish and enjoys kiteboarding, mountain biking, running, hiking and climbing. She understands the important role active rehabilitation plays whether it’s to help you return to work, regain your highest level of performance for your sport, or to enjoy an overall healthy lifestyle.

  • Cathy Skain - Physiotherapist

    BScPT, B.PE

    Cathy 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.

  • Danielle Balik - Physiotherapist

    BSc (MBB), MPT, MCPA

    Danielle 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.