Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre - pt Health
- 38247 Cleveland Ave
Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B4
Canada (778) 733-0655
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Conditions We Treat
At Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, 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 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:
- Massage Therapy
- Arthritis Management
- Athletic Therapy
- Custom Bracing
- Ergonomic/Work Station Assessments
- Hand Therapy
- Neuro Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Pool Therapy / Pool Program
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Vestibular Rehab
- Work Conditioning / Hardening
- Vertigo/Epley Maneuver/Dix-Hallpike
- Concussion Management
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Government Insurance
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
- Personal Cheque
Important Coverage Information:
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage / ICBC
We direct bill the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for you.
You are entitled to accident benefits coverage if you have been injured in an motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether you are at fault or not. You do not need a doctor’s referral if the accident happened recently and/or you have not had any previous treatment. Our clinic team will contact your adjustor to find out what coverage you will have. To be eligible for ICBC coverage you must meet certain requirements, for detailed information, please visit http://www.icbcclaiminfo.com/node/47.
No prior approval is needed if you are covered by ICBC and your treatment is under the established limit of 20 visits. However, you will need to report your claim to ICBC, for more information on claiming visit the ICBC website. Be sure to provide our clinic team you’re your ICBC claim number and your adjustor’s name and phone number to begin treatment.
We direct bill the WorkSafeBC (WSBC) for you.
Squamish Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre is a WorkSafeBC approved physiotherapy provider in the WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Network (WCB). Our team will guide you through the entire WorkSafe BC (WSBC) claim process. We take care of everything for you, including billing, reporting, care extension approvals, product coverage requests, and communicating with your employer. WSBC coverage is available for both therapy and supplies (like ointments, exercise bands, and heat and ice packs). Products like braces, canes, or other mobility devices may require special approval from WSBC; our team can help request coverage for those items.” While a doctor’s referral is not required to start treatment, you will require a doctor’s medical report to start your WSBC claim.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
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 - 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.
Cathy Skain - Physiotherapist
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.