One to One Care
This is just one of the things that differentiates RISE physio from other clinics in the Shelburne, Ontario area. Your initial assessment, and each subsequent visit is spent 1 to 1 with your physio - whether receiving hands on care, practicing and learning therapeutic exercises, or receiving a needling treatment.
At RISE, we believe physiotherapy should be individualized and focussed. This involves a thorough assessment, followed by the development of a tailored treatment plan. We believe in involving each client in the development of their treatment goals, and that clients must be active in their rehabilitation to ensure progress.
RPT, FCAMPT, CIDN
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Kathy is a caring and skilled Physiotherapist. She is the founder of RISE Physio.
Kathy graduated with her Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario. Upon graduation, she attended The University of Toronto's Physiotherapy program. Since graduation, she has worked at three of the leading physiotherapy clinics in the communities she has lived in. A recent move after the birth of her son brought her to the town of Orangeville, where she now resides with her family. Her decision to open a clinic in Shelburne, Ontario was driven by her desire to provide 1 to 1 physiotherapy services to residents in a growing community.
Since graduation, Kathy has completed a number of post-graduate courses. In 2015 she achieved her Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy, and in 2016 became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy. In 2017, she achieved her Certification in Integrated Dry Needling. Most recently, Kathy has completed training in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for the treatment of Urinary Incontinence.
Kathy is a registered Mentor and Instructor of other physiotherapists in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Orthopaedic Division manual therapy diploma program.
Kathy enjoys leading an active lifestyle. She has completed a number of endurance races including Ironman Triathlons, and The Boston Marathon. Her favourite past time and way to stay active, however, is playing with and chasing after her young kids.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Michelle is an experienced and highly qualified Orthopaedic and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. With a passion for learning, her vast portfolio of continuing education courses reflects her highly skilled Assessment and Treatment practices. Michelle’s ongoing mantra- Treat the whole person.
Michelle graduated from Queens University with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2012.
Michelle’s passion for education led her down two paths simultaneously. She recognized a need for improved assessment and treatment of various pelvic health disorders for both men and women. As a result, she immersed herself in numerous courses to ensure clients are met with the highest standard of care for individuals with Pelvic Health Concerns. She is now also an instructor for Pelvic Health Solutions, a company dedicated to the education of health care practitioners in the area of Pelvic Health.
Furthermore, Michelle also streamlined into a higher level of training in Orthopaedics. In 2017, after numerous courses, she attained her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. She is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy.
Whether your concerns are pelvic health in nature, chronic low back pain, ongoing knee instability, or anything in between; Michelle is highly qualified to meet your needs and always up to the task.
When Michelle isn’t working she is often enjoying the great outdoors alongside her favourite people- her husband Ross, daughter Leonie and dog Keelo.
RPT, FCAMPT, CIDN
Alexandra is a compassionate, and greatly experienced Physiotherapist. Alex’s health care journey began at York university where she completed her Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology. She later graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 2012.
Alexandra’s unending thirst for knowledge drove her towards post graduate courses. She completed the McMaster University Medical Acupuncture Program in 2013. Striving to differentiate herself as a practitioner and help a specialized population, Alex pursued advanced training in managing Dizziness related issues through Vestibular Rehabilitation. Alexandra has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), vestibular hypo function and post concussion management. Alexandra has successfully completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2018 and is a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist. In 2019 she also became certified in integrated dry needling.
Alexandra’s philosophy is an integrated and patient specific approach to treatment. She loves to combine the various modalities in her toolkit! Her treatments marry the use of hands-on manual (and when indicated, manipulative) therapy, acupuncture/dry needling, cupping, and targeted active exercise programs to successfully treat the spine, vertigo, dizziness and concussions as well as peripheral orthopaedic conditions.
Outside of work, Alexandra is a proud die hard Raptors fan! She’s always ready to chat sports. She loves to keep active with weight training and Yoga. Alex currently resides in Tottenham with her hubby and golden-doodle fur child Maggie. They are expecting their first baby girl at the end of February 2020!
All of RISE's Physiotherapists are CAMPT Certified!
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Physiotherapy is a science, including the assessment, maintenance, and restoration of the physical function and performance of the human body.
Learn more about the services we offer below.
RISE Physio is located in the Wellness Centre @ TrainerGames Fitness Centre in Shelburne, Ontario.
The use of joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as soft tissue massage and release to aide in the restoration of mobility and tissue health.
A skilled intervention used to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myfofascial trigger points (aka. "muscle knots"), muscular, and connective tissues for the management of pain and movement impairments.
The insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing, and stimulation of the release of endorphins; the body's feel-good / pain relieving hormones.
To move from a lower position to a higher one
To find the strength or ability to respond adequately to (a challenging situation)
To succeed in not being limited or constrained