Physiotherapy is an evidence based treatment method that focuses on movement to enhance or restore the body. Physiotherapy assessment begins with a thorough patient history followed by a hands-on assessment which can include evaluation of range of motion, strength, postural alignment, and balance. In collaboration with the patient, an individualized treatment plan is developed to focus on patient goals and symptom relief.
Common conditions physiotherapists treat:
With a thorough history and physical examination, a diagnoses and well rounded individualized treatment plan is provided to restore lost movement, decrease pain and aid in injury prevention. Chiropractic services can involve a variety of techniques including joint manipulations/mobilizations, electro-acupuncture/dry needling, soft tissue therapy, modalities, exercise prescription and education.
Amy completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 through the Maritime Yoga College. Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility and has also been shown to reduce stress and promote mental well-being. Based on the findings of your physiotherapy initial assessment, individual (one-on-one) sessions can be tailored to fit your specific health needs and goals while ensuring you are performing yoga postures in the correct form and not causing injury. Clients often feel more comfortable attending community-based classes after attending individualized sessions where they have learned the foundation postures.
Amy Irving received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick and afterwards attended Dalhousie University graduating with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2009. After working in the public sector for five years, Amy co-founded You Move Physio in Alberton, with her husband Geoffrey. The primary focus of the clinic is to provide quality one-to- one treatment where the client takes an active approach to management of their condition.
Amy is always looking for opportunities to enrol in further education opportunities that will benefit her clients. Some of the courses that Amy has further training in include: Acupuncture, Chronic Pain Management, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis, and Mulligan concept. Amy has also completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training which she also incorporates into physiotherapy treatment.
Amy believes that physiotherapy treatment with a combined focus of the client’s goals, evidence-based research, and therapist facilitation result in the best outcomes.
Dr. Nadia Shea graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2016. In addition, she is certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. Previous to the four-year chiropractic education, she completed three years of Kinesiology at Dalhousie University.
Dr. Shea is a chiropractor and acupuncture provider that uses evidence-based, patient-centered care for the prevention and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions.
Happy to be back home to the island, Dr. Shea offer’s a variety of services to help her clients feel better, move better and return to doing what they love. Since graduating she has also taken additional training courses in the Webster Technique for Pre-natal Care and Dry Needling.
Kathleen O’Meara graduated from Queen’s University in 2017 with her Master of Physiotherapy degree, having previously completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition at UPEI.
Kathleen has completed continuing education courses focused on the latest pain research, chronic pain management, hip rehabilitation and Mackenzie’s Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy approach. She also has a particular interest in the nervous system and its involvement in pain. She has recently taken courses defining the most evidenced-based assessment and exercise prescription techniques in nerve pain.
As a Registered Physiotherapist, Kathleen most enjoys time spent working with clients to provide an understanding of assessment findings and developing a treatment plan that best aligns with her client’s goals.
Kristie completed her undergrad of Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at UPEI in 2015. She then got accepted to Dalhousie in 2017 and graduated from her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2019. Kristie has a special interest in orthopedics but also has clinical experience in stroke rehabilitation, post-op recovery and geriatrics. Kristie has completed courses in neuroproprioceptive taping and comprehensive pain assessment. She is eager to continue learning and taking courses throughout her career to improve her skills to further benefit her clients. Kristie’s favorite part of being a physiotherapist is seeing her clients reach their goals and manage their pain.
Michelle MacDougall is the friendly face who greets the patients. Michelle graduated top of her class from the Business Administrative Assistant program at Holland College. She acts as the quarterback of the clinic, directing traffic, managing client files & billing, and keeping the rest of the staff organized and prepared.
Geoffrey Irving, co-founded You Move Physio with his wife Amy in 2014. Founder of three other West Prince based companies, Geoffrey has a passion for entrepreneurism and business growth. His experience brings a management and marketing skill-set to the company. Geoffrey is an active volunteer and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the West Prince Chamber of Commerce.
No. Patients do not require a referral; however, if you are using health insurance to cover the cost of your treatment, a doctor’s referral may be required.
Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Initial Assessments range between 45-60 minutes with follow-ups are 30 minutes.
Physiotherapy and Chiropractic initial assessments are $80 and follow-ups are $60.
Please wear loose and comfortable clothing that allows exposure to the area that is being assessed.
Direct billing is available to clients covered by Great West Life, Blue Cross, Johnson Insurance, Manulife, Chamber of Commerce, Manitoba Blue Cross, Sunlife (exempt Federal Government Policy #05555), Greenshield
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