Physiotherapy treatment is client specific and can include exercise programming, manual therapy, education, and modalities for pain management.
Common conditions physiotherapists treat:
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Joint and Muscle Pain
- Spinal Conditions
- Pre and Post Operative Rehab
- Sports Injuries
- Workplace Injuries
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
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.
Registered Massage Therapy
Registered massage therapy involves the manipulation of the body's soft tissues including muscles, connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments. Massage therapists work to reduce muscular tension and adhesions, while improving overall mobility, function, and pain.
Co-Founder & Physiotherapist
Amy 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, Prince Edward Island 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 in the management of their condition.
Amy takes part in professional development opportunities whenever possible. To date, these have included: Acupuncture, Chronic Pain Management, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis, and Mulligan Concept Training. She has also completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training which she incorporates into physiotherapy treatment.
Amy believes that physiotherapy treatment combined with a focus on each client’s specific goals, evidence-based research, and therapist facilitation result in the best outcomes.
Dr. Nadia Shea
Dr. Shea is a chiropractor and acupuncture provider who uses evidence-based, patient-centred care for the prevention and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions.
Her education in the field is extensive. After completing three years of Kinesiology at Dalhousie University, she graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2016, and is also certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. Post-graduation, Dr. Shea has taken additional training in the Webster Technique for Pre-natal Care and Dry Needling.
Happy to be back home to the Island, Dr. Shea offers a variety of services to help her clients feel better, move better, and return to doing what they love.
Kathleen graduated from Queen’s University in 2017 with her Master of Physiotherapy degree, building upon her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from UPEI.
She has completed continuing education courses focused on up to the minute pain research, chronic pain management, hip rehabilitation, and Mackenzie’s Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy approach. With a particular interest in the nervous system and its role in pain, Kathleen has undergone training 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, followed by a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie in 2017. Kristie has a special interest in orthopedics, clinical experience in stroke rehabilitation, post-op recovery, and geriatrics, and she has also completed courses in neuroproprioceptive taping and comprehensive pain assessment. Kristie is eager to continue learning and taking courses throughout her career to further benefit her clients. Kristie’s favourite part of being a physiotherapist is seeing her clients reach their goals and manage their pain.
Registered Massage Therapist
Ashton graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2020. Her theraputic technique consists of first reviewing health history and assessment, followed by informed treatment and home recommendations. Treatment includes a combination of Swedish massage techniques, myofascial release, deep tissue, and trigger point release. In addition to her training, Ashton has completed a certificate in prenatal massage, arthritis, neurology, and cupping.
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