Christine has been practicing physiotherapy full time for over 25 years, 23 of those as an orthopaedic manual therapist. A Queen’s University graduate, she moved to BC in 1990 and initially practiced in the hospital setting before making the move to Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 1994. In 1998 she successfully completed the requirements for the Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMT). She is now actively involved in teaching and mentoring upcoming candidates for this certificate. Christine believes that physiotherapy is a partnership between client and therapist and enjoys her role as facilitator and educator. Although she is adept in treating all areas, her particular interests is low back, pelvis, hip and lower limb problems. As a runner she has personal experience with overuse issues and really enjoys helping recreational runners to manage injuries and achieve their goals. She believes strongly in the benefits and the balance provided by a regular yoga practice. In 2012 she completed a Hatha Yoga Teacher training program and is certified by the Yoga Alliance. She frequently uses yoga poses in her exercise prescription and assists clients in modifying or enhancing their own asana practice. Christine also offers Yoga Workshops or Private Consultations for those new to the practice or looking to gain insight into improved alignment and stability in their technique.
In addition to her manual therapy and exercise skills Christine is excited to have added Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS Dry Needling) to her toolkit and is enjoying integrating this powerful tool into her treatment of select clients with persistent pain and myofascial pain syndromes.