HOLISTIC PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
At Backstream Physiotherapy, we have experienced sports physiotherapists. It is our philosophy to provide expert, friendly, and patient centred care to all of our clients. We will work with you in a holistic way to help you achieve your goals. We use only the most effective techniques and exercises to get you back to health. In this process we will be very much “hands on” in our treatments and guidance, and you may learn a thing or two about your own body. Jeannette has a specialization in acupuncture and trigger point dry needling and Andrea has a specialization in trigger point dry needling, TMJ and vestibular conditions.
We are passionate about helping people with whatever obstacles are in their way. We are able to do this through careful listening, evaluation, and treatment.
We enjoy working with a variety of people of all ages and all abilities. We treat accomplished athletes, weekend warriors, dog walkers, mothers, grandfathers and kids to name a few.
Excellent physiotherapy takes time. We spend the time so that you will see and feel excellent results.
MEET OUR TEAM OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Jeannette graduated with honours from physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba in 2005. Throughout her career she has worked in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine doctors, family physicians, and other allied health professionals to provide expert care for her clients. She has worked with elite athletes in lacrosse (Salmonbellies) and the national women’s ball hockey team. In 2008 she became fully certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada to practice ACUPUNCTURE. The combination of western and eastern medicine is very effective. Jeannette has completed her advanced trigger point dry needling courses in 2018 and is having dramatic success using the technique. Dry needling is similar to IMS treatment. The dry needling is designed to be less painful and is just as effective as IMS. Jeannette enjoys working with her clients to help them return to the activities they love and to improve their sense of well being.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, ice hockey, running and paddling on the Sechelt inlet.
Andrea is a registered physiotherapist with a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy. Andrea earned her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Wisconsin in 2008, after completing her bachelor’s in Human Biology while on Marquette’s NCAA Div I track & field team. Andrea has extensive experience rehabilitating people who have had various orthopedic surgeries. Vestibular rehabilitation is also a strong area of interest for Andrea, with experience treating BPPV, dizziness, and balance deficits. Jaw/TMJ dysfunction is also treated by Andrea, often in conjunction with addressing postural, neck & headache symptoms. Andrea is also certified to provide IMS/dry needling as part of physiotherapy treatment for patients who are interested and appropriate for this particular intervention.
Andrea has competed in sport at an elite level. She competed on Canada’s national bobsled team.
Outdoor activities such as jogging, hiking, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, and any time spent by the ocean are personal favourites of this therapist.