Kristy Lerch, the clinic's owner, is a registered Yukon physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She completed her Science and Physiotherapy Degrees with distinction at the University of Alberta. She has specialized training and over 16 years experience in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy.
Kristy has published clinical work in the Orthopedic Division Review. She has taught physiotherapy at the University of Alberta, mentored local Yukon physiotherapists, and is a clinical educator at the University of British Columbia.
Kristy holds an advanced Diploma of Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT). She has extensive post-graduate education in the area of orthopaedic diagnosis and treatment, and has achieved internationally-recognized qualifications in hands-on manual and manipulative therapy. Read more about CAMPT
Kristy is a certified Gunn IMS Acupuncture Practitioner (Intramuscular Stimulation)) and is a member of ISTOP (The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain).Read more about IMS
Kristy is also a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. She has specialized training and over 14 years experience in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. She is certified to treat women, men and children. She has trained and mentored extensively with leaders in the field in the U.S. and Western Canada. She has special interest in pre/post partum care and pelvic pain.
Kristy has also taken advanced training in the treatment of spinal pain, neck pain/headaches, TMJ (jaw) pain, hip pain, and running injuries.
Shane Ringham is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Shane completed his BSc (Science) and MSc (Physiotherapy) degrees at the University of Alberta. He has completed Level 2 training in Advanced Manual Therapy through CAMPT and courses in Mulligan Mobilization Technique. Shane has experience in treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions.
Shane is also certified to practice Biomedical Dry Needling, a specialized form of acupuncture similar to IMS.
Shane also has specialty training in Hand Therapy. Shane is able to provide comprehensive treatment of hand and wrist injuries, including post-surgical conditions.
Shane is an avid marathon paddler and enjoys fishing, beekeeping and woodworking. Shane works full-time at the clinic.
Rowan is currently working towards gaining his graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy.
Rowan's treatment philosophy involves addressing the underlying cause of symptoms using a combination of dry needling and manual therapy to restore normal joint and tissue mobility. He then applies an individually tailored exercise program to restore normal biomechanics and aid in the prevention of future pain and injury.
Rowan enjoys working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds, whether it be athletes, office workers or those involved in work related claims. He believes that working together as a team with his clients is the key to having a smooth and successful recovery.
When Rowan isn't in the clinic he enjoys hiking, biking and skiing around the Yukon, and keeps active with tennis and Jiu Jitsu. Rowan works full-time at the clinic.
Maggie completed her BSc degree in Human Kinetics with Honors at the University of Ottawa and her MSc in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. She holds advanced certification in Mckenzie Spinal Therapy and has taken several orthopedic manual therapy courses through the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). She has over 8 years experience in treating a variety of orthopaedic and sports conditions.
Maggie is certified in Medical Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, and is a certified in dry needling. She has also taken courses in osteopathic manual therapy, myofascial therapy, and mulligan moblization techniques.
Maggie is from Toronto and will be providing her services at the clinic for a month. She is working part-time at the clinic.
Yvonne Emson moved to the Yukon in 1977, and opened Whitehorse Physiotherapy Clinic, the first private physiotherapy clinic in the Yukon. Yvonne has dedicated her physiotherapy services to Yukoners for over 38 years. What's Up Yukon tribute to Yvonne
Yvonne has had a broad and successful physiotherapy career, practising across Canada and internationally before arriving in the Yukon. Yvonne received her Physiotherapy training at the Universities of Alberta and Manitoba. She has extensive experience in orthopedic physiotherapy, developing her skills in a neurological setting and later completing her formal manual therapy training with the founding members of our current advanced orthopedic education system (CAMPT). Yvonne has also taken several courses in myofascial release, somatic pain, and workplace ergonomics. Along with manual therapy, Yvonne incorporates motor control exercises and taping techniques to get the best results for patients.
Yvonne is a registered Yukon physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. While Yvonne is no longer treating patients, she participates in teaching and mentoring of our staff at the clinic.