"My physiotherapists are amazing and super helpful"
- K Pigeau
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, hand injuries and running injuries.
Rowan is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Rowan graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Physiotherapy. Rowan has gained additional certification in KinetaCore Functional Dry Needling (IMS). He is also certified in Clinical Pilates.
Rowan has also trained and mentored in Hand Therapy. Rowan is able to provide comprehensive treatment of hand and wrist injuries, including post-surgical conditions.
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.
Olivia Garay is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and graduated with her Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa. She has completed Level 2 training in Manual Therapy through CAMPT. She has also completed training in Mckenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the lumbar spine.
Olivia has completed training in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University and Advanced Functional Dry needling.
In addition, Olivia has completed additional training in Concussion Management through SHIFT, and treatment of running and shoulder injuries.
Olivia has several years experience treating a variety of orthopedic and sports conditions.
Charlotte Anderson is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Physiotherapy. She is lecturer and Ph.D.
Candidate in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on concussion management and rehabilitation. She sits on the Executive of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (private practice division) as the Education Lead.
Charlotte has additional training and certifications in the areas of nervous system mobilization, joint mobilization, manual therapy, dry needling, taping and bracing. Charlotte has extensive training and education in concussion management and treatment.
Charlotte has extensive experience working in orthopedics, treating a wide range of conditions related to sport, work and the rigours of daily life.
Charlotte is a strong believer in preventative actions to avoid injury or disease and works hard with patients to live a healthy, active life. She focuses on all aspects of musculoskeletal health, including injury rehabilitation, chronic pain management, healthy ageing, exercise prescription and regaining function and mobility.
Charlotte enjoys the Yukon and we are lucky to have her back!
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.