"My physiotherapists are amazing and super helpful"
- K Pigeau

Kristy Lerch

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 19 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 has also trained in Osteopathic Manual Technique with Professor Laurie Hartman of the British School of Osteopathy.

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 17 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 treating female midlife issues (prolapse and incontinence), pelvic pain, male pelvic health conditions, post surgical conditions, bladder pain, sexual pain and birth trauma.

Kristy has completed training in Concussion Management at Laval University and the University of Calgary.   Kristy is also certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Kristy has trained and mentored in Hand Therapy, and can treat a variety of elbow, wrist and hand injuries, including post-surgical conditions.

Kristy has also taken advanced training in the treatment of dizziness, neck pain/headaches, TMJ (jaw) pain, hip pain, and running injuries. 

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Stephen Hutton

Stephen is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  Stephen graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with his Masters in Physiotherapy, and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (with Distinction).   He can treat a variety of Orthopedic and Sports conditions. 

Stephen has completed Level 2 training in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT). 

Stephen has taken advanced training in shoulder rehabilitation (Lyn Watson) and has trained in a variety of myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques.  

While completing his physiotherapy training, Stephen worked as an athletic trainer with the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics.  He has taken advanced training in treating running injuries.  

Stephen is experienced in treating clients with WCB and MVA injuries.  He is also experienced in providing Functional Testing and Ergonomic Work Site assessments.

Stephen has also trained and mentored in Hand Therapy, and can treat a variety of elbow, wrist and hand injuries, including post-surgical conditions.

Leah Gasparovic

Leah is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Leah graduated from McGill University with her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy, and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Education from Quest University.  Leah can treat a variety of Orthopedic and Sports conditions. 

Leah has obtained her national coaching certification in Gymnastics and Freestyle Skiing, and has experience coaching high level and recreational athletes.  Combined with her physiotherapy training, this enables Leah to identify dysfunctional movement patterns and promote healing through movement, assisting her patients to return to sport and work activities.

Leah has completed her Level 1 training in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).  She has also completed Level A Mackenzie Spinal Therapy.

Leah has also completed advanced training in treating paediatric conditions and injuries in children and youth.

Leah is a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.  She treats incontinence, prolapse, and can provide pre and post partum care.  

Leah's love for the North was sparked while providing physiotherapy in a remote Northern Quebec First Nation.  She is thrilled to be practising and living in the Yukon.

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Shirin Jazi

Shirin is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Shirin completed her PhD in Kinesiology at Western University and her Masters in Physiotherapy at McMaster University.  Shirin's PhD research focused on the neural control of human movement.  Shirin has experience treating a variety of Orthopedic and Sports Conditions.

Shirin has taken training in Soft Tissue Release Therapy and a variety of joint moblization techniques.

Shirin has also taken Level 1 and 2 training in Concussion Management, and is certified to provide treatment of concussion injuries.

Shirin's treatment philosophy involves addressing the underlying cause of symptoms using manual therapy and self-mobilization techniques, and individually tailored exercise programs to restore normal biomechanics and aid in the prevention of future pain and injury.

Shirin enjoys working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds, whether it be athletes, office workers or those involved in work related claims. She believes that working together as a team with her clients is the key to having a smooth and successful recovery.

Nathan King

Nathan is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Nathan graduated from the University of Western Ontario with his Masters of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science from Bishop's University.  Nathan is experienced in treating a variety of Orthopedic and Sports conditions. 

Nathan has completed his Masters of Clinical Science in Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).  

He has also completed advanced training in Concussion Rehabilitation and Management.

Nathan has also completed his Sports Physiotherapy Canada Certificate He is a Canadian Red Cross Sports First Responder and certified as a Medical Professional 3 with the Titleist Performance Institute. 

Nathan has also taken Level A Mackenzie Spinal Therapy.  

He has extensive experience in physiotherapy, treating a wide range of conditions related to sport, work and the rigours of daily life.

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Yvonne Emson

Yvonne Emson moved to the Yukon in 1977, and opened Whitehorse Physiotherapy Clinic, the first private physiotherapy clinic in the Yukon. Yvonne dedicated her physiotherapy services to Yukoners for 41 years. What's Up Yukon tribute to Yvonne.

Yvonne received her Physiotherapy training at the Universities of Alberta and Manitoba, and completed her formal manual therapy training with the founding members of our current advanced orthopedic education system (CAMPT).   Yvonne is no longer treating patients, and she is enjoying retirement!