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

Kristy Lerch

Kristy Lerch 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 can treat a variety of Orthopedic and Sports conditions in adults as well as children.

Kristy has published clinical work in the Orthopedic Division Review. She has taught physiotherapy at the University of Alberta, mentored local Yukon physiotherapists, and has been 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 certified in Gunn IMS Acupuncture Dry Needling 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, and has several years experience in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.  She is certified to treat women, men and children.  Kristy 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), pregnancy and post-partum care, birthing injuries, male pelvic health conditions, and post-surgical conditions. Kristy  has extensive experience in treating pelvic pain (vulvodynia, vaginismus, interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, sexual pain, coccydynia and pregnancy-related pain).

Kristy has completed training in Concussion Management at Laval University and the University of Calgary.   Kristy has also taken advanced training in the treatment of Neck Pain and  Headaches, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction, Dizziness and Vestibular problems.

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

Kristy's Sports Physiotherapy experience includes treating pre-season skiing and snowboarding athletes at Mt. Sima, as well as recreational runners, dancers, baseball players and cross-country skiers

Kristy has recently updated her advanced certification in the prevention and treatment of running injuries through  therunningclinic.com.  She has also taken advanced training in the treatment of Hip Pain. 

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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 in adults as well as children.

Stephen has completed Level 2 training in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT). He has trained in a variety of myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques. 

Stephen has taken advanced training in Shoulder Rehabilitation with Lyn Watson and the Melbourne Shoulder Group.  He has trained in treating Dizziness and BPPV (benign positional vertigo) and the treatment of Neck pain, Headaches, and  Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction.

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.

Stephen's Sports Physiotherapy experience includes working as an Athletic Trainer with the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics.  He has also taken advanced training in the treatment and prevention of Running Injuries. 

Stephen believes that working together as a team with his clients is the key to having a smooth and successful recovery.  

 

Amélie McGarry

Amélie is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Amélie graduated from the Université de Montréal with her Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences.  She then completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa.  Amélie can treat a variety of Orthopedic and Sports Conditions. 

Amélie has completed Level 1 training in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).  She has trained in a variety of myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques. 

Amélie has also completed her Level 1 certification in Acupuncture Dry Needling through Acupuncture Canada. 

Amélie is also a certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.  She has a special interest in treating pelvic health conditions in women, including incontinence, pregnancy and post-partum care, diastasis rectus, peri-menopausal conditions, post-surgical conditions, and prolapse.  

Amèlie has also completed training in Advanced Kinesio-Taping through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 

Amèlie is experienced in treating WCB and MVA injuries.

Amélie was born and raised in Northern Quebec and can provide service in both French and English.

Amélie enjoys working with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds.  She enjoys working together as a team with her clients and believes accessible physiotherapy is important for recovery.

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Deyvn Manderscheid

Devyn is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Devyn graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  She then completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University.  Devyn can treat a variety of Orthopedic and Sports Conditions. 

At the University of Saskatchewan, Devyn was on the Huskies wrestling team and obtained her NCCP Coaching Certificate.

Devyn has taken training in myofascial release techniques and can use a variety of muscle release and joint mobilization techniques in her practice.   

Devyn also has a special interest in treating Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction.

Devyn enjoys helping patients increase their mobility and improving their quality of life.  She likes problem solving with patients to create individualized treatment programs tailored to their specific needs and goals.

 

 

 

Kelsi Abbott

Kelsi is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Kelsi graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) degree. Kelsi has several years experience in orthopedic physiotherapy and she can treat a variety of Orthopedic and Sports Conditions. 

Kelsi is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.  She has training and experience in treating Lymphedema arising from a variety of conditions.  

Kelsi has completed advanced training in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).  She has also trained in a variety of myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques. 

Kelsie has also completed her Advanced Acupuncture and Dry Needling certification. 

Kelsi has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including a variety of private practices,  hospitals and personal care homes.  Although she enjoys all areas, her continued interest in orthopedics has always brought her back to the private clinic setting. 

 

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Nicole Dimopoulos

Nicole is a registered Yukon Physiotherapist and member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Nicole graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Physical Therapy degrees. Nicole has several years experience in orthopedic physiotherapy and she can treat a variety of Orthopedic and Sports Conditions.  

Nicole has completed advanced training in Manual Therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).  She has also trained in a variety of myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques. 

Nicole has also completed training in Concussion Management with Concussion Rehab Works Inc.  She has also taken advanced training in Shoulder Rehabilitation with Lyn Watson and the Melbourne Shoulder Group.

Nicole has  completed her Level 1 Acupuncture and Dry Needling certification. 

Nicole provides holistic physiotherapy to clients of all ages, with an emphasis on moblility, exercise and manual therapy. 

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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. 

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! 

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