Certified Athletic Therapist of Canada
I first entered the field of rehabilitation intending to work mostly with athletes as a newly certified Athletic Therapist and coming from an athletic background myself. In the clinical environment though I was finding myself treating all kinds of clients from work place injuries, motor vehicle accidents, post-surgery and special populations. Eventually I was primarily seeing clients with chronic injuries and complex conditions. I realized the traditional orthopedic assessments and treatment techniques in my skill-set were only helping to a point.
I began studying Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and Somatics to closely analyze movement patterns and help clients re-learn fundamental movements for the prevention and recovery from injuries. I have furthered my manual skills by taking a 5 year manual therapy course to treat joints, soft tissue, viscera, and the cranium to encourage self-regulation within all the systems in the body.
View Irene's website www.islandlifehealth.ca to find out more about Irene and the services she provides.
You can learn more about Athletic Therapy by looking at this site:
Canadian Athletic Therapists Association: https://www.athletictherapy.or...
- 5 year Manual Therapy course through the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver (2018)
- Master of Rehabilitation Science Degree, UBC (2013)
- Certified Athletic Therapist of Canada (2001)
- 20 years of clinical and field experience
- 10 years as an ergonomics and rehabilitation consultant for office and industrial workers
- Experience working on the field with athletes from all sports, primarily rugby
- First Responder (Re-Certification 2016)
- Pediatrics in the Ease, Stephanie Bourgeois (2019)
- Somatics for the Arching Body (2016)
- Somatics for the Stooping Body (2015)
- Kinesio taping (2013)
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment Part 1 (2012)
- Functional Movement Screen Parts 1&2 (2011)
- Upper Quadrant Rehabilitation Part 2, Anne Hartley (2009)
- Upper Quadrant Rehabilitation Part 1, Anne Hartley (2008)
- Joint Mobilization and Myofascial Release of the Upper Extremity, Laura Leslie (2007)