She is certified in advanced dry needling techniques and is a highly skilled manual therapist. Although she enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, Ruth has a special interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy.
She prides herself in empathetic, personalized patient care and is always learning more about how the body works so she can help her patients function and feel their best. Her hobbies include singing, hiking, skiing and travelling the world, but her biggest achievement has been raising four children alongside her husband.
Gina is dedicated to her profession, her patients and her family. Clinically, she is happy to treat all patients, of all ages, with all musculo-skeletal complaints. She does however have a special interest in treating the young and the old; paediatrics and adult neurology.
She recognises the importance of developing long term relationships with patients and building trust. Taking the time to hear each patient’s story is important, as any part of it can be relevant to their pain and may hold the key to a solution.
Her personalized treatment approach focuses on understanding the cause of the problem for long term healing and to help the patient to reach their goals. Manual therapy, functional dry needling, exercise prescription, taping and education are all a part of her treatment approach.
In her free time, Julie enjoys outdoor activities which include ski-touring, rock climbing and mountain biking.
John’s main clinical interests are the assessment and treatment of the knee and shoulder – particularly rotator cuff injuries. He has published research looking at the effects of injection therapy on neck pain, and acts as a mentor to other physiotherapists within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s orthopaedic division.
In addition to his clinical work, John is a physiotherapist for the Canadian Men’s Alpine Ski Team. He travels with the team on the FIS World Cup circuit when he’s not at home in the Valley.
John has also worked extensively with the Canadian Men’s Water Polo Team, and has attended multiple world championships and the Pan Am Games.
John enjoys skiing and cycling, and is excited to help contribute to the great team working at Invermere Physiotherapy.
Slipping on the ice was not part of my plan this winter. The expert advice and care I received was the ultimate. The new space is peaceful and very spacious for everyone’s needs.Donna A. McKay