Keeping you moving well, often, and without pain is a key focus for Louise. With over 30 years of practice in orthopaedic and sport related physiotherapy, Louise fully supports people in taking care of their health and fitness needs. She is currently practicing at Movement Sports Clinic in Downtown Calgary where she is a Founder and Co-owner.
Louise evaluates the latest research and integrates the best practices in order to help her clients reach their goals. Her greatest skills are listening to the patient, analyzing a problem and implementing an effective and individualized treatment plan. Manual Therapy skills are used to facilitate joint and myofascial mobility and modify pain perception. A home program of Therapeutic Exercise is prescribed to reinforce movement changes, establish optimum movement patterns and to stabilize and strengthen the musculoskeletal system. IMS Dry Needling techniques are also utilized to promote recovery and function. Patient education and empowerment are of utmost importance. Referral to a trusted health care providers is also part of treatment planning when required.
Graduating with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from University of Manitoba, Louise later achieved the Masters designation in Manipulative Therapy (MClSc PT) from the University of Western Ontario. Louise also has certification to order Diagnostic Imaging such as x-rays, diagnostic ultrasound and MRI.
Areas of special interest are injuries related to running and triathlon as well as performance of the Masters athlete in any sport. Louise works with patients experiencing repetitive strain injuries related to sport and office work. Persistent pain is also a key interest. As the scientific understanding of the human pain experience evolves so does management of recurring problems like back, knee and shoulder pain. Louise is a keen follower of the pain neuroscience research and integrates current knowledge into her practice.
Louise is committed to health and wellness herself. She loves running and triathlon and continues challenging herself at races of all distances. In October 2022 she qualified and competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii. She has been greatly informed by her sports participation and the coaching professionals she has worked with over the years (see No Limits Triathlon and Critical Speed websites).
As part of educating her clients and the community, Louise has written and Published Articles related to sport, injury and prevention. She has also given Presentations to Corporate Calgary and has also presented to her peers at professional conferences.
Louise has held Professional Positions on various Boards. She remains engaged in the community through volunteering for sporting events like the Calgary Marathon and currently is Chair of the Run Calgary Board of Directors.