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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy as a standalone treatment, or as part of an integrated treatment plan including physiotherapy or chiropractic care, can be beneficial for many conditions. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. At our clinic, massage therapy services are performed by Registered Massage Therapists (... Read More

Massage therapy as a standalone treatment, or as part of an integrated treatment plan including physiotherapy or chiropractic care, can be beneficial for many conditions. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. At our clinic, massage therapy services are performed by Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) who are regulated health care professionals, meaning they are held to high standards of safe and quality care provided in an ethical manner.


Dietitian

A Registered Dietitian is a regulated health professional, who is a credible source for nutrition information. Dietitians are trained to provide evidence-based nutrition counselling and education to clients. A dietitian will assess your current dietary intake, physical activity level, medical history, laboratory data (if available) and social history. In addition, the Dietitian will discuss wit... Read More

A Registered Dietitian is a regulated health professional, who is a credible source for nutrition information. Dietitians are trained to provide evidence-based nutrition counselling and education to clients. A dietitian will assess your current dietary intake, physical activity level, medical history, laboratory data (if available) and social history. In addition, the Dietitian will discuss with you your personal health goals and readiness to change. This allows the Dietitian to work with you to determine the best individualized plan for you. A Dietitian can help facilitate healthy behaviour change, by providing strategies and resources to improve your diet based on your needs.


Chiropractic

Chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. At THIM, we are pleased to offer an enhanced chiropractic experience. We offer longer appointment times than is typical, with 60min assessments and 30min follow-ups. This additional time allows for more comprehensive assessment and treatment, involving the developmen... Read More

Chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. At THIM, we are pleased to offer an enhanced chiropractic experience.

We offer longer appointment times than is typical, with 60min assessments and 30min follow-ups. This additional time allows for more comprehensive assessment and treatment, involving the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan to achieve each client’s unique goals.

Treatments can include spinal adjustments, but they also involve much more than this, with additional interventions such as patient education, exercise prescription, acupuncture and soft tissue release. In the context of a collaborative healthcare team working together to achieve each client’s health goals, the chiropractic experience at Trent Health in Motion is truly exceptional.


Physiotherapy

As regulated health care professionals, Physiotherapists assess, treat, and help prevent a wide range of medical conditions and injuries. We work at restoring or maintaining our clients’ lifestyle and normal activities, whether it be at work, sports, or home. With strong community roots, our practitioners have a unique understanding of the lifestyle and activities common to residents of the Kaw... Read More

As regulated health care professionals, Physiotherapists assess, treat, and help prevent a wide range of medical conditions and injuries. We work at restoring or maintaining our clients’ lifestyle and normal activities, whether it be at work, sports, or home. With strong community roots, our practitioners have a unique understanding of the lifestyle and activities common to residents of the Kawarthas and Central Eastern Ontario.

Physiotherapists focus on:
- Prevention of injury or illness
- Rehabilitation from injury, illness, or surgery
- Optimizing health and promoting healthy lifestyle choices
- Enhancing performance in sports, at work, or in day-to-day activities

The approach taken by your Physiotherapist will depend on the nature of your injury, problem, or circumstances, as well as your goals. Beginning with a comprehensive assessment, the treatment strategy is developed based on the your unique goals, impairments, and functional challenges assessed during the initial appointment. Communication is a key component of every appointment, with an emphasis on education about the source of the problem as well as the rationale behind the recommended treatment approach.


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists trained in pelvic health have taken additional post-graduate courses in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. This training provides evidence-based, conservative treatment options (outside of medication and surgical intervention) for many common pelvic health concerns. This can include conditions such as urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain,... Read More

Physiotherapists trained in pelvic health have taken additional post-graduate courses in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. This training provides evidence-based, conservative treatment options (outside of medication and surgical intervention) for many common pelvic health concerns. This can include conditions such as urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, post-surgical concerns, pre- and post-partum as well as painful intercourse.

Who can benefit from pelvic health physiotherapy?
We work with both male and female clients experiencing:

-Incontinence (leaking urine and stool)
-Urinary Urgency and Frequency
-New or persistent low back, hip, pelvic, sciatic, tailbone or genital pain
-Pelvic Organ Prolapse (sensations of “pressure” or “heaviness”)
-Pre- and post-partum women (vaginal and cesarean births)
-Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse)
-Post-operative management (post-prostatectomy, prolapse repair, etc.)
-Chronic Constipation
-Chronic Non-bacterial Prostatitis

And many more! If you have a concern that is not on this list, please contact the clinic to learn more about how pelvic physiotherapy can help!


Athletic Therapy

Athletic therapy involves the assessment, prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. There is also a strong focus on prevention through such things as musculoskeletal and posture evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up and conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.


Clinical Conditioning

Clinical Conditioning is a personalized service with our personal trainer that allows for safe and effective fitness training in special health populations (such as clients with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy, pre/post surgery and more). Our personal trainer will design a personalized exercise program taking into consideration your unique health status and goal... Read More

Clinical Conditioning is a personalized service with our personal trainer that allows for safe and effective fitness training in special health populations (such as clients with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy, pre/post surgery and more). Our personal trainer will design a personalized exercise program taking into consideration your unique health status and goals to improve your fitness and quality of life.

Our personal trainer uses the knowledge gained from her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics, and skillfully applies movement science to promote health and wellbeing, restore function, and optimize performance in people of all ages and levels of physical activity.


Trent Student Varsity Triage

Varsity Triage is a time set aside for just Varsity athletes to be seen by a Trent Health in Motion staff member regarding injuries that have occurred during games or practices. Varsity athletes can book an appointment during the triage hours, and they will be advised of their next steps for recovery and participation in sport. ATHLETES MUST BE REFERRED FOR VARSITY ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT AND HAVE... Read More

Varsity Triage is a time set aside for just Varsity athletes to be seen by a Trent Health in Motion staff member regarding injuries that have occurred during games or practices. Varsity athletes can book an appointment during the triage hours, and they will be advised of their next steps for recovery and participation in sport. ATHLETES MUST BE REFERRED FOR VARSITY ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT AND HAVE A COACH OR TRAINER SUBMIT A REFERRAL ONLINE. A REFERRAL IS NOT NEEDED FOR VARSITY TRIAGE.


Sports Medicine

Sports medicine physician Dr. Joan Himann has specialized training in sport and exercise medicine. She is CASEM (Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise medicine) certified, in addition to a special interest in women’s health. What does a Sports Medicine Physician do? • Help athletes/active people maximize their performance and prevent injuries • Treat chronic health conditions that can af... Read More

Sports medicine physician Dr. Joan Himann has specialized training in sport and exercise medicine. She is CASEM (Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise medicine) certified, in addition to a special interest in women’s health.

What does a Sports Medicine Physician do?
• Help athletes/active people maximize their performance and prevent injuries
• Treat chronic health conditions that can affect athletic performance
• Work within an integrated sport support team
• Coordinate treatment and rehabilitation plans for their patients

Sport's Medicine Physician's treat patients who has sustained an injury or chronic condition that would like to return to physical activity or sports. The injury does not need to have occurred from participation in sports.

A referral is required from your primary care provider (ie. family physician or nurse practitioner), or via one of the providers at Trent Health in Motion. The referral form for Dr. Himann can be found on our website. www.trenthealthinmotion.ca

Cait recently moved to Peterborough after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph.

Previously, Cait worked at the Health and Performance Centre at Guelph University as a kinesiologist where she had the pleasure of working with students, athletes and the general population, alike. She is very excited to be a part of the Trent Health in Motion team. Cait loves creating personalized exercise programs for clients and has a passion for helping people reach their goals. A treatment with Cait can vary between land-based strength and conditioning programs to guided hydrotherapy pool exercises.

In her free time, Cait enjoys hiking, running, canoeing and playing board games with friends. She is excited to explore more of Peterborough and its community in the upcoming years!

Cait recently moved to Peterborough after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kine... Read More

Kaitlyn recently moved to the Peterborough area and is excited to join the team of healthcare professionals at Trent Health in Motion! She completed her Clinical Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University after earning her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Following graduation, she worked in a large hospital gaining experience in general medicine, geriatric, kidney, inpatient rehabilitation and post-operative units. She transitioned to working in a physiotherapy clinic in order to pursue her interest in pelvic health physiotherapy. She has taken postgraduate courses specializing in internal and external techniques for the assessment and treatment of pelvic health concerns and continuously strives to advance her education and experience in this area.

Kaitlyn believes in using a holistic, evidence based approach to assessment and treatment and strives to understand each client’s personal experience. She is passionate about creating a positive and safe environment for clients to express their concerns, work towards their goals, and improve their quality of life. She strives to empower clients through education inclusive of pain science, individualized exercise programs, manual therapy, techniques to target a sensitive nervous system as well as strategies to promote long-term self-management. She is excited about the opportunity to help clients in the Peterborough area increase their confidence and daily comfort by restoring basic human necessities related to pelvic health.

Outside of physiotherapy, Kaitlyn is passionate about an active, healthy lifestyle. Whether its time on the water, an outdoor yoga class, or skating on a backyard rink, she feels most relaxed when she is spending time outdoors and reconnecting with friends and family. She is excited to explore the hiking trails and local community events that the Peterborough area has to offer!

If you are interested in learning how pelvic health can help you, or someone you know, please contact the clinic to set up an appointment!

Kaitlyn recently moved to the Peterborough area and is excited to join the team of healthcare pro... Read More

Michael enjoys working with clients to help them recover fully, so they can achieve their health and fitness goals. Musculoskeletal problems, especially those resulting from sports related injuries, are his primary area of interest. Michael uses manual therapy techniques, individualized strengthening and stretching exercises, and movement retraining to help clients rehabilitate from injury and prevent recurrence. He has worked with athletes of all levels, participating in many different sports, from professional basketball teams and the Canadian Men’s National Cricket team, to amateur and recreational athletes of all ages in sports such as soccer, football, hockey and golf.

Michael has continued to build on his skills and knowledge through a variety of continuing education courses. Most notably he completed the Masters in Clinical Science program at the University of Western Ontario and attained his advanced manual therapy (FCAMPT) designation. He also completed the Discover Physio series, where he learned the Integrated Systems Model (ISM). ISM is an approach to assessment and treatment that examines the whole person in order to address the underlying causes behind their meaningful complaint, as opposed to just treating the painful area.

Michael received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Queen ’ s University in 2010. Prior to attending Queen ’ s, he attended the University of Toronto where he earned an Honours Bachelor ’ s degree in Physical Education and Health. While obtaining his undergraduate degree at U of T he was a member of the Varsity Basketball team and team captain for 3 years.

In his free time Mike likes to stay active by trying new workouts in the gym, and playing golf and basketball. He also volunteers as a Board member for Peterborough Public Health.

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Anjoli grew up in Brighton, Ontario, and has always had a passion for nutrition and human health. She spent much of her childhood involved in several sports until she discovered her love for running!

In 2020, she graduated from Brescia University College with a Bachelor of Science in Food & Nutrition. During her Undergraduate degree, Anjoli competed on Western University’s Varsity Cross Country and Track teams giving her first-hand experience with the demands of a student-athlete. On her way to becoming a Registered Dietitian, she completed her post-graduate Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training which included placements all over Eastern Ontario as well as a placement with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.

Anjoli loves working one-on-one with individuals looking to improve their health, performance, and relationship with food. She collaborates with her clients to create individualized nutrition plans, supporting them through behaviour change at any stage. Anjoli is elated be a part of the Trent Health in Motion team and looks forward to integrating into the community!

Anjoli grew up in Brighton, Ontario, and has always had a passion for nutrition and human health.... Read More

Mike has worked in the health and wellness field for the past 20 years. Over this time, he has recognized the importance of developing a strong therapeutic alliance with his patients to enable them to achieve their best possible result. Mike uses an evidence-based approach to treatment that includes the use of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and education to assist patients with their goals.

Mike initially completed a Diploma in the Fitness & Lifestyle Management program at George Brown College in 1999. He followed this, completing his Bachelors of Science degree at Trent University in 2001. He spent 5 years working both as a trainer, as well as a rehab therapist for individuals with acquired brain injury. In 2006, Mike completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at D’Youville College, in Buffalo, NY. Mike has worked in Peterborough for the past 13 years in an orthopedic setting. In 2013, he completed his Advanced Diploma of Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).

Throughout his career, Mike has remained committed to continuing education. He has completed course work in a number of areas including Acupuncture and Dry Needling, Management of Acute Concussion & Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome (R2P Concussion Management), New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries (The Running Clinic), and Lynn Watson’s “the shoulder course”. Since 2018, Mike has served on the executive of the Kawartha District of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association as president. Over this time he has helped to coordinate a number of activities, and opportunities for ongoing education for the physiotherapists of the Kawartha district.

When not at work, Mike enjoys remaining active by running, cycling, Nordic skiing and keeping up with his two active children.

Mike has worked in the health and wellness field for the past 20 years. Over this time, he has re... Read More

Ross is enthusiastic about working with others to enhance their well being and improve their quality of life. He utilizes a client-centred approach, collaborating with clients to tailor treatment sessions and exercise plans to best fit their individual needs. Ross understands that there is more to a client than their injury, and considers holistic factors when working with clients. He uses an evidence-based approach to physiotherapy, utilizing hands-on techniques, client education, and exercise plans as components of treatment plans.

Ross is passionate about the science of human movement. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Queen’s University. He then completed his Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. He is committed to continuing his education with courses related to manual therapy, sports physiotherapy, and concussion management. During his clinical education, Ross worked with a wide variety of clients across multiple health care settings, broadening his experience and honing his expertise.

Outside of work, Ross enjoys staying active, downhill skiing in the winter, and spending time with his dog. He enjoys playing and watching all kinds of sports, as well as a good comedy movie.

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Madeleine is a Trent University graduate and former Trent U varsity rower. A background in dance and competitive sport sparked her interest in injury rehabilitation and prevention.

She later graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in Toronto where she developed a passion for perinatal care. After pursuing continuing education in the perinatal field and gaining clinical experience at Sunnybrook Hospital’s high risk obstetrics unit, Madeleine had the opportunity to work at Toronto’s leading pre and post natal wellness centre. She has since pursued continuing education in manual therapy for pelvic health, empathetic listening and nonviolent communication, trauma awareness as well as anti-racism and allyship.

In addition to supporting her clients through their pre and post natal journeys, Madeleine has experience providing massage therapy for spinal cord injury rehabilitation patients at Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre, post surgical patients at Toronto General Hospital’s gynecologic oncology/urology inpatient unit and residents of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge.

Madeleine strives to create a space where her patients can feel heard, safe and cared for. While her treatments are clinical in nature she aims to incorporate moments of relaxation into every session.

Madeleine is a Trent University graduate and former Trent U varsity rower. A background in dance ... Read More

Robin has always had a passion for the body, fitness and keeping active through sports. Robin is a very people-oriented person, who enjoys making connections with the people around her. Massage was the career she wanted to pursue where she could use her passion to educate clients on healthy ways to move their body, while also having the opportunity to help them do so.

She likes to incorporate a variety of different techniques and stretches that promote overall relaxation and wellness, while also addressing your specific bodily concerns. She has plans to take additional training in cupping and advanced sports massage.

Robin has always had a passion for the body, fitness and keeping active through sports. Robin is ... Read More

Dr. Joan Himann has been an active family physician in Peterborough for the past 28 years. She received her medical training at McMaster University after doing her PhD in Exercise Physiology at University of Western Ontario. As part of her Family Practice she enjoyed referral obstetrics and sports medicine. She was drawn to Sports Medicine because of the many sports she played over the years, doing additional training to receive her Diploma in Sports Medicine. Over the years she has worked at the Centre for Sports Medicine and supported a number of sporting events in Peterborough such as the half marathons, triathlons, Ontario Winter Games and the International Dragon Boat Race. She continues to enjoy an active lifestyle with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Joan Himann has been an active family physician in Peterborough for the past 28 years. She r... Read More

Kelly is a Registered Massage Therapist with a spa and clinical background. She believes everyone can benefit from the restorative effects of massage, and works alongside her patients to ease the nervous system and help the body to heal itself. Kelly has experience working with a broad range of clients, including those experiencing TMJ dysfunction, chronic headaches, trauma, various stages of cancer treatment and recovery, palliative care, anxiety, and everyday stress.

Before finding Massage Therapy, Kelly has had a career as a professional ballet dancer, worked many years in the service industry, and travelled the world experiencing as many cultures (and food!) as she possibly can. All of these experiences have given her a unique appreciation of people and how the body can move.

Kelly is a Registered Massage Therapist with a spa and clinical background. She believes everyone... Read More

Dr. Barrieau graduated from the University of Waterloo with an honours bachelor science degree in kinesiology. He later graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto while earning additional accreditations in Functional Integrated Acupuncture.

Dr. Barrieau has furthered his learning through several courses such as, Spinemobility’s Boot Camp Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, The Nature of Pain- University of Alberta’s Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concussion: prevention, detection and management - Laval University, Athletic Movement Assessment- Upper Extremity, Dermal Traction Method and Mental Health First Aid. Dr. Barrieau enjoys working with people with a variety of conditions, he has a special interest in concussion management, jaw pain and lumbar spinal stenosis. As a firm believer in providing evidence based, patient centred care, Dr. Barrieau provides a number of services that are carefully tailored towards each individual’s needs. A treatment with Dr. Barrieau may include soft tissue therapy, adjustments/mobilizations, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, lifestyle advice and education geared towards improving health, fitness and well-being.

Having worked with high level youth athletes, refugees, people living with HIV/AIDS, adults and teens living with developmental disabilities, as well as having served the First Nations community at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, Dr. Barrieau brings a wide breadth of clinical experience to the Trent Health in Motion Team.

When Dr. Barrieau isn’t in the clinic he can be found on the water helping coach the Peterborough Junior Rowing team. He also enjoys staying active with yoga, cycling and weight training at the gym.

Dr. Barrieau graduated from the University of Waterloo with an honours bachelor science degree in... Read More

Krista grew up in Peterborough with a strong passion for sports. It seemed like a natural fit for her to have a career in Athletic Therapy. She graduated from Sheridan with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) in 2010. She has an extensive background with field coverage during athletic events, including football, rugby, soccer, basketball, wrestling, hockey and volleyball. What is an Athletic Therapist? Athletic Therapists are the first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. They can treat a wide variety of clients, from kids with concussions, to seniors who have had a hip replacement, while using various manual techniques, modalities, exercise prescription, as well as bracing and taping. Athletic Therapists help anyone return to their usual activities, whether that is competitive sports, or walking to the mailbox.

After completing her degree at Sheridan, Krista went on to earn her diploma in Massage Therapy from Ontario College of Health and Technology in 2011. Massage Therapists assess and treat soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions with hands on manipulation.

In addition to treating clients in the clinic, Krista took on the role of Varsity Coordinator at Trent Health in Motion in July 2018. She works behind the scenes taking care of athletes’ medical screens, follow ups, and scheduling game coverage for our Trent Varsity Athletics.

Krista grew up in Peterborough with a strong passion for sports. It seemed like a natural fit for... Read More

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