BPT, MClSc, FCAMPT, CAFCI, Vestibular rehab
A graduate of Tel-Aviv University (2000), Yaara continued to complete a Clinical Masters in Physiotherapy (with focus on Manual Therapy) from The University of Western Ontario (2010). She has continued to further her education with vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management.
Along with clinical practice, Yaara is involved with the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as an instructor and facilitator of manual therapy courses.
Kim is a graduate of Mount Royal University with a 2200 hour Massage Therapy diploma, with a skill set enhanced with a certification in lymphatic drainage. Recently completed in 2023 with the Chikly Health Institute.
Kim is a compassionate and caring therapist looking to help individuals manage their pain, decrease inflammation, boost the immune system, and increase overall wellness. She uses both relaxation and light-to-moderate touch therapeutic massage techniques and creates a treatment plan tailored specifically to the client.
She performs Swedish massage with light-to-moderate pressure techniques, static and dynamic evidence-based cupping.
She specializes in lymphatic drainage levels 1-3, as well as complete decongestive therapy (wraps, garments, taping) for those dealing with lymphedema or lipo-lymphedema. Lymph drainage can also help with acute or chronic swelling conditions such as venous insufficiencies, joint/muscle sprain/strains, activate fluid circulation, reduce muscle spasms and pain, stimulate the immune system, and stimulate the parasympathetic system.
*A doctor will need to be on board with certain conditions regarding lymphedema, and sometimes individuals are not appropriate for treatment (acute infections, DVT’s, major cardiac problems (heart attack, acute angina, uncontrolled CHF to name a few)
Emily has a background in competitive dance, completing her pre-professional levels in both Ballet and Modern dance. She graduated as a certified vocational ballet teacher through the Royal Academy of Dance. She has experience directing a Junior Ballet Program at an Academy in Victoria, B.C. and has been a guest teacher leading technical workshops at several studios.
Emily began her career in rehab as a Registered Massage Therapist prior to completing a Bachelor of Health Science through Thompson Rivers University. She graduated from Western University with a Masters of Physical Therapy and subsequently completed a Fellowship in Sports Physiotherapy at Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic.
Emily has worked with several varsity teams, including the Western Mustangs’ basketball, soccer, and volleyball teams, as well as the Vikes Track and Field team.
Emily’s style of treatment is primarily exercise based, using program planning, motivational interviewing and manual therapy to help patients achieve their goals. She has a keen interest in exercise science and strives to foster independence in her patient through individualized treatment plans. Emily has also completed her functional dry needling levels and uses this as a tool for pain management.
Outside of work Emily enjoys road cycling with her partner, back country skiing and travelling.