Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that helps people with illness or injury recover physical function. Physiotherapy helps conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (bones and joints), the nervous system and the cardiovascular system. Your physiotherapist will perform a detailed assessment and do a thorough interview to learn about your problem. You will learn about your condition, how to manage your problem and how to prevent further pain and disability. You will often be taught several exercises that can help to correct your problem. As well, you may receive “hands-on” treatment such as massage, stretching and joint mobilization. Someone who is experiencing pain may also benefit from pain relieving modalities such as acupuncture, ultrasound or electrotherapy. You can find out more about physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Ontario Physiotherapy Association and College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
Meg Smith, Registered
Meg Smith graduated from McMaster University’s school of physiotherapy in 1999. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Sport Physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario’s prestigious Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic.
Meg’s areas of interest include orthopaedic and sports injury management. To this end, Meg is certified in acupuncture and is credentialled as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Meg is active within the physiotherapy community as a lecturer for UWO’s Masters of Physical Therapy program and an orthopaedic instructor with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Meg’s involvement in sport includes working as team physiotherapist for the Kitchener Hallman Twins senior men’s fastball team, Softball Canada women’s program and the Ontario Curling Association.
Jaclyn Seebach, Registered Physiotherapist
Jaclyn Seebach graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2007. During this time, she was the trainer for a variety of varsity teams as well as for the National Cycling Centre in Hamilton.
In 2009, Jaclyn completed a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University where she also completed Level 1, Part 1 in acupuncture training through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.
Jaclyn is excited to have joined the Stonetown Physiotherapy team and looks forward to pursuing further training in orthopaedic manual therapy and acupuncture.
Tricia McBride, Registered Physiotherapist
Originally from New Brunswick, Tricia McBride is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s Physiotherapy program. She comes to St. Marys by way of London, Ontario – having completed a fellowship in Sport Physiotherapy at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic.
Throughout her fellowship Tricia oversaw physiotherapy services for all varsity athletes at the University of Western Ontario and worked as team therapist for the Western Mustangs football team and women’s varsity hockey team. Tricia has since completed her Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy and has joined the ranks of the Canadian women’s soccer team as a team therapist and worked with the Hockey Canada women’s under-18 program. She brings her wealth of professional expertise and passion for sports to her position at Stonetown Physiotherapy.