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We are a group of specialized health professionals working collaboratively to ensure our clients receive personal and comprehensive health care.
Nichole Jacobson Physiotherapy Inc.
I have been a registered physiotherapist since 1996, and have owned my own private practice since 2011. My main area of focus and interest lies in how stress and trauma affects the body. I have been studying and integrating craniosacral therapy into my practice since 2000. I have done numerous other trainings including visceral manipulation, trauma releasing exercises, and completed my Yoga teacher training in 2015, with additional training in trauma sensitive yoga. I am currently enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program to be completed in 2017.
It was through my own personal experience with a back injury as a teenager that I became interested in the profession of physiotherapy. As a result of that injury and ongoing stress, I struggled with persistent back and neck pain for years. This led me to dive deeper into the study of why pain can sometimes persist in a person’s body long after the initial injury has healed.
All of my trainings have helped me develop a greater understanding of the effects of stress and trauma in our bodies and the relationship with our minds. I have experienced first-hand the ability of the body to heal, despite years of stress and chronic pain. I now have better understanding of my own pain and the complex mind-body relationship it has, and have many tools to be able to manage it. My personal experiences and trainings have also allowed me to help my clients to heal at a deeper level through a combination of hands-on treatment techniques, education, and individual exercise programs geared towards each client’s personal goals. I am truly passionate about helping to facilitate healing in all the clients and students I work with.
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Kirsty is an honors graduate of The Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage where she received her diplomas in massage therapy and perinatal massage. While living in the Queen Charlotte Islands in BC, Kirsty experienced the positive effects reflexology can have on individuals and was inspired to become a certified reflexologist. In 1998, she completed certification through the Aromatherapy Reflexology Centre, and pursued further certifications in advanced reflexology methods with the Atlantic School of Reflexology.
As a certified Reiki practitioner, Kirsty has integrated Reiki as part of her daily life as well as offering it as a compliment to her treatments for her clients. Cranio Sacral Therapy is also of particular interest to Kirsty. In 2001, she attended training from The Upledger Institute, Inc., and this was followed up with a further certification through ACTM, taught by Gary Keeling B.P.E., B.Sc. (PT). In 2014, Kirsty continued her education in Cranial Sacral Therapy with Gary Keeling and Steve McKay; as well as, received training with The Craniosacral Therapy Alliance taught by Don Ash. With her vast experience and training in massage and complimentary therapies, Kirsty brings an experience to her clients that is positive, encouraging and empowering.
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For the past ten plus years, Lisa has had the honor and privilege of working in a career that continues to inspire her. The signature of her integrative approach is in recognizing the whole person who stands before her. Her greatest wish is that clients realize their full potential for good health through natural practices.
Lisa earned her diploma in Swedish Massage and advanced techniques from the Canadian College of Natural Medicine in Bedford Nova Scotia. She attributes much of her skill and success as a therapist to the sound training she received while under the tutelage of the passionate instructors at the College. Since graduating in 2002 Lisa has attended advanced training in myofascial release, cranial mobilization, trigger point therapy, and scar tissue release. She has also pursued continuing education directed in understanding chronic pain, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression.
In holding to the ethics put forth by her profession, Lisa maintains a strong confidence in the multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitative health and wellness.
Alison Bowie Physio & Yoga Therapy
Alison graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2013. She spent her first year as a Physiotherapist in Alberta, working in a rural hospital. It was during this time that she became well rounded in her acute care skills as she worked on a surgical and medical unit while covering ICU and home care. This hospital setting allowed Alison to work with clients requiring a wide range of services, including post-operative therapy as well as cardio-pulmonary and neurological rehabilitation.
Just as all east coasters do, Alison moved back home and began her career in private health care where she has been working for the last two and a half years. Alison is interested in treating clients holistically as she views the body as being made up of many systems that are interconnected, functioning dependently of each other. It is for this reason that she enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary setting where clients are treated as a whole.
Alison is also known for her passion towards mindfulness and yoga. While in graduate school she studied the effects of mindfulness on chronic pain, then in 2014 completed 30 hours of training in Dr. McCall’s ‘Yoga as Medicine’ and she has recently completed her 200 hours of yoga teacher training in the Fall of 2015. Alison enjoys introducing mindfulness and yoga to those who are curious and has experience rehabilitating individuals back to their pre-injury yoga journey. Aside from these areas of interest, Alison is also trained in Acupuncture for the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorder.
As the owner of ‘Alison Bowie Physio & Yoga Therapy,’ Alison looks forward to joining the team at Foundation Health Centre P.C. where she will assist you in reducing your pain, restoring your movement and returning you back to YOUR life in full function!
Originally from Northern Ireland, Oli graduated from the school of physiotherapy at University of Brighton (UK) in 2002 and gained several years of experience working as a physiotherapist in the English National Health Service, treating a wide range of conditions and ages. As he became more experienced and also did further post graduate studies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy he took on a specialized role of treating complex spinal conditions (such as chronic low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and pre and post surgical patients) working with a spine surgeon and his team. Concurrently Oli was also working part time in a sports rehab clinic treating many sporting injuries from rugby, football (or soccer!) cricket, runners, field hockey and golf.
Oli moved to Canada and Fredericton in 2009 with his wife and now has 2 beautiful children, and outside of work tries to spend as much time as he can enjoying them as they grow. He is also a keen cyclist and jogger, and loves rugby (though mostly from his sofa these days).
Since arriving in Fredericton in 2009, Oli has practiced exclusively within the private rehabilitation sector. Oli is highly skilled and experienced in manual therapy techniques and specializes in the assessment and treatment of spinal disorders such as back pain, neck pain, and sciatica. Oli treats many muscle, joint & nerve problems and is experienced in treating sports injuries working with varying levels of athletes who somehow cause a wide variety of injuries to themselves. These injuries include, but are not exclusive to, hip, knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.
Oli enjoys continuing his education and endeavours to practice evidence based rehab techniques with his clients to achieve optimal results, enjoys a challenge and the satisfaction of clients achieving their goals. He also enjoys the satisfaction of great coffee and good wine!
Jenna is a compassionate and competent Registered Dietitian as well as a Fredericton local. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition at St. Francis Xavier University, Jenna went on to be accepted into and complete her Graduate Dietetic Internship at The Moncton Hospital.
During this time Jenna gained a wide range of clinical competencies and nutrition knowledge pertaining to areas such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Celiac Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Eating Disorders and general healthy eating and weight management to name a few.
Jenna recognizes that each client is different and unique, requiring individualized strategies tailored to their needs to achieve success. She practices nutrition counseling under a philosophy focusing on self-empowerment and setting realistic goals for healthy eating and life-long changes.
Jenna continues to expand her knowledge in the ever-evolving areas of Sports Nutrition and Diabetes through continuing education. Jenna also has a passion for health promotion targeting youth, and strongly believes in educating kids on healthy eating to create a healthier future.
In her spare time, Jenna loves weight lifting, discovering new foods and recipes, and spending time with friends and family. She has an undying love for anything sweet and is a firm believer in everything in moderation and balance.
Whether your concern is chronic disease, weight loss, athletic performance, gastrointestinal issues, meal planning or just general healthy eating and support; a dietitian can help you reach your goals!
Oli Surgenor Physiotherapy P.C.
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Alana Parmigiani has been a practicing massage therapist for 13 years, and acupuncturist for 7 years. After completing her Bachelor of Arts, with an honours in Anthropology at UNB in 1999, she later went on to attend the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Kitchener, Ontario and graduated in 2003. She continued her studies in her field and became a certified sports massage therapist at ACTM in Fredericton, and later certified acupuncturist through the College of Acupuncture and therapeutics in 2009. In 2015, she received her diploma in advanced acupuncture and is currently a registered acupuncturist with MARA. She is also a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.
Alana has had many years of experience in the physiotherapy/rehabilitation setting. Her treatments incorporate myo-fascial and deep tissue massage, cupping, and acupuncture techniques. Throughout the years, she has witnessed how acupuncture and massage affects the body and mind in many positive ways. Its effect of calming the central nervous system promotes healing, improves sleep, provides pain relief, and better overall function for many individuals. These therapies have shown to be a valuable complementary tool for the management of chronic pain conditions, stress, and anxiety for many of her clientele. Alana is enjoying working together with a multi-disciplinary team of therapists to help people achieve a better state of health and wellness.
Kailey is a Frederictonian, born and raised. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Memorial University in Newfoundland. Upon graduating, Kailey returned to Fredericton and has been working in private practice for the last two years. As a kinesiologist, she’s gained experience providing rehabilitation and functional exercises programs for a variety of injuries. Physical activity has always been a big part of her life, growing up playing team sports. Exercise continues to be a passion for her and she enjoys showing people how to integrate exercise and its benefits into their daily lives. Kailey is also in the process of completing her 200 hours certification as a yoga teacher and looks forward to introducing yoga to clients. She has taken Dr. McIntosh’s 8 week Mindfulness and Your Health program and incorporates mindfulness practices into her rehabilitation programs (ie. relaxation breathing, guided body scans, etc). Kailey is very excited to join the Foundation Health Centre team as she continues to learn from a wide variety of experienced clinicians.
Kelly Wicks Physiotherapy P.C.
Liz Richard Physiotherapy
Kelly Wicks has been practicing physiotherapy in Fredericton for the past 12 years. Kelly began her post-secondary education in her home town of St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Memorial University. From there, she moved to Fredericton and completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. Her love of human anatomy and human movement led her to pursue a career in the field of Physiotherapy. As a result, Kelly attended Dalhousie University in Halifax from 2001-2004, completing a degree in Physiotherapy, following which she moved back to Fredericton to begin her professional career.
In 2015 Kelly played an integral role in assembling a team of highly skilled and like-minded clinicians for the new Foundation Health Centre in Fredericton.
Over the years, Kelly has participated in a number of post graduate courses and specialty training that have given Kelly diversity in her approach to physiotherapy assessment and treatment. Although her main treatment area is orthopedics, she also holds special designations as a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator and a Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluator, giving her the ability to determine an individual’s current level of physical function and or cognitive function as it relates to their ability to perform specific job tasks. As a result, Kelly excels at working with injured workers of New Brunswick and contributing to their rehabilitation.
Kelly’s work experience has provided her with the opportunity to work with people of varying ages and populations. Kelly has done extensive work with veterans and she finds it very rewarding to participate in their rehabilitation process. She has worked hard to assemble a team of health professionals who work together to provide a well-rounded multidisciplinary approach in the health and wellness of our community Veterans.
Kelly Wicks Physiotherapy PC. is located at Foundation Health Centre PC. Her practice provides physiotherapy service, including aquatic therapy, for individuals suffering from acute and chronic injuries and conditions, Work Conditioning Programs for injured workers and Working on Wellness Programs designed specifically for Veterans.
If you would like to know more about the services Kelly Wicks Physiotherapy PC. provides or to book an appointment with Kelly, stop by 264 Rookwood Avenue in Fredericton, or call 206-6866 today!
Elizabeth (Liz) Richard graduated from Dalhousie University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy. She practiced physiotherapy in Fredericton working in a private practice outpatient orthopaedic setting, serving clients of all ages.
Continuing education has always been a priority in her practice and she has taken a variety of post graduate courses in orthopaedics, including pain management, and acupuncture. She offers her clients a therapeutic exercise approach, acupuncture, manual therapy, and patient education to treat pain, restore movement and improve function.
Liz has a special interest in helping those with dizziness, vertigo and balance problems, related to vestibular disorders. She began her training in vestibular rehabilitation in 2000, and soon after, began practice in this area. Since that time she has completed additional post graduate education in Vestibular Rehabilitation and has gained extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of patients with dizziness and balance disorders.
Liz is a strong believer in the importance of movement, and in leading an active lifestyle for good health.
She is pleased to join the multi- disciplinary team of Health Care Practitioners at Foundation Health Centre and looks forward to assisting people achieve their goals of improved health and wellness through movement.
Courtney graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University in 2011. She is originally from Fredericton and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick. Rooted deeply in the community and having the option to practice anywhere, Courtney decided to return to Fredericton where she has a large network of contacts.
Since graduation, Courtney has been practicing in private rehabilitation clinics in the Fredericton area. She has extensive experience developing ADL reactivation interventions for clients with chronic illness, return to work plans, job site analysis, functional capacity evaluations, home assessments and ergonomic assessments.
Outside of work she enjoys practicing yoga, exploring new cooking recipes and spoiling her dog.
Scott graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology. During those four years, he worked alongside the UNB Varsity Reds basketball team, the New Brunswick Black Spruce and Fredericton Loyalist rugby teams as a student trainer. After graduating from UNB, he attended Dalhousie University where he completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2009. Since graduating he has worked in several different settings including time at the Saint John Regional Hospital, private clinics and a three-year stint working in Petawawa, Ontario directly on a military base. During this time, Scott gained experience working with a variety of client conditions including cardio-pulmonary, post-surgical, sports injuries, and all types of musculoskeletal conditions. Scott is Fredericton’s only certified clinician in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy through the McKenzie institute of Canada, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and is currently the Head Physiotherapist for St. Thomas University Varsity Athletics. Scott’s treatment plans focus on using active movements and exercise programs to develop specific, progressive movement patterns to successfully rehabilitate all types of musculoskeletal injuries. As an avid runner, Scott understands the complications that can arise while participating in endurance sports and has completed courses on the management of running injuries and gait analysis which give him insight into how to best manage and prevent these injuries. When out of the clinic Scott can be found running on one of Fredericton’s many beautiful trails, out for a hike, or spending his weekends away camping.
264 Rookwood Avenue
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Phone: 1 (506) 206-6866
Fax: 1 (506) 206-6846
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Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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