What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession which assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being.
Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability.
Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation, as well as prevention of injury, and promotion of health and fitness. Physiotherapists often work in teams with other health professionals to help meet an individual's health care needs.
Physiotherapists can help you with many ailments, including but not limited to:
arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain syndrome, frozen shoulder, headaches, low back pain, motor vehicle accident injuries, neck pain, post-surgery rehab, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, sports injuries, etc.
Who are registered physiotherapists?
Physiotherapists in Ontario complete a Master’s degree at one of the five Ontario Universities, a Canadian university outside Ontario or if an individual is educated outside of Canada their education is reviewed by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators to ensure that it is substantially equivalent to the content of a Canadian physiotherapy/physical therapy program. Physiotherapists work to ensure that all the muscles, tendons, bones and joints in your body are working in conjunction in an effective manner to enhance performance and reduce aches and pains.
Registered physiotherapists must continue to develop their education by continuing education courses to continue their registration with the College of Physiotherapists in Ontario. This ensures the quality of their care and treatment.
Emma Conron, PT
Emma is a graduate of the University of Guelph and McMaster University. Emma is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is registered with the College of Physiotherapist of Ontario. Emma has furthered her education by completing training in soft tissue release, level 1 in advanced manual therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and certifications in pelvic health assessment and treatment. In May 2020, Emma was awarded the New Graduate Award in Pelvic/Women’s Health by the Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. In February 2021, Emma took her skills one step further and added Acupuncture to her list of treatments provided.
Emma’s clinical interests include women’s health and sports injury rehab. Her treatment techniques include the use of manual therapy, soft tissue release and exercise prescription.
Growing up, Emma competed both nationally and internationally in dance and cheerleading. When Emma is not in the clinic you can find her at the gym or in the kitchen trying out a new recipe.
Taryn Blignaut, PT
Taryn completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2019 at McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in 2016. Since graduating, Taryn has completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical acupuncture course, Bonefit osteoporosis training, Level 1 Shift Concussion management, and other manual therapy soft tissue release courses. Taryn integrates acupuncture, manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription and other modalities to provide optimal patient care.
Outside of the clinic, Taryn enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling. She stays active by participating in intramural sports, golfing, playing tennis and working out at the gym.