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 registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Her treatment techniques include the use of manual therapy, soft tissue release, acupuncture and exercise prescription.
Emma has focused her continuing education in the field of women's health, completing several courses to provide support to women of all ages including those in pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and beyond. She is one of the few physio doulas in the industry offering education and continuing care to women throughout the entire perinatal period, including during labour and delivery. Emma is also a trained pessary fitting practitioner, providing ongoing care and maintenance to women with pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. 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.
Emma’s other clinical interest is sports injury rehab. Emma grew up participating in competitive dance and cheerleading and loves working with individuals with the same passion for artistic sport. These days, Emma keeps active in the weight room trying to hit new personal bests. Emma is a huge Toronto Raptors fan and in her spare time you can catch her cheering them on.
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.