Our Women's Health Physiotherapists
Womens Health Physiotherapists
Briana graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University in 2012 while pursuing a golf scholarship. She competed as a varsity athlete throughout her 4 years while in the exercise science program. Following her undergrad, Briana completed the Masters of Physical Therapy program at Western in 2014.
After her time at Western, Briana worked for 2 years at a high performance orthopaedic clinic in Barrie Ontario. This clinic specialized in sports rehabilitation where an emphasis was put on proper movement patterns and effective exercise prescription in order to optimize performance. Education is a big part of her treatment approach as she believes all patients should learn how to perform basic maintenance on themselves in order to live long, healthy lives.
Continued education courses include Dry Needling, manual therapy, SFMA, FMS, Movnat and Acupuncture. Briana is fully bilingual and capable of offering services in French and English.
Briana offers Women's health Pelvic floor assessments and treatment.
Michelle graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2010 with a Masters in Physiotherapy degree. Prior to Physiotherapy, she completed a Bachelor in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa and worked with a variety of sports teams including the Men's Varsity Basketball and the Men's National Field Hockey Team. She has taken a keen interest in participating in triathlons and long distance running.
Both clinical experiences and exposure to various sports has developed her a special interest in athletic populations, pre- and post-orthopedic surgery, work-related injuries, motor vehicle injuries, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She has completed her Level 3 in Manual Therapy with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and also holds a UBC Gunn IMS certification.
Michelle's physiotherapy approach is one that integrates her own experiences to develop comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation programs to assist people in returning to health and activity as effectively as possible.
Donna Gee graduated in 1985 from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. After graduation, Donna worked in Regina at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre where she dealt largely with musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Donna moved to Hong Kong in 1991 and remained there until she moved to Victoria in 2019. While in Hong Kong, Donna worked in a variety of outpatient clinical settings with a special interest in the treatment of sacroiliac dysfunctions. This interest led Donna to discover Pilates and how effective it is for rehabilitation.
Treatment sessions with Donna focus on postural alignment with stabilization of the body through activation of one’s core muscles. Donna experienced first hand the value of core stability using Pilates based exercises in recovering from her 3rd and 4th pregnancy, 3 low back injuries, neck and shoulder pain, knee injury, and an ankle sprain. Donna has taught core stability to clients as young as 6 years old up to 80 years old. One of her passions is working with post-natal moms.
In addition to using Pilates exercises, Donna also offers Cranial Sacral Therapy, Neuro Kinetic Therapy, manual therapy, Emotional Freedom technique, Somato-emotional Release, Reiki, and more.. Donna's philosophy is that wellness is achieved by bringing the physical, mental and emotional bodies into balance with each other.