Physio Treatment in Vermilion
Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and raised on an acreage near the town of Marwayne, Alberta, Janine graduated from Marwayne Jubilee School in 2003. Janine attended the University of Alberta and completed a Bachelor of Physical Education degree in 2007, and completed a Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 2010.
Since graduation, Janine has been employed in public health care/hospitals by Prairie North Health Region (PNHR) in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and Alberta Health Services (AHS) in both Vermilion, Alberta and Wainwright, Alberta. These opportunities have allowed her to work in a variety of roles, in a diversity of settings, and with a mixed range of patient ages. Areas of assessment and treatment include orthopaedics, acute care, stroke clinic, hip & knee screening clinic, cast clinic (post-op/surgeries and fractures), long term care and group education classes.
Janine appreciated growing up in a rural community, which instilled in her traditional morals and values such as respect, ethical principles and the value of hard work. Janine enjoys the challenge of working in smaller communities and using creativity to utilize the resources available to design programs that address clients’ needs. Janine also enjoys collaborating with professionals in surrounding communities, sharing ideas and working in multidisciplinary teams.
Janine is highly motivated to further her professional development through continuing education and strives to integrate best practice guidelines into her service delivery. Her education interests are in courses which address wellness from a holistic point of view and incorporate soft tissue (i.e. trigger point release, myofascial release etc.) and neuromuscular techniques, as well as joint mobilization.
Always seeking to represent her profession well, Janine adheres to the Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association regulations and holds active membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
- Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness;
- Preventing disease, injury, and disability;
- Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions;
- Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance;
- Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and
- Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.