Heather Imrie is an FCAMPT physiotherapist specializing in manual therapy and Gunn IMS in downtown Toronto. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2009. She has practiced as an orthopaedic manual therapist for almost a decade.
Heather has completed numerous courses. She has done courses pertaining to the shoulder, spine, acupuncture and most considerably manual and manipulative physiotherapy. In 2015, she achieved the highest level in orthopaedic physiotherapy becoming FCAMPT certified, meaning a Fellow of Canadian Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapist.
In 2017, Heather obtained a certification in Gunn IMS through University of British Columbia. This is a type of systematic assessment and treatment for chronic pain originating from the nervous system and its relation to the spine. This type of treatment has revolutionized her practice and she sees it reflected frequently in positive patient outcomes.
She is devoted to continuing education and evidence based treatment and she will continue to take courses throughout her career to best serve her patients.
Heather’s mission is to achieve success with every patient through advanced clinical reasoning, evidence based practice, and quality care. She recognizes that each patient has individual needs and works with them to achieve their specific goals.
She is optimistic and feels that with every patient a positive change to symptoms and or wellness can be achieved. She uses a combination of education, manual and manipulative therapy, dry needling, modalities, soft tissue release and exercise as the bases of her treatment.
Heather will treat all areas of the body but has special interest in spinal pain, shoulder pain and chronic pain or complex cases. She prides herself on a comprehensive assessment that always looks for the cause of pain and not just the source. This method typically will lead to treatment of the spine, it’s posture and strength.
She avidly promotes clinical pilates for her patients who need one on one core strength training and motor control. She uses this model frequently for optimal outcomes for pain cessation and knows first-hand how it can bridge the gap between pain management, body awareness and lifelong postural awareness.
Heather is active member of her profession. She is a member of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). She has participated as a clinical facilitator at the University of Toronto Physical Therapy Department and she provides mentorship to physiotherapists pursuing their manual therapy designation.
Heather enjoys an active lifestyle which includes yoga, pilates, running and fitness training. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
INJURIES & CONDITIONS TREATED:
- Neck Pain
- TMJ Disorders
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Back Pain
- Nerve Pain
- SIJ Dysfunction
- Ankle and Foot Pain
- Muscle Strain
- Muscle Imbalances
- Pre and Post Surgical
- Stress Fractures
- Joint Dislocations
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Calcific Tendonitis
- AND MANY MORE…