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Megan has a keen sense of adventure, loves to be active and enjoys discovering new places. Growing up in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba she was involved in many sports from softball to rodeo. After sustaining an injury competing in high school rodeo, she became a physiotherapy patient and became intrigued about it as a profession. She started volunteering at the local physiotherapy clinic, which led to after school and summer jobs. From her experience in the clinic she could see it would be a rewarding career. Megan graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2009. Her career has taken her from Northern to Southern Alberta, working in the communities of Cold Lake, Two Hills, Canmore, Lake Louise, and Cochrane. Megan gained valuable experience working with individuals of all age groups with a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, and benefited from working alongside many talented physiotherapists.
Recently she and her husband were blessed to have the opportunity to live and work in the Land Down Under - sunny Queensland, Australia where they lived for almost three years. Megan was grateful to be a part of a wonderful team, work with many kind patients and continue her ongoing professional development. Megan received many word-of-mouth referrals from patients who were pleased with the results of their treatment, including GUNN IMS.
During her time in Australia, she travelled to Bali, Indonesia to complete her 200 hour Yin Yang Yoga Therapy Certification with Mysan Sidbo. She was fortunate to teach Yin Yoga to a dedicated tribe of individuals in Queensland.
Megan and her husband Jarid have a passion for travel and meeting new people. After returning to Canada in August 2017 to marry in Sicamous, they travelled abroad for six months. They had an unforgettable adventure from Mexico down to Costa Rica, to riding motorbikes 7000 km through Vietnam and Cambodia. In May 2018, they were ready to take off their packs and decided to call one of their favourite places in the world home- beautiful Sicamous, BC!
Megan is thrilled to be accomplishing a long time goal of opening a physiotherapy clinic of her own. She has been overwhelmed with the local support and is excited to be a part of the community and contribute her expertise in the health care field.
Megan has continued her studies since graduating and enjoys combining her traditional training with holistic therapies. Her specializations include GUNN IMS, Dry Needling, Anatomical Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, Functional Movement Screening as well as Yin Yoga Therapy. She takes pride in her work and enjoys the challenge of identifying the root cause of injuries and chronic pain conditions. She enjoys using her skills, as well as manual therapy and providing patients with their own "tool kit" to keep themselves feeling well. Her goal is to actively assist patients to resolve their pain, strengthen, and get back to doing what they are passionate about.
Megan's Education and Specialties:
University of Manitoba: Bachelors Degree Medical Rehabilitation- Physiotherapy
Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute
GUNN IMS- Intramuscular Stimulation for Myofascial and Neuropathic Pain
Traditional and Modern Cupping Therapy
Functional Movement Screen Practitioner
Gokavi Transverse Technique- Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Orthopedic Manual Therapy Courses
McKenzie Technique Levels A & B - Lumbar, Cervical and Thoracic Spine
WorkWell Functional Capacity Evaluations
200 hour Yin Yang Yoga Therapy Certificate
Born and raised in Quebec City, Marie-Claude recently received her Masters of Physical Therapy degree at McGill University. Her various clinical placements allowed her to gain experience working with patients with musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgical as well as neurological conditions. Before that, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Laval University, which led her to work with people living with Huntington’s disease. This experience reinforced her desire to become a physiotherapist to have more tools to help and understand people living with different conditions and injuries.
Because she always loves a new challenge and thought that starting a new career wasn’t enough, she decided to do it 4500 km away from home! Right after she graduated, she drove across the country and found a new home here in Sicamous, where she hopes she can grow professionally and personally.
Her treatment approaches include (but are not limited to) manual therapy, functional and motor control exercises and postural education. Most importantly, she strongly believes that encouraging her patients to play an active role in their rehabilitation process is the key to success.
When she isn’t working, you will probably find her running around Sicamous with her dog – or whatever activity she can do with her furry friend: mountain biking, skiing, hiking, camping… She loves to discover the great outdoors that BC has to offer!
Marie-Claude is really excited to see where this new chapter of her life will lead her, and she hopes to help improve her patients’ well-being.
Marie-Claude's Education and Specialties
Laval University: Bachelor's Degree Kinesiology
McGill University: Master of Science (Applied) Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Manual Therapy Level 1
McKenzie Technique Level A- Lumbar Spine
Introduction to Taping
WorkWell Functional Capacity Evaluations
Sarah is a registered acupuncturist and has completed a 4 year TCM program from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Previously licensed and practiced as a Registered Massage Therapist in Alberta for 8 years, she brings a diverse set of unique skills into her practice, utilizing all of her knowledge and experience to give her patients the best treatments possible. While she is not currently registered in BC, she will be in the near future.
Prior to her training in Acupuncture Sarah specialized in therapeutic, injury rehabilitation, motor vehicle accidents, athletic conditioning, pregnancy, pain, and stress relief. With the addition of education in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine she now is able to treat all of these ailments more dynamically, in addition, this new knowledge and skillset allow her to treat a variety of digestive health issues, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches and migraines, fertility and other female health issues.
While Sarah is passionate about preventative health and helping her patients achieve their health goals, she also has a long standing passion for the outdoors and horses. When she is not working you will be guaranteed to see her out with her dogs and horses in the mountains or with her friends and family on the lake. A new transplant to the Sicamous area, she is eager to get out and explore all the gorgeous views the area has to offer!