Arissa Patterson

Physiotherapist Arissa Patterson

Physiotherapist

Hons. BAA, MScPT, FDN/IMS

Arissa obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology before graduating from Queen’s University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to her Master’s degree, Arissa obtained ACSM International Personal Trainer Certification. Since graduation, Arissa has taken advanced training in soft tissue release, vestibular rehabilitation, and the Mulligan concept. She has also obtained Level 1 Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, and is certified to perform IMS.

Her interest in physiotherapy began as a patient following a motor vehicle accident. Her interest continued to grow through volunteer work in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation, and community rehabilitation settings.

Arissa has clinical experience treating a wide range of conditions from workplace and motor vehicle injuries to sports, orthopaedics, arthritis, and pre/post surgical rehabilitation. Arissa is passionate about providing individualized treatment and empowering clients to achieve their rehabilitation goals through patient education, manual therapy, and exercise prescription.

When not in the clinic, Arissa enjoys travelling, walking her dog, taking fitness classes, snowboarding, running, hiking, golfing, and playing squash and softball.

Shin Splints and Physiotherapy

In our last blog entry , we discussed elements of a well-rounded running program.  We also discussed why preventing injuries is critical to achieving your running goals and how physiotherapy can help. In this blog entry we’d like to discuss injuries that tend to...

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RG RCMP Member (Surrey, BC)

I’ve been going to PhysioLife since 2012.  As a First Responder/LEO, I found myself incurring several injuries as a result of my profession.  I searched for several clinics in the area and found PhysioLife online.  I reviewed their website and decided I would... read more