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.

Shockwave Therapy Now Available

Shockwave is a non-invasive form of treatment that has been around for 20 years now, initially being used to treat kidney stones. Shockwave produces acoustic waves that help in treating a number of musculoskeletal conditions, especially in those chronic situations...

read more

Linda, Retired RN

Krystie, I really appreciate all the care that you’ve given me and I’m truly grateful to have you as my physiotherapist. Thank you for everything that you do. read more

COVID 19 NOTICE

Update: July 1, 2021

As the Province of BC enters Step 3 of the restart plan, things will mostly remain status quo at PhysioLife.  Changes are as follows:

  1. based on guidelines published by the College of Massage Therapists of BC, masks inside massage treatment rooms are no longer mandatory.  Masks do not need to be worn if and only if both patient and therapist mutually agree.  If you would like your therapist to wear a mask, they will.  If your therapist would like their patients to wear a mask, we kindly ask for your cooperation.  Masks must still be worn in all common areas of the clinic, so please keep bringing your masks!
  2. Our waiting room will be open on a limited basis (yay!)

All other COVID-19/communicable disease guidelines remain in place, and can be viewed on our website.  Our profession is governed by the College of Physical Therapists of BC and the College of Massage therapists of BC.  The rules and regulations passed down from these Colleges supersede any WorkSafeBC requirements which are imposed on the general population.  Therefore, we can only relax restrictions once our Colleges approve.  Our setting is a healthcare setting which is a high risk environment, even if masks are worn.  As the summer progresses, we hope to receive new guidance from our Colleges which will allow us to ease some of our other protocols.  However, we will only do so if we believe it will not interfere with the health and safety of our therapists, staff, and patients.

Thank you for your continued support.  We hope everyone stays healthy.

Continue to Webpage