Physiotherapist Arissa Patterson Joins PhysioLife

Physiotherapist Arissa Patterson Joins PhysioLife

 Meet our newest physiotherapist – Arissa Patterson!  A South Surrey local and former Earl Marriott grad, Arissa returns home after starting her career in Victoria.  Arissa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology before graduating from Queen’s University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.

 Arissa’s 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 personalized treatment and empowering clients to achieve their rehabilitation goals through patient education, manual therapy, and exercise prescription.

Arissa has completed advanced training in soft tissue release, vestibular rehabilitation, and the Mulligan concept.  She has also  obtained Level 1 Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.  Arissa holds an internationally recognized ACSM personal trainer certification, and loves incorporating individualized exercises into her patients’ recovery.

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

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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: March 11, 2022

Please note: The Provincial Government has removed the mask mandate for public spaces in BC.  Inside our clinic, we are requiring masks to be worn in common areas.  This is because a sizeable portion of our patients are elderly, immunocompromised, or in the highest risk levels.  Part of our responsibility as healthcare professionals is ensuring all patients have access to care – therefore we have a responsibility to ensure our environment is safe for everybody.  However, once you are inside a treatment room, masks can be taken off with mutual consent between a patient (yourself), and therapist.  This means if you want your therapist to wear a mask, they will.  If both you and your therapist would like to remove your masks, you may.  We think this is a compromise which can accommodate nearly everybody.

Just a reminder, despite COVID-19 cases declining in BC, there is still community transmission.  This means there is at least some risk of COVID-19 transmission at our clinic.

NEW: We have installed HEPA air purifiers inside each of our treatment rooms to further try to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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

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