Kathryn McGuire, PT Resident

kathryn mcguire physiotherapist

I first discovered physiotherapy as a patient following an athletic injury. After going through the experience of recovering from that injury with the support of various healers along the way, I knew that I wanted to spend my life helping other people on similar journeys of adjusting to and overcoming injury, illness, and/or pain.

I view my role in your recovery as that of a guide and a coach, and take an active approach to treatment with a focus on movement as medicine and on incorporating discussions about mindset, lifestyle, and habits into our treatment sessions. I truly enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and I will take the time to hear your story when we first meet. Together, we will decide on a treatment plan that considers your unique condition and goals, and together, we will work towards getting you back to the activities that matter most to you.

Since completing my Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in the summer of 2020, I have completed additional training in pelvic floor physiotherapy. I also plan to pursue further training in acupuncture, dry needling, manual therapy, soft tissue work, strength and conditioning, and other topics over the next couple of years.

When I am not in the clinic, you can find me going for a run in my neighbourhood, hiking with my dog in the beautiful greenspaces we’re so blessed to be surrounded by, lifting a barbell or kettlebell up and putting it down repeatedly, or curled up on the couch knitting a scarf with a cup of hot tea nearby.

Certifications:

  • Masters Physical Therapy, Queen’s University, completed August 2020
  • Level 1 – The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Health Solutions, completed November 2020
  • Level 1 – Motivational Interviewing, completed May 2020
  • *Coming soon* Level 1 – Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Orthopedic Division of the CPA, to be completed in December 2020
  • Member of the Women’s Health, Seniors’ Health, Acupuncture, and Orthopedic Divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Ontario Physiotherapy Association