reanna

Reanna grew up in Peterborough, but has spent the majority of her post-secondary education and working years in downtown Toronto. She recently moved back to Peterborough and is thoroughly enjoying it.

Reanna is a compassionate physiotherapist who loves working with clients to help them achieve their goals. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education and Health from the University of Toronto in 2008. She then completed her Master’s of Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2010. After practicing for five years in orthopaedic physiotherapy, Reanna went on to complete her Master’s of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2016. With this, Reanna achieved the designation as a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT), which is the highest level of education in manual orthopaedic physiotherapy. She is registered and in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Reanna has been actively pursuing continuing education opportunities to further advance her skills and to optimize outcomes for her clients. She has completed a one-year Discover Physio Series through which she learned how to assess and treat clients using the Integrated Systems Model (ISM). The ISM is an approach in which the therapist looks at the whole person to find the driving cause of their meaningful complaint rather than just assessing the painful area. Reanna has also taken many other courses to develop her skills set in soft tissue release techniques, therapeutic taping, and acupuncture.

Reanna takes a client-centered approach to treatment, where she involves the client in goal-setting right from the beginning. She explains each step of her assessment and treatment to ensure the client understands what is going on with their body, as well as what can be done to achieve their goals. She educates clients about strategies and exercises they can implement at home to help decrease pain, facilitate recovery, optimize performance, and prevent recurrence of injury. In addition to education and exercise, Reanna’s treatment sessions often include a combination of manual therapy techniques, acupuncture and therapeutic taping. Each session will be tailored to the individual client’s needs.

In addition to clinical appointments, Reanna also provides one-on-one hydrotherapy sessions in Trent’s state-of the art Swimex pool. This has been a great way to combine her love of the water with her passion for using exercise as therapy. There are so many benefits to hydrotherapy as part of a comprehensive rehab or fitness program. For more information on this, check out our blog on the benefits of hydrotherapy. Reanna is a yoga enthusiast, and is currently pursuing a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification. She is looking forward to being able to offer yoga to her clients, which provides so many health benefits and can help support rehabilitation from injury as well as optimize wellness.

In her spare time, Reanna enjoys leading an active healthy lifestyle including yoga, swimming, running, cycling and resistance training. She can often be found experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, and also loves