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         250-383-6767

         [email protected]

Office 

hours resumed as of June 15, 2020

Office  

hours resumed as of June 15, 2020


I am currently not able to take on new clients until middle of May, 2022



I have started to see clients in person on Mondays and Thursdays. I have reorganized and equipped my office to better meet safety guidelines. Here is my protocol for seeing clients in person:

  • I will be wearing a mask (to protect you) and clear face shield (additional protection for me).
  • Bring a mask for yourself or you may use a disposable or washable cloth mask provided by me (to protect me).
  • You will wash or sanitize your hands upon arrival and after the session.
  • Arrive on time (meaning not too early). If you must wait, please do so in the chair close to my office.
  • Please leave all but essential belongings in your vehicle or at home.
  • I am adding an additional 15 minutes between clients for cleaning.
  • My desk chair and the client chair are spaced out to 6 feet.
  • I am wearing in office clothing only (changing upon arrival) and laundering these here at the office after each use. 

With each booking of an appointment and just prior to each session, the following health care risk assessment must be asked and recorded (in accordance with my College and Work Safe BC guidelines):

Please answer yes or no to all three questions and reply to me as part of your appointment confirmation:

  1. Do you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, new muscle aches or headaches, sore throat)? Ans:
  2. Have you traveled outside of Canada within the last 14 days? Ans:
  3. Have you had close contact with a person who is diagnosed or has probable Covid-19 in the last 14 days? Ans:

If no, then I will see you for your scheduled appointment. If yes, please contact me to re-schedule.

If your health status changes within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, just leave me a message by phone (250-383-6767) or email me ([email protected]). We will re-schedule the appointment. There will be no penalty for last minute cancellations. Everyone’s good health is my priority!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send me a message or call and leave a voice message. Thank you and stay healthy out there! Best, Suzanne

Suzanne Chenier, BScPT


Physiotherapy

Postural Reconstruction®

In the course of my early career, I was very lucky to have been exposed to a technique that made so much sense to me and really helped me treat effectively those cases that were unresponsive to exercise, stretching, massage or modalities. If you are someone who has 'tried it all', then working with me and the technique I use of Postural Reconstruction® will likely be something you have not heard of, nor tried and could very well provide some answers and, ultimately, improvement.

Loosen up to straighten up!

250-383-6767

How Postural Reconstruction® Can Help You?

Postural Reconstruction (PR®) is defined as a neuromuscular technique based on the concept that tonic imbalance in the muscular chains of the body leads to muscular shortening causing postural deformations, structural alterations, mechanical dysfunction, movement pattern disorder and pain. This training taught me a whole-body approach - to consider the musculo-skeletal system as one single system throughout the body with inter-dependent elements (muscle chains). So, you may have a problem in one area, but the whole system is affected and requires comprehensive attention for the area to improve. It taught me that, in many cases, there are adaptations occurring in the body that are unconscious, that are driven by a part of the brain that a person is completely unaware of and can’t affect with voluntary conscious will.

Normal movement involves a conscious will-driven action and a postural adaptation. The postural adaptation occurs by automatic processes involving certain parts of the brain and nervous system in concert with voluntary actions. For example, you reach across the table for the salt shaker. Your brain sends messages to your muscles to accomplish this task and simultaneously adjusts your body posturally so that your body’s integrity is maintained, without the need for you to consciously think of that, too! That is what is called postural muscle tone. There is not very much understood about how tone works in our bodies mainly because it is very hard to create a model of study that isolates the phenomenon. Both events (voluntary movement and postural tone) occur at the same time but by very different mechanisms. Exercise (strengthening, stretching) all involve the mechanism of voluntary conscious will. Postural Reconstruction® is concerned with the automatic mechanism of postural muscle tone and its impact on static posture, resultant movement possibilities and overall functional level.





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" .... increase your intelligence ... by improving your control of the nerve network between your brain and your muscles¹."

¹from Thérèse Bertherat in her introduction to her book: The Body Has Its Reasons.




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