RPT, CAFCI, FCAMPT, RYT
Heather McNeil is a registered physiotherapist and yoga instructor. She obtained a Bachelor of Animal Biology with Honours at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops in 2008 and then went on to complete a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at McMaster University in 2012. Throughout high school and her undergraduate degree she rode horses competitively, focusing on hunter/jumpers and then barrel racing.
Heather is certified to practice Acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). The FCAMPT designation means that she has undertaken extensive additional training to assess and treat the body from a neuromusculoskeletal standpoint. It also means that she is certified to safely adjust a joint if needed.
Heather has worked with a wide variety of patients in her career. She has recently specialized in pelvic health and is passionate about the difference she can make for people in this area. She uses a variety of treatment techniques in physiotherapy sessions but by far her favourite is empowering you to connect with your body’s innate ability to heal.
As an avid yogi since 2008 Heather is a big fan of the physical and emotional/spiritual benefits of the practice. She finds yoga to be amazing to build body awareness and appreciation while the philosophical side is incredibly powerful for building a framework for successful healing/living a healthy lifestyle. In 2014 she completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and has been teaching private and group sessions ever since. She is currently completing her 300-hour yoga training to further deepen her connection to this practice.
Heather does a thorough assessment in order to establish a patient centered treatment plan that addresses your goals and gets to the heart of the issue. She will teach you everything you need to know about your injury/issue/concern (and more probably!) – Her ultimate goal is for you to feel empowered to take care of your awesome body.