Physiotherapy

Due to COVID 19, our clinic is closed and we are presently offering online sessions. We are now preparing our protocols to start offering in-person treatment again sometimes in June. When we restart with in-person sessions, we will offer a combination of online and in-person treatment care. We have had great success helping women online and we think it will be important to continue to offer both as we continue to navigate the Covid-19 situation.
To read a testimonial on our new online sessions, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

For women:

Physiotherapy treatments will focus on regaining mobility and strength to increase overall wellbeing. Prevention, education and regaining core strength for return to activity will be a strong focus. Specific techniques such as manual therapy, Functional Dry Needling, exercise prescription and taping may be included in the treatment plan. Janine is also trained in the Hypopressive Technique which can be highly effective for some women in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. An internal pelvic floor exam may be included as part of the assessment and/or treatment. Please feel free to contact us, should you have any questions or concerns.

For babies and children:

Physiotherapy for infants and children will focus on having FUN! For babies with torticollis (stiff neck) and/or plagiocephaly (flat head), education, stretching, positioning and strengthening will be part of the treatment plan. Play based therapy will be a strong focus in the development of motor milestones. Manual techniques, Ktape and exercise programming (including Clinical Pilates) may be used in the treatment of orthopedic and sport related injuries. (No needles required!)

Individual physiotherapy sessions:

Session Type Duration (mins) Fees
Initial Assessment - Adult 60 $145
Follow up Treatment - Adult 60 $125
Initial Assessment - Child 60 $120
Follow up Treatment - Child 40/60 $80/$120
Postnatal Physiotherapy Assessment (mom and baby) 90 $190

We provide Physiotherapy receipts.

We have experience with Women’s Health and the pelvic floor during pregnancy, post natal and for women at other stages of life.

Reasons for consultation (women):

Pelvic floor, abdominal, spine & pelvis preparation for delivery

★  Wellbeing during pregnancy

★  Pelvic floor & abdominal strengthening pre and post-natal

★  Perineum scars treatment (episiotomies or natural tears)

★  Breastfeeding positions to protect the spine, shoulders, wrists, etc.

Bladder & Bowel Function

★  Incontinence: urine, gas or stool leakage

★  Urgency & Frequency

★  Constipation

★  Pelvic Organ Prolapses: descent of bladder or rectum

Sexual Function

★  Dyspareunia: pain with intercourse

★  Vaginal or vulvar pain

★  Uterine prolapse: descent of the uterus

Pain, weakness, injuries – other areas of the body

Reasons for consultation (children)

★  Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

★  Gross Motor Delay

★  Orthopedic and Congenital Conditions

★  Growth and Overuse Injuries

★  Scoliosis


Both Janine Mak and Anne-Marie Fafard are physiotherapists and members of the Alberta College of Physiotherapy.

Anne-Marie Fafard mainly offers pelvic floor physiotherapy sessions. All her other bookings are Manual Osteopathy Therapy.

Online Session Testimonial:

”I have been working with Anne-Marie for the last 10 months post major abdominal surgery.  I had seen such incredible healing and increased function because of her work with me. My case is complex and many of my organs were affected.  She has been able to reduce my pain, while increasing my range of motion. I have experienced an overall increase in strength and function of my pelvic floor that I wasn’t sure I would ever regain to this level.  Her sessions have been a miracle for me and increased my quality of life substantially.

We were doing in-person sessions up until Covid-19 created the need for isolation.  Due to how good the in-person sessions were, I was curious to see how working remotely would compare.  I chose to jump right in because I didn’t want to lose the ground I had gained.  I figured we would have a couple sessions then I would hang tight until we could meet in person again.  The remote sessions with Anne-Marie have been a game changer.  Instead of a plateau in my healing, I have experienced consistent increases in function and strength.  Anne-Marie is very detailed in her instructions when we are on-line and I am now ‘her’ hands as we do the movement and exercises.  I feel that this has given me increased confidence in what I am able to do on a daily basis to support my body. She is training my hands and teaching me to listen to my body in a way I never have before.  She follows up with a detailed description of what we did during the session and I print that off to refer to for the next week. The exercises and movements always build off of what we did the previous week and I feel similar reductions in pain after the remote sessions that I do for the in person sessions.

I feel that these remote sessions have actually offered me more in some respects for how to sustainability help my own body.  I will definitely return  for in-person sessions, but I feel strongly moving forward that it is in my best interests to have a blend of remote and in person sessions with Anne-Marie.

Thank you Anne-Marie for your guidance and support on this healing journey.  I would not be functioning this well without your expertise. ”

– Colleen Mooney, May 26, 2020

With Covid-19, we are now offering online video sessions. When we re-start offering in-person sessions, our services will be a combination of online and in-person care.


Note that in-person sessions are held in a private room.

To book an appointment or discuss your situation,

please contact us at info@INSPIREcanmore.com