Michelle Begg – Registered Physiotherapist
DSc(PT), CAM(PT)-Certified, BSc(PT)
Michelle’s passion for musical and athletic performance is the foundation of her clinical practice. As an accomplished musician and competitive runner, she has a keen understanding of the complex body mechanics and physical demands that drive performance excellence. Michelle brings many years of clinical experience, a wealth of knowledge and a high degree of cultural sensitivity to her work. She has lived and worked in BC, Ontario, Ireland, and the Middle East in both private practice and hospitals. In her hospital-based practice, she has been a lead physiotherapist for a multi-disciplinary neuroscience team as well as a Clinical Educator in an orthopaedic outpatient department. Additionally, Michelle has been a consultant physiotherapist for the Irish Academy of Music, a medical practitioner at the Toronto Pan Am Games, and has mentored and educated other physiotherapists through courses in Canada and the Middle East.
Michelle offers a wide range of therapeutic treatments including advanced Manual Therapy techniques, Fascial manipulation, and advanced Motor Control training. She is trained in the Integrated Systems Model of whole-body assessment and integrative treatment. Her expertise in body alignment, motor control and core stability has helped many people from professional musicians and top athletes to those just wanting to move more comfortably and overcome the pain and dysfunction caused by muscle imbalances and poor movement patterns. Utilizing a whole-body approach to treatment, Michelle is dedicated to providing patients with the strategies and tools they need to stay active, achieve their goals, and enjoy life to the fullest.
Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University College of Dublin, Ireland. She completed her Advanced Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canada Orthopedic Association and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy Association. She most recently completed a Doctor of Science in Physiotherapy at Andrews University Michigan.
Sporting Background: Skiing, cycling, running, hiking
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, playing cello and singing in a rock choir
Passionate About: Mindfulness; helping others achieve their personal functional and physical goals
Favourite Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Emerson