Our goal is to empower individuals to move better and feel better by providing quality healthcare. Our goal is to be a resource for health in the community and reach people to make positive changes in his/her life. We strive to be the best in order to help you!
Our mission is to be the trusted leader in rehabilitation care by compassionately embracing the needs of the community – one problem, one goal, one person at a time.
To do that, we believe we need to work with a team of amazing individuals. By providing a variety of services under one roof, we can help you reach your goals quickly and efficiently. You, as a WHOLE, will be treated, rather than just the specific area of the body that is in pain.
We are absolutely passionate about helping you.
We provide all these services under one roof. Not sure if we can help? Just ask!
18 & 19-48 Centennial Rd.
Orangeville ON L9W 3T4
Physiotherapists are health professionals that are specifically trained to deal with the musculoskeletal components of the human body.
Physiotherapists at Headwaters Physiotherapy use a variety of manual therapy techniques, exercises, acupuncture, therapeutic modalities (including taping, pain management), and education. Appropriate treatment for each individual is guided by the most up-to-date research. All Physiotherapists are enthusiastic about helping you and take continuing education courses.
Physiotherapy services are provided pre-and-post-operatively, for acute and chronic conditions, and for preventative measures, for people of all ages.
Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. The needles are inserted through the skin, into the underlying muscles and tissues at specific points on the body for the purpose of alleviating pain, relieving pressure on nerves, improving mobility and re-establishing normal function.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which acupuncture needles are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated for the purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system.
Dry needling is the treatment of trigger points for persons with myofascial pain syndrome. The acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.
If you are looking to use Acupuncture extended healthcare coverage, book with Dr. Joy McNichol!
Chiropractors practice a manual approach, using a combination of techniques, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.
After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.
Chiropractic care can be useful for acute or chronic conditions, as well as for prevention.
At Headwaters Physiotherapy, our Chiropractors, use different techniques to treat everyone from pediatrics to prenatal to high performance athletes.
Let our staff know a little about your condition so we can assure you are placed with the best therapist for you!
ART® is a hands on soft tissue therapy technique used to restore function and reduce pain in the body's muscular and fascial systems. ART treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia & nerves. Using specific movements to release restricted body motion, ART is effective for both acute and chronic conditions and provides lasting relief.
Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
Certified Athletic Therapists specialize in treating acute and chronic injuries to muscles, bones, joints.
Best known for providing immediate on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes, Athletic Therapists are skilled in returning athletes to competition and maximizing their performance potential as fast as possible after an injury. Athletic therapists do not only work with high-level athletes - they also work with weekend warriors, youth and any individual returning to activity following an injury. They can also be utilized for preventative training, especially with young athletes.
Many insurance companies provide extended healthcare coverage for Athletic Therapy.
Kristin Hodgen provides on-field care to many teams in the area and specializes in Concussion Management.
Acute concussion management focuses on returning the athlete to sport safely and efficiently. If pre-season testing was completed, this will be used to determine a timeframe for returning to sport. Symptom reporting and constant communication is essential.
Chronic concussion management refers to anyone who has had concussive symptoms for greater than 1 month. This treatment is different than acute management and will be specific to your case - often the neck, vestibular system, or autonomic system are involved. A proper assessment and treatment plan will dictate your course of treatment.
A growing emphasis has been placed on objective baseline testing protocols that can be used to track an athlete’s recovery and serve as a tangible measurement for return-to-play readiness. By measuring an athlete’s “normal” level of functioning, we are better able to gauge the level of impairment that may exist post-injury by performing comparative testing.
Baseline values can vary widely from one athlete to the next, and in young developing athletes, these measures can change dramatically from year to year. Should an athlete sustain a concussion during the season, this allows for a more accurate and objective assessment of an otherwise elusive injury, and provides important information when making return-to-play decisions.
Kristin Hodgen, Athletic Therapist, completes baseline testing at the clinic.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy is specialized Physiotherapy that is becoming a first line of defence against incontinence and pelvic pain. It is also beneficial for pre- and post-natal rehabilitation and low back pain that has not responded well to conventional therapy. This type of Physiotherapy involves an internal examination of the pelvic floor muscles followed by appropriate rehabilitation. Evidence shows pelvic floor rehab is the first line of defence, even before surgical consultation, for stress, urge & mixed incontinence.
Kathy Yardley is our Physiotherapist for Pelvic Health.
Please note, there is a higher cost for this specialized service.
Shockwave therapy is a technology that uses shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. There is evidence for the use of shockwave for chronic tendonopathy.
Shockwave therapy works by neovascularization of injured tissue to help promote healing. This means the injured tissue has an increase in blood vessels after the treatment.
Shockwave can help:
Calcific tendonitis, Rotator Cuff tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Tennis elbow, Stress fractures, Non-union fractures, Achilles tendonitis, Patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee), Hip bursitis, Trigger points, Scar tissue, Bursitis, Mortons neuroma
Game Ready is an innovative Accelerated Recovery System for acute and chronic injuries and following orthopedic surgery. The advanced computer-controlled system can simultaneously apply controlled cold therapy and intermittent compression to almost any part of the body through its flexible wraps. The Game Ready system can be used in the clinic or rented for home use.
Custom knee bracing is done on-site at Headwaters Physiotherapy. Braces are used for ligament instability (torn ACL, PCL, MCL) or knee osteoarthritis for unloading the joint. Braces can be used for daily use and return to sport.
Off-the-shelf bracing for ankle sprains, knee pain/patellofemoral pain, wrist strains, carpal tunnel, golfers/tennis elbow, shoulder immobilizers, etc is available. We have a variety of braces in-stock.
A custom or off the shelf brace is often covered by your extended healthcare.
When attending a bracing appointment, please bring a copy of your MRI or Xray in order to fit the right brace for you.
A low intensity pulsed ultrasound device has been shown to support and accelerate the healing process of fresh fractures and non-unions.
We are happy to offer rental of a bone stimulator unit (when available). Rental period will be suggested by your Physician.
Most insurance companies cover the cost of this unit, especially with a non-union fracture.
At Headwaters Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy is offered to:
• Reduce muscle tension/spasm
• Promote healing
• Increase blood flow to strained muscles
• Aid in relaxation
Our team of Registered Massage Therapists use various techniques, including craniosacral, osteopathic techniques & lymphatic massage.
Massage therapy is very often an effective adjunct to other treatments, such as physiotherapy, chiropractic or acupuncture.
Treatments can be booked for 30 minute, 45 minute, 1 hour or 1.5 hour sessions. Most insurance plans cover the cost of Registered Massage Therapy.
We are happy to offer personalized training programs that will help you meet your goals!
We currently offer:
- 1-on-1 pilates and yoga
- 1-on-1 personal training
- Small group bootcamp
- Smal group falls prevention
- Supervised exercise programs for individuals with chronic illnesses (including, but not limited to, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis); directed by a Physiotherapist
Headwaters Physiotherapy is committed to enforcing the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act when collecting information from our clients.
The privacy act applies to any collection, use or disclosure of personal information. "Personal Information" means any information about an identifiable individual that relates to their personal characteristics (i.e. gender, age, education, and family status), their health (i.e. health history, conditions, and services received by them) or their activities, views (i.e. interactions with their physiotherapist or massage therapist).
In order to provide treatment it is very important for us to collect personal information including the client's health history, family history, and previous treatment that they have received. The information collected helps us determine the best course of treatment, monitor progress and change treatment if necessary. Headwaters Physiotherapy prides itself in its relationships with local physicians. We may use this information to provide progress and discharge reports to your physician or other health care provider.
Before starting treatment at Headwaters Physiotherapy, the rationale for collecting the information will be explained and consent for collection and disclosure of this information will be obtained. A written consent form will be used to explain our procedures and will provide you with the opportunity to identify to whom your information can be released. Your consent can be cancelled at any time, however written notice of your intentions must be provided directly to the clinic manager.
Headwaters Physiotherapy will not release any personal information without the client's expressed consent, except in the case of an emergency, or when required by law.
Headwaters Physiotherapy is required by law to keep our client's files for a period of 10 years. After keeping the materials for the required 10 years, all information is destroyed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Stevens: 519-942-8884.
We offer custom brace fitting for:
1. ACL/ligament injuries/prevention
2. Osteoarthritis unloader braces
We currently offer Breg & DonJoy custom bracing. The best brace for you will be discussed at your fitting.
Many extended healthcare insurance companies cover the cost of custom and off-the-shelf braces. You may need a Physician referral. We can provide you with a custom brace quote before or after your first visit. You can call or email the office to get further details. Our dedicated front desk staff can also help you with contacting your insurance company to make the process run smoothly.
Below, we have provided you patient education videos for proper fit for your Custom Breg & DonJoy braces, and an aircast boot. Just click on the picture below. If you need any further assistance, feel free to make an appointment with us.
We currently stock a variety of Breg, DonJoy, Trainers Choice and Mueller braces. If you need a brace and we do not have it in stock, we can order it specifically for you. Just make an appointment with Kristin, our bracing specialist, to discuss what you need. For many braces, your therapist will instruct you to what brace (if any) might benefit you. For in stock braces, you do not need an appointment, just come during office hours and be patient if we are a bit busy.
We currently stock:
- Short aircast boots
- Ankle braces
- Plantar fasciitis/compression sleeves
- MCL/LCL lateral ligament braces
- Knee sleeves
- Patellofemoral braces
- Tennis/golfers elbow
- Wrist & thumb braces (specifically, braces the hospital does NOT stock)
Please do not hesitate to contact the clinic if you need a brace!
Common uses: ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL instability injuries.
Ideal for normal daily activities as well as athletic endeavors, this brace is made specifically for you, which creates a comfortable, precise fit that won’t compromise mobility. Lightweight and sleak, this brace can easily fit under athletic equipment.
Common uses: Uni-compartmental OA (medial or lateral), chondral defect procedures, meniscal procedures.
This brace can immediately offer relief to knee pain and prevent further arthritic changes in the knee.
Ideal for patients suffering from mild, medial or severe OA. Can be used for activity and daily use.
Let’s talk a little bit about all those...
The cast is off… and now the hard part....
Well it is a full 2 weeks since my......
Today’s topic: Adaptation. The body is ...
We made it home (in several pieces) and I......
What started as an adventure weekend away ha...
What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condi...
Are you ready to do your body a favour?......
Written by Lindsay Cartwright Falls Preventio...
Written by: Lindsay Cartwright, BSc(KIN) Stre...
Registered Physiotherapist, Co-founder, BMSc, MScPT
Kathy is a high-energy Physiotherapist who loves seeing her patients meet and exceed their goals. Kathy has training in Contemporary Acupuncture, manual therapy, Reformer Pilates, taping, FMS, Nordic pole walking, and Personal Training. Kathy has special training in Pelvic Physiotherapy from Pelvic Health Solutions and can treat a wide range of pelvic conditions.
Registered Physiotherapist, Co-founder, BSc(KIN), MScPT
Amanda is a down-to-earth Physiotherapist, and enjoys working as a team with patients. Amanda has training in Contemporary Acupuncture, Integrated Systems Management, SFMA, manual therapy, Yoga, Osteoporosis, and Vestibular Rehabilitation. Amanda enjoys running, cycling, yoga, strengthening, cooking and spending time with family, friends and her lively dog.
Registered Physiotherapist, HBSc(Kin), DPThy
Bryana is a Physiotherapist trained in Australia where she lived for four years. She has training in manual therapy, dry-needling taping & personal training. She has also completed further training in pelvic health. Bryana was born & raised in Caledon & enjoys spending time with friends & family, traveling, hiking, strength training, running & cooking.
Registered Physiotherapist, MScPT, MScBio, BSc
Laura is a graduate of the McMaster Physiotherapy program, after completing a MSc. in Biology & a Bachelor of Science degree. Laura has training in acupuncture, concussion management, osteoporosis rehab, soft tissue release, & manual therapy. Originally from Nova Scotia, Laura enjoys exploring the area and staying active: running, hiking, cycling, & strength training.
Registered Physiotherapist, MScPT, BSc
Heather is a graduate of the McMaster Physiotherapy program and has courses in therapeutic taping, manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. Heather enjoys working with her patients to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Heather practiced in Thunder Bay prior to returning to the Orangeville area.
Chiropractor, B.P.H.E. (Hons), D.C., Acupuncturist, ART
Joy is a chiropractor, ART provider & Registered Acupuncturist whose goal is to empower her patients to lead an active & healthy lifestyle. Joy is an Olympian, competing in basketball at the 2000 Sydney Olympics & also played professionally in Europe for 3 years. Her other passions include flag football, spinning, yoga, camping, bootcamp & cooking with her friends & family.
Chiropractor, HBSc(KIN), D.C.
Dr. Stableforth has been a chiropractor in Orangeville since 2010. She treats a variety of conditions using Diversified & instrument-assisted chiropractic techniques & myofascial release. With an interest in prenatal & pediatric care, she is a member of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association & is certified in Webster technique.
Chiropractor, D.C., ART®
Peter is a Chiropractor trained in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, ART®, spinal/extremity joint manipulation, and functional rehabilitation. In addition to clinical practice, Peter is currently completing a Master's degree in rehabilitation and working towards his sports speciality in Chiropractic. Apart from work, Peter enjoys the outdoors, cottaging and fishing.
Certified Athletic Therapist BA. Hons Kine, CAT(c)
An Orangeville native, Kristin combined her passion for sports & medicine at York University, graduating with a degree in Kinesiology & Certificate in Athletic Therapy. Kristin specializes in sports injury rehabilitation, including sprains, strains, muscular imbalances & concussions. Outside the clinic, Kristin helps athletes get back in the game in a safe & timely manner.
Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Athletic Therapist, Bsc. Hons Kine, CAT(C), RMT
Kourtney is a talented RMT & AT, graduating from York University and the Ontario College of Health & Technology. Kourtney has taken courses in Craniosacral & soft tissue therapy and is currently attending the Osteopathic College of Ontario. When Kourtney is not working or studying, she can be found strength training/working out & playing with her dog.
Registered Massage Therapist, RMT
Diana is an experienced Massage Therapist. Diana enjoys providing patients with a deep massage or light touch for lymphatic massage, as is appropriate.
Diana has also completed training in Yoga & Contemporary Acupuncture.
Diana enjoys spending time traveling with her family.
Registered Massage Therapist, RMT
Tabitha is a Registered Massage Therapist at the clinic, currently working Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Outside of the clinic, she can be found spending time with her family and teaching Zumba classes in town!
Canadian Certified Pedorthist B.Kin., C Ped Tech (C), C Ped (C)
Matt completed post-graduate education in pedorthics at UWO, practicing since 2002.
Matt is in good standing with the college, plays an active role with the Pedorthic Association of Canada & is Chair of a task force regulating the profession. As a foot-care professional and avid athlete, Matt’s knowledge & love of sports compliments & enhances his ability to treat patients.
Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Sandy has had a very eclectic & entrepreneurial professional career. Sandy has been trainer to high profile celebrities, has taught group exercise at prestigious clubs, including the Elmwood club & McGill club. She has presented fitness workshops in Canada & Germany, has run successful businesses & is a dedicated mother of 2 beautiful & wonderful children.
Lori is the Office Manager at Headwaters Physiotherapy. She Keeps things running smoothly at the clinic, including MVA & WSIB billings. Lori lives on a farm outside of town with her husband and 4 children. Lori enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, camping, sports and dancing.
Administrator, BA, Payroll & Purchasing
Shelby is an administrator and completes payroll and purchasing at Headwaters Physiotherapy. Shelby lives on a farm outside of town with her fiance and two dogs. Shelby enjoys spending time with her family, dogs and horses.
Physiotherapy Assistant, Professional Cyclist
Sadie is a Physiotherapy and exercise assistant at the clinic. She has completed a Kinesiology degree from the University of Guelph and is pursuing a career as a cyclist. Sadie's goal is to be competitive in the road cycling.
Personal Trainer, PT Assistant, B.Sc.Kin., PTS
Leesha graduated in 2013 with a Kinesiology degree, and has since become a certified Personal Training Specialist. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, hiking, and playing competitive soccer. Leesha has a passion for helping people reach their individual rehabilitation goals, as well as carry out a healthy and active lifestyle.