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About the Clinic

Bear Creek Physiotherapy & Wellness is a physiotherapist-owned clinic located in the vibrant city of Barrie, Ontario. We are committed to providing quality care by experienced health care professionals so that you can return to your active lifestyle.

We provide personalized patient-centered care on a one-on-one basis in private therapy rooms. It is our goal to help you feel better, move better, and to empower you to reach your goals. Our treatment philosophy involves an emphasis on hands-on manual therapy, as well as individualized exercises tailored to each patient and their specific goals in order to achieve successful results.

"Our mission is to help you live a fully active life!"

Denise Ward MScPT, BHSc, Reg. Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner

Denise completed a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2007; and continued on with her education to complete a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2009. She also had the opportunity in 2009 to complete further training in Kaimuki, Hawaii, providing physiotherapy services to patients, as well as assisting with running an injury prevention program for female youth soccer athletes.

Denise is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She has a keen interest in continuing to further her education, and has completed multiple post-graduate courses. She has attained certificates in the McKenzie Method (Part A), Muscle Energy Techniques from Alternative Healthcare Solutions, and Strain-Counterstrain from the Connecticut School of Integrated Manual Therapy. She has specialized further with courses specific to evidence-based assessment and treatment for the spine, sacroiliac joint and pelvis, urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunctions, breast cancer rehabilitation, as well as sport specific activities such as running, golf, and figure skating.

Denise is passionate about helping her patients recover from their injury, as well as assisting in injury prevention. She works with her patients providing treatment which includes education regarding injury and recovery, as well as manual therapy, and specifically tailored active exercise. Denise assists her patients to achieve their goals, and return to their sports, hobbies and activities.

Denise enjoys spending her time volunteering on the medical team at various Skate Canada events including Skate Canada International, and the Canadian and World Figure Skating Championships. As well, she can also be found keeping active with sports such as skiing, mountain biking, roller blading, kayaking, pilates and yoga.

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