We are so excited to welcome Jamilie Brochu to the Thrive Therapeutics team!
Jamilie completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours, in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. She attended Concordia University, in Montreal. Jamilie is also bilingual, fluent in both English and French!
Jamilie fits in so well with the philosophy of care at Thrive. She is a strong believer in the body’s natural ability to self regulate and to heal. Her role in healing is to restore function within the body using manual therapy. As a therapist, she believes in the use of therapeutic exercises to consolidate the effects of treatment; as well as a method of preventing further injuries.
Currently, Jamilie is registered as an Athletic Therapist.
Athletic therapists are trained to assess issues with the musculoskeletal system. Their training then allows them to care for disorders, dysfunctions, and injuries of the musculoskeletal system as they relate to athletics and other physical activities. An important aspect of athletic therapy is aiding with the prevention of future injuries.
Therapy includes techniques of rehabilitation, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning and physical strapping (such as taping) to promote healing and reintegration back into a healthy lifestyle.
The title Athletic Therapy implies therapists working with athletes. However, they are trained to work with anyone who requires full function in any physical activity. As they are well trained in the musculoskeletal system, they are able to give treatment and provide programs to improve any physical activity, sports-related or otherwise.
Many extended health benefits cover Athletic Therapy, although not all. It would be best to check your individual coverage. Jamilie has a billing number with the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association.
Jamilie is currently attending the Canadian College of Osteopathy, on her way to becoming an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, on top of her Athletic Therapy designation. What does this mean for you? It means that Jamilie can assess and treat musculoskeletal problems but from a much wider perspective.
The focus in osteopathy is to look at a patient as a WHOLE. Jamilie has been trained to assess structures or functions of the musculoskeletal system. She is able to identify what is not optimally working. With her osteopathic knowledge, she will be better able to deal with the underlying issues, assess other systems, and address these issues so the patient can heal better on their own. AND on top of that, with her background, she would be able to easily prescribe exercises and programs to ensure the body maintains maximal healing.