Catherine Bolton - Clinical AssociateBScPT, CAFCI, COMT(Aus)
Registered Physiotherapist, Manual Therapy, Acupunture, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Vestibular Rehabilitation
Catherine decided to pursue a career in physiotherapy because of her involvement in sports and dance as a youth. She completed her General Science degree at the University of British Columbia in 2000 and went on to obtain a physiotherapy degree from the University of Alberta in 2004. Since then she has been working in private practice and work conditioning programs in Calgary and Kamloops treating chronic pain, sports injuries, motor vehicle injuries and work injuries.
Catherine has taken several continuing education courses since completing her university physiotherapy program. In the winter of 2006 Catherine traveled to Perth, Australia to take postgraduate studies at Curtin University. She completed an intensive one-month course, earning her Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT). In 2009 Catherine completed her anatomical acupuncture training through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and now incorporates this tool into her physiotherapy practice. Further to the acupuncture training, she completed training in trigger point dry needling with Kinetacore Physical Therapy Education in Denver, Colorado in December 2011 and completed an advanced course January 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. In April 2012 Catherine finished the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency course in Atlanta, Georgia. This was an intensive week-long course that provided specialized rehabilitation skills appropriate for all patients with vertigo, dizziness and imbalance problems. Further to this education, in June 2014 Catherine completed advanced training for vestibular rehabilitation at a week-long course in Durham, North Carolina. Future education plans include continuing her education in advanced vestibular rehabilitation, further advanced dry needling training and more advanced training for treating temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
Catherine welcomes the diversity of all types of patients and likes to focus on correcting movement impairments in order to ensure lasting relief from pain and dysfunction. She has a particular interest in treating necks and shoulders.
In her spare time Catherine enjoys a variety of activities including traveling, yoga, pilates, hiking, mountain biking, alpine skiing, fly fishing, curling and paddle boarding in the beautiful Kamloops sunshine!