Janice Fraser - Clinical AssociateBScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS, CAFCI
Diploma of Advanced Manual & Manipulative Physical Therapy
Registered Physiotherapist, Manipulative Therapy, Acupuncture, IMS, Sports Rehabilitation
Janice has now been back with the staff of Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Center since 2009, after spending a few years in Whistler BC. Janice had the pleasure of being the Head Physiotherapist for the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops. She has pursued some new sports qualifications including becoming certified in kinesiotaping and Interventions for the prevention of Running Injuries.
Janice brings a wealth and diversity of experience to the clinic. Janice decided to pursue a career in physiotherapy after having had numerous first hand experiences with physiotherapy from the patient perspective dealing with her numerous personal sports injuries.
Since graduating from UBC in 2001, Janice has completed many specialty qualifications including her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2005. In 2009 Janice was certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation, a dry needling technique that allows release of tight bands in muscle. In January of 2010, she completed her certification in musculoskeletal-based acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Janice has also completed postgraduate training in motor control of the lumbopelvic hip complex.
During her three years working in Whistler, Janice gained extensive experience treating acute and chronic injuries from a variety of sports including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and triathlons. Janice has treated athletes of all levels from professional/Olympic level to the weekend warrior.
Janice has personally participated in many sports including basketball, volleyball, rugby, football, golfing, cycling touring, triathlons and marathon running. She has also coached volleyball and basketball, instructed alpine skiing and lead mountain bike skills camps.
The combination of Janice's extensive professional education, varied work experience, athletic background and love of sport and exercise allow her to understand the complexities of rehabilitating and preventing sports injuries.