Physiotherapy

As a client of Riverside Therapeutics, you can count on a thorough biomechanical assessment to determine the cause of your problem and an appropriate individualized treatment program, significant time spent with your therapist, and be educated in skills allowing you to help yourself. Hands-on treatment – including joint mobilization/manipulation, muscle stretching and myofascial work for pa... Read More

As a client of Riverside Therapeutics, you can count on a thorough biomechanical assessment to determine the cause of your problem and an appropriate individualized treatment program, significant time spent with your therapist, and be educated in skills allowing you to help yourself.

Hands-on treatment – including joint mobilization/manipulation, muscle stretching and myofascial work for pain relief and improved mobility
Modalities – such as ultrasound, interferential current, electrical muscle stimulation, and TENS for pain relief, improved healing, and increased circulation
Education –wherever possible, we make sure you fully understand your condition, the cause(s), and what to do to help yourself and avoid re-injury.
Individualized research-based exercise programs individualized to each client that can be done at home, in our fully equipped gym, or at a local fitness facility
We provide focused treatment based on research-guided techniques that speed up your recovery while educating you about your condition to reduce the risk of relapse.

You do not require a referral to visit a physiotherapist, however some insurance companies require referrals for reimbursement of our services.

Riverside Therapeutics Physiotherapists are licensed and registered professionals in good standing with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as well as the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a treatment in which the soft tissues of the body are maneuvered to release pain and tension. This includes muscles, tendons, connective tissues, joints and ligaments. It is clinically proven to alleviate the strains associated with daily stress, pulled muscles, occupational pains and various chronic conditions. Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) use their specializ... Read More

Massage therapy is a treatment in which the soft tissues of the body are maneuvered to release pain and tension. This includes muscles, tendons, connective tissues, joints and ligaments. It is clinically proven to alleviate the strains associated with daily stress, pulled muscles, occupational pains and various chronic conditions. Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) use their specialized hands-on training and studies in anatomy and physiology to apply traditional and modern massage techniques to treat our clients.

Here at Riverside Therapeutics, we use massage therapy to treat both chronic and acute conditions, such as shoulder and neck tension, headaches, soft-tissue sprains, spinal pain and sports injury. It can also be included as part of your regular routine of preventative health measures.

For the health and safety of our patients, massage therapy at our clinic is administered by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) at all times.

Our services include rehabilitative & relaxation massage therapies. Registered massage therapy is offered in 30 minute, 45 minute, 60 minute and 75 minute sessions.


Kinesiology / Personal Training

Graduating with a BSc. Kinesiology from Memorial University (2019), Helle is an asset to the Villa Nova team with her expert knowledge in the scientific study of human movement. She is very passionate about applying the principles of movement, science and exercise to support rehabilitation, improve function, treat illness, and promote health and wellbeing. Her warm, compassionate and personal... Read More

Graduating with a BSc. Kinesiology from Memorial University (2019), Helle is an asset to the Villa Nova team with her expert knowledge in the scientific study of human movement.
She is very passionate about applying the principles of movement, science and exercise to support rehabilitation, improve function, treat illness, and promote health and wellbeing. Her warm, compassionate and personalized approach, provides a positive and safe environment that has attracted a dedicated clientele of various physical abilities and needs.

Helle assesses clients using a number of factors such as:
anatomical, physiological, neurological, biochemical, biomechanical, neuromotor, and psychological. This approach allows for a more complete and collaborative strategy to clients’ health and wellness journey. Helle’s infectious enthusiasm, dedication and interpersonal skills make her an excellent addition to our multidisciplinary team.

Originally from Norway, Helle moved to Newfoundland in 2014 after serving her country as an infantry-woman in the Norwegian Army. She has a strong athletic background in soccer, cross-country skiing as well as biathlon. In her free time she enjoys being active outdoors either hiking, skiing, or her newest passion of sailing.


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Counselling / Psychology / Mental Health


Dietetics

Originally from the Goulds, Krissy completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in 2002. After working in the Health & Fitness industry for a year, she completed her Masters Degree in Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in 2006.

Krissy started her physiotherapist career working at one of Canada’s largest rehabilitation hospitals, “The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital” in Edmonton Alberta (2006-2010), where she gained valuable experience working alongside orthopedic surgeons, overseeing patients after severe trauma, amputations, complex joint replacements and helped rehabilitate “Canadian Armed Forces” personnel who sustained complex injuries overseas.

In 2010 Krissy moved to Grand Cayman for a year working with a multi-disciplinary team in a Sports and Orthopedic injury Center. While in the Caribbean she became the Head Physiotherapist for the Cayman Rugby Football Union, travelling with and providing care for their national teams.

Krissy returned to St. John’s NL in 2011 where she currently practices at Riverside Therapeutics on Waterford Bridge Road. Riverside Therapeutics is an Orthopedic & Sports Injury clinic where Krissy maintains a full-time caseload while overseeing the functional aspect of the clinic with her colleague Eric Lamme.

Krissy has completed many post-graduate courses some of which include:

Level 3 Manual Therapy as per CAMPT (www.manippt.org) MacKenzie Part A (www.mckenzieinstitute.org) APTEI Acupuncture and Dry Needling (www.aptei.ca) Soft tissue treatment and mobilization.

One of Krissy’s main areas of focus is therapeutic exercises and core stabilization. She is committed to treating the injury as well as figuring out the cause, therefore preventing re-injury.

Krissy is an avid runner. She is a member and volunteers with local running club “Athletics North East”. Growing up, she was a competitive figure skater, played provincial soccer and was a University and National-level Track and Field and Cross country athlete. She continues to compete locally from 5km to the marathon distances.

Krissy is a mom to two beautiful kids, Jenna and Jasper

Originally from the Goulds, Krissy completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at St. Franc... Read More

Originally from The Netherlands, Eric moved to Newfoundland in 1988 with a degree in Physiotherapy. He obtained his Part-A certification in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 1993 and his Part-B certification in 1994 and worked as a clinician and manual therapy instructor throughout Canada until joining Cirque du Soleil in 2001.

From 2002-2007, Eric traveled and worked as Head-Therapist on several of Cirque du Soleil’s Touring shows, managing performance related injuries of its acrobats, dancers, actors and musicians. He transferred into the role of Director of Performance Medicine Touring Shows in 2007, taking responsibility for the functioning and development of a total of 26 touring show therapists.

In January 2013, Eric returned to St. John’s NL and currently practices from Riverside Therapeutics on Waterford Bridge Road, an Orthopedic & Sports Injury clinic. He carries a full-time caseload of orthopedic, sports and dance related injuries while overseeing the functional aspect of our clinic with his colleague Krissy Dooling.

Eric is acknowledged by his peers as a skillful practitioner in the field of manual therapy use in physiotherapy practice.

Eric was a postgraduate instructor for the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in the field of manual and manipulative therapy from 1994 until 2001, at which point he decided to join the Cirque du Soleil Performance Medicine team.

He is registered to practice physiotherapy with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists (www.nlcpt.com). He is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) (www.physiotherapy.ca) as well as The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (www.manippt.org).

Originally from The Netherlands, Eric moved to Newfoundland in 1988 with a degree in Physiotherap... Read More

My journey to physiotherapy started with completing my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, in my hometown, at the University of New Brunswick. Early on in my career as a student, I grew a passion for wanting to help people find ways to enjoy exercise. This led me to complete my Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. My career as a Physiotherapist began with a focus in orthopaedic acute care rehabilitation, emphasizing gait training, falls risk reduction, and collaboration with other specialities involved in the patients circle of care.

In my spare time, I am always searching for ways to enjoy the great outdoors; running and cycling are two hobbies that have helped make this happen. My goal as a physiotherapist is to share this passion for exercise with my clients and encourage them to find forms of movements that are individualized to their own interests and needs.

My journey to physiotherapy started with completing my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, in my ... Read More

Originally from Swift Current, Sarah’s passion for helping others and working with her hands motivated her career move to massage therapy. A graduate of Eastern College here in St. John’s and a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association, Sarah has employed her talents offering Massage Therapy in Arnold’s Cove and couldn’t be prouder of the results she has accomplished.

Though her focus centers on deep tissue therapy and relaxation, Sarah is also well versed in treating medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle strains & strains, rotator cuff injuries, and tennis elbow.

Sarah is taking appointments both for her St. John’s practice and for Arnold’s Cove (& surrounding areas). When booking online appointments, select Sarah Arnold’s Cove for Arnold’s Cove location or Sarah St. John’s for appointments in the city.

Originally from Swift Current, Sarah’s passion for helping others and working with her hands moti... Read More

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