ONCOLOGY, LYMPHEDEMA, ORTHOPEDIC & PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST, YOGA TEACHER
Natalie Morris PT, RYT
Clinical Practice Area: Cancer Rehabilitation, Lymphedema, Pelvic Floor and Orthopedics
Areas of Interest: Oncology and cancer-related rehabilitation, lymphedema management (both primary and secondary), pelvic health and complex or persistent musculoskeletal conditions.
As a physiotherapist and yoga teacher, Natalie’s goal is to provide one on one physiotherapy services to clients in a supportive and compassionate setting. She believes that successful rehabilitation requires a thorough assessment, proper communication, engagement and thoughtful treatment planning. In order for optimal recovery to occur, the whole person and the whole body need to be taken into account.
Natalie spent the first half of her career working in private practice with a focus on orthopaedics, work and sport related injuries. In 2013, she began working in cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema management. There, she discovered her passion for helping men and women who are living with cancer manage side effects related to treatment. Natalie soon discovered that many of her oncology clients were struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction and pursued additionally training to be able to better serve this population.
Within her practice, Natalie uses a combination of manual therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, Gunn IMS/trigger point dry needling and exercise and movement rehabilitation. Each treatment plan is individually designed with her client’s goals and values in mind.
Over the years, Natalie has pursued post-graduate coursework in several areas in order to hone her skills and update her knowledge base. This allows her to be more focused and helps to provide a more individualized treatment plan. Natalie has pursued extensive coursework in manual therapy with the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, myofascial release, Gunn IMS dry needling and pelvic rehabilitation. Natalie is a certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She is an authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) for both compression garments and walkers.
When not practicing, Natalie enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, dog, family and friends.
She balances her busy life by remaining active. She enjoys running, cycling, pilates, yoga and strength training. But to truly unwind, she finds her real calm when outdoors and behind the lens of her camera.