Elisabeth McLatchie

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Elisabeth McLatchie


Physiotherapist, Running Specialist

Elisabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy degree from Dalhousie University. She has 16 years working experience as a physiotherapist,  in orthopaedics including private practice clinics, return to work conditioning programs, and inpatient and outpatient hospital departments throughout southern New Brunswick, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver. Her extensive involvement in post graduate training supports her belief in evidence-based practice as a means to provide optimum physiotherapy care services to the public.

Throughout her career, she has been deemed a medical expert witness by the Work Safe BC Appeals tribunal, a Running Specialist by The Running Clinic, a level III Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapist, an Anatomical Acupuncturist by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, a Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation Practitioner by the University of British Columbia, and a ConnectTherapy™ and The Thoracic Ring Approach™ Series Graduate by Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International. Additionally, Elisabeth has been awarded her CranioSacral Therapy techniques level designation by the Upledger Institute. Since her time at Sitka Physio and Wellness, she has also gained experience in Ergonomic Assessment and has provided such services to Downtown corporations.

As a health care provider, her philosophy is that in order to develop a sense of trust and respect in a professional relationship, it is essential to recognize one as a whole person, both mind and body, and not solely as a physical injury. She uses a holistic treatment approach, integrating her knowledge of manual therapy, exercise, needling and movement retraining along with sport and return to work specific conditioning to help motivate her clients in achieving their personal goals. Elisabeth takes great pride in her craft and is passionate towards determining the root cause of an injury so as to ensure prevention. When not at work, Elisabeth enjoys snowshoeing, downhill skiing, running, gym workouts along with traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Education

    • CranioSacral Therapy Techniques Certified (CST-T): Upledger Institute

    • ConnectTherapy™ and The Thoracic Ring Approach™ Series: Part 4 Connect to What's Next

    • ConnectTherapy™ and The Thoracic Ring Approach™ Series Graduate; Level 4 Practitioner

    • Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS): University of British Columbia

    • Acupuncture Foundation Institute of Canada (Level II Anatomical Acupuncture): CAFCI

    • Level III Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy

    • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries-Running Specialist: The Running Clinic

    • The Lumbar Spine (Part I): Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute: B. Jam

    • The Thoracic Spine (Part I): Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute: B. Jam

    • The Shoulder Complex (Part I): Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute: B. Jam

    • Building the Ultimate Back: From Prevention and Rehabilitation to Performance: S. McGill

    • Intro to Neuroproprioceptive Taping: Concept & Clinical Application: G. Courchesne

    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes: S. Sahrmann

    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Habit Shift

    • Cognitive Motivational Tools for Negotiating Behaviour Change: E. Fabiano & F. Porporino

    • Achieving Effective Teamwork Workshops I & II: 20/20 Vision Coaching Services

  • Volunteering

    • Student mentorship: University of British Columbia

    • Community Workshops: Sitka Physio and Wellness-Gunn IMS and Minimalist Running

    • Head athletic trainer: Saint Mary’s University Varsity Women’s Soccer Team

    • Assistant athletic trainer: Dalhousie University Varsity Women’s Soccer Team