Jennifer Bulawka has joined Felicity Klimstra at Cedar & Sage Physiotherapy after five years working in downtown Victoria. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2010 with her Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy and has since been working in private practice, both in the lower mainland and on Vancouver Island.
Jenn’s primary approach to treatment is with hands-on, manual/manipulative therapy and specific exercise treatment after a thorough assessment and diagnosis. She attributes her manual therapy skills and her collaborative approach to the fabulous mentorship of Dan Bos, PT, FCAMPT, Dr. Giorgio Caiterzi, D.O., and Dr. Jonathon Berghamer.
With a passion for sports medicine, Jenn has volunteered her physiotherapy skills over the last decade at numerous sporting events in both Manitoba and British Columbia. She sat on the Sport Physiotherapy Canada, Manitoba Division council for two years. She has also completed internships in pediatric orthopaedics and with the Canadian military on the 17 Wing Air Force Base in Winnipeg. She particularly enjoys working with young athletes in the performance arts such as ballet, gymnastics, and figure skating.
Jenn is currently working towards her diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is very interested in a holistic approach to therapy and has completed the Visceral Manipulation (VM1) course through the Barral Institute, and is also certified to perform Dry Needling/IMS.
When not at the clinic Jenn can be found wandering around the globe, often on the Amalfi Coast of Italy or on a deserted island in Croatia.
As a physiotherapist, Stephanie’s goal is to work with you. She will create a plan that will allow you to reach your goals, feel better in your body and move how you want, when you want.
Stephanie believes in a whole body approach and incorporates a model developed by Dr. Linda-Joy Lee called ConnectTherapy™. This is a functional, hands on model that takes into consideration the whole person– not just the area that is painful or symptomatic. Using her skills she works to find the root cause of your pain/symptom.
Stephanie also has special interest and advanced training in vestibular/dizziness disorders, post-concussion vision retraining and vestibular disturbances. As a lifelong learner she is continually improving her skills to provide the best care for her patients. Steph has completed courses in: soft tissue techniques, anatomical acupuncture, strength and conditioning, IMS/Dry needling, neuro dynamic mobility and many more. She has also had the pleasure of assisting with Dr. Linda-Joy Lee on her ConnectTherapy Series and short courses.
Stephanie is an Island girl, born and raised. After graduating from high school on the Saanich Peninsula she accepted an athletic scholarship with rowing as a coxswain to Oregon State University “Go Beavers!” She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from OSU in 2006 and was immediately accepted to the University of Toronto where she completed her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2008. Stephanie was very happy to be able to move back to the Victoria area and has been working in private practice here for the last 10 ½ years, most recently in Langford. Steph is excited to join the wonderful team at Cedar and Sage and continue to help patients reach their full potential.
When Steph is not in the clinic you will most often find her with her young family, enjoying nature. They love hiking, biking, camping, playing ultimate frisbee and enjoying local festivals and events.
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Helping clients regain optimal mobility, strength and control through a holistic “total body” approach is the clear goal of Felicity Klimstra’s practice of physiotherapy. She loves being a physiotherapist and pursues the best possible outcome for patients.
Felicity developed a strong background in the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic injuries and movement dysfunctions through completion of her Masters in Physiotherapy, Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and extensive continuing education. Felicity firmly believes that addressing the primary cause of the injury/pathology is critical to long-term and permanent changes.
Her manual therapy approach coupled with effective client education, including appropriate strengthening and stretching, has resulted in success for clients of all ages in achieving maximal pain relief and improved function.
Felicity mentors physiotherapists pursuing the Orthopaedic Levels or looking to build their clinical reasoning/handling skills.
Masters in Physical Therapy at UBC (MPT)
Bachelors in Kinesiology at UVic (BSc Kin)
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT)
KinetaCore Dry Needling Level 1 & 2 (IMS or DN)
Acupuncture Canada Certification AA1 & AA2 (CAFCI)
*Felicity has taken many other continuing education courses, but this gives you an idea of the main focuses for her past continuing education. She is very serious about physio, and continues to endeavour to find the most efficient and effective treatment styles.