Jill Farmer

Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy Team

OUR TEAM

Jill Farmer

Jill Farmer

MPT, BKin, CAFCI, FDN Certified, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
jillfarmer@fifthavephysio.com

Patient treating hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

Education:
Masters in Physical Therapy (University of Saskatchewan)
Bachelor of Kinesiology (University of Regina)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certification Level III Canadian Manual and Manipulative Therapists – 2018
  • Certified in Functional Dry Needling (FDN), 2016
  • Certification in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada – (CAFCI), 2014
  • Certification in pelvic health physiotherapy – 2017
  • Certification in Selective Movement Assessment and Functional Movement Systems – (SFMA), 2013
  • Certification in Functional Movement Screen – (FMS), 2015
  • Certified in First Aid and Sport First Responder

ABOUT JILL
Jill has experience working with a large range of orthopaedic patients, treating all areas of the body. Women’s health and pelvic floor physiotherapy is an area that she has become more specialized in recently. She enjoys the challenging of treating existing injuries, but also working to optimize movement and health for injury prevention. She has taken multiple continuing education courses for manual therapy, dry needling, functional movement analysis, and pelvic floor physiotherapy. She not only values the benefits of manual therapy, but also education and exercise programming as part of treatment to ensure patients reach their maximum potential. She continues to take courses to advance her knowledge in all areas and strives to provide the most up to date treatment for her patients. She loves being part of a supportive clinic full of great therapists to continue to learn from.

How many years have you been a physiotherapist?
I have been a physiotherapist since 2011. I have worked in private orthopedic clinics in both Calgary and Regina since graduating.

Why did you become a Physiotherapist?
I always knew that I wanted to work in health care. When competing my Kinesiology degree, I became a trainer for the university track and field team. This allowed me to work directly with athletes and physiotherapists through various injuries and rehabilitation. It also showed me how I could be a part of injury prevention and education to help keep these athletes functioning at a high level. After that, I knew that physiotherapy was the profession for me. I feel lucky to have found a profession that I love and continues to challenge me to learn more every day to provide the best possible patient care.

Do you have an area of special interest?
In the last few years, the area of women’s health and pelvic floor physiotherapy has become strong area of interest for me. The changes that a woman’s body can go through are incredible, and I love being able to treat and educate women through all different concerns. This is an area that can be hard to talk about, but it is so important to overall well-being! Being able to help women through pregnancy, post-partum changes, incontinence, or pelvic pain is very rewarding. I also have a interest in the shoulder, hip and low back.

How does movement impact your life?
Movement is what makes me happy and keeps my body feeling good, especially when it is outdoors. I love skiing in the winter, hiking and swimming in the summer, and yoga throughout the year. I think movement is important for my own self-care, but also a great way to spend quality time with family and friends.

What does a great physiotherapy experience look like to you?
A great physio experience is one where the patient feels listened to, supported and able to get answers to the concerns they came in with. They should walk away feeling better – not only physically, but also with a better understanding on what is going on in their body and reassurance of the solutions that exist to help them. The human body is fascinating, but also very complicated. Some of the changes the body goes through, including injury and pain, can be scary. A great physio session should provide a better understating of what is going on in the body through a diagnosis and treatment plan, then give the patient strategies to use a home to help themselves feel better. This should be supplemented by appropriate hands-on treatment to facilitate positive changes in the body. It should be an experience where the patient and therapist create a trusting support system with the goal of enabling the patient to return to the things that they love doing.

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Our Treatments

ALL FIFTH AVE PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENTS

Physiotherapy Treatments
  • Online Physiotherapy
  • IMS/Dry Needling
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Vestibular Treatment
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Osteoarthritis/Joint Management
Pelvic Floor Treatments
  • Incontinence Treatment
  • Pregnancy and Post-natal Care
  • Female Pelvic Pain
Massage Therapy Treatments
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
Programs
  • GLA:D Program for hip/knee osteoarthritis
  • Concussion Program
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • WCB

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