Joyce Lang

Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy Team

OUR TEAM

Joyce Lang

Joyce Lang

BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI, IMS Certified
joycelang@fifthavephysio.com

Patient treating hours:
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday : 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Education:
BSc Physical Therapy (Queen’s University 2000)
BSc Biology and Psychology (University of New Brunswick 1996)

Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy - Joyce Lang

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy 2009 (FCAMPT)
  • Certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation 2009 (IMS)
  • Certified in Anatomical Acupuncture – Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute/Acupuncture Canada 2008 (CAFCI)
  • Certified in Kinesiotaping 2013
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR

ABOUT JOYCE
Joyce graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000. She became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) after completing her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy certification in 2009. She is certified in Anatomical Acupuncture (CAFCI) through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS). Joyce incorporates a variety of treatment techniques including spinal and joint manipulations, core stabilization exercises, soft tissue mobilization, injury-specific exercise prescription, neural tissue mobilization and dry needling to restore optimal function and prevent future recurrence. In her spare time, Joyce enjoys running, biking, hiking, sea kayaking, snowboarding, camping, good food and red wine.

Why did you become a Physiotherapist?
My sister was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition when she was a toddler. Through years of appointments with various medical professionals and specialists, I was able to see firsthand how physiotherapists helped my sister maintain her function and mobility. They played a crucial role in providing sound advice and appropriate exercise progression while not flaring up her condition. They truly inspired me to want to help others.

Do you have an area of special interest?
I have a special interest in shoulder and hip dysfunctions, core stability, neck and back pain, repetitive strain injuries and sport-related injuries. I have taken extensive post-graduate courses and certifications to stay current with our progressing field.

How does movement impact your life?
I feel one of the key factors to longevity is maintaining mobility and strength. Having full joint mobility and functional strength and control in our stabilizing muscles will prevent poor movement patterns which can lead to dysfunction. Moving daily, whether it’s doing an easy walk around the block or training hard for an event is key to keeping my body mobile. My goal is to keep up with my 2 active boys for as long as humanly possible.

What does a great Physiotherapy experience look like to you?
A physiotherapy assessment should start with a patient history – allowing time for the patient to communicate their story, limitations and goals for treatment. A simple and clear clinical diagnosis should be provided to the patient along with a treatment plan, a timeline of healing and realistic expectations for home exercises. My goal is to try to provide a supportive friendly place for patients to learn about their injuries and progress towards their rehabilitation goals.