Maria Artiuch

Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy Team

OUR TEAM

Maria Artiuch

Maria Artiuch

MPhtySt, BKin, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Dry Needling Certified
mariaartiuch@fifthavephysio.com

Patient treating hours:
Tuesday       10:30am – 6:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am  – 6:30pm
Friday          10:30am  – 6:30pm

 

Education:
Bachelor of Kinesiology (University of Calgary) 2007
Masters of Physiotherapy Studies (University of Queensland) 2011

CERTIFICATIONS

  •  Level 3 Clinical Skills for Treating Pelvic Pain 2019
  •  Level 2 The Physiotherapy Approach to Female & Male Pelvic Pain 2019
  •  Level 1 The Physiotherapy Approach to Female & Male Urinary Incontinence 2018
  • STOTT Pilates- Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization on Reformer 2017
  •  APTEI Advanced Physical Therapy Cervico-Thoracic Certification Program 2017
  •  Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome 2015
  •  Management of Post- Concussion Syndrome 2015
  •  K taping Pro Therapist training 2015
  •  APTEI Elbow and Wrist Complex 2015
  • Level 1 Dean Watson Foundation Headache Course 2013
  •  Level 1 Lyn Watson Shoulder course 2013
  •  Institute of Spinal Manipulation Therapy Spinal Manipulation course 2012
  •  Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture 2012

ABOUT MARIA
Maria received her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2011 at the University of Queensland in beautiful Brisbane Australia. Following her graduation from physiotherapy, Maria has gained experience working with a wide spectrum of clients including acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions, pre- and post orthopedic surgeries, chronic pain, sports injuries and women’s health. Maria has completed coursework to further her knowledge in dry needling, spinal manipulation, K taping, headache management, concussion management, pilates, and pelvic health. She actively listens to her clients and provides the education they need to have a successful recovery and achieve their goals. To achieve the best outcome, she uses an individualized treatment approach that combines patient education, manual therapy, soft tissue release, taping, dry needling and specific exercise prescription.

Why did you become a Physiotherapist?
I grew up as the youngest of four in an active outdoorsy family, spending a great deal of time trying to keep up with my older siblings. This in turn fueled my interest in physical activity and sports. When choosing a career, it was important for me to find something where I always continue learning, get to problem solve, help people and not sit behind a screen (would not suit me well). In high school we had a few speakers come to discuss their careers and the physiotherapist stood out to me. I decided to learn
more about the human body and movement and pursued a degree in kinesiology. The knowledge I gained in my undergrad made me realize that the human body is fascinating and I wanted to continue my education and evolve my skills which led me to physiotherapy.

Do you have an area of special interest?
I have a special interest in treating sports injuries be it a sprain, strain, tear, dislocation etc. I also have a passion for helping people in their pre- and post- operative rehabilitation. I am very passionate about physiotherapy and take continuing education courses to further advance my knowledge and ensure my choice of treatment is evidence based.

How does movement impact your life?
I try to practice what I preach and chances are if I’m not at work I am doing something active. Movement makes me happy! I spend a great deal of time at the rock climbing gym or outdoors on real rock. I also enjoy snowboarding, hiking, cycling, canoeing, yoga and lifting weights at the gym. I like sharing my enthusiasm for healthy living and fitness with my patients and enjoy seeing them tackle their goals.

What does a great Physiotherapy experience look like to you?
I believe a great physiotherapist should actively listen to your concerns, perform a thorough assessment and clearly communicate their prognosis, diagnosis and treatment plan. A knowledgeable physiotherapist is one who is a lifelong learner and will ensure their treatment is evidence- based. There should be a client centered approach to treatment with an emphasis on an individualized treatment plan to empower the client by providing them the education and tools needed to manage their
symptoms with confidence and success. A plan should be developed to minimize the likelihood of symptom re-occurrence.