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Briony offers appointments at Bodyworx Physiotherapy

Bodyworx Physiotherapy

(250) 339-5540
 

156 Manor Drive

Comox, BC

 

About Briony Beveridge, MScPT

Born in Vancouver, Briony spent her early adulthood cycling the vibrant streets of Montreal, where she obtained a B.A. in Anthropology and Social Studies of Medicine.  Along the way she documented sacred sites of Australian Aboriginal peoples, painted houses, and designed educational tools for First Nations languages.

 
Masters in Physical Therapy (MScPT)

She continued her urban adventures as she completed the rigorous Master of Science program in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2013. 

Back to the West Coast

She then relocated to the Comox Valley to be humbled by trees, not buildings, and hasn’t looked back.  When she’s not helping people to feel and move better, you will find her in her edible landscape, mulching the blueberries or making giant piles of compost.

Growing expertise

Briony has studied with the foremost educators in clinical pain neuroscience, and trained as a facilitator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  She has completed extensive post-graduate coursework to develop her skills in manual therapy and exercise prescription. 

Influences on Briony's physiotherapy practices

Briony has explored movement and body awareness through practices such as yoga, pilates, and continuum movement. She also practices a form of mindful psychotherapy (Hakomi), allowing her to be more present, and to extend non-judgmental kindness towards her clients. Mindfulness meditation is another important part of her life, and she loves to share this supportive practice with interested clients.

 

Personal experiences with pain

Briony's physiotherapy approach is informed by her own recovery from a persistent pain condition.  She has personally experienced the therapeutic power of using mindfulness and pain neuroscience knowledge, and is passionate about bringing this to people who are in pain.

​Briony's approach is helpful for:

 

  • anyone with an orthopedic injury (like a sprained ankle, sore back, or an inflamed knee)

  • people who have been in pain for a long time

  • people who also live with anxiety or depression

  • people who want to take their recovery into their own hands

Specific methods:

  • thorough orthopedic assessment

  • individualized exercise prescription

  • sharing knowledge about what pain is and how to change it

  • coaching through graduated activity programs to reduce pain sensitivity

  • incorporating mindfulness into exercise and daily life to quiet the nervous system

  • hands-on manual therapy

Briony's credentials

Professional Degrees

 

  • Master's of Science in Physical Therapy (University of Toronto, 2013)

  • Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Anthropology and Social Studies of Medicine (McGill University, 2005)

Postgraduate courses in pain science, mindfulness, and emotion

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Facilitation Training (Centre for Mindfulness Studies, 60 hours)

  • Explain Pain (NOI Group, 16 hours)

  • Pain Care Yoga (Neil Pearson, PT, 14 hours)

  • Pain Foundations (Pain BC, 10 hours)

  • Pain and the Brain: using language, sensorimotor treatment, and virtual reality to target the brain in chronic pain  (Dr. Tasha Stanton, PhD, 7 hours)

  • Role of Emotions in Mind-Body Health (Dr. Angela Cooper, Psychologist, 7 hours)

  • BC ECHO for Chronic Pain Virtual Learning Community participation (Pain BC, 6 hours)

  • Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science (Dr. Greg Lehman, PT, Registered October 2019)

Postgraduate courses in orthopedics and manual therapy

  • Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy: Level 2 Lower (Orthopaedic Division of CPA, 80 hours)

  • Advanced Cervico-Thoracic & Lumbo-Pelvic Programs (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute, 56 hours)

  • The Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Complexes (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute, 28 hours)

  • The Temporomandibular Joint (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute, 7 hours)

  • Mentorship sessions: Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine, Cervical Spine, Neurodynamics (Sherrill Rutherford, FCAMPT, 20 hours)

  • Primitive Reflexes Influencing Movement & Motor Control (Sean Gibbons, PT, PhD, 14 hours)

Exercise-based post-graduate courses 

  • Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization (STOTT Pilates Rehabilitation,18 hours)

  • Pilates Teacher Training (Feel Good Yoga and Pilates, 60 hours)

  • Exercise Prescription for Cervical Dysfunction (Carol Kennedy, PT, FCAMPT, 14 hours)

Training in listening and empathy skills

  • Hakomi Method training (mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy) (Vancouver Hakomi Education Network, ongoing)

  • Basic Counselling Skills (Vancouver Community College, 3 credits)

  • Anti-oppression Counselling Training (Concordia Centre for Gender Advocacy, 45 hours)