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Briony offers appointments at Bodyworx Physiotherapy

Bodyworx Physiotherapy

(250) 339-5540
 

156 Manor Drive

Comox, BC

Referring to Briony Beveridge, MScPT

Briony welcomes collaboration with other health care professionals.  Get in touch, or read on to learn who most benefits from Briony's approaches, and how to effectively make a referral.

Who to refer

1.   Patients with the aches, pains, and musculoskeletal injuries any physiotherapist treats.  

2.   Patients with:

  • Chronic pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Widespread or generalized soft tissue pain

3.   Patients who are fearful of exercise, or who demonstrate guarding on assessment

4.   Patients who are motivated to take their recovery into their own hands

5.   Patients who have attended extensive passive treatments and need a new approach

6.   Patients who also have problems with anxiety and depression. 

While Briony does no treat psychological conditions, her approaches using mindfulness and pain education are based in a biopsychosocial approach, and may support them more than traditional physiotherapy.  

 
 

Why refer to Briony?

  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) from the University of Toronto

  • Registered in good standing with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia

Post-graduate competencies:

  • Advanced courses in orthopedics, manual therapy, and exercise prescription (see full course list)

  • Specialized training in clinical pain neuroscience with the NOI group

  • Trained as a facilitator of the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and supported by numerous research studies

Commitment to:

Learn more about Briony's approach.

Check out a full list of post-graduate education Briony has pursued.

 

How to refer to Briony?

  • Fax or email your referral to Bodyworx Physiotherapy

    • Fax: 250-941-0540

    • Email: office@bodyworxphysio.com

    • Include as much information as possible, such as imaging reports and attempted treatments

  • Ask your patient to make an appointment through Bodyworx Physiotherapy, which is where Briony offers all appointments

How to make your referral most effective

  • Help rule out any sinister cause the person's problem, and communicate that to me (and them!)

  • Reassurance: Consistent messaging is key to effective pain management.  One of the main tenets of my treatment approach is to reassure people that they are in fact safe (when appropriate), in order to modulate the nervous system. This is in keeping with current pain science. 

  • To enhance any pain education I may provide your patient, you can:

    • Provide as much reassurance as is clinically reasonable

    • Avoid language that makes their condition seem scary (for example, instead of "whiplash" which may conjure up alarming images of their neck whipping about, say "a bit of a neck strain")

    • Explain that most (all?) of the findings on their x-rays are normal for their age, and that someone with this imaging could in fact be pain free

    • Check out a couple of the videos on the resources page to educate yourself about the most up-to-date understanding of how pain works

  • Get in touch if you would like to discuss your patient or my approach

 

I love to collaborate

I do not hesitate to refer patients to another therapist if I feel a different approach is needed, and I love to co-treat.  I have a network of health care professionals in the valley that I collaborate with.  Contact me if you would like to join the 'team'!

 

Briony's credentials

  • 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)

  • Registered in good standing with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia

  • Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)

Check out a list of Briony's extensive post-graduate coursework.