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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

Who to refer

1) Anyone you would send to see a regular physiotherapist. I have a strong orthopedic background and can confidently treat musculoskeletal conditions.

2) Chronic pain patients [& explain why - evidence shows respond to pain education & mindfulness, etc]

3) Patients who are fearful of movement

4) Patients who also have problems with anxiety and depression.  While I am not qualified to treat these conditions, in combination with appropriate treatment my approaches may support them more than traditional physio.  I'm also very compassionate, listen attentively, and my patients tend to feel safe and supported.

Why refer to me?

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

  • Advanced training in orthopedics, manual therapy, and exercise prescription (see 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 several research studies

  • I use electrical modalities sparingly if at all. 

  • Evidence-based practice [link].  

  • I will listen attentively to your client.

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

  • Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

How to make your referral most effective

1) Help rule out any sinister reason for the person's problem, and communicate that to me.

 

2) Let's give this person consistent messaging.  One of my main tenets and the foundation of my treatment approach is to convince people that they are safe!  This is in keeping with [current/modern] pain science.  So often clinical language and the way we talk about bodies can undo that.  [I may need an education for health care professionals page.]

I love to collaborate

I do not hesitate to refer patients to another therapist if I do not feel my approach is most effective for them, 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'!

My 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)

Continuing education completed

  • 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)

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

  • Orthopedics & manual therapy

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

    • Dave Battison Pediatric Sport Medicine Symposium (7 hours)

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

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

 

  • Movement-based courses

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

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

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

  • 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)