Kirstin Henderson


apollo physical therapy centres


Kirstin Henderson

Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons, PT)

Apollo Nepean


BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (UK, 2001)

Continuing Education:

  • Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Management of Cervical & Thoracic Spine (UK, 2013)
  • Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Triage (UK, 2011)
  • Acupuncture (AACP UK, 2006)
  • Dry Needling (2008)
  • APPI Pilates levels 1, 2 & 3 (2010)
  • Kinesiotaping Level KT1 & KT2 (2010)
  • Sports taping (ACPSEM, 2009)
  • Sports Trauma & Wound Management Certificate (UK, 2012)
  • Silver award: Association Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM UK, 2012)

What I do around here:

I help those with musculoskeletal dysfunction or injury to regain normal function using manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. I also aim to help educate my clients to maintain healthier lifestyles and to prevent future injury.

I became a Physiotherapist because:

I love the diversity of life as a Physio. One minute you can be helping someone to manage their chronic back pain, and the next rehabbing an elite athlete from injury. There’s never a dull moment!

My personal philosophy is:

A healthy body needs a healthy mind. Perceptions of pain and injury are just as important to address as physical problems, and a holistic approach to rehabilitation is essential for a complete recovery.

What I do for fun:

I love road biking so I am frequently out and about on the trails through Gatineau Park and I also enjoy hiking and sailing. My greatest passions however are travel and scuba diving, and although I have been lucky enough to combine the two and have visited many beautiful places, there are definitely still some on the bucket list to be ticked off!

What I do around here:

I prescribe, progress, and regress exercise programs as well as teach correct movement techniques to help others recover, stay mobile, and injury free. I also apply treatment modalities such as thermotherapy, cryotherapy, TENS, STIM, IFC, ultrasound, and taping.

I became an Exercise Specialist because:

I am passionate about interacting and learning from others, and love being able to see people reach their full potential and live with good quality of life through exercise and physical activity!

My personal philosophy is:

Get to know the person, not just the patient.

What I do for fun:

I enjoy activities that allow me to spend time with my wife and two daughters.  Riding on the bike trails of Ottawa, playing golf, hockey and soccer are just a few of the things that keep me active.  As well, spending a few days at the gym working on strength and aerobic conditioning allow me to stay fit and keep pace with my active children.  With very little down time, I occasionally like to spend a quiet night at home watching a movie or playing the Wii.

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