Alpine physiotherapy was established in 2000 and is a leading provider of physical assessment and rehabilitation. We operate a private outpatient clinic in Smithers, British Columbia that offers physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, concussion screening, ergonomic assessments, and intra-muscular stimulation (IMS). We are committed to providing the highest standard of assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation in a timely and caring manner. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions you may have. Get the treatment you need and the care you deserve!
Alpine Physiotherapy employs three Physiotherapists and one Registered Massage Therapist with over 20 years of international university education and 35 years of clinical experience. Our staff keep current in their field by regularly attending continuing education courses.
At Alpine Physiotherapy, the therapists will tailor a treatment plan based on the individual patient’s needs. Physiotherapy is a spectrum of varying techniques that incorporate manual therapy, stretching, electrotherapy, needling and rehabilitation. The physiotherapists at Alpine have a great working relationship with local doctors and associated medical professionals and will at times work together to optimize […]
Emily Pollock recently began her career as an RMT, after graduating from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in July of 2018. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, she earned a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Emily is currently studying Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, and is in […]
Acupuncture is a type of therapeutic needling that comes in many forms and styles and has evolved greatly within modern medicine and physiotherapy. It can help with pain, muscle tension, inflammation and healing. Acupuncture’s origins lie as part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This ancient system of medicine dates back as far as 1000 years BC […]
Alpine Physiotherapy provides concussion screening and fall risk assessment for athletes and seniors using the Biodex SD – the gold standard in balance assessment worldwide. The Biodex SD Balance System is the only one of its kind outside Vancouver. It tests all three balance systems and compares these results to normal data for a person […]
Ergonomic assessments, also referred to as workstation assessments, are scientific, evidence-based assessments with an objective of ensuring a worker’s workstation is designed in such a way to minimize the risk of injury and allow for optimal productivity. Assessments are conducted: To support injured workers returning to work by ensuring that their workstation is designed to minimize any discomfort as […]
Intra-Muscular Stimulation (IMS) is a form of dry-needling. Its assessment and treatment focuses on the body as a whole, but in particular, dysfunction of the spine that includes the peripheral nervous system that can influence pain both locally to the area or more distally into the peripheral limbs and around the peripheral joints. This can […]
Recently, I had total knee replacement surgery and I appreciated having such kind and competent care at Alpine Physiotherapy. It was incredibly handy having different types of therapy available to me in one place. Having this care just 5 minutes from my home made a painful time more bearable.
I’ve attended Alpine Physiotherapy for treatment on and off for about ten years. I’ve had numerous injuries related to long hours at a desk job, including elbow and shoulder tendinitis. The reception staff at Alpine Physio are friendly and efficient. Both Graham and Jack have provided excellent care through the assessment and treatment phases of physio; providing long-term exercises to enable me to continue improving at home. My most recent treatment was work-related, however the process for getting a soft-tissue damage injury approved is long and arduous. Alpine staff provided any information I needed in a timely manner and Jack Garland, my physiotherapist for this treatment, provided effective treatment, timely submissions to WCB and a knowledgeable assessment letter to provide to the WCB assessment team. I would highly recommend Alpine Physiotherapy.