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Laura Gfeller

MScPT | Physiotherapist

Laura Gfeller is a physiotherapist who completed her bachelor’s education at Dalhousie University and then moved on to graduate with her masters in physiotherapy in 2014 from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. Originally from Orillia Ontario, she began her career in Calgary Alberta, and has called Nova Scotia her forever home since 2016.

Laura is an active athlete and found her passion for the profession as a chronically injured young athlete who made herself a second home at the local physiotherapy clinic.

When Laura is not treating, you can find her on her bike, paddling on the lake, or training for her next marathon or Ironman triathlon. She is highly involved in local running groups and is also an accomplished age-group athlete, who has represented Canada at the ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships. Laura believes in a comprehensive approach to treatment and will work with you to achieve results specific to your individual goals. She combines soft tissue release techniques, dry needling, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, shockwave therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and kinesiology taping in conjunction with functional exercise to help you recover from, and prevent further injury.

Laura is the therapist of choice for hundreds of local runners, and is consistently recommended within the HRM running community. She offers one-on-one running assessments on the treadmill to offer feedback on form and function, as well as recommendations for training and footwear. Laura has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the treatment and prevention of running injuries and will make it a priority to minimize downtime and get you back to the sport that you love.

Qualifications

PEAK Training for implementing a virtual care plan for knee OA
Restoring Load Capacity in the Injured Runner
Theralase Training

RockFloss Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
RockPods Cupping Technique

Sturdy Shoulder Solutions
The Foot Collective Seminar

KinetacNew Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries
Urban Poling Activator course for Rehab and Wellness Professionals

Kinetacore FDN level 1

Athletic Taping
Soft Tissue Release

Rocktape Facial Movement Taping

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