Barbara Ward


BScPT, BPE, Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner, Spinal Manipulation, FCAMT

Barbara graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with distinction in 1981. Her passion for physiotherapy, health, and the movement sciences are complemented by a Bachelor of Physical Education degree with distinction (University of Calgary) and ongoing certification as a fitness instructor.

Barbara has extensive post-graduate training, some of which includes: certification in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion Treatment, Spinal Stabilization Exercise Training, Running Injury Prevention, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie), Treating Persistent Pain and certification to teach GLA:D (a very successful program for hip and knee osteoarthritis).

In 2008, Barbara successfully completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Examination and received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (internationally recognized designation in manual therapy). She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Barbara loves to keep learning and is committed to best evidence practice. She enjoys doing her best for her clients and working with them to achieve their individualized goals.

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Latest Posts

Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or is it Something Else? How to Sort it Out

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