KARLA ANDREWS

REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Helping People

I help adults in their homes, offering individualized care and addressing a range of health challenges. I help with things such as difficulty walking, improving one’s balance or managing a chronic medical condition. For example I frequently work with people who have Parkinson’s, osteoporosis or arthritis. Pain management is also a focus of my practice. Often, I assist clients when navigating the health care system and advocate on their behalf to access additional services at home or in the community.

Services

Clients can benefit from varied supports and services adapted to their circumstances and goals. Individuals working with Karla Andrews are helped in manners such as having their overall health and mobility assessed, their pain better managed and their wellness enhanced. Clients may be treated through a variety of physiotherapy interventions. These may include education regarding their health challenges, appropriate exercise prescription or modalities such as acupuncture. Building greater independence for Karla’s clients, through a variety of strategies, is also a frequent outcome and focus of care.

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About Karla

Experience

15 years homecare experience
Practice reflects over 20 years experience, including private and public sector settings in hospitals, clinics and health centres.
Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association - seniors health, acupuncture, oncology and neuroscience divisions.
Newspaper columnist and workshop presenter on topics pertaining to seniors health.

Education

Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physiotherapy, University of Manitoba, 1995
Certifications in Acupuncture
Diverse professional development including management and best practices for osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson’s and falls prevention.
Authorizer status for mobility aids with the Assistive Devices Program, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Approach

Personal
Comprehensive
Effective patient advocate
One to one individualized physiotherapy
Her passion to provide client-centered, evidence-based physiotherapy services in the community was instrumental in her starting Andrews In-Home Physiotherapy in 2012.