Life long Academic, Dog Lover, Explorer, Problem-Solver
Why I do this: I am fascinated by the human body and its ability to change and compensate for injury. To me, each new patient is a like puzzle – no two people are ever the same. Embedded in a person’s tissues is their history; their traumas, their habits, their emotional stress, their strengths and weaknesses. To understand the injury is to understand the person as a whole. I love problem-solving and I love getting to know people.
What Makes Me Tick: I enjoy working on the whole body, although I particularly enjoy working on the neck, the head (concussions,migraines,headaches) and the jaw.
Daily Ritual: Sleep in with my puppy and a luxurious coffee.
Hidden Talent: I consider myself a perpetual student…. a wide achiever, I like to dabble in a bit of everything.
Bucket List: A trip to South America.
Emily is a Registered Physiotherapist with training in Diane Lee’s Integrated systems model for assessing the entire body. She also has extensive training in Craniosacral, Visceral Manipulation, Anatomical acupuncture & dry needling, ART (Active Release Technique), k-taping and bike fitting. Emily received her Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2010 and spent several subsequent winters in Whistler where she treated traumatic knee, shoulder and back injuries. When she’s not at the clinic, Emily can be found rock climbing, mountain biking, kite surfing, surfing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding or running alongside a canine companion.
What her patients have to say:
“I had a physio session yesterday with Emily Johnson for pain I was having in my left knee while running. In the last couple weeks I have been struck with show-stopping pain in my left knee within 2-3km of a mellow run. Having run marathons and trail races in my past, I was pretty disappointed at not being able run more than a few kms… Emily pinpointed something irregular in my right rib and ankle and gave me two stretches. I was skeptical leaving the appointment as I didn’t fully believe these problems could relate to the pain in my left knee. I went out this morning planning on just going for a short run around town and ended up being able to do a 20km run including a lap of the Gondola trail. No knee pain… My mind is completely blown!!! Please pass on my thanks to Emily!” Max (Squamish runner)