A Greeting from Kalli Frissell (she/her)
Physiotherapist & Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor.
I'm Kalli. I'm a lover of tiny birds, the outdoors, running, and bad horror films. I'm a musician, senior cat mama, yoga instructor, and registered physiotherapist with both the Alberta and BC Colleges of Physiotherapy.
Though I initially went into the U of A's physiotherapy program with the intention of becoming a sports-specific physio, my path shifted. While in school I gradually developed a pain in my hip after an intense training period of running. The pain wasn't intense, but it persisted, and persisted... and persisted. It put a strain on my relationships, mental health, and sense of self-worth. I was mourning the loss of a sport that I lived and breathed, and I felt I was losing my identity.
My eyes were opened to the widespread issue of persistent pain across Canada, and my drive as a physio shifted towards helping others who were working through a similar, and often invisible struggle.
My mission and best hope as a physiotherapist is to help those living with ongoing pain to better understand the mechanisms underlying their pain (pain is so complex!), and begin to explore ways to improve function and quality of life, reduce fear, and increase joy. This is a collaborative process, rather than instructive, because when it comes to our pain experience, everything about us matters. You are the expert in your own pain -- my role is to act as a guide or coach in the process of navigating that experience with pain.
Physio services can also be helpful for those, with or without pain or injury who are looking to explore movement and enhance connection with the body.
If you are unsure of whether virtual physiotherapy services are for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com.
Looking forward to connecting!