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Jessica Bergevin Physiotherapy (JBPhysio) Clinic Update!

December 1, 2022

**New direct email for patients: contact@jbphysio.ca


Hello to all patients, families, the local community, and referral sources for JBPhysio. It is with much appreciation and excitement that I share the upcoming JBPhysio clinic updates with you.


  • A warm welcome to our new Clinic Manager Amy Mackay!

Amy instils a passion for helping people live their best lives and has done so through varying career roles. Amy is currently the Executive Director of the Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association (FSTRA) and is very excited to be joining the JBPhysio team. In her spare time Amy enjoys being in nature, riding horses, and spending time with her family. Amy, her husband, and her two boys just moved to the Valley, fulfilling a long-time dream of raising their family here. Amy understands the sensitive nature of pelvic health physiotherapy and will be a valuable resource to help patients navigate online booking, schedule appointments led by treatment frameworks, provide direct billing services, and be available for clinic phone calls.

Welcome!


  • Welcome back from maternity leave Jodi Bremner, PT!

Jodi is a pelvic health physiotherapist who has been shadowing Jessica in the clinic since February 2022. Jodi is thrilled to be accepting new Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy assessments in January. Jodi has completed training in non-internal pelvic floor physiotherapy, preparation for and recovery from cesarean birth, internal female urinary incontinence and Clinical Pilates. She is currently taking appointments to treat female urinary incontinence (bladder leakage) - whether it is leakage due to pregnancy/postpartum, weakened/overactive pelvic floor musculature, urgency, or stress (coughing, jumping, sneezing, etc.), Jodi can help! Jodi is available for Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy assessments and treatments, including evening appointment options.


January 2023 brings a new direct contact email for JBPhysio! This will help reduce wait times for email responses and provide a way for patients to connect directly to our Clinic Manager. Please use this email for clinic correspondences.


  • Physiotherapy Clinic Schedule and Fee Schedule

Clinic Availability for January 2023:


Jessica Bergevin, PT

Tuesdays 8:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm

Thursdays 8:00am-2:00pm


Jodi Bremner, PT

Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm

As of December 1st, 2022, the following fee schedule will take place:


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Assessment– 60min, $135

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Treatment – 45min, $120

Physiotherapy Assessment – 45 min, $105

Physiotherapy Treatment – 30min, $90

Group Physiotherapy – 55min, $25


Please note there is no change to appointment fees at this time. Individuals whose appointments were booked prior to this change will receive the treatment length/fee booked at that time. Babies are welcome at appointments.

  • Physiopilates Classes (Billed as Group Physiotherapy)

In order to attend Group Physiotherapy, you must have an initial physiotherapy assessment completed to be referred into the program. Price per class is $25 (no hst), and classes will be 6-10 individuals. These classes are covered by some insurance plans.


TGIF Physiopilates - FULL

Fridays 1:00 - 2:00pm

January 6, 13, 20, 27

$96 per 4-week session

Taught by Jessica Bergevin

*accepting waitlist for additional class


Prenatal Physiopilates

Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15pm

January 4, 11, 18, 25

$96 per 4-week session

Taught by Jessica Bergevin

Mom + Baby/Postpartum Physiopilates

Fridays 10:30 - 11:30am

January 6, 13, 20, 27

$96 per 4-week session

Taught by Jodi Bremner

To Register:

1. Visit: https://jbphysio.janeapp.com/#/physiopilates

2. Select 'Physiopilates' on the left side bar

3. Select the practitioner (physiotherapist) teaching your class

4. Select the first individual date of the session on the calendar and book

5. Continue by enrolling in each individual date of your session (make sure you sign up for each date individually!


Avifauna Health Studio will provide the space for the Physiopilates (Group physiotherapy) classes. Avifauna Health Studio is located right next door to the JBPhysio clinic and also has an outdoor studio in the fair weather. The studio also offers children’s dance, art, and physical activity opportunities. Visit the studio website here: https://www.avifauna.ca/


  • Collaborations with Clannad Counselling & Consulting Inc

It continues to be a pleasure to collaborate with Clannad Counselling & Consulting Inc and the Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association to support their delivery of SPIRIT - a program designed to support women Veterans living in the Central and Western Regions of Nova Scotia. Thank you, Stephanie, for the invitations to provide educational sessions on pelvic health and therapeutic exercise for this unique population. This program is made possible by generous funding from Veterans Affairs Canada. Read more about the SPIRIT Program here.


  • Acadia University

Connecting with Acadia University has been a highlight of 2022. This fall Jessica taught in the Anatomy lab, gave a guest lecture in Pilates, participated in the foundations in kinesiology networking event, and will be giving a guest lecture on exercise screening in pregnancy. Next semester Jessica is thrilled to be teaching KINE 3050 – Advanced Human Anatomy. This course is designed to be clinically oriented and directed to students going on to graduate studies in a health care field.


  • The Maritime Pelvic Physiotherapy Conference and Social

On October 21 and 22, 2022, it was an honour and pleasure to host the Maritime Pelvic Physiotherapy Conference + Social. This event brought together our network of pelvic health clinicians from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI. We studied trauma informed care presented by Clannad Counselling & Consulting Inc., recently published research on vaginal pain conditions with Katie Kelly PT, the collaborative role of physiotherapists for individuals undergoing fertility treatment with Dr. Ripley from Atlantic Assisted Reproductive Therapies, gender diverse care, prenatal physiotherapy advocacy, and discussed clinical cases. Registrants also trained in situational awareness and personal self-defence with Abhaya Martial Arts Academy Windsor. Thank you to the five Kinesiology students from Acadia who volunteered at the Conference to provide registration, introduce speakers, and help the event run smoothly. If you would like to collaborate in the future on this event, please get in touch!



  • Queen’s University Research

This weekend Jessica is travelling to Queen’s University to further develop a Doctoral research proposal aimed to impact the standard of prenatal care provided in Nova Scotia! As a clinician-researcher, Jessica is in the third year of a Doctorate of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership. Stayed tuned for more on this! It is a career goal for prenatal physiotherapy to be standard care in Nova Scotia, accessible to every pregnant individual.


Thank you once again to everyone involved in JBPhysio and our collaborations. Welcome to Amy and welcome back to Jodi. We are looking to providing optimal injury prevention, rehabilitation, and healthcare to the Canning and surrounding area in 2023.


Warm wishes for a lovely season,

Jessica Bergevin, PT


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