A new team member: Tori Feige

We’re excited to have a new physio joining our team. Victoria ‘Tori’ Feige graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2012 with a Masters in Physiotherapy. Her undergraduate years were spent at Colorado College, studying both arts and sciences. She earned a BA in Political Science and explored topics related to social justice. While a student, Tori sustained a low incomplete spinal cord injury snowboarding and became immersed in the world of physiotherapy and neuro-rehabilitation. Because of this experience, she was inspired to set out on a path which would lead to her become the first physiotherapist in North America to also be a wheelchair user. Tori brings a unique perspective to Neuro-Ability. She provides treatments specific to her clients and treats out of her chair: using a rolling stool, kneeling on the plinth or standing up beside the hi-lo table. Tori has taken and continues to take, postgraduate courses focusing on both orthopedic manual therapy and the Bobath approach. Her philosophy is to treat the “whole person” and facilitate the return to meaningful and functional activities. She has experience treating individuals with strokes, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries of all levels.

Tori enjoys volunteering with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports where she has been CADS Level 2a sit-ski instructor for the past 5 years. She also has had experience with wheelchair sports as well as out-of-chair activities such as boating, surfing, and hiking. She has a wealth of experience finding solutions to navigating “limitations” and has valuable insight regarding client-centered care. She has experience treating individuals with multiple sclerosis, stroke, parkinson’s disease, dystonia, movement challenges associated with cancer treatment and spinal cord injuries of all levels.

Tori enjoys volunteering with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports where she has been CADS Level 2a sit-ski instructor for the past 5 years. She also has had experience with wheelchair sports  as well as out-of-chair activities such as boating, surfing, and hiking. She has a wealth of experience finding solutions to navigating “limitations” and has valuable insight regarding client- centered care.

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Customized, Small-Group Exercise-Yoga Classes for the Neuro Population

The next series of classes will run from March 19th to April 30th

The yoga-style classes are led by a physiotherapist and customized for people living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions and injuries. The courses provide personalized instruction and exercise adaptation in a fun, social, small-group setting.  For more on the March-April course sign-ups, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact classes@neuro-ability.ca.

Note that for those who haven’t taken the classes before there is a mandatory individual assessment. The goal is to ensure the participant is placed in the appropriate class. This 1-hour session can be booked for March 12 or March 14 from 5-7pm.

You may also be interested in taking a look at an earlier post about a Neuro-Ability clinician’s (Anne Harris) invited article in the PABC Directions journal on those living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions using Yoga and Pilates.