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JESSICA DEMARS, BSC.P.T.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Jessica graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (with distinction). She continued her education with numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy, myofascial release, and acupuncture. In 2006, after attending a physiotherapy symposium, she discovered the missing element in her practice - breathing. Jessica travelled to Seattle and New Zealand to further her studies in breathing retraining. She is the first physiotherapist in North America to be certified in the Bradcliff Method of breathing retraining. She has completed her Master of Science in Applied Breathing Sciences from the Graduate School of Behavioural Health Sciences. In 2015, Jessica was awarded a grant through the Clinical Research Innovation Fund and investigating the link between dysfunctional breathing and asthma in children. She is currently a co-investigator in another project looking at pelvic floor function during inspiratory muscle training. Jessica is the 2016 recipient of the Pinnacle Award of Excellence from Physiotherapy Alberta.

Jessica believes strongly in working with other health care providers and communicating with them to ensure the end result in a happy and healthy individual.