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We have moved our Highland Drive Location (September 20, 2017)

We have moved our Highland Drive Location we are now located on 55 White Rose Drive, just down from Rona, our telephone numbers are still the same.  So please call us if you like to come and see us 753-3372

We still have our 35 Rowan Street location !


We will soon be launching a new website, mobile friendly don't forget to check us out

We are looking for a Registered Massage Therapist to join our Team (May 3, 2016)

Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy Clinic is looking for a motivated Registered Massage Therapist to join our team.  We have a high volume of new and existing clientele visiting our two locations 35 Rowan Street amd 20 Highland Drive.

This is a full time position, and our clinic is closed on the weekends.

The sucessful candidate should be a motivated and outgoing Registered Massage Therapist who is comfortable performing deep therapeutic massage.  Our clinic will have a mixed caseload with a variety of injuries from sports, work and motor vehicle accidents.  We are looking for someone who takes pride in their work, reliable with a strong work ethic! We want a team player who can work in harmony with our experienced massage therapists, physiotherpists, kinesiologists, and physiotherapy assistants.  Front-desk staff is available to help with billing, booking and confirming appointments.  Applicants must have strong communication skills, work well in a team setting and be confident and proficient in therapeutic massage.

Group health care benfits availiable.

Please forward your resume to tsl@physiocs.com attention Liv Martyn.

Paul Harris Fellow Award (June 4, 2015)

LivawardThis week our very own "Liv-Terese Martyn" Physiotherapist was given an award.  Liv-Terese is a  Rotarian with The Rotary Club of St. John's Northwest. The Paul Harris Fellow award was given to Liv-Terese, this is where she was recongized for all her amazing work with The Rotary Club of St John's Northwest. 

Congratuations on a job well done.  We are proud of you... keep doing what you do with a beautiful smile your face.


2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards! (July 8, 2012)

We wish to congraduate Liv-Terese K. Martyn Physiotherapist on her nomination for the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneut Award.  The purpose of the Awards is to provide national recognition to Canada's women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses and achievements contribute so much to the Canadian and global economies as well as to their communities. A job well done and best of luck on your nomination!





Shin Splints (April 13, 2014)

Shin Splints

After a long winter indoors, many people are dusting off their running shoes and hitting the pavement. Many people feel running is great way to get back in shape, but don't realize how hard running can be on your body.  Running on sidewalks, roads and trails in Newfoundland can be hard on your feet, knees and all points in between.  All the force
that goes through these joints when running is 10 times that of your body

What are Shin splints? Shin splints known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)
are a result of inflammation along the tibia, where several muscles of your
lower leg attach. Shin splints develop as a result of improper footwear, poor
lower extremity mechanical and overtraining. The good news is that it is

          Buy a proper pair of running shoes
          that suit your foot type. You should replace your shoes every 400-600 miles or
          every 6 months.

          start with a reasonable running distance
          and gradually increase the distance you run every few weeks.

          Make sure you stretch your muscles
          before and after you finish your run.

Exercise for shin splints

Exercise 1:
Sit on the floor with your knees straight. Loop a rope or towel around the
front of your foot and gently pull back. Move your foot up toward your shin
(dorsiflexion) and hold for 10 seconds. Then move your foot down toward the
floor (plantarflexion). Keep your legs flat on the floor; motion should only be
at your ankle joints. Start with 3 sets of 10 exercises; do this 3 times per

Exercise 2:

Siton a bench or table with your knees bent and your legs hanging off the side.
Bend your foot up toward your shin (dorsiflexion) and hold for 10 seconds, then
lower your foot by pointing your toes back toward the floor (plantarflexion).
Start with 3 sets of 10 exercises; do this 3 times per day.

Exercise 3:

Begin by standing in place and rising up onto your toes with your heels off of the
floor. Try to hold the position for 10 seconds and slowly lower your heels back
to the floor. Start with 3 sets of 10 exercises and then increase to 3 sets of
30 exercises. Do this 3 times per day

Exercise 4:

Begin by standing in place and lifting the front of your foot off of the floor and
keeping your heels on the floor. Try to hold the position for 10 seconds and
then slowly lower the front of your foot back to the floor. Start with 3 sets
of 10 exercises and then increase to 3 sets of 30 exercises. Do this 3 times
per day.

Exercise 5:

Stand facing a wall, keep your knee straight and your heel on the floor and place the
front, bottom part of your foot against the wall. You will feel a stretch in
your calf muscles. Start with 3 sets of 10 exercises and then increase to 3
sets of 30 exercises. Do this 3 times per day.

Exercise 6:

Stand facing a wall with your body square to the wall. Outstretch your arms and hands
and lean against the wall. Keep one knee straight with your heel and foot
firmly on the floor and gently lean forward until you feel a pull in the back
of your leg (calf). When your knee is straight, this stretches the
gastrocnemius (superficial calf muscle). Start with 3 sets of 10 exercises and
then increase to 3 sets of 30 exercises. Do this 3 times per day.




Closed for the day March 16, 2015 (March 16, 2015)

We will remain closed for today, Due to the amount of snow and harzardous driving.  Stay safe and warm and enjoy your family time.

Remaining closed ()

Due to the weather and road conditions we will remain closed.  We hope you are all safe and warm and look forward to seeing you tomorrow when we reopen.

Good morning due to the weather this morning both clinics will be closed a further update regarding this afternoons clinic will be made mid day.  Stay safe and warm everyone.

Rotary Club St. John's Northwest are doing great things ()

Our physiotherapist Liv-Terese Martyn is a member of the St John's Northwest Rotary Group.  Norhwest Rotary Club has started a Zimbabwe Healthy Community Project.  They have purchased a forty foot shipping container and will fill it with Hospital, school and community supplies before shipping it to Tshelamyemba, Zimbabwe. 


Maybe you would like to contribute too?

They will be looking  for all types of supplies but we are asking for the following specific items:


Clothing- all sizes of good quality

Tools- all types except power tools

Kitchen Suppilies- Cutlery, Dishes, Bowls, Pots & pans

Sewing Supplies and Fabric

Music and Musicial insturments

Wind up flashlights




Cash donations for this project can be made throough the Rotary Club of St. John's, Northwest Foundation.

Items can be dropped off at the warehouse at 127 Clyde Ave, Donovan Industrial Park, Mount Peral on Saturday Ferbraury  14 between  9 and 11 am  or you can drop off at either clinic locations during our business hours Monday to Friday.




Opening at 1pm today ()

We will be reopeing today at 1 ... look forward to seeing you



Due to the weather this morning January 8th, 2015 we will be closed, at both locations.   Further update at 11:Sorry for the inconvience.  Stay safe and see you soon

Happy New Year (January 3, 2015)

Happy New Year Everyone.
We are starting the new year with adding to our family. Are you or do you know of someone who would like to join our team!
Email your resumes to tsl@physiocs.comHappy New Year


Current positions available to apply for: Qualified Kinesiologist or Physiotherapy Assistant 



We are looking for a Physiotherapy Assistant or a  kinesiologist.

35-40 hours a week you will be working in close contact with our Physiotherapists and Massage therapists. You will be expected to work with our patients to assist in setting up treatment modalities, prescribed exercise programs,answering phone calls, booking appointments and keep the clinic running smoothly. Some  evenings till 7:30, but No weekends, Health benefits available, training on site and you get to be a part of a growing business. 

Starting Salary $14.00 however to be discussed depending on your qualifications.

Teaching and supervising clients in their exercise programs. 
Setting up passive treatment for patients
Preparing patients for therapy
Setting up equipment
Monitoring the progress of patients and reporting back to the physiotherapist
Record keeping and administrative duties
Keeping working areas clean and tidy
Following other duties as assigned

ASSETS:  Previous job experience would be asset, but most of all we are looking for an out going and fun personality who can multi task and learn quickly.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full Time Permanent 35-40 hours a week. This is not a summer relief position. 

Please forward your resumes ASAP to tsl@physiocs.com



Happy Holidays2014 ()


We would like to take this opportunity to wish eveeryone a wonderful holiday Season.  May it be filled with Love laughter and the joy of family and friends.

Just remember its not important what is under the tree that matters  but what is aroound the tree.

Season Greeting friom all of The Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy Family to yours.

Physiotherapy Position (November 16, 2014)


Position: Physiotherapist

Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy Clinic looking to hire Physiotherapists.

Full and Part time positions available.

Are you looking to join a leading edge and dynamic healthcare team? Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy applies an interdisciplinary team approach to an energetic clinic environment. We are looking for smart, forward thinking problem solvers to help us improve the health and well-being of all our patients. Our clinics are busy, yet the vibe is still relaxed while each team brings ambition and fun to the company.

We offer our physiotherapists:
Full reception services and support
Competitive Salary
Extended Health Benefit Plan
Professional Development and Education Allowance, as well as
Opportunity to carve out your career path and advance your career

Required Competencies:
Registered member (in good standing) with your provincial college.
New Grads Welcome

Contact: Liv-Terese Martyn
Email: info@tslphysio.ca



Wedding day ()

Kate And Mike


Exciting event happening with Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy this Friday

On July 18th 2014, our Massage Therapist Kate Ramsden is getting married.  

Congratulations to both Kate and her groom Mike.  May you have many years of much happiness and love. Enjoy your special day.


Happy May 2 4 Weekend (May 19, 2014)

We hope everyone had a safe long weekend, enjoying family and friend.  A great start to the beginning of summer.

Zumba in the Club (July 29, 2013)

Photo (2)Come and join our very own Liv-Terese Martyn Physiotherapist, on tuesday Jully 30th  for sweatty hot time of ZUMBA.  What a perfect way to raise money for a Fabulous cause:  The Ronald McDonald House.  Come and share in Zumba style and make sure to shake some money for this amazing cause.


Is your workstation a pain in the neck? (February 5, 2013)

Is your workstation a pain in the neck?

*Pain and / or stiffness in your back, neck, arms,
hands or fingers

* Tingling or numbness in your hand


*Swelling and or pain in your feet / ankles

If you have any of the above symptoms at the end of your working day it could be that your workstation is not set up correctly for you. Often small, inexpensive changes can make a big difference in the way you feel. 

One of our Physiotherapist would be happy to come and visit you at work and complete  an ERGONOMIC  Assessment of your workstation with you. This  ERGONOMIC assessment includes one hour visit, followed by a written report of their finding, and recommendations.

Please call the clinic at 753-3372, if this is something we can do to help you.

Happy Easter (April 20, 2014)

Therapeutic  Services Physiotherapy would like to wish all our Clients, family and friends a wonderful Easter.  May you all be blessed with good health, family and of course lots of turkey and chocolate.  Just remember Easter calories consumed today are free calories so enjoy!

Team Broken Earth (April 4, 2014)

Team Broken Earth is once again back in Haiti this
week.  We are so proud of the all the team efforts.  We are especially
proud of Janeway Physiotherapist Susan Baird.

If you would like to follow their mission please click on the link below
where Dr. Furey updates a blog, with pictures and stories. 


Closed for the morning (February 6, 2014)

Good morning due to the weather this morning we will delay opening, further update at 11.  Stay warm and safe.

Regatta Day (August 7, 2013)

The 195th running of the Royal St. John's Regatta is a go this morning, so go and enjoy the day of Races and games of chance with your family and Friends. Therapeutic  Services Physiotherapy will be closed so our staff can also enjoy the Regatta.  Good Luck to all rowers!

Closeure for the morning (January 6, 2014)

Yea We have Power we are up and running at Highland Drive, as of noon today.  If you can not make your appointtment please give us a call and let our staff know.  We are open and ready as long as there is power.

  Churchll square will remain closed



Happy candlelit New Year to you all. Just a few notifications; As we have no power this morning both locations will be closed  with a possible opening in the afternoon. We will for sure keep you posted. We really appreciate your patience, and hope to resume back to normal very soon.

Merry Christmas (December 24, 2013)



We would like to take this oportunity to wish each and everyone a wonderful holiday season.  May you all be blessed, with health, love and happiness during the season,  Enjoy your family and friends.   Merry Christmas

Avalon Dragon Boating (August 15, 2013)


                         Avalon Dragon Boating

Sun Splash Paddle in Paradise 2013, this coming Saturday August 17,2013

Our very own Daniel Martyn, Physiotherapist with Therapeutic Servics Physiotherapy, St. John's, Will be paddling once again with the Team Broken Earth....Come and cheer

                                     Daniel and "Team Broken Earth" on.




Intact Insurance Has Choose Therapeutic Services (July 15, 2013)

Through our hard work and great staff, We are proud to say that Intact Insurance has choosen Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy as a "Preferred Treatment Provider", in St. John's area.


If you would like more details please feel free to contact us or check out The Intact Insurance Website at



Things to remember about Shoveling Snow (January 12, 2013)

Some days just getting to work maybe a workout just to get out of our driveway or at the end of the day to get back home.  Snow shoveling is indeed a Cardiovasular workout. Important tips to Remember when shoveling snow

  1. Warm up before heading outside
  2. Dress in layers
  3. Stay well hydrated
  4. Choose the proper shovel size
  5. push the snow whenever possible

There are exercise you can do that will help you build up your upper body strength, back and legs strength which will make this easier on you.  Please contact Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy St. John's, Newfoundland and book an appointtment with any one of our physiotherpists who would be happy to guide you, through a strengthening program.


Welcome back Team Broken Earth (May 10, 2013)

Welcome back team Broken Earth.  Congrats on completing your 9th mission, We are so proud of you, especially our very our Karen Penwell Physiotherapist. who was there with you on the 9th mission.

Hatimay 2013


Snow day (February 22, 2013)

We will remain closed for today friday February 22,2013 due to weather..  stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday.  Have a great weekend.

Bust and Move (February 13, 2013)

Liv-Terese K. Martyn Physiotherapist is participating in the Bust and Move St. John's 2013.  This is a large fund raiser, where participates have lots of fun exercising all day to raise money for Breat cancer.   The Health care foundation and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer foundaton are thrilled to bring back the Bust and Move., for another year of incredible exercise, friendship and fun.  This will take place Saturday March 23, 2013 at the Newfoundland Sports Centre, 100 Crosbie Road.


Livcrop  Please feel free to visit her BUST AND MOVE home page and donate... Here is the link


Jeans can make a difference ... (January 2, 2013)


Did you know that wearing Jeans to work on Jeans day can make a difference?  Well Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy Team certainly made a difference.  In 2012, every Friday we had jeans day, with a fee of $2 per participate.  This year with our fund we wanted to make a difference.  We decided to go beyond local charities as we did in the past. We went to the World Vision Fund and see we could do.  We surprised ourselves. The amount we collect which was only the price of a cup of coffee a week from our team, was amazing.

We were able to purchase the following:

Goat for a family will allow the family to have mean milk, meat
and income for a family.

Emergency Water and Sanitation for a
Family When disasters strike, one of the most
urgently needed resources is safe water. Without it, diseases

like cholera can swiftly kill children. Our gift will help provide things like
portable water storage tanks, chlorination tablets, water buckets, shallow
wells, damming and hygiene essentials such as soap and latrines.

Pre/postnatal Care for Mother and Child  Things like pre-natal vitamins, delivery kits, education on mothering skills

Women and Girls in Crisis Fund  This fund will help save them from abuse, forced marriage and other horrors It will help provide education, skills training, medical assistance, counselling and raises awareness to help end exploitation andrestore a shattered life.

5 Fruit Treesfruit trees will give children vitamins and abundant

Clothing for 25 Children A gift of warm clothing doubles in value to protect little ones from bitter cold and sickness in freezing climates.

Beehives and beehivestarting kits will you'll help a family in need start a sweet business. One beehive canproduce up to 50 kilos of tasty, nutritious honey a year. Honey and beeswax can be
sold or traded at market to help parents care for
their children and send them to school.

We were glad to help the World Vision Fund, if you would like more information about world vision please
click on the link below


Happy Holidays (December 20, 2012)

Staff 2012


Enjoy the holiday preparations. It does not have to be perfect, but make sure you are "present" to make  every moments with your friends and family count.Therapeutic Services Staff wish all our Patients, family and friends a wonderful Holiday Season. During the holiday Season we will be having reduced hours. 

We will be closed

December 24th, December 25th and December 26th, we will be open on 27th and 28th, closing at 5 pm both days. December 31st we will be working just a half day, closed on the 1st of January and re open on the 2nd of January ready to start a brand new year.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013

Halloween Celebrations at Both Clinics (November 1, 2012)

Therapeutic Services hopes everyone had a safe and happy Halloween.   Here are some pictures of our Halloween fun!


Halloween 2012Halloween 2212Halloween 32012Halloween 42012?

Closed for the Morning further update at 11 (September 11, 2012)

Due to the tropical storm we are closed for the morning with a new update at 11:00. Be safe, cuddle up and brew yourself a nice cup of coffee.

Holy Cross Ladies Soccer Team (September 6, 2012)

Cross Ladiessoccer Team


Congraduations to Holy Cross Ladies Soccer Team, for winning the Jubilee Challenge Cup.  The girls will be off to Manitoba to represent Newfoundland in the Nationals. Best of luck ladies!

Broken Earth Team (July 11, 2012)

We wish to welcome  back Team broken Earth.  Congrats on a Great team Effort.  A job well done for the people of Haiti.

Teambroken Earth

NLAA:: Hershey Provincial 2012 Final (June 16, 2012)

Saturday, June 16, 2012 Pearlgate Track and Field Complex, Mount Pearl is the site for the Hershey Provincial 2012 Track. Almost 700 students from around the province have qualified for the NLAA 2012 Hershey Provincial Final.  Come out to watch the largest track meet in NL today Foggy in the morning but variable cloudiness this afternoon.

Therapeutic Services Wishes all athlets a great day.



Happy Convocation day (May 31, 2012)

Happy Convocation Day to all graduates at Munn today, especially the Kinesolgy Co-op Students.  A job well done, You Guys are amazing!

May is National Physiotherapy Month (May 25, 2012)

Physio 's Do That 

This poster is provided to us from Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)



Women's Health: What is it? (May 14, 2012)

Womens Health

The Subject of women's health encompasses a range of issues that can be treated by physiotherapy.  There are certain health problems that can affect women of different times in their lives which require specialized physiotherapy treatment. From pregnancy, back and leg pain, to incontinence problems, a specialized physiotherapist is here to help you.  Our physiotherapist treats a wide varity of muscle and joint pain using techniques manual techniques and rehabilatiation through the use of strengthening exercises. A specific exercise program will be developed for you that focuses on strengthening you anterior pelvic floor and core stability muscles.  There is usually no internal  examination required after consulation with your gynaecologist.

Living with chronic pelvic and back pain is draing, and can interfere with sexual intercourse, good sleep and daily functioning.

Symptoms you may be experiencing:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Discomfort with pregnancy
  • Painful intercourse
  • Painful orgasms
  • Lower back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Bladder pain and or frquency
  • Incontinence
  • Graoin pain
  • Radiation leg pain (sciatica)
  • Pubic and vaginal pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Weakness in lyour low back and pelvis
  • Discomfor with prolonged standing
  • Discomfort with prolonged walking
  • Lower abdomen cramping
  • Severe menstral cramps
  • Buttock pain
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Pelvic Pressure
  • Clicking in the lower back or hips.

If you have checked 3 or more of these symptoms, you may likely need the treatment of our specialized physiotherapist.

Give us a call and set up an appointtment with our physiotherapist Liv-Terese K. Martyn, Liv-Terese works from both locations of Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy, St. John's, Newfoundland.  Our number is 709-753-3372,  We would love to help you. 

2012 Atlantic Gumnastic Championship update (April 23, 2012)

The Therapeutic Services team would like to congratulate the Newfoundland gymnasts on their success at the 2012 Atlantic Gymnastics Championships held this weekend. We had a lot of fun watching and treating the gymnasts!

Photo (1)

 The above is a picture of Nicole Sooley (Physiotherapist) and Jennifer Murley (Massage Therapist) 


Kate Ramsden Massage Therapist

All the girls are waiting for the Athletes at the Therapeutic Services station  this past weekend.



A special congrats to Daniel Martyn Physiotherapist's  nephew Aaron Martyn on his gold medal performance on the pommel horse.  Way to Go Aaron!?

2012 Atlantic Gymnastics Championships (April 15, 2012)

Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy is proudly sponsoring the 2012 Atlantic
Gymnastics Championships (Hyperlink: https://sites.google.com/site/atlantics2012/
)hosted by Campia Gymnastics (Hyperlink: http://www.campiagymnastics.com/ )
and Gymnastics Newfoundland and Labrador (Hyperlink: http://www.gymnastics.nl.ca/  ). We will be providing physiotherapy and massage
therapy services to all athletes. Stop by to see us in action and take in some
great gymnastics from the best of the Atlantic Provinces. The event will take
place on April 20th and 21st at the NL Sports center on
Crosbie road. For more information click here.



Shave for the Brave Results (March 18, 2012)

Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy is very pleased to report that Mr. Bill Benson Jr. raised over $1200.00 during his Shave for the Brave campaign.  Mr. Benson's fundraising efforts has also been matched by the Avalon Mall, which brings his total to nearly $2500.00.   The staff at Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy are very proud of Bill for his support of this great cause.  We look forward to being involved again next year. 

And now for the New and Improved Mr. Bill Benson Jr. 


 Bill Benson


Broken Earth Team (April 11, 2012)

Our very own Daniel Martyn, Physiotherapist, will be travelling to Hati once again in June to join the Broken Earth Team.

Daniel Hati


The Broken Earth Team, proivides care to the residenents of Port Au Prince Hati that are still living in devestation since the Earthquake that hit Hati on the 12th January 2010. This is a worthwhile cause that we hold dear to our hearts. If you would like to help The Broken Earth Team continue to proivde the care the people of Hati who desperately need the care please visit the website to make a donation -www.brokenearth.ca-  or you can make a donation by cheque payable to "Eastern-Hati-relief" and drop it off to the Health Science Centre room 1318.  Please see attached letter from Dr. Furey for more information.


Broken Earth


Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction (April 1, 2012)

Millions of people suffer needlessly from head, neck, face, jaw pain and headaches.  Many medical and dental problems are related to the balance of the jaw joint (TMJ), the facial muscles and the bite of the teeth.  Imbalances can result in chrionic illnesses causing symptoms of pain in the muscles around the head, face and neck and referred to other parts of the body.  Also chronic neck problems and poor posture will refer pain to the jaw joint which if not corrected will lead to jaw pain.


Check off symptoms you may experience:

  • Head pain, incluing headache, forehead, temples, migraine type, cluster sinus type, shooting pain up back opf head, heair and or scalp painful to touch, airway obstruction
  • Eyes, pain behind eyes, blood shot eyes, blurred vision, sensitivity
  • Mouth, discomfort, limited opening, inablilty to open smoothly, jaw deviation to one side when opening, lock shut, or open, Cannot find bite
  • Teeth, clenching, grinding at night,  looseness and soreness of back teeth
  • Throat, swallowing difficutlires, soreness, constriticion, frequent coughing or clearing of throat, feeling of foreign object in throat.
  • Neck problems, lack of mobility, stiffness, neck pain, shoulder aches or back aches arm and finger numbness or pain
  • jaw, clicking popping of jaw joints,Grating sound, pain in cheek and muscles, uncomfortabale jaw or tongue movements
  • Ear Problems, hissing, bussing or ringing, Decreased hearing, ear pain, earache with no infection, clogged "itchy" ears, Vertigo, "dizziness"


If you check off 3 or more of the above symptoms you may need treatment on yout TMJ .  Please feel free to contact Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy St.John's, Newfoundland and we would be happy to help you.  Both of our Physiotherapists Daniel Martyn and Liv-Terese Martyn have specialized in this area and we would be happy to help you.  Our number is 709-753-3372.  We can look after you at either location.

Shave for the Brave (February 13, 2012)


The Shave for the Brave is Young Adult Cancer
Canada's biggest fundraiser. The money raised goes toward helping Young Adult
Cancer Canada bring young adult cancer survivors in Canada together for
support, information, skills, and opportunity.


This year we are honour and very proud of 2 Brave Men who
are shaving for the Brave

The first fine young man is the Nephew and godchild of
Daniel and Liv Martyn, Physiotherapists and Owners of Therapeutic Services
Physiotherapy St. John's, Newfoundland

Arron Martyn http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fyacc.convio.net%2Fgoto%2FAaron.Martyn&h=pAQHVVgaS

 Arron Martyn
 This brave and generous boy, Aaron Martyn, is going to "Shave for
the Brave" this year at Roncalli School, March 19th at 1:00pm. He would
LOVE your support - he's pretty nervous, but totally committed to it. He's set
a lofty goal of $1000 and has a long way to go. Please consider sending a
donation via his fundraising   above -
such a great cause (and will be deeply appreciated by Aaron). Thanks so much,

 The Second Brave Person is Bill Benson Jr. Long term client of our
physiotherapist Brad Hopkins, Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy St.
John's, Newfoundland.


Bill will be shaving March 10, 2012 at the Avalon Mall,
Please come and see this happen at 11 am on the 10th of March.   All
the Staff of Therapeutic Services, Physiotherapy wishes both of these fine men
the best of luck, not only in the shave but in there fund raising for such a
worthy cause.


Static vs Dynamic Stretches; Which is Better ? (February 5, 2012)

Within a few months, the streets and paths around St. John's will be crowded with runners training for the upcoming racing season.  Chances are, some of those runners will develop some sort of injury througout their training routine.  Previous research informed us that performing static stretches before we run will help to reduce the incidence of injuries.  Well it turns out that static stretching prior to running may infact reduce your running performance and increase the chance of an injury.   New research indicates that dynamic stretching is the type of stretching you should be performing prior to running.  Please connect to following link for more details and a simple dynamic stretching routine that you can perform prior to running.   http://runningtimes.com/Print.aspx?articleID=19229.    If you have any questions, please call Therapeutic Services at 753 3374 and one of our Physiotherapists would be happy to help you.  Happy Running Everyone !

Welcome Baby Higdon (January 24, 2012)

Therapeutic Services Staff are so happy to announce that we have a new addition to the "team". Holly gave birth to her beautiful baby girl Felicity Olivia Higdon sunday morning January 22nd . She is the most adorable baby-- 7lbs 10oz and 50cm long-- with lots or black hair.  We all welcome Felicity Olivia with open arms and lots of love from all her family here at Therapeutic Services.

Tips for Starting an Exercise Program in the New Year (January 8, 2012)

At the beginning of each year, many of us make a resolution to start an exercise plan and attempt to get back in shape.  Unfortunately, many of us do not take the right steps to ensure that we participating in a safe and effective exercise program.  Please refer to to following link for some great ideas on "Getting Started with a Fitness Program".  www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitness/HQ00171.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding starting any type of exercise program, please feel free to contact one of the Physiotherapists at Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy and we would be happy to help you!

Twas the week after Christmas (January 3, 2012)

Twas the Week after Christmas

Twas the week after Christmas, When all through the

Not a person left standing without gaining a pound

The Stocking are down and boxed up for the year

In hopes that the Visa bill don't bring us to tears


The Children were settled and back into school

With visions of summer time and a warm heated pool

And Liv in her slippers and Dan with high hopes

Had just got back from a Christmas on the slopes


When into the clinic there arose such a chatter

I rose from my desk to see what was the matter

Away to the Shelf I walked very fast

To find Dan in the Christmas chocolate stash


The Sun on the ice all over the place

Gave a thought of people slipping and needing us post

When what to my eyes should I see?

But a sign at Tim Horton's "coffee for free"

With a little jump and pep in my step

I knew in a heartbeat it will be "The Best Year Yet"


More rapid than eagles in droves they came

With sprains, breaks, aches and pains

They were wearing their casts, bandages and braces

They all knew they were in the right places

From feet to jaws, knees to hips

Falls to bumps, from trips to slips


Now Dan, Now Liv, Now Brad and Ash

On Kate, On Jennifer, On Nicole and staff

So off to work they all flew

With Sheryl, Krista and Mary Lou too


As they sprang to their places to the team gave a

Come to Therapeutic Services and let us help you out!

Happy New Year from all the Staff at Therapeutic


Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy Welcomes Nicole Sooley (November 27, 2011)

Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff Physiotherapist.  Ms. Nicole Sooley recently graduated from Dalhousie University and is currently accepting new clients.  Please call 753 3372 to make an appointment.

TSL is officially the SUREHIRE location for St. John's (September 14, 2011)

Therapeutic Services is pleased to announce that they are now affiliated with SUREHIRE and officially the SUREHIRE location for St. John's and area. For more information please visit www.surehire.ca