Masters of Clinical Science Manipulative Therapy
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
STOTT Pilates Trained Instructor
Location: King & Yonge
Alishah Jamal graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2005. She continued on to receive her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2007. Alishah advanced her Physical Therapy training by successfully completing her Masters of Clinical Science of Manipulative Therapy in 2010 at the University of Western Ontario. Alishah is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is a member of their Orthopaedic division. Additionally, she is a member of the Canadian Association of Manipulative Physiotherapists.
Alishah has taken a multitude of post graduate courses to further her knowledge in the physical therapy field. She successfully completed courses in acupuncture including Level 1 with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program. In addition to her manual therapy and acupuncture skill set, Alishah is also a Stott Pilates trained instructor. Alishah believes that neuromuscular retraining through Pilates exercise is essential to long term benefits of therapy as well as prevention of injuries. In addition to those mentioned, Alishah has also attended courses and seminars on functional strengthening, pain as well as various courses with the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute pertaining to the latest evidence on the low back, the mid back and shoulder dysfunctions.
Alishah enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from sport injuries to chronic persistent injuries and postural dysfunctions. Alishah's treatment philosophy involves treating the body holistically and determining the underlying problem causing dysfunction in order to treat the root cause. Alishah also takes a preventative approach to treatment whereby she addresses faulty movement patterns and corrects them early on to prevent future re-injury. Alishah believes that the best approach is to use a combination of manual therapy and acupuncture to treat tissue and joint restrictions and then provide specific exercises to improve flexibility and strength in order to restore normal movement patterns.