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Get to Know More About Physiotherapist Jamie Munro!

Jamie is one of our physiotherapists that works out of the Vernon location. We asked Jamie some questions so you can get to know her better!


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When did you start working at Neumovement and what do you enjoy about it?


I began working at Neumovement officially at the end of October 2022, after completing my Master's degree at UBC in physiotherapy. I was fortunate enough to have my very first placement during school at Neumovement with Lynn and I fell in love. Between the inviting atmosphere, friendly staff, and the holistic approach to physiotherapy used, I knew immediately after leaving my placement that I wanted to return here. Throughout my experience so far, I am thoroughly enjoying the satisfaction clients' get when they feel better during my sessions, but have the added opportunity to grow with Neumovement in their health journeys' over a lifetime.

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?


I love being outside! On a day off you can find me either at the skill hill, trail running, hiking, dirt biking, or mountain biking. I do tend to be a bit of a weather princess though, so on days that are not so ideal I do enjoy cooking meals inside or curling up on the couch to watch a good Netflix series.


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Where did you grow up? Did you move around a lot?


I grew up in Kamloops, B.C., moving for the first time when I was 21 to Vernon to complete my undergraduate degree at UBCO. I fell in love with Vernon and its small-community vibe. I feel very fortunate to have grown up in such a beautiful area that allows for unlimited opportunities outdoors with minimal travel time. I did move to Vancouver for my Master's degree for 2 years, being a small town girl I missed Vernon a lot and came back as often as I could.

What made you want to become a physiotherapist?


I grew up racing motocross with my entire family, travelling all over Western Canada most weekends. Throughout my time in the sport, I did experience the odd injury that required rehab or a commitment to strength training in order to prevent it from happening again. Through this, I became obsessed with the human body and its possibilities. I followed this path in my undergraduate degree by majoring in exercise physiology and worked as a Kinesiologist for two years out of school. I learned so much during this time, but felt limited in my scope of practice as a Kinesiologist. I wanted to help people not only get stronger, but really understand what makes each individual different through disease, body composition, metabolism, nervous system influences, life stressors etc. This is when I decided that physiotherapy would be a good fit.


How would you describe your treatment style?


I love hands-on treatment with my clients. I believe the sense of touch can really be influential in many aspects of healthcare adjunct to movement and exercise. Due to my background and personal commitment to strength and conditioning, I understand the importance and feel like all individuals should have the opportunity to find an outlet that works best for their physical and mental health. I am currently enrolled in the Integrated System's Model course and will be finished this June. I am very excited to add this approach to my toolkit as a clinician to help my assessment's from a whole-body perspective and how influences from all the different systems in the body can affect someone's health.

What is something that always makes you smile?


I absolutely love seeing people achieve their goals. It does not matter to me the size of the goal or type of goal achieved. There is something to be said for being happy for other's successes in life and it brings me true joy. Some may say this is why I decided to work in healthcare to begin with :)

Describe yourself in three words:


Methodical. Hardworking. Positive

What motivates you?

Being better and not stagnant motivates me. I am determined in my career to being a sponge right now, I want to absorb as much information as I can in order to prioritize what is going to work the best for myself as a practitioner. I believe in this profession that if we become stagnant, we are no longer providing the best healthcare. We know very little about the human body on a large scale and it is the most interesting topic to me, things are always changing and evolving, as healthcare practitioners we should also be fluid/open minded to these perspectives.


If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?


I have been asked this before, and to be totally honest I don't have an answer! I truly love where I live and try to utilize all four seasons as much as I can here in the Okanagan. One day if I feel the need to travel and explore, I will get back to you :)


To book a physiotherapy session with Jamie follow the link: https://neumovement.janeapp.com/

Or call our Vernon location at 250-545-2848.





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