Jenna completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. She also has a strong background in exercise prescription and kinesiology, and holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from University of Calgary. Jenna has been active her entire life, participating in a number of sports, most notably hockey and swimming. Due to her background, she uses the principles of exercise science and therapy to provide the best possible treatment to her patients. She believes in the power of movement to heal and allow people to live to their full potential.
Master of Science in Physical Therapy
Jenna Westover Can Help You With:
Hand & Wrist Injury
Complaints involving hands and wrists are common in our clinic, including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We help you design a program that will help you improve your mobility and strength in the wrist, hand, and forearm.
Shin splints are a common injury associated with running or other impact activities. The pain is typically along the inside of the shin or tibia which is amplified with impact. Several different factors can cause shin splints such as improper warm-up or cool down, poor footwear, repetitive stress, flat feet, or even a change in your workouts. There are many ways that shin splints can be successfully treated, including Shockwave, Graston, or Active Release. Restricting impact, stretching, foam rolling, proper footwear, and ice are important during treatment to get you back to your activities as soon as possible.
Including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and Morton’s Neuroma. Recovering from such injuries requires therapeutic exercising. We have a friendly team that helps patients with these exercises and makes it easy to get back to fitness.
Patients often report pain or weakness on either the inside or outside of the elbow which is worsened with computer work, lifting or gripping and repetitive activities. There are many ways that tennis and golfer’s elbow can be successfully treated, including Shockwave, Graston, or Active Release. It is important to ice the elbow to help reduce inflammation during the healing process.
Arthritic conditions can be treated, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and degenerative disc disease. These conditions can lead to muscle weaknesses. Since they are common issues among our clients, we have experts ready to analyze muscle strength and help patients recover from these conditions.
Occupational injuries usually result from accidents or work-related activities that require repetitive motion. This can cause long-term stress on the body, which can lead to further problems if left untreated. We help our clients recover from work-related injuries back to health, to get you back to work faster.
Symptoms of whiplash include neck and back pain, stiffness and soreness, headaches, fatigue, and more. If you have recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), a sports injury, or suspect you have whiplash, consult with one of our healthcare professionals to determine your best recovery plan.
When left untreated, injuries from automobile accidents can get worse over time. Our team of healthcare experts can help you recover from those injuries with physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic care. Our clinic team will also guide you through the process and work with your insurance company.
Some of the most common sports injuries we treat at Human Integrated Performance are separated shoulders, chronic ankle sprains, and knee pain. If you are an athlete and suffer an injury, we have the team to get you back!
Don’t let chronic pain control your life. Our physiotherapists will help you recover, and if full recovery isn’t possible, we’ll help you manage the pain. Book a physiotherapy session with one of our physiotherapists to learn how physio can help with your chronic pain.
There are a number of psychological factors that can contribute to chronic pain. Stress, anxiety, and depression are all common contributors, as are negative thoughts and beliefs about pain. Psychological interventions can help address these factors and improve chronic pain management. A psychologist can assist in managing chronic pain through a variety of methods, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), relaxation techniques, and positive thinking. Our psychologists at Human Integrated Performance can work with individuals struggling with chronic pain to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their needs.
Exercise-based rehab is supported by research and is essential to physiotherapy treatment. We work with patients 1-on-1 to teach exercise plans, which leads to better outcomes. With our physiotherapist-kinesiologist combined treatment model, patients get to spend more time in the clinic at the same price as other providers.
Modalities (electrotherapy, heat, ice, kinesiology tape, TENS, IFC, and ultrasound)
Modalities are treatment methods that help patients in several ways and use different procedures. Modalities can relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce muscle spasms as well as improve the body’s overall ability to heal.
Manual therapy is utilizing skilled application of passive movement to a joint either within (mobilization) or beyond its range of motion (manipulation). Manual therapy is used to treat soft tissue and joints to reduce pain, decrease swelling, increase range of motion, help the body in muscle or soft tissue repair, facilitate movement, and more.
Sports physiotherapy deals with preventing injury and rehabilitating patients and athletes who participate in sports activities. There are various injuries or illnesses that you can treat with sports therapy treatments.
Orthopaedic physical therapy involves the care of your entire musculoskeletal system where it helps patients whose muscles, bones, and body ligaments do not function properly. A physiotherapist can treat conditions that may affect your ability to move or function physically in your daily life.
Radial shockwave therapy is an advanced, non-invasive, highly effective treatment method developed to treat localized musculoskeletal pain. Shockwave therapy enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing process causing damaged tissue to gradually regenerate.