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:
Strong pelvic floor muscles are important for recovery after pregnancy. They provide stability, support, and strength to the uterus after birth, which reduces prolapse or hernias that may occur during pregnancy. A physiotherapist can teach you the best techniques for building up these muscles.
Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine in, which often leads to the involuntary loss of small amounts of urine. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with urinary incontinence by strengthening muscles that help you control urination and bowel movements.
Prolapse is the descent of a pelvic organ below its normal position in relation to the other pelvic organs. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with a prolapse by decreasing pressure on the pelvic organs, improving circulation and reducing inflammation.
Sexual dysfunction refers to a range of disorders that may affect your ability to enjoy sexual activity. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can be used to increase blood flow in the genital area by doing exercises specifically targeted at this region, which is necessary for normal sexual function.
Pelvic pain in men and women is when the pelvis becomes painful to touch or movement brings on pain. Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps reduce this pain by correcting muscular imbalances and mobilising the pelvic joints, allowing you to use your body more efficiently which reduces mis-loading of joints over time.
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 physiotherapists will help you recover from those injuries. Our clinic team will also guide you through the process and work with your insurance company.
Your pelvic floor muscles support your internal organs. When these muscles weaken, you may experience issues with your pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs). Working with a physiotherapist can help you strengthen your pelvic floor and improve the overall health of your pelvic organs.