COVID-19 Clinic Updates

The clinic will be following the guidelines of the Government of Saskatchewan - Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan College of Physiotherapists licensing body for COVID-19 guidelines on policies and procedures. The clinic will be following a mandatory pre-appointment screening for COVID-19, hand washing protocol, and personal protective equipment for all appointments in the clinic. Further information for these guidelines will be communicated to clients prior to their appointments. Your safety is our number one priority.

Please contact 306-537-6937 or email: empowerphysioyqr@gmail.com if you have any questions about the clinic’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures. Virtual Physiotherapy Appointments will continue to be offered during the pandemic as an alternative option to your care.

We are encouraging our Empower Client Family to follow guidelines and take the necessary steps to stay safe and healthy during this time.

Thank you for your support and cooperation during this time,

Sara Lawson, Clinic Director

Physiotherapy

Provided by a Licensed and Registered Physiotherapist, services include the assessment, treatment, and/or prevention of many injuries and conditions. As a primary level practitioner, a referral to seek assessment and treatment by a Physiotherapist is not required. Physiotherapists can treat of a variety of conditions and injuries while working on empowering clients for overall health and welln... Read More

Provided by a Licensed and Registered Physiotherapist, services include the assessment, treatment, and/or prevention of many injuries and conditions. As a primary level practitioner, a referral to seek assessment and treatment by a Physiotherapist is not required. Physiotherapists can treat of a variety of conditions and injuries while working on empowering clients for overall health and wellness and self-care principles.


Artistic Athlete Physiotherapy

Provided by Sara Lawson, Licensed and Registered Physiotherapist with special interest in the Physiotherapy treatment and management of dancers, baton twirlers, cheerleaders, acrobats, musicians and performing artists. Services for this specialized area of Physiotherapy include assessment, treatment, and/or prevention of many injuries and conditions specific to artistic athletes. Referral fro... Read More

Provided by Sara Lawson, Licensed and Registered Physiotherapist with special interest in the Physiotherapy treatment and management of dancers, baton twirlers, cheerleaders, acrobats, musicians and performing artists. Services for this specialized area of Physiotherapy include assessment, treatment, and/or prevention of many injuries and conditions specific to artistic athletes. Referral from Family Physician is not required for this service, but may be needed to claim your service through a Health Benefit Plan.


Training Services

Training for Artistic Athletes, Athletes, and the General Public. Functional Training to be utilized for strength, flexibility, mobility and/or injury rehabilitation exercises focused on your activities of daily living and sport-specific tasks.

Sara has been involved in the dance community since childhood. She has trained at a variety of dance studios across Saskatchewan completing full examination syllabi in Ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), as well as in Tap and Jazz through the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association (CDTA) and Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT). During her training, Sara had the privilege of performing across Canada, the United States and Brazil. She had a brief opportunity to professionally dance with City Centre Dance Company in contemporary dance.

Following her dance training, Sara had decided to continue with dance teacher training. She is currently a Registered Ballet Teacher with the RAD, Associate of the RAD, Tutor for the CBTS Teacher Training program with the RAD, Member of the CDTA Stage Division (Jazz), Associate Member of the CDTA Modern and Ballet Divisions, Certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor through Namaskar Yoga (Yoga Alliance) and Certified in Total Barre (Merrithew). She has now taught and adjudicated ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, musical theatre, contemporary jazz, and lyrical jazz over the past 20 years at a variety of studios across Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Sara’s passion for dance has also been a part of her career pursuits. Sara has completed a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Physical Therapy along with numerous post-graduate courses and certifications to advance her training. Sara can provide Biomedical Dry Needling, Acupuncture, K-Taping, Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Graston Technique, Lymphatic Therapy, Kinstretch, and Functional Anatomy specific treatment sessions. Sara has worked in a variety of areas of Physical Therapy including: inpatient orthopedics, chronic pain, sports physiotherapy, post-surgical orthopedics, and general private practice. Most recently, Sara had worked with pre-professional and professional dancers. Sara has worked as the Lead Physiotherapist for the Alberta Ballet Company and Alberta Ballet School. During her Physiotherapist work, Sara has also had the opportunity to work with dancers and performers from many companies such as Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, MOMIX, Tango Fire, the Royal Ballet, Ivanochko et cie, Le Ballets Jazz de Montreal, and Pilobolus Dance Companies.

Sara was also involved in research studies for the University of Calgary on Injury Prevention for Dancers, as well as providing lectures on safe dance practice and injury prevention throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Sara has been able to continue to promote safe dance practice through involvement with Healthy Dancer Canada as well as acting as the Director and Founder of Empower Movement Studio workshops and educational programming. Empower Movement Studio focuses on the essential education needed for artistic athletics, athletes and the public to stay healthy and injury free.

Sara is the owner/operator of Empower Physiotherapy and strives to “empower” others toward improving their health and well being through education and movement.

Sara has been involved in the dance community since childhood. She has trained at a variety of d... Read More

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