Physiotherapist Michelle Fraser welcomes patients of all ages and ailments and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to play an active role in their recovery and wellbeing. She empowers patients by giving them the right education and tools to achieve their goals. These values, along with Michelle’s unique experience, complement the ellephysio philosophy and team of professionals. Michelle graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, then completed her Master of Physical Therapy degree at Western University. Since graduating, she has worked in multiple settings, including inpatient hospital units and outpatient physiotherapy clinics. Michelle has always enjoyed living an active lifestyle; she grew up playing hockey, basketball, and soccer, and recently completed her first half marathon. Both playing and working with sports teams has given her valuable insight into sports injuries. She is well versed in preventative treatments related to falls and balance issues in older adults and will soon be a published author of a research article summarizing risk factors for falls in older adults. She also works at Joseph Brant Hospital in the intensive care unit, alongside patients who are in a more vulnerable state yet still require rehabilitation. Continuing education courses have given Michelle training in soft tissue massage and myofascial release, as well as acupuncture, which help her provide more comprehensive treatment for patients. She is also BoneFit certified, which enables her to provide training on the most appropriate, safe, and effective exercise for people with osteoporosis.