Estela Farias (she/her/hers),
BSc, GunnIMS, Physiotherapist

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complimentary 15 minute ‘meet the physio'  visit where you can learn about physiotherapy and if it’s right for you.

Estela’s passion for physiotherapy started when she was four years old, during her first session with a Physiotherapist. At that young age, Estela already decided to become a Physiotherapist to help people accomplish their health goals. Little did she know that the first Physiotherapist she met would years later become one of her professors and mentors at the university. In 2003, Estela accomplished her childhood dream by obtaining her Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at the Santa Catarina State University in Brazil.

While working in Brazil as a Physiotherapist, Estela completed a specialization in Chinese Massage Therapy, and a second one in Acupuncture. After moving to Canada, Estela obtained her certification in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Trigger Point Dry Needling in 2017. In the same year, Estela obtained her Level 1 and Level 2 Certification in Kinetic Link Training (KLT) system exercise program.

Estela’s experience includes providing education, active rehabilitation, manual therapy, and IMS treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Estela also has experience providing support to athletes participating in sport competitions, such as Ironman and Surf championships. 

Estela has worked mostly in private practice settings and loves working with patients of all ages. Her main areas of interest include musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, neurological condition, and sports. 

Estela is also fluent in Portuguese and has a working knowledge of Spanish. When not at work, Estela joins her husband in outdoor activities and traveling.

Availability

 

Weds.     8:30am - 12:30pm

Continuing Education Courses include:

  • IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) Trigger Point Dry Needling - Gunn IMS is an elaborated technique of trigger point that is based on a comprehensive model of diagnosis and treatment using dry needles to reduce muscle pain, joint pain and other types of body pain.

  • Kinetic Link Training (KLT) system exercise program – Level 1 and Level 2: (KLT) is full-body strength and rehabilitation exercise programs, for both home-based and gym-based training.

  • Mastering Shoulder Physical Therapy - Wayne Rodgers (Sports Physiotherapist): Strategies for assessing and treating a wide spectrum of shoulder dysfunctions.

  • Soft Tissue Release (STR): It is a combination of Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, and Active Assisted Stretching. The technique involves applying precise pressure during a specific stretch performed in multiple planes of movement.

  • Chinese Massage Specialization: Chinese massage practitioners use hand pressure on precise energy points of the body to help restore balance and energy circulation within the body.