Ashley Fradette, MPT

Ashley moved to Victoria in 2010 after completing her Bachelor of Science in British Columbia’s interior. She fell in love with the city and all that it offered in the way of outdoor athletics and recreation. She quickly became involved in distance running and her love for the sport only fuelled her interest in the human body and its incredible ability to change and adapt. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with her Masters in Physiotherapy she is now happy to be back and practising in this wonderful community.

Ashley enjoys working with clients to meet their individual goals and understands what is required of athletes in a variety of different sport and recreational activities. She takes a hands-on approach to treatment and enjoys using Manual Therapy to facilitate change. She also believes in the importance of educating clients and giving them the tools they need to be successful in their recovery.

Ashley has completed her Functional Dry Needling certification and in the future, plans on continuing to expand her knowledge of Manual Therapy techniques, which she has already began through the Canadian Physiotherapy’s Orthopedic Division. Ashley also offers shockwave therapy. Outside of work Ashley enjoys running, cycling, hiking, camping, and playing various team sports.

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Ashley Fradette, Arbutus Physio, MPT

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Persistence, optimism and walking again

I have had the wonderful opportunity to interact with clients who inspire, surprise, and impress me. This is the story of one little girl who was special for me. She ...
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Just what do X-rays tell us

With some injuries your doctor or therapist may suggest imaging to help rule in or rule out certain pathologies. These images can provide useful information but they can also present ...
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Ice versus heat

Many clients ask me if they should be icing or heating their injuries. Here’s what we know about the effects of these modalities and when it is appropriate to use ...
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Professional development, Functional Dry Needling

Recently I had an opportunity to participate in a Functional Dry Needling course in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the course I returned to the clinic feeling energized and excited to ...
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The importance of warming up

With the temperatures hovering around freezing, it is a good time to discuss the importance of warming up! After speaking with clients and fellow teammates, I have found that time ...
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Getting comfortable with swimming can be a journey

I tend towards typical sports and recreation activities. My go-to’s, for getting a good cardio workout are running, cycling and soccer. I had dabbled in the pool a couple of times ...
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