Welcome!

Our family oriented clinic in the south end of Barrie will help you get back to function faster. We address the cause of the problem not just the symptoms. We integrate physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy into your treatment plan to provide complete care under one roof.

Our primary mission is to provide client centered care with honesty and integrity.

Our Team

Paul Mieschke BSc., BSc. (PT), MCPA
Paul Mieschke BSc., BSc. (PT), MCPAClinic Owner, Registered Physiotherapist

Paul is the clinic owner and a practising physiotherapist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2003 and with a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Psychology from McMaster University in 1999.

Paul is committed to continuing education having completed many orthopaedic specific and manual courses including –McKenzie, Mulligan, Manual Therapy Level 2, and APTEI among others. In 2016, Paul completed the Bone-Fit program, the most appropriate, safe and effective way to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. He plans to continue his advanced manual and manipulative therapy training.

Prior to opening Holly Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Paul worked internationally for two years and locally in the Simcoe County area for six years. He gained valuable orthopaedic experience working with many skilled physiotherapists throughout the world. He enjoys treating all types of orthopaedic injuries; however has a keen clinical interest in the spine and shoulder.

When not working, Paul enjoys exploring the Simcoe County area with his wife and two young boys. In addition to hiking, camping, and canoeing with his family, Paul remains active by mountain biking, snowboarding, playing hockey and soccer. He still enjoys travelling and has many more destinations on his ‘bucket list’ that he would like to cross off.

Sara Mieschke BKin., BHSc. (PT)
Sara Mieschke BKin., BHSc. (PT)Registered Physiotherapist

Sara Mieschke is a registered Physiotherapist providing home care physiotherapy services. She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy in 2002 and a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 1999.

Sara has practiced in a wide variety of hospital settings in the first five years of her career seeing patients with orthopedic, cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions. For the past five years she has been working in the home care setting with a wide variety of adult clients. She continues to take courses to further her knowledge and gain new skills including acupuncture. In 2016, Sara completed the Bone-Fit program, the most appropriate, safe and effective way to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. She is also an authorizer for the Ministry of Health assistive devices program.

In her leisure time Sara enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, scrapbooking and many outdoor activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Chad Gatrell BA., CMTO, RMTAO
Chad Gatrell BA., CMTO, RMTAORegistered Massage Therapist

Chad graduated from the Fast-Track Massage Therapy program at Georgian College in December of 2010 and also earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees while at Trent University in Cultural Studies and Philosophy in 2006.

Whether treating an acute injury or providing a stress reduction massage, Chad continually challenges himself to not only adhere to the prescribed principles of massage therapy, but to use his creativity, knowledge and intuition in order to provide the best possible treatment to help his clients achieve their goals. Chad continues to treat general clientele but has, as of late, developed an interest in the treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction in addition to peripheral neuropathies such as thoracic outlet syndrome.

When not at the clinic, Chad enjoys various activities including hiking, tennis, swimming, running and renovating the house. Chad resides in Oro-Medonte on the shores of Lake Simcoe with his family.

Kristin Vanderstelt
Kristin VandersteltOffice Administration
Kristin joined us in late 2014 bringing her extensive office administrative experience to the team. With her humour and green thumb she keeps our files and the atmosphere lively and in order. She lives in Barrie with her family and is often seen running from one rink to the other in the hockey season or planning their next adventure in the great outdoors on Christian Island in the summer.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide Simcoe County and the City of Barrie with comprehensive physiotherapy and rehabilitative services for individuals of all ages with orthopaedic and neurological injuries. Using a client-centered approach, we will provide service with honesty and integrity.

We are committed to grow with the community and promise to enhance the quality of life of every individual we treat.

Our Vision

The aim of Holly Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is to:

  • Build a reputation of excellent service, fast results and a caring environment
  • Provide the most up to date, evidence based care available
  • Build a team of dedicated, empathetic, and high-spirited employees
  • Establish an entertaining and enjoyable work environment
  • Provide development opportunities for team members to grow professionally and personally
  • Be the primary referral source for Barrie doctors and insurance companies

Our Core Values

We accept the responsibility for the diverse roles, obligations and actions of a healthcare professional including self-regulation and other actions that positively influence patient outcomes, our professions and the health needs of society.
Our primary regard is for the interest of our patients. We thereby assume a bound responsibility of placing the needs of the patient ahead of the healthcare’s self interest.
We try to identify with another’s experience. We are concerned with, empathetic and considerate of the needs and values of others.
We strive to consistently use evidence-based knowledge and theory, to integrate judgement and the patient perspective, to embrace advancement, to challenge mediocrity, and to nurture a lifelong learning philosophy.
We are commited to meeting our obligations to provide effective healthcare service to our patients, to serve our professions and to positively influence the health of society.
We promote and respond to the societal needs for health and wellness.

Our Core Services

Physiotherapy
Registered Massage Therapy
Home Care Physiotherapy
Sports Injury
Acupuncture
FITforeGOLF™

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that addresses physical injuries and diseases through various assessment, treatment and prevention approaches.  Physiotherapists employ a range of specialized techniques, skills and anatomical knowledge to address a person’s impairments and dysfunctions and maximize function and potential.

Some techniques and approaches include manual therapy, modalities, acupuncture and exercise prescription.  Prevention strategies are provided including education, exercise, and improving ergonomic efficiency to prevent a return to the clinic.

Physiotherapy is provided by a university trained physiotherapist who is licensed and regulated by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Registered Massage Therapy

Registered massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia to provide pain relief, increased joint range of motion and flexibility, increased relaxation and decreased stress.

Massage therapy is an effective rehabilitation option for all ages. Massage therapy can successfully treat musculoskeletal impairments, chronic pain syndromes and occupational and emotional stressors.

Registered massage therapists are regulated health professionals and are members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Home Care Physiotherapy

Home care physiotherapy involves services provided by a registered physiotherapist in the comfort of your home.  Our home care offers the patient the same quality and effective treatment that would be provided in a clinic.  The Canadian Physiotherapy Association reports an increasing need for home physiotherapy.

Improved function and a better quality of life have resulted from the improved strength and mobility gained by patients receiving home care physiotherapy.  In addition, an improved quality of life has been demonstrated in home care physiotherapy patients after a myocardial infarct. Stroke patients have benefited from improved mobility, functional capacity and balance, thereby reducing the risk of falling.

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association members are encouraged to offer their services to patients who require treatment at home.  (adapted from Home and Continuing Care, CPA, Feb. 2007).

Sports Injury

Sports therapy specifically deals with musculoskeletal injuries sustained while participating in a sport.  This includes everyone from weekend warriors to the high level professional athlete.

Therapy can consist of, but is not restricted to:  rehabilitating the injury, injury prevention, sport specific training programs, education, flexibility and stability conditioning programs, bracing and taping.

Constant communication with trainers and coaches allows the athlete to return in a safe and timely manner.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body.  It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body.  The treatment itself causes minimal discomfort.  Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called ‘endorphins’.  These chemicals mimic morphine by attaching to opiate receptor sites found throughout the nervous system.  Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain, resulting in relief of pain, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s own internal regulation systems.

FITforeGOLF™

FITforeGOLF™ is a golf research program based on the most up-to-date scientific research to help assess, recognize and treat golf injuries.  The programs are designed specifically for golfers.  The treatment will incorporate exercises to help keep you injury free by specifically training your golf muscles.  This state-of-the-art approach to golf health and performance is designed to help the golfer play with maximum comfort and efficiency.

A certified FITforeGOLf™ therapist has undergone extensive training on the biomechanics of the golf swing, how certain swing flaws or physical restrictions can create abnormal swing mechanics and how to treat or prevent those restrictions using a golf-specific approach based on the evidence based research.

Come see our certified FITforeGOLF physiotherapist to help you achieve your full potential.

What to Expect

The initial visit involves a thorough subjective and objective assessment consisting of questions, a review of your medical history, a biomechanical analysis and special tests to determine the problem and root cause of your pain.

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An individualized treatment plan will be designed to address the problem, the cause and to prevent the occurrence of a re-injury, allowing the individual to return to their previous activity level.  Specific client centered goals are tailored to help an individual achieve their maximum potential.  Treatment will be provided at the time of the initial visit.  Please expect to stay approximately 45 minutes for the initial assessment.  Subsequent sessions are usually 45 min to an hour long.

Treatment may include:  manual therapy (hand-on) techniques to improve joint and soft tissue mobility, stretching and strengthening exercises to improve flexibility and stability, modality and acupuncture application to decrease inflammation and pain and ongoing education to address ergonomics, body mechanics, a return to activity to ultimately prevent a re-injury.

Our healthcare team at Holly Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation are in constant communication with each other to provide you the best care and maximize the outcome.

Conditions Treated

Common conditions we treat in the clinic:

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Back pain and sciatic pain
  • Neck pain
  • Post fracture
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Motor vehicle injuries
  • Headaches
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • General sprains and strains
  • Muscle tears
  • TMJ pain
  • Degenerative disc disease and arthritic conditions
  • And more…

Common conditions we treat during a home visit:

  • General mobility problems
  • Neurological related issues including:
  • Strokes
  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Post fractures
  • Amputations
  • Motor vehicle related injuries
  • Lung complications requiring chest physiotherapy
  • Palliative patients

Billing & Cancellation Policy

Payment is due after each session.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, Interac and cash.  A receipt will be provided with all the information needed to submit to your extended health insurance company.

Due to the College of Physiotherapy Guidelines, we are unable to post our rates online.  Please contact us for information on our fee schedule.

24 hours notice is required for cancellation of appointments.  Patients will be charged for late cancellations, or missed appointments.

Health Coverage

We are able to directly bill the following Extended Health Benefits companies:

Accepting WSIB patients

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Clinic Hours & Directions

Clinic Hours:

Monday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Directions to: 555 Essa Road, Unit #26 | Barrie | ON | L4N 6A9