Physiotherapist / Physical Therapist
Marilyn Holmes, a Stratford area native, is a 1983 graduate of the Physical Therapy program at University of Alberta (BSc.P.T.). She worked in Edmonton, Victoria and Bristol, UK before returning to the area in 1990. in 2001 Marilyn attained her Advanced (Fellowship) Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy (FCAMPT). This designation recognizes advanced skills in assessment, treatment and evidence-informed clinical decision-making in orthopaedic physiotherapy.
Marilyn continues taking courses in manual physical therapy (including for the cranium), osteopathy, exercise therapy, acupuncture (neuro-anatomic, ear, Dry Needling), Sport Medicine, pain, women’s health, oncology and pain management. In 1994 she obtained certification with Acupuncture Canada (CAFCI) and in 2018 Marilyn became a Connect Therapy Series Graduate. She is also certified in Integrated Dry Needling.
For 20 years, Marilyn owned and operated a private physiotherapy practice. Since 2013 she has worked at Sunrise Health Services. Marilyn enjoys working in a group practice dedicated to helping people find health. Since 2014 Marilyn has been a Guest Coach at the Stratford Festival. In 2015, she enjoyed her volunteer experience as a Medical Practitioner at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Outside of physiotherapy, Marilyn enjoys an active lifestyle that includes yoga, tennis, volleyball, cycling, skiing, dancing and swimming.