Genelle Pietramala understands the benefits of therapeutic massage firsthand. As a young athlete, she became injured and turned to massage as a way to help her recover. Since then, Genelle has been drawn to helping other people who are recovering from injuries through massage therapy and Clinical Pilates.
Genelle studied Health Science at Thompson Rivers University, and received her Diploma of Massage from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver. She is also certified as a Clinical Pilates Instructor, and has additional training in Kinesio Taping and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.
Genelle works with clients with a wide variety of needs, but her area of special interest is in working with patients who have been injured. She enjoys helping people who have pain, injury, or strains, including shoulder impingement, upper back and neck pain, low back pain, and SI joint pain. Genelle believes that healing comes through finding a balance between stability, mobility, and strength, and is committed to helping her patients explore how movement and manual therapy can increase their level of function and reduce pain.
In recovering from her own injury, Genelle found relief through movement, which has become a foundation of her treatment philosophy. As a practitioner, Genelle offers the unique combination of Pilates and massage therapy, which provides her patients with access not only to manual therapy, but also to the effective principles of Pilates movements and exercise.
When Genelle isn’t in the clinic, look for her outdoors! She likes to hike, run, ski, and snowshoe. Genelle is also learning to garden and enjoys cooking.