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Raina Hawthorne

Raina has joined AST as a maternity leave physiotherapist, temporarily filling in for Ellen Wedemire. She is a skilled Physiotherapist with specialized expertise in pelvic health, assisting patients dealing with incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain.
Raina is a Registered Physiotherapist with advanced training in pelvic health. As a mother of two, she blends her knowledge and training as a Physiotherapist with her personal life experiences to provide her patients with care that considers and respects their whole person. She encourages her patients to trust in themselves and be active in their own healing.

Raina is a self-described ‘nerd’ and thrives on learning new knowledge and skills to support her Physiotherapy patients. In addition to a variety of pelvic health courses, she has completed courses in pain science, sleep therapy, and other lifestyle interventions. When not learning for work, she enjoys listening to podcasts on science, history, and nearly any random topic!

She loves spending time with her husband and daughters, running and practicing yoga. Raina is looking forward to returning to triathlons next summer after a break the past few years since having kids. This also contributes to her passion for helping patients continue or return to their own sports while supporting their pelvic health!"

  • Everyone at AST is the best.  I know I am always getting the care I need and everyone ensures that I am consistently comfortable.  My back rarely aches anymore and when it does I know it will be fixed ASAP.

    – Dania G.

  • It has allowed me to continue running crazy long distances in the mountains as well as being able to continue in life pain free.

    – Natalie K.

  • After a motor vehicle accident, it was the care and support from AST that got me back to a life of normalcy.  Looking forward to each and EVERY appointment is what got me through a very difficult time.  I recommend them to everyone I know.

    – Kathy K.

  • AST is my go to clinic for any injuries or pain I am having. All of the practitioners are very thorough and work to get to the root of the problem and effectively treat it. The front desk team are all extremely friendly and helpful. The staff go above and beyond to maintain a clean and safe environment especially during Covid. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for a professional healthcare team!

    – Ally S.

  • I love this place! It doesn't matter what I come in with, they are able to help me and my entire family. I have 2 children, ages 5 and 7, and Dr. Jennifer Teasdale is absolutely a delight to deal with, and both my kids are excited to see her. There hasn't been a problem they haven't been able to help with. Highly recommend this place!

    – Christine S.

  • I have been seeing Dr, Finan for Chiropractic Treatment and Michelle for Physiotherapy for over 10 years with AST. They are always kind and informative, they really care about your health and well-being and they do whatever it takes to get you there. Both are so patient and they never address your symptoms without some education to go along with why you might feel the way to do and what you can do to help the process.

    – Kelly R.

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