Kim Deschamps, Clinic Owner, MPT, BKin, PYT, BDN
Kim is a physiotherapist, pelvic health therapist, professional yoga therapist, and the owner of Holistic Physiotherapy and Wellness. Kim’s professional practice follows a holistic or whole-being approach to health and wellness. Her goal is to help people find the primary driver to their pain, reduced mobility, and reduced function. She strongly advocates that every person holds the power to be an active driver in their health and well-being. Kim strives to promote self-care with her clients and the community. She actively practices this in her personal life and works hard to have work-home-life balance.
Kim's first education adventure was at the SIAST Wascana Campus in Regina, SK, where she completed a Certificate in Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physical Therapy Assistant in 2006. Kim later completed a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with Great Distinction and majored in Adapted Physical Activity in 2011. Kim also completed a Certificate in Gerontology (Study of Aging) from Mount Royal University in 2011. Soon after Kim applied into the College of Medicine, School of Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan where she completed a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2013.
After graduation, Kim knew that she wanted to pursue continuing education in movement-based, alternative and integrative medicine. This is when she began her medical therapeutic yoga training at the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute in Emerald Isle, NC. Kim has continued in this path taking further training in yoga therapy specializing in pain care management, prenatal and postpartum therapeutic yoga, and pelvic floor and core re-training. Kim has also completed additional continuing education in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy which provides her with specialized training and skills to assist patients with bladder and bowel concerns, pelvic pain, prenatal and postnatal rehabilitation, and pelvic organ prolapse. Kim has also received her certification in Biomedical Dry Needling and holds her Level 1 Reiki. Both are valuable tools that she is able to add into her physiotherapy and yoga therapy treatments with her patients.
Kim strongly advocates for her colleagues to find their passion, to follow their desire, and to take care of themselves first before extending care to others. When reflecting back on her journey through Professional Yoga Therapy training and connecting with practitioners from all around North America, Kim shares that the most valuable lesson she learned was how to prevent practitioner burnout. By listening to her body, mind, and spirit she follows her values and extends kindness and gratitude daily... this is Kim’s daily yoga practice.
Dr. Stephanie Liebrecht, BSc., ND
Dr. Stephanie Liebrecht is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Doctor. She received her Doctorate of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, to which she was medically trained in standards of practice, clinical diagnosis, physical examination, and naturopathic modalities. Her interest in the functioning of the human body drove her to first receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Anatomy & Cell Biology, and to study other sciences such as physiology, biochemistry, etc. while at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Liebrecht has a general family practice treating a variety of health concerns including women’s health, thyroid disorders, digestive concerns, mood support, sleep disturbances, and fatigue. She is passionate about hormones, and her professional interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, irregular menstrual cycles, fertility, menopause, hypothyroid, and fatigue. She aims to establish health in patients by providing the knowledge and tools to empower people, and take control of their health.
To stay up to date with current medical research and naturopathic treatments, Dr. Liebrecht, ND attends continuing education events and conferences throughout the year. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP). Dr. Liebrecht, ND serves as Vice President of the SANP.
Dr. Madolyn Linka D.C., B.A. (KIN), Acupuncture Provider, Yoga Instructor
From a young age, Dr. Madolyn Linka has put health at the forefront of much of what she done. The outcome of not staying physically and mentally active was that she wouldn’t be able to do the things she loved and made her happiest. This mantra has helped shape Dr. Linka into the doctor and teacher she is today, so she can continue to help others on their health and healing journey.
With a bachelor of arts degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, a doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and a dedicated yoga practice and teaching background, Dr. Linka has a deep and thorough understanding of the human body and its potential to excel and exceed physical, mental and emotional barriers. Dr. Linka believes in the innate ability for the body to survive and thrive and when we keep our bodies strong and resilient we can take on any challenge life has in store.
Moving through a well-versed patient-led history, Dr. Linka will help hone in on your chief health complaint. A physical examination is always preformed which will clarify what structures, joints, nerves and tissues are affected, helping to form a diagnosis and furthermore to find a solution helping you optimize your healing potential through an individualized treatment journey.
Dr. Linka is a diversified doctor of chiropractic, specializing in an adjustment style called Thompson Technique systems, which implements a drop table approach which helps the body calibrate the input stimulus more successfully into the central nervous system. Dr. Linka also utilizes extremity-adjusting, kinesiotaping for pregnancy and injury, custom orthotics, as well as contemporary acupuncture in her practice as a chiropractor.
When you don’t see Dr. Linka at Holistic, she is often guiding yogis at Modo Yoga Saskatoon, walking along the riverbed trails with her partner, traveling to new and foreign places, taking a pilates class at The Movement YXE, or serving the Rosewood community at Circle Chiropractic Lakewood.
Danielle Bararuk strongly believes that physiotherapy is both a proactive and reactive profession. She is passionate that it is not only her goal to get someone well after injury but to empower patients’ to take control of their recovery and to stay well.
Danielle completed her Bachelor of Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan in 2008. Danielle started her career in the private practice setting treating Musculoskeletal injures and became fascinated with the biomechanics and the complexity of the human body. She has spent her time over the past ten years gaining experience treating all ages and all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Her aim is to reestablish appropriate movement patterns, improve function and reduce the likelihood of re-injury. She always uses an individualized treatment approach that incorporates manual therapy, exercise prescription and patient education. Danielle believes that by listening to her patients and having them be an active component in their own rehab, she can provide them with the correct treatment and education to empower them to reach their treatment goals.
Danielle has completed additional education courses in orthopaedic manual therapy, myofascial release and pelvic floor physiotherapy. Danielle has a special interest in pediatric physiotherapy and is excited to be adding additional pediatric educational courses in the near future!
Danielle believes in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle and the importance of spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoys physical activity daily with her three young children and you can usually find her out walking, running or biking on a trail with them. Life is full of adventure and wonderful experiences and Danielle aims to help you return to the ones that are most important to you!
In 2011, Lindsay graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Major in Psychology. During her time at the U of S Lindsay competed as a Huskie in the sport of wrestling. She also represented Canada at the Junior World Championships in 2008, where she placed 10th.
Throughout her time in university, Lindsay also established a regular yoga practice which led to her eventually completing Joos Yoga’s 200hr yoga teacher program. She developed a passion for yoga and meditation and had a keen interest in all aspects of how the body works.
In 2016, Lindsay graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy 2200 hour Advanced Massage Therapy program with Great Distinction. She provides relaxation, deep tissue/therapeutic, pre/post-natal, and aromatherapy massage. Lindsay enjoys treating a diverse range of clients and conditions. Through her experiences in sport, yoga and meditation, Lindsay utilizes different aspects of her toolbox to provide her clients with an individualized well-rounded treatment.
Aside from her work as a massage therapist, Lindsay is a mom of two, loves spending time with her family, reading, and drinking tea.
Hilary Keller is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Nurse (RN) with 6 years of experience working in Maternal & Newborn Care in Saskatoon. Her heart lies in Motherhood and in helping others which led her to you!
Nourish Lactation Support Services is a private practice based out of Saskatoon offering personal 1:1, in home, pre and post natal lactation consultations.
Hilary's practice is evidenced based, weighing Patient Values, Clinical Expertise and Relevant Research equally to deliver tried and true information to you.
Office manager, social media administrator, and coffee fanatic, Delaney is working hard behind the scenes to make sure you have a blissful experience before you even enter the door! She manages the day to day operations at Holistic Physiotherapy & Wellness and takes care of communications and correspondence. Whether you need to change your appointment time or need a hot cup of tea, Delaney is happy to help out in any way she can.
Delaney is a recent graduate from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She strongly believes in the biopsychosocial model and plans to further her education in psychology as an advocate for more holistic and integrative approaches to mental health care such as art and music therapy. Before she goes back to school she would like to explore hobbies outside of studying such as yoga, art, and enjoying all the wonderful local food and drink that Saskatoon has to offer.
Administrative assistant and plant revivalist, Leah is here to greet you with a smile and a laugh. She helps to run the day to day operations at the clinic and is ready to assist with any questions or inquiries you may have. When she isn’t working you can find her chasing her pets or playing in the dirt as she believes there’s no better way to ground yourself then to be barefoot in the garden.
Leah graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and is currently employed in Saskatoon as a Registered nurse. Leah was introduced to the holistic lifestyle at a young age and has incorporated it into her life since. She greatly believes in the importance of balance with mind body and soul and hopes to further explore the metaphysical aspect through the completion of reiki and BodyTalk courses in the new year.
Kailyn is our Receptionist here at HPW. She is a 4th year Psychology student at the University of Saskatchewan. When she isn’t working or studying, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, her cat and drinking tea.
Throughout the last couple years, she has discovered the importance of exercise in her everyday life and the positive impact it has on both her physical and mental wellbeing. Kailyn is known by her friends and family as the self-care queen and continues to strive to uphold that title.
Once she has completed her degree, she plans on pursuing a career in Holistic Nutrition. Kailyn believes strongly in the importance of balanced nutrition and self-care and is hoping to further her knowledge in this area in the next few years.