Move More. Move Better.
Art & Science Physiotherapy and Pilates first launched in March, 2018 to help people of all physical abilities find mindful movement. We love inspiring our clients to live life to the fullest by moving more and moving better.
Our physiotherapy methods are based on a mixture of art and science. Our foundation is built on the pursuit of using effective, science-based physiotherapy techniques, and the art of combining the right techniques for maximum benefits.
It’s our goal to engage you in your treatment while being mindful of your unique needs. We want to help you use movement to connect your mind and body and not only to fix your injury, but support you on the path to better movement.
If you’re ready to improve your overall fitness and mobility, we’re here to help.
Alexis Officer, Owner & Physiotherapist
When you’re in pain, it’s hard to embrace life to the fullest. Trust me - I know. Dating back to my days as a competitive gymnast, I’ve experienced my fair share of injuries.
I’m Alexis Officer, the founder and owner of Art + Science Physiotherapy and Pilates. I’ve always loved movement, and have learned over the years that moving to heal and prevent injury is just as important as moving to improve strength and flexibility.
I love sharing this mindset in my studio and I find it deeply satisfying when I get to help people feel and move better every day.
I truly find joy in helping people on their path to better movement. My goal is to actively engage clients in their treatments and promote the philosophy that movement is the key ingredient to improving everyday life.
I believe in the importance of trusting client-therapist relationships, and put this belief into practice each day in my clinic. I work with clients to gain a thorough understanding of their needs, and then develop personalized plans for change.
A Little About Me:
In 2004, I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2007.
With over 10 years of experience, I’ve become an expert in teaching movement to individuals of all fitness levels and helping them form a deeper connection between their mind and body.
My family and I live in Smiths Falls — my husband’s hometown. We love connecting with our community while also running the studio. It’s the best of both worlds.
When I’m not working with clients in my studio, you can find me with my three kids and husband working on our acreage in Montague.
My daily movements come from chasing around my three kids, chopping wood and maintaining our property.
Come say hello! Join me for a complimentary consultation and start planning your path to better movement.
I first started thinking about Physiotherapy as both an art and science while beginning my training at McMaster in 2005. I was immersed in the pursuit of evidence-based science and evaluating the best research and practices, but was also developing the art of applying this knowledge. My goal was to be sensitive to each person's learning style and physical needs in order to actively engage them in their treatment. It was clear to me that the most effective interactions include complimentary aspects of both the art and science of Physiotherapy.
This balanced approach creates a synergy between mind and body where movement is a key ingredient to help you improve your physical function. Whether we employ manual therapy techniques, therapeutic movement, pilates exercise, or mental imagery; our approach with each person is individually tailored. While our methods may vary, our goal remains the same: not only to fix your injury, but also to support you on a path to better movement.
- Alexis Officer, Owner & Physiotherapist
Alexis Officer is a Registered Physiotherapist and clinic owner. She has a strong movement science background with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph (2004) and Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University (2007). She has completed post-graduate clinical training in Manual Therapy, Acupuncture/Dry needling, Mobilization with Movement, and Soft Tissue Release Techniques. Alexis has published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of physical functioning in individuals with chronic health conditions. As an experienced Stott Pilates Instructor, Alexis uses therapeutic movement to connect the mind and body. With over 10 years of experience, she has developed expertise in helping individuals of all fitness levels improve their movement.