Frances
Carroll

(she/her)
interim physiotherapist
MPT
speaks English (fluent)
accepting kids, teens, and adults

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A little about me:

I was born in New Westminster, BC, to third-generation Canadian parents. My family’s original roots are English, Welsch and Irish. From BC’s west coast, we span across the Prairies to Newfoundland’s Atlantic shores. My love of movement started young. I was three when I joined my first dance class. As a very shy kid, a dance studio was one of the few places I felt comfortable being myself. Over the years, I developed a strong sense of community through dance and learned of the joy brought by hard work and discipline. My training led me to schools across North America through my teens, such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadienes, the American Ballet Theatre in New York, and others.

Ballet also led to my diagnosis of scoliosis at thirteen. My family and I were fearful. We were full of questions around this diagnosis, and the answers we were receiving were infrequent and often contradictory. A local physiotherapist eventually stepped in, providing my family with the reassurance we needed. Through Physio, I learned to see my body as strong and adaptable. I continued to dance, performing in the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Exam in 2014 at seventeen.

Being diagnosed with scoliosis can be scary and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The right healthcare team gave me back a sense of personal control. I felt more comfortable and confident, knowing I could pursue my passion without risking my long-term health. My journey also led me to pursue a career Physiotherapy to help others with scoliosis thrive in their own lives.

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What to expect in a treatment session with me:

Scoliosis is more than just a physical condition – it can influence any aspect of a person, including the emotional, psychological, and behavioural. A comprehensive treatment plan needs to be sensitive to all these factors. As your practitioner, I’ll work with you to create a physiotherapy plan that fits your unique needs and personal goals. We’ll use Schroth principles; an evidence-based approach designed explicitly for treating scoliosis. Depending on your interests, we may also choose to incorporate elements of yoga, mindfulness, breathwork, weightlifting and sport-specific training into your treatment plan. My goal is to equip you with the knowledge and tools to live, work, and play vibrantly for decades to come. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey!

My work at The ScoliClinic is supported by the following certifications:

  • Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School – Basic Course – November 2021
  • University of British Columbia Master of Physical Therapy, 2021
  • University of Calgary Bachelor of Kinesiology, 2019
  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program through Semperviva Yoga, 2019
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