Liz van Zutphen, PT

Liz van Zutphen, PTLiz believes in living an active lifestyle and always strives to encourage others likewise. She is an athletic person who enjoys basketball, running, swimming, yoga, snowboarding and weight training. As an athlete, she realizes that often times there is a finite balance between maintaining an active lifestyle and injury. Liz also enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She understands pregnancy, breast feeding and the post partum period and the importance of maintaining your fitness to prevent pain and injury through all of these periods. Liz enjoys working as a physiotherapist and thrives at assisting her clients achieve their goals.

Her experience includes working with the Canadian Military and in private physiotherapy clinics. Liz spends many hours advocating for the profession of physiotherapy through her volunteer work with the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association.

She has completed numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture and McKenzie Therapy. McKenzie Therapy, and Neuroproprioceptive taping. Liz has also completed Level 1 Intramuscular Manual Therapy:Trigger Point Dry Needling (IMS). This treatment is common in Western Canada but relatively new to the Halifax area. It involves using acupuncture needles to alleviate trigger points (knots)in muscles. Most recently, Liz completed her Masters in Spinal Manipulation from the University of Western Ontario.

Liz is the owner of Balance Physiotherapy. She started the clinic in 2004 and since this time has worked with patients, physiotherapists and massage therapists helping them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Liz is a graduate of Acadia and DalhousieUniversities and Western University. She is licensed by the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Liz is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT). She is the owner of Balance Physiotherapy and brings with her over 13 years of experience in physiotherapy practice.