Willow Health Centre

The Willow Health Centre was created in 2015 by physiotherapist Tegan Vermey who is dedicated to raising awareness about Women’s Health, both physically and emotionally.  Using Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy, it was designed to be a safe and welcoming environment where patients could address all their wellness goals.  It was a ground-breaking site in Ontario, bringing together under one roof disciplines that could work together to address the multi-faceted issues affecting women’s health, from the physical issues of incontinence, prolapse, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain, to the mental health concerns associated with postpartum depression, perinatal loss, and painful sex.

Willow Health was built on the principles that all people deserve high quality, one-on-one treatment sessions.

To achieve this vision, Willow Health has distinguished itself by:

  • Offering the longest assessment and treatment times in Chatham
  • Having practitioners who are dedicated to pursuing current and advanced education, with physiotherapists who have worked and trained internationally.
  • Partnering with Universities across Ontario to collaborate in research and provide clinical education opportunities for allied healthcare practitioners to learn under Willow Health practitioners.
  • Providing only hands-on therapy, active one-on-one training, and evidenced-based modalities, not leaving patients unattended or plugging them in to passive devices.
  • Providing educational lectures for surgeons, family doctors, nurses, midwives, and the community of Chatham-Kent to advocate for the evidenced-based role of physiotherapy and counselling in managing pain and addressing Women’s Health concerns.

As a result of this model of care, Willow Health has grown significantly.  It provides complete physiotherapy care for both men and women.  It uses best-practice research to address many common orthopaedic concerns, including

  • Low back pain
  • Hip and knee arthritis
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Persistent and chronic pain