Hi there, my name is Sarah Eby. I'm a Physiotherapist, Yoga Instructor and the owner of Root Physiotherapy.
After years of studying and working in Toronto, treating a wide variety of patients in busy downtown clinics, I decided it was time for a change. Time to come back to my roots in Waterloo county, and a less hectic pace of life away from the big city.
My vision: to create a practice where people receive quality, one-on-one care from a skilled Physiotherapist who has your best interests at heart.
My mission: to get to the root cause of your issues so you can move well and be well for years to come.
I care about getting you better and helping you feel your best!
With every patient, I strive to get to the root of your issue, to resolve it efficiently, and to prevent you from suffering the same issue again in the future.
I am a Physiotherapist, a Certified Yoga Instructor and a life-long learner. I am passionate about understanding how the body works in all its complexity, and believe in treating the body as a whole. I took my first yoga class in 2013 to try a new "workout", and was soon hooked because of all the other benefits yoga offers – the mind body connection can be a powerful tool to promote healing.
I have a thirst for knowledge and constantly work at improving my physiotherapy expertise. After completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo (2006) and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto (2009), I went on to complete a Master of Clinical Science in Advanced Healthcare Practice, from Western University in 2015, becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Prior to that, I completed a yearlong course titled the “Integrated Systems Model”, an approach that treats the body as a whole and looks at how areas far from your site of injury or pain can impact your recovery. I have also completed courses in acupuncture, and the McKenzie Method, a system of diagnosis and treatment that emphasizes patient empowerment and self-treatment.
Not only do I love my rewarding clinical work and direct patient care, I also truly enjoy teaching. Since becoming a physiotherapist, I have filled numerous teaching and mentoring roles in both the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and at the University of Toronto. I am currently a Lecturer and Unit Coordinator in the Master of Science in Physiotherapy Program at the University of Toronto, where I was once a student.
I aim to live an active lifestyle, moving and getting outdoors as often as possible. I love to cook and eat whole nutritious food, and connecting with family and friends is a priority. My motto for this year is “move, nature, nourish, sleep, connect” and so far it is serving me well!
ROOT PHYSIOTHERAPY occupies a private treatment room, with access to a shared gym space, within TRANSITIONS IN HEALTH in Uptown Waterloo, ON
Detailed and comprehensive physiotherapy assessment of your primary concern(s) in order to develop a clear orthopedic diagnosis and craft an Individualized treatment plan. The first appointment includes treatment as time permits.
*If you are interested in a return to yoga or intro to yoga screening, this is also the appointment type to book.
60 minutes at $110
Follow-up Physiotherapy Treatment
Each follow-up treatment session will start with a brief re-assessment. Depending on your specific diagnosis, goals and progress, each treatment session will vary and may include manual therapy, specific movement and strength training, exercise prescription for home, postural retraining, acupuncture and advice to help you treat yourself.
30 minutes at $75
60 minutes at $125
In addition to being a Physiotherapist, I am a Yoga Instructor. If you are returning to yoga after an injury, are new to yoga, or simply prefer one-to-one guidance over group classes, private yoga sessions could help you meet your goals. Please send me an email here if you would like to explore this option.
I am also happy to conduct a screening appointment to ensure you are safe to start yoga or safe to return to yoga after injury. Please book an initial assessment appointment for a screening.
Free 10 minute Consult
Have questions about whether physiotherapy is right for you? Want to speak with me directly before booking online?
GIVE ME A CALL AT 519-757-7668