Ivy Elling Quaintance


A born and raised Islander, Ivy (she/her) (fluent in english and french) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Washington State University while there on a rowing scholarship. After graduating, Ivy trained full time for two years as a part of the senior Canadian national team Olympic camp for rowing before heading to Montreal to complete her masters of physiotherapy from McGill. During her time at McGill, Ivy earned certification in treating female urinary incontinence and continued her professional growth by successfully passing her level one manual therapy certification with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

In her daily life, Ivy cherishes spending quality time with friends, cooking and finding tranquility through exercise. Ivy’s commitment to daily movement is reflected in her enthusiasm for trail running, cycling, racket sports, and weightlifting.

What truly drives Ivy as a physiotherapist is her belief in empowering individuals to take control of their own healing. She accomplishes this by leveraging evidence-based exercises and movement. Ivy’s holistic approach emphasizes understanding not only a client’s physical impairments but also the broader bio-psycho-social factors that may be contributing to their injuries. This comprehensive perspective ensures that Ivy provides the most effective and personalized care for her clients. As a decade-long rower (with three world championships under her belt), Ivy is particularly interested in athletic injuries, injury prevention and women’s health, with a focus on pelvic floor therapy and chronic pain management. Ivy is currently only taking urinary incontinence patients on a case by case basis.