• Welcome to the Sharpe Physiotherapy & Massage Clinic

    Our Clinic is in a serene location with a lovely private view of the Trent River.

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  • Did you know that we offer swimming lessons

    Prive and Semi Private Lessons Available

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  • Massage Therapy

    Therapeutic massage from an RMT can help you maintain your overall health by:
    – Improving joint mobility
    – Improving circulation
    – Increasing lymphatic drainage

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  • We Offer a Wide Range of Treatments

    Experience one on one care from an expert with over 30 years experience.

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  • Four Season Heated Salt Water Pool

    – Aquatic Exercise Programs
    – Swimming Lessons
    – Aquatic Massage Therapy

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Experience one on one care from an expert with over 30 years experience. Our clinic is located in quiet serenity with a private view of the Trent River

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage from an RMT can help you maintain your overall health by:

Aqua Therapy

– Aquatic Exercise Programs – Individual or Group Classes

New: Book Online

if you are a current patient at our clinic you can book your next appointment online.

I’m so happy you’re visiting

After 23 years with Therapacc, I have followed my dream and opened a private
physiotherapy and massage clinic in Trent River.. Sharpe Physiotherapy

The clinic offers one on one Therapy in a private country setting, overlooking the Trent River. It offers a full gym with aerobic equipment where you can exercise and get fit while watching the birds or the boats go by, depending on the seasons.

Doreen Sharpe

Doreen Sharpe


About Me

I have been involved in the Community of Trent hills for the 30 years since I moved to the area, being President of the Chamber of Commerce, and Served on many Committees of council over the years, such as Ferris Park Advisory, Recreation, MURF –multiuse committee, accessibility committee to name a few. I founded and have facilitated the More Abled than Disabled club meeting as well as assisted and still sit on the Venture Van committee for disabled transportation. I have made a commitment to our community to help make this a better place to live.


I specialize in Acupuncture, and am certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI). I am often found teaching acupuncture with the foundation, all across Canada.

I am also certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), treatment of Incontinence, Vestibular Dysfunction, (dizziness) and Osteoporosis, and am always updating my knowledge.


I am registered Physiotherapist. You do not need a doctor’s referral to see me*, but I like to work closely with your physician to provide a holistic approach to your health. My motto is Feel Better, Live Better. I provide a hands on approach to your health.

*Please note: some extended health benefit plans do require a doctor’s referral to cover your physiotherapy treatments. *
About Our Clinic

It’s All About You

Your condition, your needs and your recovery

We are highly motivated to help you reach your goals. We will work collaboratively with you to ensure that your needs are always front and centre.
We will take the time to find out the root of the problem, explain the cause, and work with you to prevent the problem recurring. We will develop a goal with you which will be at the centre of your recovery and discuss how long it will take to attain that goal.



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First Visit Information

What can I expect from treatment?

We will take a full and thorough history of your injury before we arrive at a diagnosis. We will explain how long it will take to reduce your pain and set you on the road to recovery. We will ask you what your specific goal is and what the issue is that you want help with. We’ll agree how we will help you achieve it, with you taking a full and active role in the process.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you have any scans, X-rays or referral letters from your medical doctor or a specialist doctor, then bring these with you. As you will be asked to undress so we can properly assess you, you may want to bring some shorts with you (we can provide robes). Bring indoor walking shoes. If you are taking any medications, if you can bring along a list with you.

Consent to physiotherapy treatment

You will be asked to sign a consent-to-treatment form and provide us with your contact details. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment is due to start so you have time to do this, or go online and complete the form. If you require reading glasses, bring them along with you to your appointment.

Documents For Download


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Massage Therapy


What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a therapeutic health profession that assists people with injuries, pain, stiffness, weakness, and other movement problems. Physiotherapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, injury prevention, exercise prescription, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and musculoskeletal health and fitness. Physiotherapists also have the expertise to assess the underlying causes of musculoskeletal injuries and provide effective, evidence based treatment so you can resume your normal lifestyle as soon as possible with the least likelihood of recurrence. Physiotherapists educate patients and teach them the skills required to take care of their bodies using various tools and methods.

Doreen Sharpe

Doreen Sharpe

Physiotherapist, Certified by Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute
Kathy Chamberlain

Kathy Chamberlain


How can physiotherapy help my injury?

Physiotherapy can ensure your injury is thoroughly assessed and diagnosed correctly. This is essential to ensure the correct treatment techniques are chosen for your condition. Physiotherapy treatment can hasten your body’s natural healing process, accelerating your return to sport or activity. Appropriate treatment will also reduce the likelihood of recurrence by addressing factors which may have contributed to the development of your condition. Physiotherapists are experts in advising patients on which activities are appropriate for their injury to maximize recovery and ensure an optimal outcome.

Physiotherapy treatment techniques

Following injury, physiotherapists use a variety of physiotherapy treatment techniques to hasten the body’s natural healing process and speed recovery. These treatment techniques may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • mobilization
  • manipulation
  • hydrotherapy
  • taping
  • dry needling
  • biomechanical correction
  • advice and education
  • exercise prescription
  • stretches
  • electrotherapy
  • clinical Pilates
  • bracing
  • ice or heat therapy
  • the use of crutches
  • advice and education

a gradual return to sport or activity program The techniques used for each individual are carefully

There are many instances when it is appropriate and beneficial to consult a physio. Some of these include:

  • If you have sustained an injury

  • If you have swelling, bruising or deformity of a body part

  • If you are experiencing joint stiffness, pain or ache (particularly if your symptoms have persisted for greater than 3 days)

  • If you are limping or protecting a limb due to pain

  • If you are experiencing pins and needles or numbness

  • If your limbs collapse or give way occasionally

  • If you have postural problems

  • If you need advice on improving strength, flexibility, balance or fitness

  • If you need advice on injury prevention or other aspects of musculoskeletal health

  • If you require treatment for an injury

  • If you wish to improve your physical performance for sport

  • If you are planning a return to sport or activity following a prolonged period of inactivity

  • As a general rule, if you are unsure, it is always better to consult a professional rather than not seek advice.

Have a question about Physiotherapy?

Want to book an appointment?

Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life. Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.

Therapeutic massage from an RMT can help you maintain your overall health by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain

  • Improving joint mobility

  • Improving circulation

  • Improving immune system functioning

  • Increasing lymphatic drainage

  • Reducing depression and anxiety

  • Reducing tension within muscles

  • Increasing body awareness

Massage Hourly Rates

First visit is a minimum 60 minute appointment to provide time for a proper assessment.

  • 45 Minute Massage
    $70 (HST Included)
  • 60 Minute Massage
    $85 (HST Included)
  • 90 Minute Massage
    $125 (HST Included)

Massage Therapy is covered by most extended health care plans

First visit is a minimum 60 minute appointment to provide time for a proper assessment.

Elke Vanmeer

Elke Vanmeer

Registered Massage Therapist
Sarah Sharpe

Sarah Sharpe

Registered Massage Therapist
Micaela Quibell

Micaela Quibell

Registered Massage Therapist

Have a question about Massage?

Want to book an appointment?


Aquatherapy Classes are back!

What is Aqua Therapy?

Hydrotherapy has long been recognized as one of the most effective forms of rehabilitation for a variety of physical conditions. People who have difficulty with land-based exercise, whether due to injury, surgery or disease, can normally start therapy earlier and often with significantly less discomfort.

The buoyancy, viscosity and thermal capacity of warm water allow for a low stress, environment in which to begin rehabilitation.  The benefits that can be achieved are improved range of motion, increased flexibility, enhanced strengthening and activity tolerance, reduced swelling and improved balance and coordination.

Our pool is heated to the therapeutic temperature of 88 – 90 degrees F.

Movements in the water are far easier on your body, reducing pain and muscle spasms. Enjoy the benefits of buoyancy and warm salt water! Strengthen muscles, Improve Flexibility, Aerobic Conditioning, Balance,Co- Ordination and General Fitness while decreasing pain and promoting Relaxation

Aqua Therapy is great for following:

  • Joint Replacement

  • Fractures

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery

  • Back & Neck Injuries

  • Chronic Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Strokes

Pool Programs

Aquatherapy is back! Classes available on:

Mondays 11am or 1pm
Tuesdays 5pm
Wednesdays 11am

Please call the clinic if you are interested in a drop-in class

Summer schedule may vary slightly!

  • 4 weeks session 2 days per week
  • 4 week session 1 day
  • Drop in fee

Classes are small – first come first serve

Christina Schaar

Christina Schaar

Aqua Therapy

Swimming Lessons

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