We are at 3026 TAYLOR STREET EAST

We are now offering in person and telehealth (video appointments).

Can’t find a time that works for you? contact us directly info@vangoolwellness.com or call 306-242-9355 (WELL)

Due to the current risk of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, we have changed the way we schedule clients. We ask that you complete our COVID screen (emailed to you) prior to attending the appointment. Please wear a mask when in the clinic.

If you have any signs or symptoms such as cough, fever, or increased fatigue please do not attend an in person treatment. Or if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or have travelled internationally in the last 2 weeks please do not attend an in person appointment.

All of our group classes continue to be online.

Please practice social distancing when appropriate. We are in this together.

Physiotherapy

At Vangool Wellness we are passionate about improving people’s lives. We use our specialized expertise in physiotherapy and yoga to help clients be healthy and whole


Young Adult Hip Collaborative Care

Lindsay offers coordinated and collaborative care in Saskatoon for young adults with hip pain. Lindsay and Dr. Lutz (Saskatoon based and currently Saskatoon’s only fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports/young adult hip pathologies) have been working together since the beginning of his practice in Saskatoon. Lindsay performs physical assessments in his sports hip clini... Read More

Lindsay offers coordinated and collaborative care in Saskatoon for young adults with hip pain.

Lindsay and Dr. Lutz (Saskatoon based and currently Saskatoon’s only fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports/young adult hip pathologies) have been working together since the beginning of his practice in Saskatoon. Lindsay performs physical assessments in his sports hip clinics, provides initial activity modification and strengthening guidance, and then, after a diagnosis is developed with Dr. Lutz, works with patients and coordinates global care with other treatment providers as necessary.

This assessment should be booked by those patients wishing to obtain a hip assessment &/or treatment by Lindsay.

This assessment/treatment will be tailored to wherever you may be in the process of navigating your care. Patients booking this appointment:
- may be looking to obtain an initial assessment regarding hip pain
- may or may not require orthopaedic consultation.
- may or may not already be on the waitlist to see a hip surgeon
- may be following up from a consultation in the sports hip/young adult hip clinic
- may be pre or post operative from hip surgery


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy


PhysioYoga Appointments

1 on 1 Yoga therapy session. A whole body approach to helping you improve mobility, achieve movement goals, and become liberated to do the things you want.


Acupuncture

Click on Erin's profile to book a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Acupuncture appointment


Massage Therapy


Chair Yoga class

In chair yoga the teachers have advanced training to bring a safe, healthy, and fun yoga practice to those with health conditions, mobility issues, or those who just need a bit more support. In addition to our amazing teacher… each class has an assistant to provide hands on support for those who would like. This is an extra element that not only improves safety, but deepens the therapeutic expe... Read More

In chair yoga the teachers have advanced training to bring a safe, healthy, and fun yoga practice to those with health conditions, mobility issues, or those who just need a bit more support. In addition to our amazing teacher… each class has an assistant to provide hands on support for those who would like. This is an extra element that not only improves safety, but deepens the therapeutic experience for the participants.


Workshops


Counselling with Jennifer

Individual Counselling People seek therapy for many reasons: Some are struggling with specific issues such as depression, anxiety; problems with eating and body image. Others are overwhelmed by changes that life presents. Chronic illness and pain, grief and loss. and the inevitability of change both chosen and imposed, can be very challenging. As well, seeking counselling can be helpful fo... Read More

Individual Counselling
People seek therapy for many reasons: Some are struggling with specific issues such
as depression, anxiety; problems with eating and body image. Others are overwhelmed
by changes that life presents. Chronic illness and pain, grief and loss. and the
inevitability of change both chosen and imposed, can be very challenging. As well,
seeking counselling can be helpful for personal growth and the development of a
greater capacity to thrive. Investing in counselling brings priceless benefits for both you
and your relationships.

WHY MINDFULNESS-INSPIRED COUNSELLING?
Research shows that mindfulness and compassion-related practices are related to reduced
anxiety, depression, perfectionism, shame, and body image dissatisfaction. Besides reducing
symptoms and suffering, mindfulness can help us to:
 Develop the ability to respond rather than react from our old habits and conditioning
 Improve focus and increase mental agility
 Create more peace by recognizing and clearing the mind of emotional turmoil
 Improve our own wellbeing, satisfaction with life, and our relationships
 Become more gentle and compassionate with yourself and with others
 Benefit more from therapy through mindfulness practice

Jennifer Keane is an experienced certified clinical counsellor with a Masters’ degree in
Counselling Psychology. She specializes and has a unique approach in the fields of
disordered eating and body image, anxiety, depression and challenging life transitions
that integrates over twenty-five years of training and practice. You can depend on
Jennifer to provide safe, confidential, and compassionate support to allow you to
connect more deeply with both your struggles and your strengths. Jennifer believes that
we all have inner wisdom and resiliencies that we can develop to help us through the
difficult times.
Jennifer has practiced mindfulness meditation and studied Buddhist psychology since
1990, integrating these principles in her approach to her counselling practice. She has
extensive training from Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and is a Certified

Mindfulness Teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. She also
teaches introductory and specialized mindfulness classes as well as offering programs
for clinicians and parents, and offers the Mindful Schools program in Saskatoon
classrooms.
Jennifer has also trained and worked as a Spiritual Care practitioner with a special
interest and training in issues related to grief, loss, illness and end of life care. A
founding member of Prairie Hospice in Saskatoon, she worked for two years at
Nanaimo Community Hospice as counsellor and facilitator of bereavement groups.
Jennifer brings this special interest and experience to Vangool Wellness.

For more information or to book an appointment please book online or contact Jennifer at:
(306) 250-5663
jennifer.keane@sasktel.net

Coverage:
Some extended health care plans cover the services of a Clinical Counsellor. Please
check your plan.
Fees for professional counselling services are a tax-deductible medical expense.


Reiki

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is an ancient system of healing. It was rediscovered in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1920's before it made its way to the Western world. The word reiki is composed of two Japanese words. Rei means "universal" and relates to universal consciousness or spiritual wisdom. Ki means "life force" same as chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine and prana in Sanskrit and Y... Read More

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is an ancient system of healing. It was rediscovered in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1920's before it made its way to the Western world. The word reiki is composed of two Japanese words. Rei means "universal" and relates to universal consciousness or spiritual wisdom. Ki means "life force" same as chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine and prana in Sanskrit and Yoga. Reiki is a non-invasive technique, that encourages relaxation and reduces stress by allowing the body's natural energy system to move towards a state of balance. During a session a person can expect to remain fully clothed, while laying down in a comfortable position. The practitioner then places their hands either directly onto the client's body or just above, based on preference. This gentle healing touch allows universal energy to flow, balance and clear the client's personal energy. Every person responds differently based on their energetic needs at the time of treatment. Some people may be quiet and reflective or fall asleep, while others might find or use their voice and speak about sensations, memories or revelations that are occurring. Everything discussed and shared is private and confidential.


One on One Restorative Yoga with Brett

Experience one on one restorative yoga with Brett

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Brett graduated from Aden Bowman in 2004 and the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.

During her academic time, a deep interest and relationship with yoga was formed. Brett certified as a yoga teacher in 2009 (Sivananda-200HR), 2012 (Maya Yoga-500HR) and most recently in spring 2020 (Yoga On The Inside-200HR). She currently teaches restorative yoga classes online, works with community associations and supports and teaches Chair Yoga classes at Vangool Wellness to help make yoga accessible to everybody.

A persistent curiosity in ‘the unseen energy that animates us all’ was emerging for Brett and in 2014 she was offered her first real reiki session. It sparked something inside that was familiar and comforting, and she followed that thread. Brett met her reiki teacher in 2015 and began to study and learn this healing technique the very next day. Her studies began with Illuminara Wellness in 2015 and 2016. She then went on to study and train with Berni Heimbecker in 2017-present. Brett has successfully completed Levels 1, 2, 3 in the Usui System of Natural Healing. She enjoys receiving reiki on a regular basis for stress and anxiety reduction. Reiki allows her to connect on a deeper level to herself and her energy all while finding greater ease and alignment with the universal energy or higher power. Giving reiki is a joy and a privilege for Brett because it’s an opportunity to hold space for people so they can heal on all levels (body, mind, and spirit).

Brett lives in Caswell Hill with her partner Derek and their two kitties (brothers) Brave Heart and Pretty Boy. She enjoys the simple pleasures and finds delight in flowers and beautiful produce. Brett is the youngest in her family and has 2 sisters and 1 brother. She is also a very proud auntie to 5 littles.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Brett graduated from Aden Bowman in 2004 and the University of Sask... Read More

Erin Fraser attended Northwestern Health Sciences University graduating with a Master s in Oriental Medicine in 2010. During this time she attended advanced studies at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Upon graduating she has practiced in both Saskatoon and Wynyard. Erin s number one passion is being a mother and strives to be the best she can be for her 3 children. Erin values the importance of balancing Eastern Medicine with Western. She promotes the use of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to regain balance within the body by unblocking meridian pathways thereby promoting a free flow of energy (Qi) so the body can heal itself. TCM can be used to treat various ailments from muskuloskeletal discomforts to anxiety to digestive issues. Erin enjoys focusing on Women s Health issues from fertility concerns to labour induction to menopause. Erin is thrilled to join the team at Vangool Wellness offering Acupuncture and TCM services. Erin currently resides in Saskatoon with her husband and 3 children.

Erin Fraser attended Northwestern Health Sciences University graduating with a Master s in Orient... Read More

Jennifer has practiced mindfulness meditation and studied Buddhist psychology since 1990, integrating these principles in her approach to counselling. She has extensive training from Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Jennifer has been a therapist since 1994 specializing in disordered eating and body-image issues, depression and anxiety and the challenges of life transitions. She also teaches mindfulness classes based on these issues as well as offering programs for clinicians and parents, and offers the Mindful Schools program in Saskatoon classrooms. Jennifer has also worked as a Spiritual Care practitioner and has an interest and specialized training in grief, loss, and end-of-life care. She was a founding member of Prairie Hospice in Saskatoon.

Jennifer has practiced mindfulness meditation and studied Buddhist psychology since 1990, integra... Read More

Michelle is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (2002). In 2014, she completed her Diploma of Advanced Therapeutic Massage from the Northern Institute of Massage Therapy in Red Deer, Alberta. Michelle has also been a Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Clinical Exercise Physiologist since 2002.

During her career, Michelle has worked in both public and private health sectors. She was a clinical exercise therapist in a private musculoskeletal rehabilitation clinic for over a decade, before transitioning to the public health sector, where she was a founding member of developing a cardiac rehabilitation program in southeastern Saskatchewan. She has also served her community in the role of exercise therapist for various programs such as chronic disease management, cardiac rehabilitation, and women’s wellness initiatives within the SHA. Upon completion of her massage therapy diploma, Michelle owned and operated her own multidisciplinary health clinic for 4 years before moving back home to Saskatoon in 2018.

In her clinical massage practice, Michelle’s interests include young adult hip pathologies, pre and post operative knee and hip replacement care, the management and treatment of frozen shoulder, migraine headaches and persistent pain. She is also certified in fire glass cupping, myofascial cupping, Graston and is a Rapid Neurofascial Reset Specialist.

Michelle is a firm believer in the benefits of exercise and manual therapy. She strives to educate and encourage all her clients to take an active approach to their recovery and incorporates her clinical lifestyle counselling skills in every treatment.

Michelle’s practice motto has always been “doing what’s right for you”. She believes in working with her clients to meet them where they are and to support them in moving through their healthcare journey.

Outside of her treatment room, Michelle is a dedicated mom to her son and wife to Darren. She is an avid outdoor adventure enthusiast and loves strength training. When she is not in the weight room, she is on the water or on the trails enjoying the many benefits that nature has to offer.

Michelle is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, where she completed her Bachelor of S... Read More

Lindsay Tysdal is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, where she completed both her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (2008) and her Masters of Physical Therapy (2010). She has obtained her Canadian Acupuncturist (CAFCI), Gokavi Transverse Technique dry needling (CGTTP), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and functional movement screen (FMS) certifications. In addition she has completed numerous exercise prescription, functional testing, manual therapy, myofascial release and cupping courses.

Lindsay’s clinical practice has evolved to comprise an emerging field of concentration: young adult hip pathologies/sport hip pathologies. Over the past several years, Lindsay has had the opportunity to work closely with Saskatoon’s first and currently only Postdoctoral fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in young adult hip pathologies, such as femoral acetabular impingement and hip dysplasia. Together the two have developed screening protocols, conservative management protocols and post operative protocols. They work together to service the needs of young adult patients throughout Saskatchewan.

Clinically, Lindsay’s interests have also come to include pelvic health issues. She is passionate about helping women & men bridge the gap between rehab and fitness. Her work in this area involves prenatal and postpartum care. She is certified to provide pelvic floor rehabilitation for issues such as incontinence, urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain/dysfunction. She understands the importance of pelvic health in both male and female populations and how dysfunction can play a role in many orthopedic presentations of pain/injury or just contributes to improved sport/recreational pursuit performance.

Lindsay strives to provide care, which combines a strong knowledge of manual therapy skills, acupuncture and/or dry needling treatment (if appropriate), exercise prescription, and client education.

She aims to inspire and support her clients to lead healthy lifestyles. She aspires to help them become engaged, accountable health care consumers.

Lindsay tries her best to be an exemplary healthcare professional through many different recreational fitness pursuits (strength training, swimming, biking, running, paddleboarding, hiking) and is passionate about encouraging and empowering her clients with the knowledge and skills to promote, rehabilitate and maintain their own health.

Lindsay’s goal is to help you achieve yours.

When Lindsay isn’t helping you achieve your goals, she is happy to focus on her first passions: being wife to Jeff, and mom to her twin daughters and son.

Lindsay Tysdal is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, where she completed both her Ba... Read More

Vangool Wellness is owned and operated by Adrianne Vangool, a licensed physical therapist and yoga instructor. She is passionate about making physiotherapy and yoga accessible to all. This passion has driven her to start Vangool Wellness, where she focuses on addressing and eliminating the barriers that prevent people from taking part in yoga and from receiving physical therapy services.

Adrianne has experience in homecare and private practice settings, working with individuals with a wide range of injuries from musculoskeletal, neurological, chronic pain, vestibular dysfunction and more. Previously a varsity athlete in pole vault and basketball, she competed internationally in athletics and represented Canada on a number of occasions. Her passion for athletics and training ultimately drew her to yoga. As her passion for yoga deepened, so did her desire to spread the healing benefits of the practice.

Adrianne has since had the privilege of learning from many teachers near and far. She underwent special training in San Francisco, CA to become certified in Therapeutic Yoga, and has spent time learning from Fr. Joe Pereira (student of Iyengar) and Srivatsa Ramaswami (student of Sri TK Krishnamacharya). Adrianne is of the mind set that one is always a student, and is committed to furthering her personal practice with the guidance of her teachers.

Adrianne has a passion for spreading the joy and holistic benefits of yoga to those who are looking to restore balance in their life. With the addition of her children, she has a new appreciation for the rewards of finding that balance!

Vangool Wellness is owned and operated by Adrianne Vangool, a licensed physical therapist and yog... Read More

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