Sarah Despatie BHSc (Hons), MScPT

Registered Physiotherapist, Owner

Sarah Despatie (nee Bray) grew up in Cornwall and attended Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School. After graduating with honours and as an Ontario Scholar in 2008, she attended the University of Ottawa and obtained an Honours Bachelor degree in Health Sciences. Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2012, Sarah was accepted into the Masters of Science, Applied, in Physical Therapy program at McGill University. During Sarah’s time at McGill, she was selected to be a student therapist for the varsity basketball teams, and traveled with the men’s team to the CIS National Championships in 2014.

Since graduation, she has become certified in the McKenzie technique, assessing and treating concussions via the Shift Concussion Management program, performs gait and running analysis for the prescription of orthotics and running programs through The Running Clinic, certified to complete Functional Movement Screens, is a certified GLA:D Canada Practitioner, and most recently became a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. Upon completion of her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2014, Sarah was proud to return home to Cornwall and give back to her community, and continue to offer her services at her clinic, Cotton Mill Rehab. In addition to this, she enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering with various organizations. She is currently on the board for the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall and SD&G, a member of the Cornwall Triathlon Committee, and a founding board member of the Cornwall Rowing Club. 

Recent Articles by Sarah Despatie

New Service Alert: Dry Needling

The Physio Team of Sarah and Hilary are excited to now offer dry needling treatments to our clients!  Dry needling is a treatment technique where a small needle, similar to those used in acupuncture, is inserted through the skin into a trigger point in a muscle....

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA)

Have you ever heard of DRA? If you have been pregnant, it is likely a topic that you’ve heard of or learned about, or may have experienced during and after your pregnancy. Diastasis Rectus Abdominus is the stretching of the linea alba, which is the connective tissue...

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy through the Female Life Cycle

In physiotherapy school, we very briefly discussed pelvic floor physiotherapy and its role in treating pelvic conditions. As I became more confident in treating musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, and as I became more experienced as a physiotherapist, I was...