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Karen Fairbrass

Physiotherapist - Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner

Matrix Repatterning

Muskoka, Ontario

About Karen, BScPT, CMRP Physiotherapist - Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner

Karen Fairbrass

Strive to live life painfree

Karen has dedicated her career to developing the most effective manual therapy skills, to provide her clients effective and lasting results. In her search to provide quality healthcare at the highest possible level, Karen became a Matrix Repatterning Practitioner in 2011. Karen has assisted founder Dr. Roth, in training healthcare professionals from across North America to become Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioners. Karen's 36 years as a physiotherapist has provided her with a wealth of experience.  Her 23 years at Southlake Regional Health Center, 6 years at Scarborough General Hospital's outpatient orthopedic/sports injury clinic and 2 years at St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital have given her a wealth of knowledge and experience in many disciplines of physiotherapy.  Karen's career includes work not only in orthopedics and sports injury but cardiovascular ICU and rehab, neurology, acute and chronic cardiorespiratory clients and general rehabilitation.  She brings all of these skills to her private practice in Gravenhurst.

Karen is an avid recreational athlete and is no stranger to injury. She knows the need for accurate diagnosis and treatment for a successful return to sport.

Karen has competed in the Boston Marathon. She was a competitive X-Country skier during university. She worked at Lake Louise as a ski patroller and last year took up a new sport of backcountry alpine skiing.  Her love for the mountains of western Canada keeps pulling her back.  She now enjoys recreational hockey and has recently joined the Gravenhurst Curling Club. Karen volunteers her physio skills to the Canadian Waterski Show Team, where her daughters are team members.

Now living in Muskoka with her husband Brad, she looks forward to making a strong contribution to her new community.

  • Credentials

  • Matrix Repatterning Head Injury Program, Level 1, 2011
  • Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner, 2011
  • McKenzie Approach - Parts A, B, C
  • Training in Maitland, Sahramnn, Lyn Watson, Level 1
  • University of Toronto – Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, 1985

Matrix Repatterning

What is Matrix Repatterning?
Matrix Repatterning is a form of manual therapy which allows a practitioner to identify the root cause of pain and through a gentle hands-on technique, helps to provide effective, lasting results.
How does Matrix Repatterning work?
Matrix Repatterning treats the body as a continuous fabric of cells. Energy from impact injuries through sports, falls and car accidents, can have a profound effect on the dense structures of the body. Fluid filled organs and bone are the densest structures of the body. They can be the cause of surprising and unexpected symptoms. Matrix Repatterning helps to identify these areas and treat them thus, decreasing pain and restoring function.  The beauty of Matrix Repatterning is it is a wonderful tool that allows me to more clearly find the source of a client's symptoms ( pain, stiffness, weakness, to name a few).  The source of a client's symptoms can be surprisingly far from the source and successfully finding this source is key to resolving the clients symptoms.
Who can benefit from treatment?

Matrix Repatterning can benefit young and old. Anyone who has had a fall or any sort of physical trauma in their lifetime, may benefit from a treatment.

Matrix Repatterning helps to normalize the energy stored in the cellular matrix of the body when energy is trapped from an impact. This trapped energy can cause restrictions in the body. Matrix repatterning identifies these restrictions, helps to normalize them thus, resolving the pain, stiffness and other symptoms associated with them.

Matrix Repatterning helps with:

  • Headaches, Concussions
  • Spinal pain and stiffness
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Vertigo
  • TMJ
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Bunion pain and stiffness

Please contact me to see how I may be able to help you.

Why have you chosen Matrix Repatterning?
Karen: During my career as a physiotherapist, I have searched for the most effective, lasting treatment for my patients. Matrix Repatterning was the missing piece of the puzzle which has allowed me to take my practice to the level which I have been searching for.
Matrix Man

Areas of focus

Orthopaedic / Sports Injury / Concussions / Post Surgical Joint Replacement