Denman Island Physiotherapy is now Spectra Health

Carmen Bedard-Gautrais


Hello Denman and Hornby Islanders,


My maternity leave has come and gone, and I’m back to practicing Physiotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Denman Island Medical Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays. I’m also available on Hornby one day per month,intending to eventually offer one day per week from the Hornby Community Health Center.


A few things have changed for the better since heading off on maternity leave. 

I have decided to focus all my efforts here and no longer practice out of Parksville. 

Because I’m now tending to both islands, I changed the name from Denman Island Physiotherapy to Spectra Health: honoring the spectra of parts that make up the whole and their interconnectedness. 


This new name also reflects the greater scope of practice and treatment tools that I offer as a registered Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist and Herbalist. 


Some additional changes include new state-of-the-art equipmentand a booking website for those of you with access to a computer. You can still call the medical clinic to book an appointment if necessary.


For those of you who don’t know me…I have lived on Denman Island for eight years now.  

I completed my Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Victoria with a residency at the Liaoning Hospital in Northern China. 


I attended the University of British Columbia for my Master of Physical Therapy, which included placements all over the province as part of the first Northern and Rural Cohort. I havealso practiced at the Mary Pack Arthritis Center in Vancouver. I have done extensive continuing education courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation, allowing me to help you with dizziness/vertigo and concussion rehabilitation.


For more information about what I offer, check out