It all started when Hannah, Lisa and Savanna connected through a mutual friend (the beauty of a small town like Smithers) and began discussing our desires and visions for our individual practices. As practitioners in different fields of healthcare, we were aware of the benefits of a collaborative and integrative healthcare model that helps the client address what are often complex and multifactorial health and wellness needs. We had been referring clients to each other over the years, yet found it difficult to connect and collaborate from our separate locations. We realized that being under one roof would make this a much easier process.
Our vision is to offer a variety of healthcare options in one centre that supports and addresses the multiple aspects of whole-body wellness. Our intention is to educate and empower you, the patient, by providing access to passionate, highly skilled, and well-educated healthcare providers.
When deciding on a name we were drawn to the Latin root tri, meaning three; this represents the three of us partnering to create Trillium Integrative Health Centre. We also connected to the medicinal aspect of the trillium. It is an edible plant with a long history of medicinal use by Native Americans. The root is used as an alternative medicine also known as ‘birthroot’, which originated from its use to promote menstruation.
This connection to women’s health stood out to us due to our mutual passion for the treatment of pelvic floor and women’s health concerns. Hannah Barnes, our Registered Physiotherapist, has completed her specialized training in pelvic floor and women’s health, with special interests in pre and postpartum health and pelvic pain. Lisa Hendry, our Registered Massage Therapist, has extended knowledge in treatment of abdomen-pelvic visceral mobility and motility, and Savanna Levenson, our Registered Acupuncturist, has special interests in pre and postnatal care and women’s health.
Although we share a common interest in women’s health, it is not the sole focus of our center. With our collective years of knowledge and experience, we are dedicated to treating and rehabilitating a wide variety of healthcare concerns and injuries in young and old, male and female. Since opening our doors, we have also been honoured to welcome Janet Holyk, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, to the Trillium team as we continue to grow our integrative wellness centre for wrap-around care.
We are very excited to bring Trillium Integrative Health Centre to the Bulkley Valley, offering access to multi-disciplinary healthcare under one roof. We would love for you to come and visit and experience our warm, holistic environment, as well as our caring and supportive team.