Nelly Yockell

Senior Physiotherapist

Education: BSc (PT), MPT, ConnectTherapy™ Series Graduate (Part 4), Dry Needling, Pelvic Health / Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy Level 2

Nelly has a Master’s Degree in physiotherapy (with honors) from Université Laval and in 2014 she began her physiotherapy career in Quebec City.

At the beginning of her career, Nelly was primarily exposed to a clientele with persistent pain and complex musculoskeletal disorders. She began to seek a global vision of movement and to take a greater interest in the links between the regions of the body.

In 2017, that curiosity led her to enrol in, and complete the ConnectTherapy™ Series. Dr.Linda-Joy Lee’s ideas and vision of physiotherapy has transformed her career into a real passion. In 2018, Nelly decided to establish her clinical practice in Montreal, in order to further improve her skills in the ConnectTherapy™ & Thoracic Ring Approach™ Models with her mentor, Certified ConnectTherapy Practitioner Eléonore T. Fournier. In 2019, she co-founded the Physio Psycho Petite Patrie clinic in Montreal.

Over the years, Nelly has worked with people with a variety of musculoskeletal problems, particularly with dancers, in which she has developed a greater interest since she is herself a former figure skater. Nelly is involved with dance schools, and she works hand-in-hand with teachers to promote beneficial movement strategies and cueing, in order to prevent injuries.

With the aim of pursuing further learning with Dr. LJ Lee, she moved to Vancouver. As an avid and curious learner, Nelly is motivated to help people reach their movement goals and go back to their favourite activities. Within the ConnectTherapy™ & Thoracic Rign Approach™ models, Nelly uses her manual therapy, dry needling and pelvic health expertises. Education is also a crucial part of her approach, as she loves providing her patients with knowledge about their situation. She also assists Dr. LJ Lee on her courses and loves helping other physiotherapists learn and grow.

Outside of the clinic, Nelly enjoys staying active. Besides running, biking, and hiking, she is an ice-canoe athlete. She has also been a musician from an early age and has performed and represented Canadian traditional music at festivals abroad.

Book an appointment with Nelly here.