Hello, I’m so glad to share with you what I do to help people.

For the past 17 years, I have worked as a social worker, mostly in counseling services as well as in the hospital with acute care.  In the last few years, I have focused on pain management, specifically in the psychological aspect.

What does this mean?

If you or your child are experiencing big reactions to seeming small issues or emotions; anxiousness; defensiveness; impulsivity; risk-taking; flat affect; low energy; passiveness; difficulty connecting with others; we can work together.
These reactions can happen when we experience chronic stress or trauma (life situations that are just too much, medical situations, car accidents, or even sports injuries).
When we work together we focus on bringing together your physical reactions and your emotions to create safety and connection.  Then we find more playfulness, good eye contact, initiative, follow-through and wanting to be with others.
You can book your next appointment here https://warmanphysio.janeapp.com or phone the clinic at 1-306-373-9355.  Online sessions are available if preferred.  Please email me at jking@jenniferkingrsw.com for more information (subject – online session).

Jennifer is a registered social worker with over 17 years of experience working in education and healthcare. Currently, she is completing a graduate degree in social work knowledge of pain management. She provides counselling in pain management strategies for adults and children and general mental health. Using a range of strategies, she works with you to develop a pain management strategy that works for you.

Is anyone else really looking forward to all the bad ‘dad’ jokes about eye sight that will be part of 2020? As we reflect on 2019, both personally and professionally, we try to bring forward our lessons learned into the New Year and set some new goals.

“You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

There are many ideas and thoughts about change that can result in so many various feelings, excitement and sorrow, elation and defeat. The perspective with which we see change, and how these quotes resonate (or don’t) with us is key. At Warman Physio we are striving to hold excitement, wonder, hope and joy in the changing seasons.

As such, we are celebrating a change in year, starting a new calendar, setting fresh goals and a feeling of starting new with an optimism of new beginnings. This year at Warman Physio we want to let our clients know:

  1. We are going to continue to advocate for our clients through our collaborative relationships within the community, as well as through continued education of our providers
  2. Providing our family friendly atmosphere, supporting in particular new and expecting mothers, is not going anywhere!
  3. We will continue to strive to provide personable, comprehensive, compassionate care to each and every client that comes through our doors
  4. Warman Physio – Saskatoon will continue to grow over the next year to provide improved access to those that are unable to make the trek out to Warman

These core values will not change. To help hold steady the trust and understanding we share within our clients and the community. We find that often the New Year will also bring change. Change happens whether we want it to or not, so we choose to be prepared for the opportunities that change will bring. This year we have a couple changes that will be heading your way.

New Disciplines

Warman Physio is proud to be a multidisciplinary clinic in both Warman, and Saskatoon. It is fun to reflect on where we started in 2014 in Warman, with a single Massage Therapist and Physiotherapist, as this is our starting point in Saskatoon!

The Warman location has now grown to include: 4 physiotherapists, 2 massage therapists, an occupational therapist, and a registered dietitian on staff.

Our Dietitian, Heather Tulloch, is our newest staff member and discipline to the clinic! She is looking forward to providing this much needed service in Warman, as there currently are no RD services in the city!


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead

We continue to think of ways in which we can assist our community to build relationships, and provide necessary services. We hear you, our clients and the residents of the communities we are in, when you say you want to be supported, to have your providers actually listen to and hear you, to understand what you are going through. It is our top priority to help our clients, help themselves through individual treatment and value through the content on our sites. We are committed to being authentic, vulnerable and real as a company; and we hope to bring more of this to you, our clients throughout the coming years.


Haylie will be taking a step away from clients to start of the New Year. She writes:

This is a difficult decision to make but I feel it is the right one. The team of therapists at the two clinics can provide outstanding care and support to all of our clients, and it will give me the opportunity to work on the clinic. I am always looking for ways to ensure the best client experience, and taking a step back from clients and dive into working on efficiency now at this pivotal moment is going to allow us to be positioned for long-term success. You’re going to see me around as I’m working on Warman Physio from a new angle.

Here is to 2020 and all the new and exciting changes it will bring!



Everyone dreads being constipated. It’s never fun to be backed-up to the point of difficult, often painful bowel movements. How we often think of constipation, and what constipation can look like may not always be the same!

Constipation is often described as having 2 or fewer bowel movements in a week. These bowel movements will often be difficult to evacuate or require effort. So anything outside of this (more frequent, and easy to get out) would be considered normal… right?

Not necessarily! Our ability to consistently evacuate the bowel may not mean that you aren’t constipated! Some individuals that are constipated evacuate the bowel several times a day. BUT HOW?! In this instance, usually we are getting out several smaller stools throughout the day, and not completely emptying the bowel. These stools may in fact be “easy” to pass, and for some people they will find that they will sit down to go pee, and some stool will come out as well, without any urge to go number 2 in the first place.

So beyond the “usual” signs of constipation, what else should we be watching out for?

  1. Large diameter stools: for adults and children we should not be thinking “whoa! I hope that doesn’t plug the toilet” or “I can’t believe it’s THAT BIG!”
  2. Cracked or dry stools: bowel movements that look cracked or dry, or like little bunches of small balls stuck together
  3. Urge to go with no results: if you have the urge to evacuate, get to the bathroom and just nothing seems to come out… this could be a sign
  4. You wipe and wipe and it never gets “clean”: this could mean that you aren’t fully evacuating the rectum
  5. It feels like there is still some in there: likely that the bowel is not being fully evacuated
  6. Belly aches and bloating: can be signs of constipation
  7. Itchy rear-end (or the wiggles) is common to see in children as well

Being constipated will put a strain on the pelvic floor, as often evacuating the bowel will require effort in the form of pushing of some sort. Sometimes we are spending significant amounts of time sitting on the toilet attempting to get stool out. Development of hemorrhoids, pelvic pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction can be a result of persistent or chronic constipation.


Constipation starts young for many people “I have always been like this for as long as I can remember”. With seeing many children with constipation, they have struggled with bowel movements often since starting solids, or when they began potty training. Often other issues start to arise such as bed wetting as well.


Helping people to re-educate the pelvic floor to improve coordination, improve evacuation, and go through bowel hygiene tips are all part of our pelvic health assessments. Some things you can start thinking about now:


are you getting enough water?

when you go are your feet well supported with knees above hips?

do you take enough time (but not too much!)?

when you get the urge to go, do you make time?


These can be some things to consider with your bowel hygiene to help you begin to get things sorted. Determining the abdominopelvic coordination and function, overall pelvic floor muscle strength and ability to relax, as well as a variety of other technical factors will be what we want to dive into with you.

Issues with constipation isn’t just a problem for children, but also men and women alike!

Book in Saskatoon                                                                       Book in Warman (Kendra, Maja)

Haylie has been practicing pelvic health and focused in prenatal and post-partum care since graduating from the U of S MPT program in 2011. Officially adding to her practice pediatric pelvic floor therapy in 2017. She has been advocating for treatment for women, ensuring appropriate and effective care throughout pregnancy and post-partum, and helping all expecting and post-partum moms ultimately brought her to open her family-friendly clinic. At Warman Physio clients are encouraged to bring their infants and children to treatment. Warman Physio has been nominated as a finalist for the 2018, 2017, & 2016 WMBEXA, is a WMBEXA award recipient of 2017 New Business Award, and a finalist in the ABEX 2018, 2017 & 2016, and Haylie was recognized as YWCA Women of Distinction for Health & Wellness in 2017, and has been nominated for the 2019 SABEX and WMBEXA Awards.

Have you experienced jaw pain/TMJ pain? Did you know that physiotherapy can help treat jaw disorders? You may have read our previous article Do You Have TMJ? and are thinking this will be more of the same… however, jaw pain is complex and there are enough details for countless blogs on the jaw! Let’s dive in…

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain may present itself with some varying symptoms depending on what is going on.

TMJ dysfunction often looks and feels like (one, some, or all of):

  • jaw pain often worse with opening the mouth wide/yawning
  • restricted range of motion (difficulty moving the jaw in various ways)
  • may be clicking present – which may be painful or non painful
  • pain/difficulties with chewing harder/chewy foods
  • locking of the jaw (getting stuck open, closed or somewhere in between)
  • ringing in the ears/feeling stuffy
  • neck pain and headaches

There is a large connection between the upper neck and the TMJ therefore often times people with TMJ issues also present with some dysfunction of the upper cervical spine and may also have neck pain/headaches. At times there can be some associated ear symptoms such as ringing of the ears/stuffiness.

Some causes for the TMJ dysfunction could be if the articular disc inside the joint is not gliding properly within the joint (internal derangement), tension of the muscles of the jaw/neck, arthritis of the TMJ joint, due to a connective tissue disorder causing hypermobility or due to a trauma to the joint (such as a fracture or an acute arthritis). Quite often, there is some associated mechanical dysfunction of the upper cervical spine alongside the TMJ disorder.

Jaw pain can be closely connected to the function of the neck. We ensure to look into this possible connection

What is the TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint consists of the articulating bony surfaces of the condyle of the jaw bone (mandible) and a groove in one of the bones of the head (temporal bone). There is an intraarticular disc inside the joint which when functioning properly glides between the two boney surfaces. Various muscles attach either to the disk or around the joint. There is connective tissue that surrounds the joint forming the joint capsule.

Depending on what the cause of the TMJ pain is, physiotherapy may be able to help! Contact us for more details and get started on your road to recovery TODAY!

Ever wonder why you leak when you cough, sneeze, jump, run, or change position? This is called stress incontinence, which is a common issue that can present at any age.
“But I’ve been doing Kegels, why do I still leak? And I think it might even be getting WORSE!”

Having strong pelvic floor muscles that are not coordinating well, or are simply too tight, can also be a problem as well. So ‘just doing kegels’ may seem ineffective, or could be making the issue worse…

This great introductory video shows some of the underlying reasons why we can develop stress incontinence (SUI).

Don’t worry! We at Warman Physio are here to help! We have pelvic health therapists in Warman (Kendra & Maja) as well as a pelvic health therapist in Saskatoon (Maja) for clients experiencing leaking (stress incontinence) as well as a variety of other pelvic floor complaints which we have talked about before.
It is never too late (or too early!) to have your pelvic floor issues addressed. Pelvic floor issues can happen to children (assessed and treated by Haylie), women, and men. Whether you feel like it’s just getting started and you are only leaking a little, or it’s been going on for a while, and perhaps you’re leaking a lot; we are here to help you, help yourself!
Start your road to recovery and book your appointment TODAY!
*Now conveniently providing care in Warman and Saskatoon
Wondering what to expect in your pelvic health assessment? We’ve got you covered! Remember, your comfort is the most important