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At Instil Physio, we use physiotherapy and education to empower and support female athletes in achieving their health and sport performance goals. By combining sports medicine, pelvic health, neurofunctional acupuncture, and female athlete health, we provide a foundation for the comprehensive care of every athlete that we work with. 


Females have unique needs and physiology, which must be understood and incorporated into their health, rehab and training. Puberty, pregnancy, postpartum peri-menopause, and menopause are experiences that are unique to women and have an effect on health, injuries, training and performance. With the right support and education, women can thrive throughout their lifetime participating in fitness and sport. 


Our ultimate goal is to advance females in sport and create lifelong athletic participation. We strive for excellence in our practice and can provide you with the tools you need to reach your health and sport performance goals, at any age or stage of life. 

Mission:  Supporting, Empowering and Inspiring females in lifelong fitness and sport participation

Vision:  Empower | Inspire | Educate

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Micaela Zettel physiotherapist & CEO at Instil Physio







Sport Physiotherapy Diploma (SPC)

Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner

Instructor- McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program

CEO & Founder of Instil Physio Inc.

Micaela is a registered physiotherapist with a Masters of Advanced Health Care Practice in Sport and Exercise Medicine. She is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider, Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner and holds her Diploma of Sport Physiotherapy with Sport Physiotherapy Canada. She is the founder of Instil Physio and creator of She Moves. Her practice focuses on empowering and supporting females in their health, fitness and sport through education and physiotherapy. Micaela blends her education and training in sports medicine, pelvic health, neurofunctional acupuncture, exercise and female athlete health to create a comprehensive foundation of care for all athletes she works with. 


She obtained her B.Sc. in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa and went on to complete her M.Sc. in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. She has continued with her pursuit of excellence in education and practice throughout her career. She is an Instructor with the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program and has taken several other courses such as the Advanced Sports Performance Practitioner Certification, Meridian Dissection course, Advanced Needling and soft tissue techniques for the elite athlete, and the Functional Sports Medicine Masterclass. 

Most of Micaela’s career has been dedicated to supporting the female athlete at all stages of life. Her passion to provide better information and care for female athletes has led her to develop She Moves, a series of programs to empower girls and women to stay in sport and active for life. 


Micaela’s love of working with female athletes comes from her own history in sport. Her parents were both athletes and she cannot imagine her life without playing sports. One of her most memorable accomplishments was competing at the Mounted Games World Championships for equestrian sport as a member of Team Canada. She also loves to play court and beach volleyball, and enjoys running, working out, practicing yoga and walking her dog. Travel is her favourite way to spend free time and it usually includes a multi-day hike through mountain ranges, volcanoes or tropical rainforests with her partner, David and their daughter Finnley.

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