Tim is a proud Queen’s University Alumnus, where he received his Honours Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 1998. His post-graduate education includes a Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy, a certificate in acupuncture, and Certification in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS).rnFor five years, Tim worked with the Canadian Men’s Rugby Team as a selected Team Physiotherapist for international matches and World Rugby Sevens tournaments. He also has worked as a physiotherapist at the Canada Games, PanAm Games and with several other national teams. Tim is the co-owner of Calgary Core Physiotherapy in downtown Calgary. Tim’s clinical interests and experience are in assessing and treating complex neck and low back pain disorders.
Ian graduated from Dalhousie University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. After completing his degree, Ian was a clinical instructor in Dalhousie’s undergraduate physiotherapy program. He successfully completed his Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2004 and became certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) in 2008. In 2003, Ian left his clinical practice in Halifax to work as a physiotherapist for the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. For four years, Ian travelled around the globe with the touring show, Alegria, treating injuries of the 60 elite acrobats and helping them achieve their amazing skills. Ian became the first physiotherapist in western Canada to become a certified Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Specialist (2010) In addition to other manual therapy techniques, he has found MAT to profoundly improve his success in treating injuries. Ian now calls Calgary home and has been practicing in the downtown core for the past 12 years. He is the co-owner of Calgary Core Physiotherapy.
Renee Poloprutsky graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. After graduation, Renee worked two years in hospital settings in both the United States and Canada, treating both neurological and orthopaedic conditions. Upon moving to Calgary in 1997, she moved into an outpatient setting, where she has treated a variety of conditions including sport, work and motor vehicle related injuries. She also has taught spine stabilization classes. Since graduation, she has completed many post-graduate courses leading to her current status as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. In November 2000, she completed her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation. Her treatment approach balances education, exercise and manual therapy techniques.
Diane graduated from the University of Toronto in 1995. She has extensive training in advanced manual therapy, neck and shoulder stabilization. In 2004 she completed her Fellow of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) and she is certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation. Diane is experienced in dealing with persistent/chronic pain presentations and sits on the board of the Pain Society of Alberta. In 2016, she was presented with a peer nominated Innovation Award from the Alberta Physiotherapy Association for her work in interdisciplinary care of patients with Fibromyalgia. An active member of the outdoor community, Diane is a passionate skier and climber which gives her firsthand knowledge in treating injured athletes.
Joyce graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000. She became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) after completing her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy certification in 2009. She is certified in Anatomical Acupuncture (CAFCI) through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) through iStop. Joyce has over 18 years of clinical experience in orthopedics and sports injury rehabilitation. She spent 9 years as a team Physiotherapist for university and club sports teams (rugby, football, track and field). In addition, she has experience in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She has completed extensive post graduate certifications and has a special interest in core stability, shoulder dysfunctions, neck and back pain, repetitive strain injuries and sports related injuries. Joyce incorporates a variety of treatment techniques including spinal and joint manipulations, core stabilization exercises, soft tissue mobilization, injury specific exercise prescription, neural tissue mobilization and dry needling to restore optimal function and prevent future recurrence.
Kelly graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy in 1995. She also has a Bachelor of Physical Education. She has completed the Fellow of Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (2003), certification in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (1998), and Certification in Selective Movement assessment and Functional Movement Systems (2013). Kelly is the owner of Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy where she pursues her work as a physiotherapy consultant. She has a passion for assessing and treating acute and chronic spinal pain and shoulder conditions. Kelly uses her back ground in manual therapy, intramuscular stimulation and functional movements to help her clients reach their goals. Kelly worked for over a decade as a consultant at Evidence Sport and Spinal Therapy a multi-disciplinary clinic within the Advanced Spinal Care Centre where she assessed and treated complex spinal conditions and works with chronic pain physicians and interventional radiologists.
Louise graduated as a physiotherapist (BMR PT) in 1991 from the University of Manitoba and has been practicing in Calgary since 1993. Her practice has evolved with her personal interests as she has trained for many running races as well as triathlons, including the Ironman distance. A professional highlight in 2015 was opening a physiotherapy clinic with Tyson Plesuk, Movement Sports Clinic. Louise\’s greatest skills are in analyzing biomechanical problems, identifying root causes of pain and dysfunction and then treating with a combination of education, manual therapy, therapeutic modalities and exercise prescription. She achieved qualifications in Spinal Manipulation (FCAMT) in 1999 and uses these techniques to facilitate recovery where indicated. Her patients range from sedentary office worker to highly trained athletes. Louise has also completed training in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation and has found that a great asset for her practice. In 2011, Louise achieved the academic Masters designation in Manipulative Therapy (MClSc MT) from the University of Western Ontario. Her research study continues at The University of Calgary in the area of understanding lumbo-pelvic-hip pain the hunter/jumper equestrian rider population. In 2012 Louise obtained the qualifications required to order diagnostic imaging in Alberta. Areas of special interest are injuries related to running and triathlon, performance of the Masters athlete, occupational repetitive strain injuries and recovery from motor vehicle accident trauma. Above all, Louise wants to help people of any age be pain free, active and healthy.
Lorrie Maffey Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist, BMRPT, MPhty, FCAMPT, CGIMS, Medical Acupuncture. Lorrie is a clinical orthopaedic and sport physiotherapist who enjoys assisting people to reach their maximal physical potential, be that recovery from injury or optimizing athletic performance. Lorrie sees clients in the private community and also consults for the Canadian Sport Center Calgary, seeing our wonderful Canadian athletes. She utilizes manual therapy including manipulation, GunnIMS, real time ultrasound muscle re-education, yoga and exercises to assist her clients. Lorrie believes strongly in the role of education for herself, clients and post graduate education for physiotherapists and medical physicians. Lorrie completed Clinical Masters from the University of Queensland in Australia after she graduated from physiotherapy the University of Manitoba. She has been an FCAMPT since 1996 which was followed by her taking on the roles of mentoring, teaching, examination and then Chief Examiner with the National Orthopaedic Division (NOD). Lorrie has been involved with teaching and policy making for Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) since 2000. She has taken numerous post-graduate courses at the University of Calgary. She has published in peer reviewed journals and in a regular reviewer for CJSM. She has been Vice and President of CAMPT and was a Syllabus Chair for NOD taking on the projects of developing the Orthopaedic Division internet site as well as the initial major revisions to the Orthopaedic Division Syllabus, development of the initial NOD course manuals and the supporting Policy and Procedures manual. She has been a longstanding member of the Manual Therapy Steering Committee (MTSC). Since 2002, she is involved in international standards of education for physiotherapists by being part of the Standards Committee of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Physiotherapists (IFOMPT) which is a subdivision of the World Congress of Physiotherapy (WCPT ) and therefore The World Health Organization (WHO). Outside of physiotherapy Lorrie loves spending time outdoors with her daughter and partner hiking, biking, canoeing, gardening or spending time in with their over 60,000 bees!
Have attended University of Queensland to Complete Master of Physiotherapy in Manipulative Studies. University of Toronto 1996
Paul is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Rehabilitation Medicine. He draws from a wide range of physiotherapy techniques such as manual therapy, sport physio, McKenzie therapy (Part C), Intramuscular Stimulation (GunnIMS), soft tissue mobilization techniques and specific exercise prescription. He has achieved the highest designation in Manual Therapy in that he has been awarded a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists. Paul also has his Certificate of Sport Physiotherapy. Paul has been a consultant to the Canadian Sports Institute for over 13 years where he works with numerous National and Olympic athletes and various integrated support teams.
Paul has been the physiotherapist and the medical lead for the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating team through the Vancouver, Sochi and Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Paul completed two terms as a Director for Sport Physiotherapy Canada. He is currently the Chair for Sport Physiotherapy Canada. He treats a wide cross section of clients from children to seniors and Olympic athletes to weekend warriors. He is an avid snowboarder, mountain biker, bowhunter, paddler, fly fisher and story teller. Paul has also been a Scout leader for over a decade. Paul’s areas of special interest are treatment of the shoulder, hip/knee and spinal problems.
Treating a varied caseload at Marda Loop Sport Physiotherapy as well as working with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary with the Oval Program (Long Track and Short Track Speed Skating), as well as traveling with the speed skaters to a variety of national and international competitions. Loving all the challenges and still actively pursuing higher learning such as the Sport Physiotherapy Canada Diploma Program.
Anne graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. She became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy in 2014. Anne is certified in medical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and is a certified Gunn IMS practitioner. She also has training in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation in order to treat vertigo, dizziness and balance problems.
Anne has worked in private practice in Calgary since graduating and was head medical for Team Canada Men’s and Women’s ParaVolleyball Programs from 2010-2017. She accompanied the program to the Rio2016 Paralympics as well as many other international tournaments. Anne has a strong interest in treating the spine and stubborn injuries that have previously been resistant to other types of therapy. She has recently taken more of an interest in pediatrics and is constantly working to expand and enhance her treatment approaches.
Anna-Lise graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012 as well as a Bachelor of Kinesiology with distinction from the University of Calgary in 2010. She received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division in 2018. Anna-Lise is an avid learner and continues to stay up to date with the latest evidence based treatment through continuing education to the benefit of her patients. She believes in an active approach to rehabilitation and injury prevention – her philosophy is to restore movement and optimize function through individualized exercise prescription, education, hands on treatment and dry needling.
Nicole Hunter is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia Rehabilitation Medicine Physiotherapy program. Nicole began her physiotherapy practice in Vancouver in 2000 prior to moving to Calgary and settling in Marda Loop. With over 20 years of experience, Nicole draws from a wide range of physiotherapy techniques such as manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, Intramuscular Stimulation acupuncture (GunnIMS) and specific exercise prescription. She has achieved the highest designation in Manual Therapy in that she has been awarded a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists.
Nicole treats a wide cross section of clients from children to seniors and Olympic athletes to weekend warriors. She is an avid skier, runner, hiker, mountain biker, and soccer player. Nicole is also a Scout leader taking youth on epic backcountry canoe and camping adventures. Nicole’s areas of special interest are treatment of the neck and shoulder, knee and foot, spinal dysfunction, sport injury prevention and pre/post- natal stability programs. Nicole has additional training in advanced post graduate training in vestibular physiotherapy so she is able to assess and treat BPPV, vertigo and dizziness.
Melissa is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan and has over 20 years of clinical experience. In addition to her manual therapy certification she is certified in Gunn Intarmuscular Stimulation (IMS). She believes in a hands on approach to treatment and feels the right combination of manual therapy, IMS and specific exercises will help her clients reach their greatest potential. She is an avid runner, soccer player and skiier. She loves spending time with her family.
Lisa graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Physiology in 2010. In addition to both degrees, she received her Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division in 2020. Lisa believes in an active rehabilitation philosophy in that a combination of hands-on techniques, dry needling, education and precise exercise prescription are proven ways to ensure her clients achieve optimal recovery. Lisa enjoys treating a variety of injury presentations- from acute sprains and strains to spinal pain to more complex multi-area body involvement. Regardless of the injury, Lisa uses current evidence-based clinical reasoning to find the source of your pain in order to effectively treat your pain.
Maureen graduated from the University of BC in 1984 with a Bachelor degree in Rehabilitation Medicine (OT, PT). She became a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) in 1993 and completed a Master Degree in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1994. Maureen has completed additional certification in Dr. Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and Level 1 Acupuncture. BodyCheck is Maureen’s second private practice endeavour. She previously owned Briar Hill Physiotherapy clinic and directed a large multidisciplinary clinic, the Manual Therapy Centre, for LifeMark Physiotherapy Corp. Maureen is also a clinical instructor and examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has instructed countless post-graduate physiotherapists in advanced clinical techniques. She has lectured internationally and published clinical papers. She has a special interest in spinal dysfunction and brings over 30 years of experience when assessing and treating her patients. She has worked collaboratively for many years with local physicians providing prolotherapy and other adjunct injection treatments.
Lauren graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy in 2010. She moved to Calgary shortly after graduation and has worked in private practice for the last 10 years. Lauren completed her advanced diploma in manual and manipulative therapy in 2015 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. She is licensed in medical acupuncture and a certified Gunn IMS practitioner through the University of British Columbia. Additionally, she has completed advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation and worked as part of a multidisciplinary concussion clinic at Copeman Healthcare for 8 years. Lauren obtained her Sport Physiotherapy Certificate in 2017 and became the first in Canada to graduate with a Sport Physiotherapy Diploma from the International Olympic Committee in 2018. She has also been a member of the Sport Physiotherapy Canada Executive Committee since 2018.
Lauren works as a contractor for the Canadian Sports Institute Calgary and was the medical lead for the Canadian National Luge Team from 2015-2018. She attended over 25 world cup competitions, 2 world championships and the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. Prior to working with luge, Lauren had the opportunity to travel with the Canadian Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team for the 2015 Para Pan American games and 2016 World ParaVolley Championships. Following the 2018 Olympic Games, Lauren has taken on a new challenge as the para-medical lead and physiotherapist for the national long track speed skating program. She is currently supporting the team leading into the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Ashley is an orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapist, as well as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. She has done advanced training in manual therapy, pelvic health, dry needling, running assessments and exercise prescription. As most problems are multifactorial, she focuses on delivering an comprehensive, individualized approach to each client to help them achieve their goals. rnrnAshley completed her Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011 and her Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo in 2009. In her spare time, Ashley stays active with running, yoga and Cross Fit and any activity that allows her to be outdoors!
Martin Graduates with distinction at the University of Alberta in 1999. He has a special interest in sports medicine and high performance and sits on several Integrated Support Teams for Speed skating, Cycling and Athletics. He also has several McKenzie levels (C), Gunn IMS certification and CAFCI Acupuncture. He has also spent several years at the Advanced SPinal Care Centre consulting on difficult spinal cases and pre-screening for injection recommendations.
Rob graduated from McGill University in 1996. He completed his Advanced Diploma in 2003 and a Master’s of clinical Science in 2008. Rob works at Evidence Sport and Spinal Therapy at the Advanced Spinal Care Centre. He has his certification in IMS and acupuncture. His main clinical, educational and research focus is the active rehabilitation of chronic neck, back, shoulder and hip pain.
Barbara graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1981. Her passion for physiotherapy, health and the movement sciences is complimented by a Bachelor of Physical Education degree (University of Calgary) and ongoing certification as a fitness instructor. During her 30 years experience as a physiotherapist, she has enjoyed the diversity of treating orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, providing ergonomic consultations and teaching spinal stabilization classes. Barbara has extensive post graduate training, which includes certification in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (2005) and training in spinal manipulation. In 2008, Barbara successfully completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Examination, and received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Barbara believes physiotherapy services should be client centered and individualized. She incorporates a variety of techniques including manual therapy, exercise prescription, education, and IMS to achieve successful outcomes, and is particularly interested in evaluating these outcomes for best evidence based practice. Barbara is keen to facilitate injury prevention and optimal function.
Renee graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, with distinction, in 1997. She completed her intermediate manual therapy exam (Part A) in 2000 and her advanced manual therapy exam (Part B) in 2002. Renee was also fortunate enough to train directly with Dr. Chan Gunn to obtain her certificate in Intramuscular Stimulation in 2000 and has taken a variety of other continuing education courses since then to complement her ongoing post graduate education. Over the past 20 years, Renee has worked extensively with patients with spinal injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents as well as a wide variety of other conditions and injuries. She also has years of experience treating patients undergoing prolotherapy. Currently, Renee enjoys treating a diverse clientele in a private setting, offering 30 minute private one on one treatment sessions, incorporating manual therapy, intramuscular stimulation and education specifically tailored to the individual needs of each client.
Graduated from the University of Alberta in 2010 and worked at various orthopaedic clinics from Prince George to Vancouver. Moved to Calgary in 2013 and began the University of Western program in the fall of 2014.
I look forward to mentoring future manipulative therapists and hope to start teaching.
Jeff graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. He earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Physical Therapy and Kinesiology. For the past seven years Jeff has been devoted to building his career as a Registered Physical Therapist in Calgary. He is committed to professional development that strengthens his skills and allows him to personalize treatment programs for his patients. In 2007 Jeff was granted a Certificate in Medical Acupuncture from the University of Alberta. In 2010 he received a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. In 2011 Jeff completed a post-graduate course through the University of Alberta in Diagnostic Imaging. He is now registered with Physiotherapy Alberta to order limited diagnostic imaging. In 2011 Jeff was also certified as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. It is Jeff’s goal to provide quality rehabilitative care by working closely with an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. This collaborative approach allows his patients to benefit from a wealth of clinical experiences and evidence-based practices.
I have completed my Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy through the Orthopaedic Division in 2010. I am registered with Physiotherapy Alberta as an injury management consultant and am certified to use acupuncture needles and spinal maniopulations. I have completed the University of Alberta post graduate education in Diagnostic Imaging and have registered with Physiotherapy Alberta to order limited diagnostic imaging. I am registered as a mentor and instructor with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. My goal is to provide excellent evidence based health care, and to provide learning opportunities for others in our profession.
Nose Creek Sport Physical Therapy
#153, 8220 Centre Street NE, Calgary AB. T3K-1J7 ph.# (403) 295-8590 Fax # (403) 516-3271
Educational Background Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (Completed April 1992) Intermediate Manual Therapy Certificate (Part A) University of British Columbia, Canadian Physical Therapy Association (Course Completed August 1995 – 3 Month Course) Courses Completed: Vertebral / Extremity, Level 1 (September 1992) Vertebral / Extremity, Level 2 (March 1993) Vertebral / Extremity, Level 3 (November 1993, February 1994) Vertebral , Level 4 (November 1997)Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (Part B) Canadian Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy ,Canadian Physical Therapy Association. (completed April 1998) Diploma in Sport TherapySport Physiotherapy Canada, Canadian Physical Therapy Association (Completed February 1997) Courses Completed: Sport Physical Therapy, Level 1 (October 1992) Sport Physical Therapy, Level 2 (December 1994) Sport Physical Therapy, Level 3 (February 1997)Certification in Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Dry Needling) March 2005.iSTOP Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain Dr. Chan Gunn, Vancouver, BC Other Post Graduate Education
Shoulder Rehabilitation University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre (October 1992)The Throwing Athlete, University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre (March 1994) â€œMuscular and Postural Imbalancesâ€, Shirley Sahrmann, PT Ph.D, U of A, (Sept.1994) Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment: With Emphasis on Standardizing Muscle Length and Strength Tests, Florence Kendal PT, UBC (June 1995) Medical Screening, Differential Diagnosis, First Aid and Special Medical Topics for the Therapist, David J. Musnick, M.D., UBC (June 1995) Applied Ergonomics, Suzanne Rodgers, Ph.D, Calgary, AB (September 1995) Repetitive Strain Injuries: Low Back Pain and Other Issues. Second Annual Update in Occupational Medicine, UofA (October 1995) Outcome Measures and Evidence-Based Practice, UofA (October 1995) The Athletes Shoulder ,David Magee, PhD & Ron Mattison, Dip.Sport PT,Calgary, AB (May1996) Back to Golf, A Sport Med. Program for Golfers, HJ Ferrante, and Tom Nix (July 1996) Laurie Hartman Level 1 Osteopathic Techniques, Royal Columbian Hospital, Coquitlam BC , (Feb. 1999) FITforeGOLF Golf Injury Seminar, Dave Lindsay and Dean Walker (May 2000). Osteoporosis Clinical Management, Barbara Beatty, Kelowna BC. (May 2000). Vestibular Rehab., A Practical Approach, B.Tonks + E.Thompson, Kelowna BC
(Nov.2000) Professional Leadership and Clinical Management, PABC, Vancouver BC (Nov. 2000) Medical Exercise Therapy for the Upper Extremity, Holten Institute, Phillipe DeClerk, Kelowna BC (March 2001) Evidence Based Practise, Outcome Measures, A Critical Evaluation of Research in Physical Rehab., Bev Padfield and Paul Stratford, Calgary AB. Oct.13/14, 2001. V5 Ortho. Spinal Manip., Jan Lowcock and Carol Kennedy, Calgary,AB. May 2003. Orthopaedic National Symposium, Research and Practise, Victoria BC Sept. 2003. The Lumbar Spine and Hip Integrating to the Pelvis, Diane Ann Lee, Victoria BC, pre-symposium 2 day course. Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS-Dry Needling) Dr. Chan Gunn course November 2004, Ottawa, ON. Practicum in Vancouver iSTOP March, 2005. Orthopaedic National Symposium, St.Johns NL, Oct. 2004. Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise in the Management of Cervical Disorders, Movement and Function: Evidence and Clinical Application, St.John’s NL, post symposium course. Oct.2004 Orthopaedic National Symposium, London ON, Oct.2005. Running Biomechanics, Matt Walsh, Post symposium course. Oct.2005.
Orthopaedic National Symposium, Calgary, AB. Oct.2006 High Acceleration, Low Amplitude Thrust Techniques Erl Pettman April 2006.Employment History Nose Creek Sport Physical Therapy, Second Location in Thorncliffe Professional building (October 2005 to present), 100% clinic director/owner. Nose Creek Sport Physical Therapy Clinic, (formerly Beddington Physical Therapy clinic) Calgary, AB (January 2004 to present), 100% clinic director/owner. Beddington Physical Therapy Clinic, Calgary, AB (December 2001 to December 2003), 50% Clinic Owner/Clinician. Okanagan Sport Physical Rehabilitation Institute, Kelowna, BC (March 2000 to Nov. 2001) Cranbrook Physiotherapy Clinic, Cranbrook, BC (Jan. 1996 to Feb. 2000)Kinsmen Sports Centre Physical Therapy Clinic, Edmonton, AB (Sept. 1993 to Dec. 1995)
University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre, Calgary, AB (Sept. 1992 to Aug.1993) Village at Crowfoot Physical Therapy Clinic, Calgary, AB (May 1992 to Aug. 1993) Professional Affiliations & Memberships Canadian Physical Therapy Association (since 1992) Orthopaedic and Sport Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (since 1992) Kinsmen Club of Edmonton (December 1994 to December 1995) Kinsmen Club of Cranbrook (January 1996 to February 2000) Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (since 1998) Member of the Canadian Healthcare Team (Canadian Olympic Association) at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg July-August 1999. Okanagan Thunder Lacrosse Head Therapist, 2000 season. Member of the Canadian Healthcare Team at the FISU World University Games, Beijing China Aug-Sept. 2001 Vice-Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy, 2003-2004. Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy, 2005-2006, Past Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy, 2006-2007. Member of Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain, (iSTOP) Dr. Chan Gunn, since November 2004. Teaching & Lecturing Experience Lab Instructor Assistant, Undergraduate Manual Therapy Program University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. (September to December 1994) Injury Prevention and Early Management
Various Sports Groups, Calgary / Edmonton, AB. (1992 – 1994) Stretching for Beginner, Intermediate and Marathon Runners The Running Room, Edmonton, AB. (1993 – 1994) Posture and Performance – The Kinetic Chain The Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton, AB. (June 1994) Preventative Stretching The Alberta Climbing Club, Edmonton, AB. (October 1994) The Grant MacEwan College Climbing Club, Edmonton, AB. (November 1994) Injury Prevention for the Shoulders, Hips and Lumbar spine Synchro Alberta, High Performance Camp, Edmonton, AB. (December 1994) Global Rehabilitation Strengthening Exercises for the Shoulder Girdle Complex Health Systems Group, Northern Telecom, Calgary, AB. (October 1995) Specific Sports Strengthening and Stretching for Developing Competitive Figure Skating Northern Alberta Figure Skating Conference, Vegreville, AB. (November 1995) Posture and Performance – Upper Quadrant Medical Office Assistants Association, Cranbrook, BC. (March 1996) Injury Prevention Seminars Tennis Elbow Crestbrook Forest Industries- Canal Flats, Elco,+ Cranbrook,BC (October 1997) E2E3 ( Extremity Level 2 and 3) Canadian Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy Course, rSaskatoon, Saskatchewan (April 1999) , Course Assistant Instructor. Ergonomics Consultant With Crestbrook Forest Industries at the Sawmills and Planar mills (1997-2000) Shoulder Rehab. LifeMark Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Symposium June 8, 9,10/ 2001 Kelowna, BC. (Presented Shoulder assessment and treatment protocols). Instructor in Training for the Canadian Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic division, SAOU, 2003.Management Courses:- Master of Influence Marketing and Sales seminar, The Personal Performance Centre, Calgary, AB. Sept. 22, 2004
– Prosperous Physiotherapy Erika Trimble Business Coach, 2008.- Glazer Kennedy Inner Circle (GKIC) Marketing Member since March 2010Professional Interests Outcome measures: the validation of clinical protocols in shoulder, neck and lower back rehabilitation.
Dr Westaway has been a Physiotherapist for 35 years. He is a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (1994) and has an acupuncture designation with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (1993). He was a Master’s student at the University of Calgary investigating the effect neck mobility has on certain arteries within the neck. He completed his doctorate in 2005. Dr Westaway is the Calgary Flames Hockey Club’s spinal consultant. He was the President of the Orthopractic Association of Canada. He has Osteopathic training at the Michener Institute. He is ART (Active Release technique) certified. He has won the Silver Quill award from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for research. He is currently involved in research studies investigating certain areas of cervical spine (neck) dysfunction. He works closely with a neurosurgeon, neurologist and biomechanist and a PhD physiotherapist on these research projects. His wife Myra is a kinesiologist, physiotherapist and certified hand therapist. Dr Westaway is one a few PT’s in Canada to have a medical directive in trigger point injections and Prolotherapy intervention- he works in tandem with Dr Martin Breton MD MSc in Calgary. Michael is a Certified MSK Specialist in Physiotherapy and is on the roster with the CPA (Canadian Physiotherapy Association).
I am currently a clinic co-owner and a senior practitioner at Advantage Health Aspen and Ranchlands Physiotherapy. I have also worked with national Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge and Alpine Ski teams. I had the pleasure and opportunity to travel to the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 and work with the Bobsleigh-Skeleton Team up to the Sochi games in 2014. I have 22+ years experience as a physiotherapist with a number of courses and certifications including my Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT), Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Graston as well as a wealth of experience with active muscle release, myofascial cupping, kinesiotaping and advance exercise training. In an effort to function at the most advanced level of the profession, I have completed a diagnostic imaging course through the University of Alberta. With this course I have been granted the privilege to order diagnostic imaging for my clients when indicated. My latest endeavor has been to create a educational platform and start a new company, SMART PT INC. This company is dedicated to training young professionals interested in manual therapy and raising the bar in the quality of service delivery to the public. My philosophy of care is to use my various skills and training to best treat the individual rather than the diagnosis. I believe there are multiple solutions and methods to treat every different condition and having a wide range of skills that I am proficient in allows me to figure out what a particular person will respond best to rather than to try to make their rehabilitation fit into my personal preferences. My treatment style tends to be very hands on and I work closely with kinesiologists which I have personally trained to make sure treatment is both efficient and complete – including specific exercise training for ongoing self management during and following the completion of care. I believe we have a very high level of client satisfaction at our clinic and I can guarantee we will make every effort to resolve your condition or refer you for appropriate management if the issue is beyond our scope of practice.
Mehwa graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and obtained her Masters of Physiotherapy (Manipulation) from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2002. She returned to Calgary in 2006 from Australia where she had been continuing her studies in physiotherapy researching neck pain and spinal stability. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists (CAMPT) and certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Mehwa has been working in a variety of hospital, private practice, sports medicine and university settings in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia for the last 19 years. Although Mehwa sees a variety of dysfunctions and injuries in a wide range of clientele, her major areas of interests are spinal problems and core stabilization, sporting injuries and correction of muscle imbalances. A large part of her practice now involves working with individuals in an active setting in the gym or field to correct movement patterns, correct imbalances, and strengthen specifically and holistically . She believes a primary component of physiotherapy is education and physical activity. Mehwa keeps busy all year round participating in a variety of sports such as tennis, running, volleyball, hiking, and cycling.
Sheri Funk is currently working as a physiotherapist and clinic director with LifeMark Health in SE Calgary. She treats a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions including whiplash associated disorders as well as other neck and back injuries, sport and work related injuries, TMJ, arthritis, post-surgical patients, and sprains/strains. She has also completed courses on vestibular disorders and concussions. Sheri uses a combination of manual therapy, exercises, patient education, acupuncture and other therapeutic modalities to help her patients attain their personal goals.
Travis graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. in 2013 as well as a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB in 2011.
He received his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division in 2018. He is a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) and a mentor with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Travis also received his Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) through the University of British Columbia, Acupuncture Certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, and Diagnostic Imaging Certification through University of Alberta which allows him to order Xrays, MSK Ultrasounds and MRI’s when appropriate.
Originally from Charlottetown, PEI, he is on Physiotherapy Alberta’s restricted activity roster for both spinal manipulation and dry needing. He holds secondary certifications in Stretch to Win – Fascial Stretch Therapy®, Mobilisation of the Myofascial System (MMS) / Structural Myofascial Therapy (SFMT®), Mulligan Concepts, Neurological Proprioceptive Kinesio-Taping, and Custom Knee Bracing.
His clinical philosophy is not only rooted in rehabilitation, but also in future injury prevention, by combining manual therapy, needling techniques, myofascial mobilisations, neural container mobility, and motor control; correlating it with analysis of obtained objective data, all with the ultimate goal of empowering the patient with knowledge to continue to assist them on a road to functional and pain-free lifestyle
Scott Sherman graduated in 1991 from the University of Saskatchewan and began working as an outpatient physical therapist in Calgary. He has an extensive background in hockey working with SAJHL, WHL, Olympic, and NHL level players. He also has an extensive golf background playing at a national level as a junior and maintaining a scratch handicap at the mens level. He received his Part B Manipulative Therapy certification in 1995 and Gunn IMS in 2000. His interests lie primarily in the treatment and management of acute and chronic spinal disorders. He also has treated TMJ disorders since graduating and has numerous years of experience treating both surgical and non-surgical patients. The majority of his clientele are post-motor vehicle accident patients.
He has been co-owner/director of Panther Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centres for over 25 years and contributed immensely to their growth and development. Panther Sports Medicine also hosts orthopedic surgery consultations out of their facilities. These consultations are by referral only and expedited by the attending physical therapist.
Trisha graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Kinesiology with Distinction in 2010 and received her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from University of Alberta in 2012.
In 2018, she received her FCAMPT designation. Trisha has also earned her certification in Dry Needling from Kinetacore. Her advanced training allows her to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in sport and spinal related injuries. In clinical practice, her philosophy includes using a combination of manual therapy and dry-needling techniques to restore normal joint mobility and tissue extensibility followed by an individualized prescription of focused exercise techniques to restore function and ultimately reduce injury reoccurrence.