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 Calgary Pain Education Foundation. 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.
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 12 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 his second term as a Director for Sport Physiotherapy Canada. He is currently the Chair-Elect 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 is also a Scout leader. 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.
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 and then treating with a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. She achieved qualifications in Spinal Manipulation (FCAMT) in 1999 and uses these techniques to mobilize the spine and pelvis. Her patients range from sedentary office worker to highly trained athletes. Nobody gets away without a home exercise program and education to help themselves achieve and maintain better muscle balance. In 2003 Louise became certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI) and has been enlightened by seeing the sometimes very powerful effects of this approach. Studying acupuncture has also increased her understanding of the need to have a more holistic approach in the care and maintenance of the body. Louise uses both Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques as well as utilizing the benefits of dry needling. She also completed training in Gunn Intramuscualr Stimulation in 2016. 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. As of May 1, 2012 physiotherapists in Alberta who are authorized to order diagnostic imaging have the ability to refer patients for x-ray, ultrasound and MRI diagnostic services. Louise has obtained the qualifications required to have this privilege and is pleased to be able to provide this service to her patients.Areas of special interest are injuries related to running and triathlon as well as performance of the Masters athlete. Above all, Louise wants to help people of any age be painfree, 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
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.
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.