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.
I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2010 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. I have worked in private practice since graduating and have furthered my clinical skills by completing the Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. I have also completed my advanced certification in Therapeutic Dry Needling(TDN)/Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) with Kinetacore.
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.
Dr Westaway has been a Physiotherapist for 33 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.