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 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.
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 this summer (2016).
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 9 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. Additionally, she has completed advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation and has worked as part of a multidisciplinary concussion clinic at Copeman Healthcare for the last six years. Lauren obtained her Sport Physiotherapy Certificate in 2017 and became the first in Canada to graduate with a Sport Physiotherapy Diploma through the International Olympic Committee in 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 be the medical lead for 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 medical lead and physiotherapist for the national long track speed skating program.
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
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.
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, 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 10 years where he works with numerous National and Olympic athletes and various integrated support teams. Paul is the physiotherapist and the medical lead for the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating team. He is excited to be part of the medical team for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games in South Korea. 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 Cub Scout/Scout leader and a National Board member for Sport Physiotherapy Canada. Paul’s areas of special interest are treatment of the shoulder, knee and spinal problems.