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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 physiotherapist 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.