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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have attended University of Queensland to Complete Master of Physiotherapy in Manipulative Studies. University of Toronto 1996
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!
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.