Karen is the co-owner of Elevation Physiotherapy. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2000 with her physiotherapy degree and from the University of Calgary in 2001 with her kinesiology degree. Since graduating Karen has worked in private physiotherapy clinics in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Calgary. For the past 5 years she has worked at IPAX Clinic with medical specialists including physiatry, anesthesiology, psychiatry, and family medicine. Karen would assess for appropriate interventional procedures, such as cortisone injections, Botox, trigger point injections, prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and autologous blood injections. She successfully managed these patients during and after interventional procedures
Anthony graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta. Since graduating, he has successfully completed the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is registered as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. His involvement with athletics includes: Physical Therapist for the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Club of the NLL, Medical Advisory Board member with World Health, instructor of injury management and general stretching classes at the Running Room, Physical Therapist of the Saint Albert/Spruce Grove Saints Junior â€œAâ€ Hockey Club, Assistant Therapist for the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club, Physical Therapist for the 2001 IAAF World Track and Field Championships, and U of A Varsity Athletics to list a few.
Clinically, Anthony has a special interest in the rehabilitation of spinal (neck and back) injuries and helping to prepare future Physical Therapists as a Clinical Placement Instructor for Physical therapy students from the University of Alberta. Anthony combines manual therapy and active exercise programs in assisting in the optimal recovery of his patients.
He also speaks Cantonese for those who may require a Cantonese speaking Physical Therapist.
Albert Chan is the Clinic Director and Owner of Elevation Physiotherapy. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1996. He has a strong interest in the management of complex and difficult-to-treat orthopedic conditions. In the past 4 years, Albert has worked collaboratively with Physiatrists (Medical Specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and pain management Physicians at the IPAX Clinic to successfully treat patients undergoing interventional procedures like Cortisone injections, Lidocaine Myofascial Injections, Botox, Prolotherapy, Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) and autologous blood injections.
Albert is also a runner and is passionate about the treatment and prevention of running injuries. When he is not working, you will likely see him training to improve his race times.
As well, Albert has been successfully treating dizziness, balance disorders and vestibular problems since 2009.
Albert is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) since 2002 having completed his Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. He completed his Gunn IMS training in 2007. In addition to clinical practise, Albert is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Western Ontario Master of Clinical Sciences program. He also provides clinical instruction to physiotherapists undergoing further certification in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Program.
Roman graduated from Queen’s University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He has completed his Intermediate and Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and is registered to perform spinal manipulations. He is certified to provide Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation Technique and Acupuncture.
Blair Shular has worked at the University of Alberta’s Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic since 1995. Besides working clinically he has also taught orthopaedics and anatomy at the U of A. Blair is an avid runner (completed the Boston Marathon in 1979).
Hi I’m Raj, physiotherapist and co-owner here at Pivotal. I’m passionate about rehabilitative medicine, and I’ve been a clinician for over 17 years. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta and completed post-graduate training in spinal manipulation, musculo-skeletal acupuncture and Gunn IMS. I am a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT), and am FMS/SFMA certified
Physiotherapy is an extremely rewarding career for me. I’m really interested in motor vehicle injuries, athletic injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and complex clinical cases. I also have a role with the University of Alberta as a Clinical Instructor and a Curriculum Committee Member. I cherish the opportunity to help train the next generation of rehabilitation professionals.
I absolutely love the challenge of diagnosing musculoskeletal dysfunction. My treatment style is a combination of hands-on manual therapy, IMS, and condition-specific exercise prescription. My work is an opportunity to become engaged in people’s lives and work with them not only to ensure optimal rehabilitation, but also to get them back to the things that are important to them.
Inspiration comes to all of us in different ways. I enjoy being inspired by my wife, our four children, and our puppy Kobe. I also like working out, playing basketball and taking an active role in bettering my community through supporting local events.
Hilary Graduated from the University of Alberta in 1995. She completed her Advanced Diploma of Manipulative Therapy in 2000. Her professional focus lies in the treatment of neuro-muskuloskeletal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbo-pelvic region. She is currently credentialed as an instructor for the manual therapy post-graduate education system of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She completed a Clinical Masters Degree in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2008. Her research developed a new tool to predict long term morbidity in acute WAD patients.
Darren graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2006. Prior to completing his Physical Therapy Degree, he acquired a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta in 2002.
He enjoys being active in sports such as volleyball, ultimate frisbee, kiteboarding and skiing. Darren has an interest in treating spinal, shoulder and knee injuries, as well as, injury prevention by combining manual therapy with functional exercises to help get his clients back to the activities that they enjoy.
Cregg received his BSc. in Physical Therapy with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 and his BSc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. He became a resident CAMPT in 2002 and a fellow CAMPT in 2004. In addition, Cregg became a Gunn certified IntraMuscular Stimulation provider in 2003.
Cregg has spent many years treating a variety of athletes and complex patients. He has a special interest in spinal patients and has taken many courses to further his development in this area.
Ehryn graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. In addition to his extensive schooling in manual therapy, Ehryn has also pursued a number of other post-graduate courses including strength training, rehabilitation of the hip and myofascial release. He is passionate about connecting with people and uses his significant experience in educating clients, designing therapeutic exercise programs and manual therapy to optimize outcomes for the clients he treats. In his spare time, Ehryn enjoys rock climbing, ultimate frisbee and travelling the world with his lovely wife.
I have been the owner and operator of Corona Station Physical Therapy, located in downtown Edmonton, since 2015. Since graduating from the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta in 2009, I have pursued a number of post-graduate courses including manual therapy, k-taping, Mulligan concepts and strength training and successfully completed the Advanced Physical Therapy Exam in 2016. I have also completed the AFCI acupuncture program and am certified to practice acupuncture. I love tailoring treatment programs for each individual client based on their injuries and needs and enjoys helping people return to their active lifestyle.
Keith Ross graduated with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 1994. He has worked with the Canadian Forces in Edmonton, Alberta for 16 years. Recently (2017) he completed a Graduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of Alberta.
Amit specializes in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a MSc Manual Therapy degree from UK in 2011. He has undertaken extensive postgraduate study and reached a recognized standard of excellence in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and is able to provide an excellent standard of care in the management for people with Musculoskeletal problems. Amit has been a practicing his profession for over 10 years and delivering effective rehabilitation programs for patient with Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic conditions. He is keen on implementing high standard of patient care through Evidence based practice, Clinical reasoning, Critical thinking, and Reflective practice. In addition, Amit has been involved in Clinical Governance activities such as Performance Improvement Projects, Change management, Audits, monitoring Quality and Care delivery, evaluating Clinical Standards of Practice, Research and Risk Management.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 2007 and a Masters of Science (MSc) in Physical
Therapy in 2010 from the University of Alberta. Since then, I have worked in private practice in Edmonton,
St. Albert, and Sherwood Park. I am currently working in South Edmonton at Thrive Therapy and North
Edmonton at Revive Spine + Sport. I have experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries from
“weekend warriors” and post-MVC to high-level athletes.
I have a special interest in treating vertigo, dizziness, motion/visual sensitivity, and balance issues. I
received advanced training in New York City and Los Angeles with the leading experts in the field of
Vestibular Therapy. I also have significant experience working with Post Concussion Syndrome and have
recently completed my certification in CCMI (Complete Concussion Management).
I am passionate about advancing my physical therapy skills in order to allow my patients to achieve their
physiotherapy goals. I have taken several manual therapy courses as well as courses in the Prevention of
Running Injuries, Chronic Disease Management, and Cancer CARE. With the Acupuncture Foundation of
Canada Institute, I have completed courses in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and received advanced
training in Medical Acupuncture. I am also certified through the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of
Medicine program in GunnIMS. I’ve always considered myself a hands-on and visual learner. Repetition
has been key to my success in learning.
I enjoy being an active member in both my local and international community. In 2014, I volunteered as an
Associate Clinician with World Spine Care in Botswana. At the Shoshong clinic and Mahalapye Hospital, I
worked with an interdisciplinary team to assess and treat MSK conditions. In 2015, I continued my travels
to Tanzania, where I was the Clinic Director of the Rehabilitative Medicine Department at the Kanyama
Dispensary with Global Peace Network. I assisted in setting up the initial MSK program, planned and
implemented community health/wellness events, and treated various MSK disorders. In the summer of
2017, I returned to Tanzania not only as a physio, but as a photographer. My initiative was to promote
Global Peace Network’s continued efforts to improve the quality of healthcare in Tanzania and raise
awareness of this program to sponsors and other Healthcare Practitioners willing to volunteer their time.
I have an amazing, tight-knit family who have always been supportive of my endeavours. With my older
brother being a family physician, my sister-in-law being a nurse, and my significant other, Shayne, being a
chiropractor, the medical talk runs deep at our dinners. Myself and Shayne consider ourselves the “body
mechanics” of the family.
I have a photography business, Living Proofs, which has allowed me to combine my passions for travelling,
photography, and outdoor activities. Mountains fuel my soul. Any chance I get I head to the Rockies. In
the summer I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cycling, and walking our dog, Obi. In the winter, snowboarding is my
passion. Year-round my “go-to” activities in Edmonton are boxing, running, hitting the gym, and slowing it
down with some yoga.
professional website: kerraphysio.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Judith earned a DPT from the University of Manitoba in 1977 and a BScPT from the University of Alberta in 1980. She completed her Intermediate Diploma in 1989 and Advanced Diploma in 1995. She completed her Gunn IMS training in 2003. She has been private practioner since 1983 and has been teaching orthopaedic manual therapy courses since 1995. She is currently practising and teaching in Edmonton, Alberta
Tanya graduated with great distinction from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2002. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2006. Since graduation, Tanya has pursued numerous continuing education courses to further her skill set. She has received certifications in spinal manipulation (Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy), Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS), and Acupuncture (Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute). Tanya’s areas of interest include functional return to sport and activity, injury prevention, IMS, and manual therapy.
Kirsten joined the South Edmonton Physical Therapy team in March 2014. She completed her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MScPT) at the University of Alberta in 2014. While she was a student, she worked as the student physiotherapist for the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Varsity Swim Team. She has continued to work with the team even after graduation.
Prior to starting her training to become a physical therapist, Kirsten attended the University of Calgary and was involved in numerous Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) research projects focussing on concussion in elite youth hockey players and injury prevention in soccer players using the FIFA 11+. Her main research project examined clinical and neuropsychological factors in concussion recovery in over 700 Alberta AA and AAA youth ice hockey players. She had the opportunity to present this research at the 2014 IOC World Conference for Sport Injury and Illness Prevention in Monaco as a poster presentation (“Neurocognitive Performance at Return to Play in Elite Youth Hockey Players with Sport-Related Concussion”). While pursuing her Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK) at UBC, Kirsten worked as a student athletic trainer with the varsity soccer and football teams. She also spent a summer working with the junior and senior men’s Field Hockey Canada Teams as athletic trainer.
Kirsten has continued her education in manual therapy through the CPA Orthopaedic Division and Western University, where she has completed the Advanced Health Care Practioner – Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Program (MClSc – AHCP CMP). In addition, Kirsten has also completed her certification in Gunn IMS (UBC). Kirsten has a special interest in sport injury prevention, concussion rehabilitation and athletic injuries (recreational and high performance).
I graduated from the MScPT program at the UofA in 2008. Prior to this I completed an undergrad in forensic archaeology and a certificate in RMT. Since graduation I have completed the medical acupuncture training with Dr. Aung from the UofA faculty of extension as well as Gun IMS among other courses. I have worked in private practice as well as hospital settings. I currently work for the Canadian Armed Forces as a full time PT, am a sessional professor at Grant MacEwan University’s Acupuncture division and teach cadaver anatomy review classes for the UofA.
Kevin Okamura graduated from the University of Alberta in 2001 With Distinction. He has worked in private practice in Edmonton, AB, New York City and Toronto since graduating. Kevin is an instructor with New York-based Hands On Seminars since 2007 , teaching throughout the U.S. and internationally in India, Turkey and South Africa. He also is a co-instructor with the Orthopaedic Division courses in Canada. He combines appropriate spinal manipulation and soft tissue techniques with a strong emphasis on strengthening and re-training functional movement patterns when working with his clientele.
Catherine graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1995. She has worked in private practice physiotherapy for 25 years with a special interest in orthopaedics and manual therapy. She also has training in IMS needling and is a certified Vestibular therapist to address balance and dizziness disorders.
I graduated with a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (with a focus on Orthopedic Manipulative therapy) from the University of South Australia in 2000. I currently own and practice at Acadia Physical therapy in North East Edmonton. My areas of interest and practice include: Manipulative therapy, Whiplash associated disorders, Intramuscular stimulation, Acupuncture, Chronic pain and Vestibular disorders.
I am currently pursuing my Doctorate of Science in Orthopedic Manual therapy at Andrews University. This has opened up a wonderful functional medicine approach to my practice!
Sreepati Dey obtained a B.Sc. degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh where he graduated with Honours in Anatomy securing first place in his class. He successfully sat the competency examinations of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) in 1986 to became a member of the CPA. He also fulfilled the course requirements and successfully completed the competency examination of the Society of Orthopedic Medicine in 1991. He obtained a Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, and also studied at the University of Western Ontario, receiving a Master of Clinical Science degree in Manual Therapy, and obtained a fellowship from the Canadian Association of Manipulative Physical Therapists. He has acquired a wide variety of experiences in physical therapy working in different hospital settings and private practices in Asia, Africa and presently in Canada. Sreepati has been in private practice for over 20 years in Canada as clinician, teacher, supervisor, manager and clinic owner, managing orthopedic, sports, auto and work related injuries. Sreepati believes in the work of Dr. James Cyriax, who based his work on the following principles (www.somed.org/about/):- All pain has a source – All treatment must reach the source – All treatment must benefit the lesion.
Michelle completed both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2013 and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2015 from the University of Alberta.
Since becoming a Physiotherapist, Michelle has been passionate about continued education. In 2020, she completed her post-professional Master of Rehabilitation Science, with special focus on Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Clinical Reasoning from the University of British Columbia.
To Michelle, treating a problem is not enough. She believes that understanding ‘why’ the problem exists is even more important. To do this, she will often look beyond body impairments, facilitating ways to change underlying contributors and working with clients to encourage maximum self-efficacy. She does not believe in finding a quick fix for a client’s problem and will work extensively with clients to find meaningful, practical, and long-lasting solutions that will go beyond the time in the clinic.
Michelle is passionately involved in Clinical Education and is a Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Associated Clinical Educator. She is involved with mentorship of Physiotherapy students and practical education.
When not in the clinic, Michelle can be found travelling with her husband Andrew, snuggling her two cats, Henry and Rosa, and participating in fun activities such as cooking, painting, and rock climbing.
Michelle hopes that her experience, attitude, and desire to help clients learn more about themselves will help clients have an amazing physiotherapy experience, feel better, and ultimately, stay better.
Cindy has owned Global Physiotherapy Sherwood Park Inc. for over seven years. The clinic offers only private rooms and has a dedicated exercise space. Over 37 years of experience influence her ability to evaluate clients’ problem areas and determine a treatment plan. New services offered in the past two years include blood flow restriction therapy and Functional Movement Screening with corrective exercise prescription. Her patient care includes advanced manual therapy and spinal manipulation. She also uses Gunn IMS, contemporary medical acupuncture, laser therapy and regenerative photonic therapy to promote healing and relieve pain. Patients receive on line exercises with videos from Physiotec. Global Physiotherapy in Sherwood Park provides 1-2-1 physiotherapy with one hour assessment/treatment and thirty minute follow-up treatment appointments.
Leasa was born and raised in beautiful Nova Scotia. After graduating from St. F.X. University with an Advanced Major Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, she attended Dalhousie’s Physiotherapy program.
She has been practicing physiotherapy since 2000, first in Nova Scotia and now in Alberta. She treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions in clients of all ages. To achieve optimal results, she uses a combination of manual and manipulative therapy, Gunn IMS, personalized exercise prescription, education and therapeutic modalities.
Other post-graduate education includes Concussion Management and Rehabilitation, McKenzie Method in Lumbar and Cervical Spines, Sahrmann Movement Impairments, as well as several pediatric courses.
Outside of the clinic, Leasa enjoys running, yoga, and horses. Most of all, she cherishes her time with her family and friends.
Kristen graduated from the University of Calgary in 2005, with a Bachelors of Kinesiology with distinction. She completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2008. She then completed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2015. Kristen is committed to improving her knowledge and skills through continuing education. She enjoys all areas of orthopedic rehabilitation and working with clients to achieve their work, sport and functional goals.
Achieved Advanced Exam in 2001 and trained in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and Medical Acupuncture