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.
Jennifer Entwistle has a BSc in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University, and completed her physiotherapy professional training at Western University obtaining a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2006. From there she practiced in a variety of communities and clinics across Ontario. Jennifer returned to London, Ontario in 2010 and devoted time to post graduate training in orthopaedics and manual therapy. In 2013 Jennifer returned to Western University to complete the Masters of Clinical Sciences in Manipulative Therapy program graduating in 2014. This training met the requirements to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. Aside from clinical practice Jennifer has personal interests in the sports of running, cycling, and yoga.
Lynda is a UK trained physiotherapist (Bristol, 1983) with extensive clinical experience and post-graduate education in orthopaedics, Women’s Health issues and pelvic floor rehabilitation for both women and men. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, and a certified Gunn IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) Practitioner. Lynda’s treatment approach uses a combination of manual therapy, Gunn IMS, exercise therapy, pain management techniques, Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (evaluation and biofeedback for the abdominals and lumbo-pelvic area) and postural advice. She encourages participation in appropriate home exercises, in conjunction with treatment, to help you achieve your functional goals whether connected to activities at home or work, participating in sports, or related to sensitive aspects of your bladder, bowel or sexual health. Lynda maintains a keen interest in the physiotherapy profession; is a member of the Women’s Health physiotherapy interest group and is involved with committees at the College of Physical Therapists of BC. She enjoys leading an active lifestyle in particular: playing field hockey, yoga, running (completed both 10km and half marathons), biking and exploring the BC outdoors with her family.
Lynda is a UK trained physiotherapist (Bristol, 1983) with extensive clinical experience and post-graduate education in orthopaedics, Women’s Health issues and pelvic floor rehabilitation for both women and men. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, and a certified Gunn IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) Practitioner.
Lynda’s treatment approach uses a combination of manual therapy, Gunn IMS, exercise therapy, pain management techniques, Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (evaluation and biofeedback for the abdominals and lumbo-pelvic area) and postural advice. She encourages participation in appropriate home exercises in conjunction with treatment to achieve improved function. Lynda maintains a keen interest in the physiotherapy profession; is a member of the Women’s Health physiotherapy interest group and is involved with committees at the College of Physical Therapists of BC. She enjoys leading an active lifestyle in particular: playing field hockey, yoga, running (completed both 10km and half marathons), biking and exploring the BC outdoors with her family.
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!
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.
Allison earned her Physiotherapy degree at Queens University and achieved an advanced degree in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She is working towards her doctorate at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit investigating the prevention of knee osteoarthritis after joint injuries in youth and young adults. Allison is also a Clinical Examiner and Teaching Assistant in the Physiotherapy Program at UBC.rnrnAllison combines her diverse training in manual therapy, acupuncture and strength and conditioning with clinical expertise to provide a thorough treatment approach for each of her patients. She is certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She is passionate about integrating the latest best evidence into her treatments and sharing this knowledge with her patients to develop individualized treatment plans.rnrnAllison’s clinical background includes extensive experience with a range of individuals from high performance to recreational athletes. She was selected as a member of the host medical team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, working in the Vancouver Athletes Village with an international team of medical professionals treating athletes and support staff during both the Olympics and Paralympics.rnrnAllison is an avid runner and triathlete. She has completed 10 marathons and the Ironman Canada. More recently her athletic adventures include running Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon and multi-day trail running races.
Chris graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology before graduating from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy. Chris continues to pursue post-graduate studies and has successfully challenged his Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Chris has experience in treating a wide variety of conditions using joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, soft tissue techniques, neural mobilizations, client-specific exercise prescription, and acupuncture to help clients achieve their goals. Being an athlete and a dancer himself, Chris is able to draw from his personal experience and takes a special interest in treating clients from these populations.
Joy graduated from Queen’s University in 1999 and has developed strong skills in sports and orthopedic injury rehabilitation. She completed her advanced diploma in orthopedic manual therapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and holds advanced standing in Dry Needling.
Her passion lies in treating athletes as well as treating chronic injuries. She works with both professional and amateur athletes to achieve their on and off-season goals and is an avid amateur athlete herself
Karen San Andres (Neill), Reg. PT, lovingly founded ellephysio on the premise that a client’s success comes from finding confidence from within. Her welcoming clinic in Oakville recognizes the growing demand for physiotherapy that caters to the unique needs of women.
Since 2005, Karen has been skillfully helping patients get stronger, improve balance, and heal from injury. She enjoys working with women and girls of all ages and abilities, seeing treatment as a partnership with her patients. Karen has helped seniors restore their strength and freedom, pregnant women heal sore hip joints, and preteens improve athletic performance. She is especially interested in activity, exercise, training, and treatment for dancers, rep sport players, marathon runners, and weekend warriors.
In December 2012, the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) awarded Karen with the internationally recognized Fellowship designation. Her six-year journey to Fellowship included being mentored by some of Canada’s leaders in manual (hands-on) therapy. Karen now serves as a mentor to those following the same training path. She has also completed the Discover Physio series of courses, designed to hone physiotherapists’ skills in clinical problem-solving, and is working through an intense training series focused on treating pelvic health concerns for men and women.
Karen holds Bachelor degrees in both Psychology and Life Sciences from Queenâ€™s University and a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
The ellephysio clinic truly reflects Karen’s warmth and desire to help and empower others. The space, the team, and the culture are an extension of her personal dedication to treating women and their families in an environment they can feel comfortable in. For Karen, ellephysio is more than a clinic; itâ€™s the realization of a dream, bringing providers and patients together on a journey toward healing and health.
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.